things to do around Lymington & Ringwood

Nestling on the edge of the New Forest, Lymington & Ringwood are  two very different but equaly appealling picturebox villages.


Home to Ringwood Brewery, a collection of designer and independent shops, large supermarkets including Sainsbury’s and Waitrose as well as an abundance of delightful cafes, Ringwood is a wonderful place to whittle away a few hours.

Market day in Ringwood is a Wednesday, which is well worth a look.

Get to Ringwood on the X3, X6, 38 buses and once there travel around town on the Ringo.


Visit the market town of Lymington, located on the edge of the Lymington Estuary the town has a very nautical feel!

Wander through the local salt marshes and enjoy the coastal scenary and wildlife before enjoying some traditional fish and chips in the marina. 

Saturday is market day in Lymington and it really brings the High Street to life! Get to Lymington on the X1 or X2 buses from Bournemouth.

New Forest Tour

Hop aboard the New Forest Tour bus for grandstand views of the wildlife and splendid scenery of the ancient New Forest National Park.

It's a hop-on hop-off tour with three routes to try out. Connect to the blue route in New Milton via the X1, X2  buses or connect to the Red route in Ringwood via the X3, X6 buses.

The New Forest Tour is a seasonal service and operates from July to September.