The beautiful New Forest National Park can be found in southern England, covering south-west Hampshire, south-east Wiltshire and extending towards east Dorset. It is the largest area of unsown vegetation in the lowlands of Britain, covering 219 square miles, with 120 square miles of this designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It mostly consists of stunning broadleaved woodland, heathland and grassland as well as large areas of wet heathland and forestry commission tree plantations.
Explore the New Forest
Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment
Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment
Our favourite activities in The New Forest
Whether racing downhill, riding a single track or cross-country, there are few better ways to explore the UK countryside than by mountain bike and few better ways to get seriously muddy in the process.
Few things are more tranquil than a downstream paddle in a canoe. With canoe hire available throughout the UK, there’s an opportunity to experience it for yourself wherever you live.
One of life’s simple pleasures, wild swimming is not only a great way to connect with the landscape, but boasts many documented health benefits too.
Foraging and Wild Cooking
There are few better ways to connect with nature than to source your own food from the environment. Foraging is a family-friendly activity that can be enjoyed throughout the year.