The New Forest National Park lies just 15 miles west of Southampton. It is easily accessible by car or train, with 4 train stations located within the national park at Ashurst, Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst and Sway. The Forest is a living, working place where ponies and cattle are free to roam and graze the land, keeping the patchwork of different habitats intact. The open heath and ancient woodlands are ideal for walking, horse riding, camping or cycling and are home to spectacular wildlife.