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Guided Walking Tour of New Forest National Park in Hampshire
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Guided Walking Tour of New Forest National Park in Hampshire

By Wild New Forest
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Duration: 90–120 minutes
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  • Each guide has over 20 years experience surveying wildlife in the New Forest


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, Bolderwood Arboretum Ornamental Dr, Lyndhurst SO43 7GE, UK
    Meet by the notice boards - full details will be sent by e-mail once the booking is confirmed.
  • Option 2
    Wilverley Plain car park, Brockenhurst, New Milton BH25 5TZ, UK
    Meet by notice boards - full detail will be sent by e-mail once the booking is confirmed.
  • Option 3
    Abbots Well Road, Abbots Well Rd, Fordingbridge SP6, UK
    Meet at Abbotswell Car Park (What3Words///cycles.feuds.surpasses) full detail will be sent by e-mail once the booking is confirmed.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 315976P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • Wild New Forest
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      Joined in June 2021
    • S165LSjenniferp
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thoroughly Recommend
      We have visited the area many times and have wanted to explore more and learn more about the forest and its wildlife. The walking tour with Emily and Marcus was just what we were looking for. A couple of hours with great knowledgeable company and we would thoroughly recommend it.
      Written 1 March 2024
    • 32philippac
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      Superb walk. Great guides. Definitely recommended
      We really really enjoyed this walk. Thank you Marcus and Emily for such great information. It was a perfect length. We saw a great many different things and learned loads. You guys were easy to chat to, and it was lovely to see your passion for what you do. I'd definitely recommend this walk to others looking for an informed insight into the Forest and its inhabitants (from birds to bugs, flora to fungi).
      Written 29 February 2024
    • alexfl385
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful birding experience
      My husband and I went on a three hour birding walk with Emily-Louise and Marcus around Lymington marshes. We enjoyed it immensely and had the chance to take some terrific photographs, including my first spotted redshank. (A redshank agreeably appeared with a greenshank and a spotted redshank for comparison, which must have taken quite some organisation!) Marcus is incredibly knowledgeable about the marshes, and conveys that knowledge in a very accessible and enthusiastic way. Huge thanks also to Emily Louise for organizing everything and emailing us a list of what we had seen afterwards (and for sharing her electric hand warmer during the walk - a total lifesaver!) We look forward much to our next walk with them, and we recommend Wild New Forest without any qualification. If you're thinking of booking a tour, stop thinking and just do it!
      Written 5 February 2024
    • Excursion491160
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      Fascinating insight into my ‘back-yard'
      Just a personal note to say thanks for our ‘Wild New Forest Lymington Discovery Walk’ experience. It gave us a fascinating insight into my ‘back-yard’ – my sea-wall run will never be the same again. Seriously, you did much to provide missing pieces of my jigsaw puzzle with your knowledge of the wet-marshes and their bird visitors, the history of the area. The ‘bird-talk’ exposed my lack of knowledge; all in all, a truly happy, couple of hours that was enjoyed by us both. Thank you for making it happen. We plan to be back for more.
      Written 8 January 2024
    • AshPart
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A very enjoyable and inspirational introduction to birdlife in the New Forest
      Wildfowl ID Masterclass. I felt privileged to spend half a day with Marcus, who was so passionate and knowledgeable about not only wildfowl, but all aspects of bird and mammal life in the New Forest. The day started with a fabulous cooked breakfast, then a short presentation, followed by a couple of hours walking around Lymington Marshes, spotting and identifying the birds that we had been talking about earlier. A thoroughly enjoyable day, in which I learned a lot and felt inspired to learn a whole lot more! Very highly recommended.
      Written 6 December 2023
    • wanderinandwondering
      0 contributions
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      A great day from dawn to dusk
      A great day bird watching starting at dawn in woodland at a roost for several nationally rare species, ending at the coast at dusk with over 90 species seen in between. Aside the guidance on when and where to find what the New Forest offers there's helpful tips on how to ID by sight and sound. Would thoroughly recommend.
      Written 26 November 2023
    • Cark63
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Fungi Walk
      We went on this fungi walk because for some time we’ve wanted to know more about the amazing fungus we have in the forest. The two hours spent were incredibly interesting due to the depth of knowledge and enthusiasm of Marcus and his team. We would recommend this walk for the mildly inquisitive to the experienced fungi explorer- walk was not strenuous just a delightful way to spend a couple of hours expanding our knowledge in a stunning environment.
      Written 11 November 2023
    • JaneD701
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      Lovely walk Marcus made it so interesting I live in Lyndhurst friends booked it so joined them. It was great to learn the Forest history and about the wild life will look at doing another walk. Thank you
      Written 8 November 2023
    • Happiness29040200759
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      New Forest
      Marcus's knowledge of the area and the wildlife especially birds was outstanding and impressive. In addition his friendly and inclusive style was very appreciated.
      Written 3 November 2023
    • AmyBrighton
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      Lovely way to spend a morning
      We were camping just outside the forest and wanted to get to know some of the flora and fauna. Marcus and Emily-Louise were really understanding when we got stuck in traffic, welcoming us warmly and calmly catching us up with what we'd missed. Emily-Louise even waited for us in the car park so that we didn't get lost. We loved the walk, learned lots and felt much more connected to the forest as a result. Thank you.
      Written 29 October 2023
    • 824idalinar
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      New Forest Fungi Walk ( Photographic Master Class ).
      The fungi walk on Sunday was extremely enjoyable and very well organised. I’ve learn new skills which I will be using from now on. I highly recommend and I will be using it in the future. Thank you to Marcus and his Team.
      Written 17 October 2023
    • br0wn2018
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      Brilliant time on our fungi walk
      Had an amazing time, the walk was very relaxed and everyone very engaged. Marcus was great at explaining and finding fungi some of which were very small and delicate through to those that are less attractive! Jamie was also very supportive finding fungi and taking photos. Really good communication when booking the event from Emily and all very friendly on the walk. Thoroughly recommend this event to anyone interested in fungi and the forest.
      Written 16 October 2023
    • martinwc2017
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      An excellent Fungi Photographic Master Class for all levels of experience with great tuition including equipment.
      What an excellent 4 hours in the New Forest finding and photographing fungi. The group consisted of 8 people supported by 5 Wild New Forest tutors and helpers. 37 types of fungi were spotted and there was ample help with photographic skills at all levels. There was also a vast range of photographic and support equipment available to enable me to try new techniques and ideas. Steve gave a good short photographic skills and techniques talk before we started. The whole group was very friendly and helped each other with photgraphic techniques and in identifying particularly stunning specimens. The Wild New Forest team were very good at ensuring everybody got the most from the time available and that there were more than enough interesting fungi so there was never a shortage of subjects available. All of them were so enthusiastic you could not help but be encouraged by them. I would certainly go on this class again.
      Written 16 October 2023
    • C4428WXyvonnew
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      Fungi Photography Masterclass
      Fungi Photography Masterclass - fantastic 4 hours with knowledgeable, friendly and helpful people. Great group of friendly people all with the same interest and goal of improving our photography. Thank you Wild New Forest
      Written 16 October 2023
    • JustineH633
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      Fab fungi day.
      Fungi photography masterclass. Four hours of knowledge and information, showing us fungi we didn’t know existed. Expert help with camera settings and tips to help us get the best from the environment. Small group, really friendly and inspiring. Enjoyed myself so much I will book another course when one becomes available.
      Written 15 October 2023
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    Alison A
    Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Solo
    A wonderful gentle walk exploring the beautiful diverse habitats in the Forest.
    Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and answered all our questions. He explained the history and customers of the ‘Commoners’ who have had the right to graze their ponies and cows in the New Forest nature reserve for centuries.
    It was a happy and memorable walk. One I would highly recommend for all those with a love of the countryside who want to learn more about its animals, flora and fauna. I will certainly return. Thank you Marcus.
    Written 23 July 2023
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    Thank you for your review, see you on a walk again soon.
    Written 24 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    ShyHampshire
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Solo
    I have joined several of the tours run by Marcus and Russ in various parts of the New Forest. Every one of them has been superb and thanks to their exceptional knowledge and passion I have seen and learned so much. They have a deep respect for this beautiful, but fragile, environment which they share with great enthusiasm. I know far more now about the birds, butterflies, fungi, trees, flowers, insects, mammals, history etc. Difficult to beat a morning out exploring with these experts!
    Written 5 October 2021
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    tonymA7723QE
    London, United Kingdom4 contributions
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    Mar 2023
    We had the most wonderful guided walk with Marcus around parts of the New Forest. He is such good company and so very knowledgeable about all aspects of the wildlife and all the eco systems. On the walk he explained the history of the New Forest which was fascinating.
    Next time when we are staying in the Nw Forest we will defianatly arrange another guided walk with Marcus.
    Written 8 March 2023
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    Thanks for joining me on a guided walk and for your great review, looking forward to you joining on another walk soon. Thanks again.
    Written 9 March 2023
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    Sue L
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Solo
    I have been on a variety of walks with Wild New Forest and will book on more! There’s such a variety to choose from whether your interest is birdlife, fungi, animals, surroundings, history.. there’s something for everyone. Walks are at a relaxed pace with plenty of time to look, take photos or ask questions. It’s more about what you can see and learn about the area and wildlife than distance covered. Both Marcus and Russell have a wealth of knowledge of the New Forest and are great ambassadors for the area. Thoroughly recommended!
    Written 5 October 2021
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    Sue B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    Fungi Explorer Walk. Wow, what an incredible couple of hours. Marcus is so knowledgeable, is a very good host, and does his homework beforehand to ensure the very best experience. We saw around 60 species in 2 hours over a short area. Would thoroughly recommend, and will be doing more discovery tours with Wild New Forest in the future.
    Written 21 October 2022
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    Glad you enjoyed seeing all the different Fungi. Thanks for this glowing review.
    Written 16 November 2022
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    Jacky B
    Southampton, UK132 contributions
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    Within 3 minutes we knew we were going to enjoy the tree identification walk. Marcus had picked a beautiful part of the forest to discover with both ancient and plantation trees. We covered so much information I was wondering if we would remember much but a few days on it still all makes sense. As if we have a few more jigsaw pieces in place . We would definitely recommend the walk.
    Written 14 August 2023
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    Pleased this walk helped you, also thank you for taking the time to leave this review.
    Written 16 November 2023
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    Atif H
    58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    We went on a full day guided wildlife watching tour with Marcus and Emily and it was such a wonderful experience. The New Forest is actually not far from us but we had never been there before and we wanted to enjoy this National Park with someone who knew the landscape and the wildlife intimately.
    Marcus has encyclopaedic knowledge about the history and nature of the New Forest and Emily helped us see fantastic Lichens and mushrooms that we would have easily overlooked otherwise. Without their knowledge and guidance we would have never seen or heard several of the fast moving and hard to find woodland birds. Our highlight in the morning was a rare but awesome sighting of the Lesser Spotted woodpecker! We walked around different habitats in the New Forest and also visited the coast to see some very special Spoonbills, Avocets, Spotted Redhshanks and many other wading birds. All in all a highly enjoyable day and highly recommended!
    Written 23 February 2024
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    Factual_Reviewing
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Solo
    As always, the fungi explorer walk to learn about the various species and ID features, led by Marcus and Emily was excellent value for money and very, very enjoyable. I've done a few now and each one is different, learning something new every time.
    Highly recommended.
    Written 24 October 2023
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    Thank you for recommending us, so pleased you enjoyed your time with us.
    Written 16 November 2023
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    Vikki Y
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    Am impromptu bespoke fungi and forest tour! We were, by chance, the only couple that signed up for the walk.
    So Marcus and Emily asked us if we had any particular interests. I’m a new fungi enthusiast so they said to get back in the car and drove we met them in the new forest.
    A wonderful two hours, not much walking but plenty of fungi spotting!
    Marcus’ encyclopaedic knowledge of the forest was amazing. And Emily’s ability to spot the tiniest fungi was brilliant.
    Written 11 November 2023
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    We are so happy that we was able to so you a part of the forest that helped you with your new interest. Thank you for your review.
    Written 16 November 2023
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    UkEagle
    Brockenhurst, UK83 contributions
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    Aug 2021
    We have now done several walks with Wild New Forest - each one very different but equally excellent. Suitable for most people form somebody who just wants company on a walk - to the extreme nature enthusiast - looking for rarer birds and flowers etc. they also do private tours
    Written 14 August 2021
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