Many of the walks are free or discounted for people who travel by bus, train, bike or on foot.
- Free-roaming pigs, ponies and the rights of commoning
- Ancient woods and the Forest’s largest oak tree
- Wild play and family adventure walks
- The Japanese practice of ‘Forest bathing’
- World War II secrets from a prisoner of war camp
- Photography workshops in stunning locations.
Booking is advised as there are limited spaces. Full details and bookings can be found at: www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/walkingfestival
For printable lists of all the walks on offer, click here.
Why not join in the festival and combine it with a stay at Sandy Balls?
|Lodge Type||Sleeps||16-19 October
Stay for a weekend break 16-19 October and join a ranger on a 4 mile walk through the autumnal forest enjoying the autumn colours and fungi or get closer to nature with a stroll across forest lawns, past ancient trees and through nearby Deerleap Inclosure.
During a mid-week stay 19-23 October there are several exciting events available to book from ‘Forest Bathing’, a sensory tree walk to a walk through the Ancient and Ornamental woodlands in search of the oldest beech tree in the Forest. You can also see an interactive exhibition revealing newly discovered archaeological sites and a circular walk around Beaulieu Airfield exploring pre-war archaeology.
This is a great opportunity to discover more about the history, woodlands and creatures of the New Forest.