New Forest National Park Walk

To get this route free of charge please register with our partner ViewRanger.

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An assortment of interesting stop off points along our walks.

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A selection of campsites as well as glamorous camping locations.

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Handpicked boutique luxury to family and pet friendly hotels.

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s)
Brockenhurst

Nearest Mainline Train Station:
Southampton

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New Forest National Park Walk
Experience the majestic Douglas firs and redwoods of the New Forest. Many date back to 1859 when it was the vogue to grow exotic trees.

The Blackwater Arboretum houses a beautiful collection of trees from many countries and the sensory trail encourages you to touch, smell and listen to the sound of the trees.

This short walk is perfect for young families and those who want a leisurely escape to the outdoors. This is the ideal location for a weekend excursion with it’s designated picnic area and even an ice-cream van!

Back in 1859 planting exotic trees was all the rage, so horticulturalists allocated this area of the New Forest to grow the American giant redwood and Douglas fir. The arboretum is home to two of the tallest trees in the National Park… and they haven’t even stopped growing!