New Forest Tour is back! - Starting 25th June
2 weeks ago
Visitors to the New Forest can soon experience the many gems the National Park has to offer from the open top of a double decker bus.
The New Forest Tour returns for the 2022 season on Saturday 25 June and runs for nine weeks to Sunday 18 September.
The partnership between the New Forest National Park Authority and Morebus & Bluestar is expected to be more popular than ever, helping to support the local economy, and encouraging more sustainable visits to the forest.
The open-top tour offers a panoramic perspective on wandering ponies, picturesque villages and tranquil heathland. Passengers can sit back and enjoy an audio commentary about the area’s culture and history, as well as learning how to protect this special place.
Easily accessible by train, the tour stops outside Brockenhurst station, which is on the main south coast rail line, as well as Lymington and Ashurst stations. It also passes local cycle hire centres within the forest, with each tour able to carry up to four bikes, giving access to the area’s country lanes and 100 miles of waymarked cycle tracks. With many stops located near camping and caravan sites, it enables visitors to have car-free days across the forest.
Morebus and Bluestar managing director, Andrew Wickham, said: “After a challenging couple of years, we are delighted to be inviting people to explore the beautiful and spectacular New Forest, once again, on our open-top double-decker buses.
‘Voted the number one National Park in Europe in the 2022 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards for Destinations, the New Forest offers something for everyone - with spectacular open countryside, pretty villages, wonderful beaches and an abundance of wildlife roaming free.