The New Forest Tour bus starts running again on the 25th of June 2016. Our tour bus is an affordable way to see everything that the Forest has to offer. On our open top bus tours, we’ll talk you through the historical points of interest dotted around the New Forest and give you rare insight into the local wildlife and environment. Hop on, hop off, change routes and bring your bike – there are no limits (even dogs are welcome!).

Blue Route (2h5m) The Coastal Southwest.

Chris Balcombe

The Green Route circles the south-west of the New Forest National Park starting from Lymington and venturing into Brockenhurst. Situated in the heart of the Forest and with Brand New Forest card participating rental bike services located nearby, Brockenhurst is an ideal opportunity to stretch those legs. Meandering on through to the popular village of Burley, renowned for witchcraft, smugglers and highwaymen the tour meets the well-connected New Milton. New Milton offers bike rental but if you’re into a faster pair of wheels, try visiting the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum. Finally, after winding through the Jurassic offerings of Barton on Sea and the bustling high street of Milford on Sea, the tour arrives at Key Haven & Hurst Castle.

Green Route (2h) The Beautiful Southeast.

Chris Balcombe

The Green Route departs south from Lyndhurst, through Brockenhurst and into the historic market town of Lymington with a great range of shops and restaurants this is the ideal time to stock up on supplies. The tour then visits Beaulieu, the beautiful 7000-acre estate and village, home to the National Motor Museum where you can use your Brand New Forest card at visitor reception for a discount. Following Beaulieu, the tour heads to Exbury gardens, home to a beautiful collection of plants and trees from all over the world. Next stop is the waterside village of Hythe, this is a chance to stretch the legs, walk along the promenade and ride the world’s oldest pier train before the trip back toward Lyndhurst across vast heather heaths.

Red Route (2h15m) The Wild Northwest.

The Red Route heads south-west from Lyndhurst, the ‘capital’ of the New Forest, home to the New Forest Centre museum, gallery, information centre and shop. After leaving Lyndhurst, the tour makes its way through Ringwood, passing the infamous Ringwood Brewery where your Brand New Forest card will earn you 10% off items in the store. Finally, the tour passes through Fordingbridge and Sandy Balls; a great opportunity to jump off the tour and explore some of the less frequented and quiet areas of the New Forest such as Brook, Cadnam and Bartley.

Tickets are available in advance* from or alternatively from Lyndhurst Visitor Information Centre. *10% discount applies.