About New Milton

New Milton is a vibrant coastal town, situated in the south west corner of Hampshire, 'The Southern Gateway' to the New Forest National Park where ponies and deer graze and commoners manage the forest in the traditional ways according to the laws originally established down by William the Conqueror.

To the south lies Barton-on-Sea where the unspoilt coastline affords visitors and walkers far reaching views across the sea to the iconic Needles and the Isle of Wight, and to the west the Purbeck hills and the Jurassic Coast. The cliffs at Barton-on-Sea are the home of the world-renowned Barton Levels. They reveal fossils from the Mid-Eocene period from which all fossils are dated throughout the world.

With a population of 26,000 the town has good transport links with a mainline train station giving direct links to London and west to Bournemouth and beyond.

Local attractions include one of the leading Small Hotels of the World, Chewton Glen, together with the newly-opened James Martin cookery school plus at Barton-on-Sea the award-winning restaurant Pebble Beach.

Cultural facilities in the town revolve around the Forest Arts Centre and the Memorial Centre both of which stage a wide variety of artistic events for the community.

Click the 'About' link in navigation above to learn more about the Partnership and its Executive Committee.


Bluebells in New Milton

This lovely photograph was taken by Suzanne Singleton of New Milton in May 2017.

We'd love to feature more local images on the site, so if you have a cracking photo that captures the spirit or scenery of New Milton life (including Ashley, Bashley and Barton-on-Sea) do please get in touch.