Explore the New Forest

We discover the best of the New Forest in our March 2014 issue (on sale 21 February). If you're inspired by this piece to visit the area, here are some further walks, days out and places to explore in this beautiful part of the country. 


Countryfile on TV: The New Forest


The BBC Countryfile team featured Hampshire’s New Forest on the programme in March 2012.

Emma Pocklington explored what there is to see and do in and around this beautiful National Park.

Visit Milford-on-Sea

A vibrant village with an enthusiastic community life, Milford-on-Sea is a hidden gem of the south coast.

Bluebells in the New Forest

Julia Bradbury goes in search of bluebells and coastal critters, and experiences a bit of luxury camping.

Solent Way, Hampshire

Stroll down the Solent Way and discover another side to the New Forest National Park.

Discover the New Forest, Hampshire

Follow Dominic Couzens deep into Britain’s most enchanted forest, where the trees whisper their intriguing story

Walking and days out: New Forest, Hampshire

Explore the lesser-known paths, plains and home-baked pork pies with a walk in the north of the New Forest.

Cadman’s Pool, New Forest

Immerse yourself in some of Britain’s richest woodland at this exciting time of year for spotting wildlife.

Walk in New Forest, Hampshire

Stroll through the New forest and enjoy the splendour of ornamental trees, heaths, woods and wildlife.

Visit Bealieu Estate, New Forest: Places to stay, things to do

Emma Pocklington discovers the top attractions of a New Forest estate that’s steeped in history.

Top 10 exciting public transport routes

Sian Lewis takes you along Britain’s most beautiful public transport routes, whether it be trundling through the Trossachs on a bus or hopping on and off a train in the New Forest.

Visit Lyndhurst: Places to stay, things to do

After 1,000 years, Lyndhurst still retains much of the beauty and protection it used to enjoy as a hunting paradise for kings. Nick Peers takes a trip into the heart of the New Forest

Visit New Forest: Places to stay, things to do


Eleanor Daniel explores the wonders of Salisbury and The New Forest