Wednesday 14th August 2013 | By: New Forest Living
Make the most of the free reign you have when exploring the New Forest. Here’s our favourite ways to get out and about…
New Forest Cycle Routes
A well kept secret, but the New Forest landscape hides a whole network of off road surfaced cycle tracks. Over 100 miles of totally traffic free routes to take you to the heart of the New Forest. Glide past the ponies, deer, ancient woods and heath land. Click for route map.
No bike no problem, hire is available from:
New Forest Activities Cycle Hire, Beaulieu. 01590 612377
Country Lanes Bike Hire, Brockenhurst 01590 622627
New Forest Cycle Hire – Forest Leisure Cycling, Burley 01425 403584
New Forest Riding
The best way to experience the New Forest, from the back of a forgiving horse! Quiet hacks, advanced lessons, children’s walk outs, all these stables have direct forest access, give them a call.
Bagnum Riding Stables, Ringwood 01425 476263
Burley Manor Riding Stables, Burley. 01425 403489
Ford Farm Stables, Brockenhurst 01590 623043
Simms Cottage Stables, New Milton, 01425 612961
New Forest Activities
New Forest Activities are experts in delivering the best range of outdoor activities across the New Forest National Park. Excellent Guided Walks, Archery, Sea Kayaking, Canoeing and lots more.
Read our Blog on New Forest Activities
New Forest Activities Booking Centre, The Old Forge, High Street, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7YA
New Forest Walking
Enjoy the scenery and fresh air, put on your boots and set off. Not sure where to go? Visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/walking for downloadable maps + more. Plus the main Tourist information centres in Lyndhurst and Lymington sell excellent single walk maps at £1.50. Make a collection and keep for next time !
New Forest Tour
Enjoy grandstand views of the New Forest National Park on the open top New Forest Tour. This hop on hop off service runs daily from 28 June to 14 September 2014 with three scenic routes around magical landscapes, picture postcard villages and popular attractions such as Exbury Gardens and the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
Visit www.thenewforesttour.info for timetables, route maps and 10% off tickets.
Watch the Tour on youtube by clicking here.
Daily from 26 July to 31 August 2014 | Service between Hythe Ferry and Lymington
Ride the Beach Bus between Hythe Ferry and Lymington to discover the hidden gems of the coast and countryside this summer. Hop on and off all day for just £5 adult or £10 for a group of up to five people.
The Beach Bus runs from 26 July to 31 August 2014 and stops at popular attractions such as Exbury Gardens, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu and Buckler’s Hard. Ticket holders can enjoy great discounts at these attractions, as well as a free ice cream at Lepe Country Park.
Visit www.thebeachbus.info for timetables and route maps.
Watch the Beach Bus on youtube by clicking here.
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