New Milton is a market town on the edge of 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 stop at 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.
You can also subscribe to OS Maps Online to view and print detailed maps covering all of England, Scotland and Wales, excellent value if you plan to explore several areas and there's a 7-day free trial period too: OS Maps Online
TI Town Hall, tel. 01425 611971.
The Museum houses a large collection of restored motorcycles, most in full running order, and covering
both road and sports bikes. Discover the story of the motorcycling legend, Sammy Miller. Events programme. Tearoom.
Tel. 01425 620777.
Open Mar-Nov, Daily 1000-1630. Dec-Feb, SSu 1000-1630.
Built in a commanding position by Henry VIII to protect the Solent entrance, Hurst Castle was one
of the most advanced artillery fortresses in England. It was used as a prison for King Charles I and strengthened
during the 19th and 20th centuries. Tearoom. A Ferry operates from Keyhaven to Hurst Castle. Tel. 01590 642500.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1030-1730 (1600 Oct).
www.english-heritage.org.uk | www.hurstcastle.co.uk (ferry)
Bus X1 from Whitefield Road near station to Milford on Sea, then 2½ miles walk or 1¼ miles to Keyhaven for ferry. 13 minutes journey, M-S hourly but less frequent in afternoon, Sun & BH infrequent. Operated by More. Buses also operate from Lymington. In summer (early July to early September) New Forest Tour buses operate daily from the station to Needles Eye Café (2 miles walk to Castle) on a one-way circular route, continuing to Lymington and Brockenhurst.