Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary
Perfect for nature walks amongst the ancient woodland, Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary is located in the north of the New Forest. Criss-crossed with many waymarked walking paths of varying lengths, you’ll be able to find a route which suits you.
Stop by to see the herds of red and fallow deer that are fed daily by the New Forest Rangers at the viewing platform.
Lepe Country Park
The southern coastline of the New Forest boasts both sandy and shingle beaches along with excellent views of the Isle of Wight. Lepe Country Park is located right on the seafront, allowing you to get straight to beachcombing or getting great photos of The Needles. Once you’ve finished taking in the fresh sea air you can stop off at the café for some well-earned refreshments.
The New Forest Reptile Centre
Perfect for families with curious young minds, the Reptile Centre’s enclosures give you the opportunity to see all six of the UK’s native reptile species and live-cams of nesting birds of prey. Once you’ve seen them, you can set off on the Discovery Trail around the enchanting ancient forest which surrounds the centre to get back in touch with nature and see if you can spot any wild creatures!
Beaulieu to Bucklers Hard
Wind your way along the river and through the forest between the quaint, traditional village to the historic ship-building museum. On the shorter end of our list, this leisurely stroll is ideal if you don’t want to go too far but still want to take in the New Forest Scenery. With plenty to do at either side, this walk is excellent for breaking up a day out with some woodland tranquillity.
Lyndhurst Parish Walk
Want to get to know Lyndhurst? The longest of our walks loosely encircles the Parish of Lyndhurst (though there are plenty of optional shorter routes). Along the way you’ll see some iconic landmarks and tranquil landscapes along the way before winding your way back into town for a pub lunch once you’re finished!