Stay home, protect the NHS, save lives - the nation’s forests and essential facilities are open for people to exercise once-per-day, if they live locally - read our coronavirus guidance.

Keep up to date with any New Forest car park, cycle and walking route closures

Most of our car parks in the New Forest remain open, however, some of our visitor facilities including three toilet blocks, BBQ areas and information cabins remain closed, in line with social distancing requirements.

Every year we shut a small number of car parks over the winter, those in need of maintenance or likely to be damaged by bad weather. This year we are keeping some of these open a little longer than usual as we recognise that greater numbers of people want to exercise outdoors and this will help reduce congestion across our car parks.

There are plenty of alternative tracks to use, or places to park in the beautiful surroundings of the New Forest, so please don’t obstruct gateways and car park entrances with vehicles, or park on the grass verges.

Follow the link on this page to read about any work that is going on near your favourite parts of the forest, or to find out the meaning of the operational signs you may see out and about.