Foxbury: A site of learning and recreation

Children hunting for bugs in heather at the National Trust

Foxbury is the perfect New Forest destination to join us for an outdoor adventure and experience the huge restoration project in progress.


With miles of wide, all-weather gravel tracks within the site, Foxbury is a safe environment to explore and enjoy with the family. It’s perfect for walking, running, fitness, cycling, horse riding and just about anything you can think of.  A great way to experience the outdoors.

The wide open landscapes of the New Forest are perfect for late summer walks
Path cutting through heathland in the New Forest
The wide open landscapes of the New Forest are perfect for late summer walks

See our events page for opportunities to experience Foxbury through National Trust events. Alternatively Foxbury can be hired out – please contact us if you would like use Foxbury for recreational purposes.


Our long-term heathland restoration processes, diverse management strategies and improved facilities within the site makes Foxbury a perfect place for educational field study. A fascinating landscape comprising of heathland, woodland, wetland, ponds and scrub make it an exciting prospect for schools to run self-led biological, environmental and landscape studies.

The pond at Foxbury
The pond in summer at Foxbury in the New Forest, Hampshire
The pond at Foxbury

We also have a base camp where younger children can go den building, bug hunting and participate in some of our 50 things activities.

National Trust educational membership must be purchased before schools can use the site.
All enquiries must be made vie email or phone on 01425650035.