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Enjoying the New Forest Survey

Enjoying the New Forest Survey

Whether you live in or outside the New Forest, please tell us about your visit.

This survey should only take a few minutes to complete. We really appreciate any feedback on your visit and the information will help us make the New Forest an even better place to visit and help us look after this special landscape.

This survey has been designed in partnership with Forestry England and Go New Forest.

The Enjoying the New Forest Survey has finished for 2022 but will return in Spring 2023.

Here are the key findings:
  • 65% visited in groups of two to six
  • 40% were aged under 55
  • 15% said they had a disability or long-term illness
  • Most visits were from SO40, SO41 and SO45 postcodes
  • 40% of visits included at least one dog
  • Most visited for walking or relaxing – or for exercising their dog/s
  • 15% arrived via sustainable transport, such as foot, bike, train, bus or ferry
  • 92% were aware of the New Forest Code, mostly through signage, social media and e-newsletters
See the files tab for the full results breakdown.

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From beautiful scenery to free roaming animals, fascinating history to scenic coastline, there's something for everyone in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. We'll help you find your way around the Forest and enjoy all it has to offer while caring for this fragile and important landscape.

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