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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.

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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-£250 prpnb, Lymington, 01590 682398

The Mortimer Arms

NFTA Assessed £85-£105 prpnb, Cadnam, 023 8081 4379

Forest Lodge Hotel

AA 3 Star Hotel £62-£197 prpnb, Lyndhurst, 0800 44 44 41

Burley Manor

AA 4 Star Hotel £40-£125 pppnb, Burley, 0800 44 44 41


NFTA Assessed £75 prpnb, Lyndhurst, 023 8028 4690


Dog friendly B&B's

Pinecroft, Boldre, New Forest

NFTA Assessed £40 pppnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 624260

Oak Tree Cottage

NFTA Assessed £65-£140 prpnb, Burley, 07733 454790

The Willows

AA 3 Highly Commended Yellow Star Bed & Breakfast £45-£50 prpnb, Ashurst, 023 8029 2745


NFTA Assessed £35-£55 pppnb, Lyndhurst, 023 8081 2137

The White Buck Inn

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £100 prpnb, Burley, 01425 402264


Dog friendly cottages

East and West Lodge

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £450-£757 pupw sleeps 2, Fordingbridge, 01747 828170

VW Camper Hire

NFTA Assessed £285-£715 pupw sleeps 4, Ashurst, 023 8083 9924

Windmill Cottage

VisitEngland 3 Star Self-catering £275-£625 pupw sleeps 5, Milford on Sea, 01590 643516

Burgate Manor Farm

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £398-£4620 pupw sleeps 4-18, Fordingbridge, 01425 653908

Undercastle Cottage

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


Dog friendly campsites & holiday parks

Hollands Wood

Green Tourism Silver Award £16-£31 ptpn, Brockenhurst, 02476 423008

Forest Edge Holiday Park

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £36 ptpn, Ringwood, 01590 648333


Green Tourism Silver Award £12-£22 ptpn, New Milton, 02476 423008

Long Meadow

VisitEngland 3 Star Holiday, Touring & Camping Park £18-£32 ptpn, Brockenhurst, 01590 622489

Shorefield Country Park

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