New Forest

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The New Forest is a genuine walkers paradise with many circular and linear routes. There are many picnic facilities, all of which are carefully sited to allow visitors safe and easy access to a variety of forest landscapes.

The forest is a living and working place where ponies and cattle freely graze the land and help to keep the patchwork of different habitats intact. Deeper in the forest, wild deer browse beneath canopies of mighty oak and beech.

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How to get here


The New Forest lies to the west of Southampton Water in south-west Hampshire. If you are travelling from Southampton, London or the east, exit the M27 at Junction 1, signed Cadnam and head southwards into the New Forest.

If you are travelling from the west, you can use the A31 from Dorset. From the north, take either the A338 from Salisbury to Ringwood in the west of the Forest, or the A36 to Totton in the east.


There are 4 bus companies which operate services in and to the New Forest.
Black Velvet - Eastleigh
Solent Blue Line - Southampton
Wilts and Dorset - Salisbury
Yellow Buses - Bournemouth


There are 3 ferry companies which operate services in and to the New Forest.
Red Funnel - Southampton to Cowes
Wightlink - Lymington to Yarmouth
White Horse Ferries - Hythe to Southampton


The main train service in the area is operated by South West Trains which provide good links to Southampton, Bournemouth, London and further afield. The train stations within the National Park are Ashurst, Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst and Sway. The other train stations in the New Forest are Hinton Admiral, Lymington, New Milton and Totton.


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