New forest guided day tours

Location:
New Forest National Park
Price:
From £10 - £20 per half day - 1 day
Typical price for half day walk would be £10pp based on a party of 8. Prices are for guidance only as they vary depending on day or half-day, size of party, need for back-up etc. Please contact to discuss individual cases. Separate prices for illustrated talks and coach commentaries by negotiation
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New forest guided day tours

New forest guided day tours

Fuzzacker Guided Walks provide a range of walks led by guides who live within the New Forest and all of whom are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history, traditions, and wildlife of this spectacular and unique area.

We specialise in taking people off the beaten track to places they may not otherwise go or be aware of and we take time to explain the landscape, the special role of the grazing animals and the cumulative effect of a nearly a thousand years of management.

All routes are safety checked and guides are fully insured and first-aid trained. Walks are conducted at a comfortable pace and medical kit, maps and GPS are always carried.

Walks can be all day or just part of a day and can be tailored to suit requirements if required e.g. photography, deer-spotting or flora and fauna expeditions. We have experience in leading large parties and educational groups and have an excellent track record with coach parties.

The Fuzzacker guides are special in that they all have other active roles in the New Forest being involved in conservation, keeping native ponies and other such pursuits. This gives a unique insight into the infrastructure of this working landscape which is passed on to visitors with great enthusiasm and is always well received.

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Landscape

Experiences in the landscape: this is precisely what our walks and talks are all about! We are very proud of our heritage and obtain great pleasure in "showing it off" to our visitors. In designing a walk route we make an effort to include a variety of landscape, from heathland, through woodland pasture to forest inclosure and, as we pass through, we give more detail about each area and how it has come about. Visitors particularly like to hear about the ponies, their management and their important role in shaping the environment.

As local guides it is important that we point out any special sights or sounds that our guests may otherwise miss e.g. the call of a nightjar on a summer evening or a Dartford Warbler flitting through a gorse bush. The local name for the latter is Fuzzacker from which I took the name and which I like to explain to people.
One of my favourite things is finding two trees growing together in a natural graft, the proper term for which is an inosculation - usually between an oak and a beech - and visitors are always fascinated by this phenomenon.

There is a mass of information available to tell people and we have to manage it in such a way that we do not overburden them with too many facts and figures but provide the relevant points in an engaging and entertaining manner. But we encourage interaction and questions and try to ensure that visitors go home with a much better knowledge of the New Forest.

Explore the New Forest WITHOUT the car!
We’re helping to make it easier for our guests to leave their car at home, or if they have driven to us, have car free days once here, by offering alternative transport services and information into and around the New Forest National Park.

Reaching us by bus and train is simple and we can help you plan your car-free days, with many accessible key walking, cycling and horse-riding routes. You can read full details of what we can offer elsewhere on this page – or simply ask us! We’re happy to help you enjoy the New Forest car-free.
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Story behind the experience

Steve Adams grew up in the area and has had a life-long love of the outdoors, especially the New Forest. After taking early retirement and becoming a voluntary Ranger, Steve became aware of a demand for walk guides. With his deep love of the area coupled with his relevant experience and training it was an obvious step to start Fuzzacker Guided Walks. Steve has recruited guides who share his passion for the environment and who also like meeting people. Overall they want visitors to have a safe and enjoyable experience, leaving with a new appreciation and knowledge of this unique landscape.

Day tour/Attraction provider no: 2832

New forest guided day tours

Reviewed 04 Oct 2013 by Lucy O'Connor4 star rating

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


My guided walk with Steve Adams from Fuzzackers.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?




3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I came by train and used a bike for transport and used a local company for my guided walk in the forest.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent.
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