Taking in a huge swathe of open heathland and ancient forest in England’s south-east, the New Forest is the ultimate escape for weary city-dwellers. Encompassing parts of Hampshire, east Dorset and Wiltshire, the area’s beautiful scenery makes it particularly popular with outdoorsy types, with the chance to try out horse riding or paddle boarding – or simply enjoy a long hike or bike ride. Looking for holiday inspo? Here’s our pick of the very best things to do in the New Forest right now.
In the area for a mere 24 hours? Check out our guide to the perfect day in the New Forest.
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