Great places to visit in the New Forest
Lyndhurst is the largest village in the New Forest and offers a wide range of tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and independent shops.
The New Forest Visitor Centre is home to the New Forest Museum, Gift Shop, Reference Library and Visitor Information Centre. The museum gives a unique insight into the Forest's history and heritage.
Rhinefield – Ornamental Drive
Ornamental Drive and Arboretum are home to a wonderful collection of exotic trees, many of which were planted in the late 1850s. Mature specimens line the road, whilst a way-marked trail has been created to take visitors on foot past many other notable specimens.
The Tall Trees Trail, a clearly marked circular 2.5 kilometres (1½ miles) walk, starts close to the Blackwater car park – go under the wooden arch on the edge of the car park, cross the road, continue for a short distance along the gravel track leading to the Arboretum, and turn right by the handrails.
During the summer months you can also get a fantastic Ice Cream from the van that normally resides in the car park.