New Milton perches right on the edge of the New Forest National Park, and if you’re looking for all the charm of a country town with plenty to see and do then it’s just the place. Wednesday  is market day (and the perfect excuse to go and try some of the local produce), and you’ll find a bustling high street with a selection of shops and restaurants to keep you busy when you’re not exploring the spectacular landscape of the national park just a few miles away.

And then there’s beautiful Barton-on-Sea. With a long sandy beach that attracts fossil hunters all year round, this friendly little resort is made of up beauty spot after beauty spot, and it’s home to some of Hampshire’s most popular walking trails. The Solent Way starts just a fossil’s throw away, so the area’s a firm favourite with those of you who love coastal, windswept walks with plenty to see along the way.

The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun is a friendly, traditional country pub and it makes the perfect place to spend some time during a family day out to the New Forest. Located right on the national park’s doorstep, The Rising Sun is easy to reach from New Milton yet remote enough to get a grasp of the becalming flair the New Forest is...

New Forest Guided Walks

If you want to walk the New Forest and you’re not quite sure where to start then a guided walk’s a great way to start exploring this colourful national park. The walks are guided by local experts who know everything there is to know about the landscape and the wildlife that calls it home, and walks come in various levels...
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