Getting Around The New Forest

Whether you’re looking to get around the New Forest by foot, on two wheels or fancy something a bit more laidback, there are lots of options to choose from. An ideal destination for those not wanting to drive to the forest, staying with New Forest Glamping is the perfect way to get some fresh country, and coastal, air.

From buses and taxis to local airports and more, getting to and from this stunning forest has never been easier. By staying in our cosy and comfortable shepherd’s hut, you’ll have the luxury of having all that the New Forest has to offer is right on your doorstep.

To find out more about New Forest Glamping, and to book your dream forest getaway, contact our friendly and helpful team by calling us on 01425 600180 today.


As an unsurprisingly popular tourist destination, the New Forest has a number of bus links to make getting to and from this stunning location easy and stress-free. If you’re lucky to hop on a double-decker, your journey will also offer you unbeatable views as you make your way into the New Forest. With three useful circuits operating during the summer months, the only limit visitors will have is time.

From sweeping English country landscapes and deer and history-rich trees to ponies, pub pit stops and more, the New Forest Tour is ideal for those looking to explore this idyllic forest in the utmost comfort. Allowing visitors to hop on and off, catch the next bus or even change your route, this flexible and any weather tour is an essential addition to your New Forest bucket list.


The Red Route: Lyndhurst – Burley – Bransgore – Ringwood – Fordingbridge – New Forest Wildlife Park – Ashurst

The Green Route: Lyndhurst – Brockenhurst – Lymington – Beaulieu – Exbury – Southampton Ferry

The Blue Circular: Burley – Brockenhurst – New Milton – Barton-on-Sea – Milton-on-Sea – Keyhaven – Lymington


Whether you’re looking for an adventurous walk to take in your glorious surroundings, or just a leisurely amble to enjoy time spent with loved ones, the New Forest offers enriching routes to suit all. With natural wonders everywhere you look, and a variety of charming and welcoming pubs at every corner, the most challenging part of your stay will be deciding which walk to choose first!


Whether you’re a casual cyclist, or more experienced and looking to get active, the New Forest is one of the greatest places to explore by bike. With many visitors opting to leave their cars at home, and some arriving by public transport, this stunning forest offers routes to suit all fitness levels and requirements. No more than a few miles from civilisation in any direction, and with connections to major towns by rail, you can explore to your heart’s content with ease of mind.

With many cycle rides waiting for you right on our doorstep, our shepherd’s hut accommodation offers the perfect place to unwind and recharge for your cycling holidays. To find out more about staying in our shepherd’s hut, and what New Forest Glamping has to offer, contact our friendly and helpful team on 01425 600180 today.

Cycle Hire

Are you looking to enjoy all that this wonderful forest has to offer on two wheels, but don’t have your own bike? The New Forest has many cycle hire companies to suit all of your requirements, including road and mountain bikes.

AA Bike Hire in Lyndhurst – 023 8028 3349

Cyclexperience New Forest Cycle Hire in Brockenhurst – 01590 624808

Forest Leisure Cycling in Burley – 01425 403584

New Forest Cycle Code

  • The Cycle Code should be adhered to at all times
  • Make sure you keep to way-marked tracks
  • Reduce your pace and alert other visitors of your presence
  • Ensure to take extra care when coming close to horse riders
  • Don’t disturb ponies, cattle or other wildlife. Reduce your speed.
  • Keep a safe distance from any forest work
  • Don’t pass vehicles loading timber until it’s safe to do so
  • Pre-plan your route by using a map
  • Aim to be off the trails by dusk

Taxis, Airports

For those looking to get around without their car, but need to go slightly further afield, the New Forest offers a variety of taxis companies on hand to help.

Bransgore Taxis – 01425 673757
Chritax – 01202 470000

For those flying from further afield, there are two conveniently located airports close to the New Forest.

Bournemouth Airport – 7 miles
Southampton Airport – 24 miles


The New Forest has excellent rail connections from Brockenhurst and Hinton Admiral, with major transport hubs such as Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole and London a stone’s throw away. With some lines running directly through the stunning countryside, you’ll be able to enjoy the views before even reaching the forest.

Operated by South West Trains, the New Forest has a variety of useful train links within the park. These routes run from Brockenhurst and Lymington, as well as Ashurst and Christchurch as part of the route between London and Weymouth.

Get in touch today for more information and to secure your booking

Get in touch today for more information and to secure your booking.

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