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Enjoy spring walks

Pet-friendly stays for spring walks

The New Forest is the perfect place to stay with your dog, with superb walking country and plenty of pet-friendly accommodation to choose from.

Spring is the ideal time to explore 300 square miles of idyllic woods and open moorland, criss-crossed with trails through the ancient National Park landscape. And when the sun is shining you can head for the New Forest’s coast, with 43 miles of wide open beaches to discover.

The New Forest offers a range of pet-friendly accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, including cosy B&Bs, self-catering cottages, camping and caravan sites, holiday parks and hotels where you can take your dog on holiday. For more information see our dedicated dog page.

dog in heather


To help choose from the extensive range of walking routes, try a downloadable walk including some designed by New Forest National Park rangers. Take your pick from routes which take you from the banks of the Beaulieu River to the Beaulieu Road Station rustic corrals, used for cowboy-style Drifts which round up New Forest ponies.


Dogs are allowed on the following beaches:

Friars Cliff (part of)
Hengistbury Head
Highcliffe Castle
Highcliffe Crows Nest (part of)
Hordle Cliff
Lepe (part of)

Dog-friendly attractions

Buckler's Hard

Beaulieu 01590 616203

Visit Exbury Gardens today.

Beaulieu 023 8089 1203

Longdown Activity Farm

Ashurst 023 8029 2837

The New Forest Centre

Lyndhurst 023 8028 3444

New Forest Reptile Centre

Lyndhurst 023 8028 3141


Dog friendly Hotels

Passford House Hotel

NFTA Assessed £60-£255 prpnb, Lymington, 01590 682398

Cottage Lodge exterior

AA 2 Star Hotel £5-£170 prpnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 622296


AA 3 Red Star Hotel £125-£195 prpn, Brockenhurst, 01590 622354

Crown Manor Hotel

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £64-£179 prpnb, Lyndhurst, 023 8028 2922

The Bell Inn

AA 4 Star Inn £69-£169 prpnb, Cadnam, 023 8081 2214


Dog friendly B&B's

Alderholt Mill

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £70-£120 prpnb, Fordingbridge, 01425 653130

Bridge House

VisitEngland 3 Star Bed & Breakfast £40-£45 pppnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 623135


Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £60-£70 prpnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 622426

Far Side B&B, New Forest

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £34-£38 pppnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 610422

A Little Gem

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £35-£40 pppnb, Lymington, 01590 672799


Dog friendly cottages

Undercastle Cottage

VisitEngland 5 Star Self-catering £1190-£2435 pupw sleeps 8, Fordingbridge, 01747 828170

Little Seymours

NFTA Assessed £325-£425 pupw sleeps 2-4, Lyndhurst, 07778 879663

garden cottage

NFTA Assessed £300-£560 pupw sleeps 4, Fordingbridge, 01725 518588

Sweet Apples Barn Cottages

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £450-£891 pupw sleeps 4, Fordingbridge, 01747 828170

Old Bridge Cottage & Riverside Studio

NFTA Assessed £1800-£3660 pupw sleeps 15, Ringwood, 01425 402440


Dog friendly campsites & holiday parks

Shamba Holidays

AA 5 Star Touring & Camping Park £20-£30 ptpn, Ringwood, 01202 873302

Shorefield Country Park

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £0-£1559 pupw sleeps 2-8, Lymington, 01590 648333

Aldridge Hill

Green Tourism Silver Award £10-£19 ptpn, Brockenhurst, 02476 423008

Greenhill Farm

AA 5 Pennant Touring & Camping Park £15 ptpn, Cadnam, 01794 324117

Sandy Balls Holiday Centre

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £200-£1000 pupw sleeps 4-6, Fordingbridge, 0844 249 1184