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Local information points

Local information points

Local information points are places you can go to find out more about the National Park and the local area. They have friendly staff on hand to assist you as well as maps, leaflets and publications available on what to see and where to go.

Check out the list below for information on our local information points:

  • New Forest Activities Booking Centre Ltd.
    The Old Forge
    Beaulieu High Street
    SO42 7YA
    Tel: 01590 612377
    Opening times: Monday – Sunday 9am until 5pm
  • Cyclexperience
    Downside Car Park
    Rail Station
    SO42 7TW
    Tel: 01590 624808
    Opening times: Monday – Sunday 9am – 5.30pm
  • Shappen Stores
    Ringwood Road
    BH24 4AB
    Tel: 01425 402205
    Opening times: Monday – Saturday 8am – 7pm and Sunday 8am – 2pm
  • The Herald
    2 High Street
    SO45 6AH
    Tel: 023 8084 5700
    Opening times: Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm. When The Herald office is closed, Visitor Information can be found at the Hythe Ferry entrance
  • Landford Village Stores
    Lyndhurst Road
    Nr Salisbury
    SP5 2AJ
    Tel: 01794 390242
    Opening times: Monday to Friday 7.30am – 6pm, Saturday 8am – 5pm and Sunday 9am – 1pm
  • The Village News
    74 High Street
    Milford on Sea
    Tel: 01590645595
  • Minstead Village Shop
    The Green
    SO43 7FY
    Tel: 023 8081 3134
    Opening times: Monday – Sunday 8.30am – 5pm
  • Sway Deli and Coffee Shop
    3 Middle Road
    SO41 6BB
    Tel: 01590 683392
    Opening times: 9am to 5pm Tuesdays to Saturdays in winter, 8am to 5pm in summer, 10am to 4pm summer and winter, on Sundays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
  • Woodgreen Community Shop
    Hale Road
    SP6 2AJ
    Tel: 01725 512467
    Opening times: Monday – Friday 6.30am – 7pm, Saturdays 6.30am – 5pm and Sundays 6.30am – 11am.

Information with a quirky twist can be found at a former telephone kiosk in Emery Down, which has been converted by residents to an information point and community resource with the help of the National Park Authority. It even has its own website:

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'Your food and litter could harm the ponies and donkeys. Please take your litter home if bins are full.'

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