OPEN-top bus tours of the New Forest National Park are due to resume on Saturday.

The New Forest Tour, operated by Morebus and Bluestar in partnership with the National Park Authority (NPA) offers three circular routes.

Passengers must wear face coverings unless they are medically exempt, and seating has been rearranged to comply with social distancing.

NPA chief executive Alison Barnes said the New Forest Tour generated £500,000 for the local economy.

Morebus and Bluestar managing director Andrew Wickham added: "With this wonderful corner of the UK now emerging from lockdown, we are excited to be offering an incredible panoramic perspective of the New Forest’s many gems.”