The New Forest Tour

The Tour

The New Forest Tour is running every day from Saturday 18th July to Monday 31st August. 

It’s a hop on hop off service, so get off wherever you like and catch the next Tour, or switch between routes, all on the same ticket! 

You will enjoy some fantastic views from the top deck of an open-top bus of the New Forest National Park with pretty villages and magical landscapes, animals of the New Forest such as deer, rare birds, pigs, donkeys and of course the famous ponies.

The New Forest Tour Onboard Commentary

Each route has its own interesting unique audio commentary with characters and sounds which tell the stories of the people and places of the New Forest.

You will hear the stories of the people, places and animals of the New Forest with characters, sounds and music, bringing the view to life.

Tickets and Routes

One ticket three routes, The New Forest Tour combines three routes into one ticket. The red route, known as the wild northwest runs through Burley, Fordingbridge and Lyndhurst. The green route, known as the beautiful southeast, runs through Brockenhurst, Lymington and Beaulieu and the blue route is known as the coastal southwest run through Burley, Barton on Sea, Milford on Sea and Lymington.

Tickets are available either on the New Forest Tour website, onboard from the driver or alternatively for the smartphone savvy using the clickit2ride mobile app. Card payments are preferred.

The New Forest Tour and Burley

Burley is an ideal place to start and end the tour as both the Red and Blue route pass through. There is ample parking in the village centre. Burley also makes a great base for refreshments. There are village pubs and tea rooms ideal before, during or after the tour. Not forgetting, of course, a little trip to Burley Fudge Shop! 

Burley also makes a great stop for some beautiful forest walks or cycle hire.


New Forest Tour has the “Good to Go” mark. This is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines. 

All passengers are required to wear face masks when travelling unless exemptions apply.

Go New Forest Card

Normally tour bus ticket holders can benefit from the discounts offered by a Go New Forest Card for the day of their ticket, unfortunately to the COVID situation we understand that benefit is not available this year. 

However, we are pleased to announce that you can still enjoy this benefit in Burley Fudge Shop. Just present your New Forest Tour ticket and receive a free 200g bag of fudge when spending £10 or over. Valid on day of the ticket only.


The buses have space for up to four bicycles at a time or alternatively there are some fantastic bicycle hire outlets in Brockenhurst (Cycle Experience) and Burley (New Forest Cycle Hire)

Tours run daily, with a choice of three routes: Red (the wild northwest), Green (the beautiful southeast) and the Blue (the coastal southwest).

Further details

The New Forest Tour 

Go New Forest Card

The New Forest Website

Chris Tabb

About Chris Tabb

Hi, I'm Chris, proprietor of Burley Fudge. I have been making fudge with my wife Jenny and running Burley Fudge Shop since 1998. We have two fantastic children Charley & Harry and a Basset Hound called Betty!. We've lived in and around The New Forest for 30 years. In my spare time I love to go walking, running and cycling in and around the local area, and while away a few hours in the garden.