Ashurst is a village in the New Forest National Park, a large area of heathland and ancient woodland with native ponies wandering freely.
In summer (early July to early September) the New Forest Tour buses pass the station and they are a good way to see and explore the New Forest.
For walking and cycling in the New Forest I recommend the Ordnance Survey 1:25000 Explorer map: OS map New Forest.
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A with animals to see and various activities including animal feeding, tractor & trailer rides,
pitch and putt course, trampolines, indoor and outdoor play areas. Tearoom and picnic area. Tel. 023 8029 2837.
Open mid Feb-Oct, Daily 1000-1700 (1630 Oct).
In summer (early July to early September) the New Forest Tour buses pass Longdown Activity Farm.
Woodland trails to see various animals in natural settings, including otters, deer, badgers, wolves, foxes,
wild boar and owls. Tropical Butterfly House (summer only). Adventure playgrounds. Tel. 023 8029 2408.
Open Daily 1000-1630 (1730 in summer).
In summer (early July to early September) the New Forest Tour buses call at New Forest Wildlife Park.
TI New Forest Centre, tel. 023 8028 3444.
Bus 6 from station to Lyndhurst, 5 minutes journey. M-S mostly hourly, Sun & BH 2-hourly. Operated by Bluestar. In summer (early July to early September) also New Forest Tour buses. Buses also operate from Brockenhurst.
The Museum covers the history, traditions and wildlife of the New Forest, including the famous ponies.
Highlights include a traditional cob cottage and a long embroidery of the New Forest. Introductory film show.
Gallery with exhibitions and events (see website). Tel. 023 8028 3444.
Open Daily 1000-1700, last admission 1600.
Bus to Lyndhurst, see above.