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How to get to the New Forest

Southampton, gateway to the New Forest, is 136km (1hr 40mins) from London along the M3. Trains between the two (from Waterloo) leave every 20mins and take just over 1hr, but you can also carry on to Brockenhurst mainline station in the heart of the Forest then hire bikes, obviating the need for a car at all. Right next to Brockenhurst station, Country Lanes offers a full range of adult and kids’ bikes, tag-a-longs and trailers, but there are several other cycle-hire outlets around the Forest.

The New Forest is keep to promote and maintain its green credentials, and many establishments offer car-free discounts to those using public transport for their family holidays.

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