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Accessible travel

Accessible travel

The New Forest is easily accessible by a number of transport options and is under two hours from London by car or train. Southampton and Bournemouth airports are also under an hour away.

Once in the New Forest, there are so many ways to explore, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Brockenhurst train station is the main train station in the New Forest, on the South Western Railways London Waterloo to Weymouth line, as well as offering direct trains via Cross Country from Manchester and the East Midlands. Brockenhurst train station has lift access to all platforms and you can book assistance at the station when you book your tickets. There are also smaller train stations at Ashurst New Forest, Beaulieu Road, Sway, New Milton, Lymington Town and Lymington Pier.

The New Forest Tour is a seasonal open-top bus, which enables you to explore the National Park car-free. The lower floor of the New Forest Tour is fully accessible, with a ramp for wheelchair access. Large print guides are also available on request.

A number of public bus services also run to and within the New Forest, which have full wheelchair access, more details can be found from More bus.

The New Forest National Park is home to 26 miles of glorious coastline, and a number of boat and ferry operators can help you to explore. Hythe Ferry is wheelchair accessible and there are ramps to the ferry. The Lymington to Yarmouth car ferry operated by Wightlink has passenger lifts and ramps are available to help wheelchair users.

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'Your food and litter could harm the ponies and donkeys. Please take your litter home if bins are full.'

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