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Pony and Cart Driving

Updated 20th May 2021

If you wish to drive a pony and cart on land managed by Forestry England, you will need to purchase a New Forest Driving Permit.

The cost of driving permits: 

£75.00 - valid for 1 year
£140.00 - valid for 2 years

Applying for a permit:

For more information or an application form please call:  0300 067 4600 (Mon - Fri 9am - 3pm) or email: