New Forest walks for nature lovers

With spring upon us and summer not far away, now is the perfect time for true nature lovers to treat themselves to a break in a beautiful location that has an array of wildlife and scenic landscapes. The New Forest is one of the most popular locations for tourists and UK holiday makers as it offers a world of resplendent beauty.

If you are looking to soak up the sunshine, sights and fragrances of an idyllic location there is no better way than to indulge in an exploratory walk around the New Forest. There are countless walks to be enjoyed throughout the National Park, and with very few restrictions, you are free to enjoy a walk in almost all areas. There are various grassy rides and gravel and sandy tracks. Each surface is suitable for walking on and you are sure to be enchanted by the scenery and atmosphere.

Acres Down walk will take you through a picturesque area close to the rural hamlet of Minstead. This charming place boasts a warm and welcoming pub and a village green fit for a postcard. Burley Walk is perfect if you are looking for a short excursion on foot. Running close to the golf course it offers great views of the open heathland and wetlands as well as taking you along the now dismantled railway line that once played host to steam trains.

One of the most popular walks is Fritham Walk. It takes you to the famous Royal Oak pub and boasts Eyeworth Pond at the base of the hill. This walk offers good opportunities for deer-spotting and during the rutting season in early October, fallow bucks can be seen clashing antlers on some of the ancient grounds located in the area. The Northern view of Islands Thorns and Amberwood Closures gives you a glimpse of the location used as Sherwood Forest in Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves.

There are many more walks to be enjoyed in the area and each one offers its own unique sights and attractions. If you are visiting this stunning part of the country, you will need a comfortable place to enjoy a restful evening after a long day spent exploring. If you need a bed and breakfast in the New Forest we are a first class establishment situated in beautiful and secluded grounds. We are surrounded by scenic views and the wonders of nature and each of our rooms offers a unique ambiance.

We offer a friendly service and a delicious and nutritious bed and breakfast menu consisting of locally sourced sumptuous food. If you are visiting the New Forest to spend a few days with nature we are the perfect choice for your getaway break.