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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

Beaulieu Motor Museum

Beaulieu 01590 612345

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

Thatched Cottage

NFTA Applied £85-£394 prpnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 622005

Moorhill House Hotel

AA 3 Star Country House Hotel £52-£177 prpnb, Burley, 0800 44 44 41

The Woodlands Lodge Hotel

AA 3 Star Country House Hotel £79-£179 prpnb, Ashurst, 023 8029 2257

The Mortimer Arms

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

Ormonde House Hotel

AA 3 Star Hotel £40-£65 pppnb, Lyndhurst, 023 8028 2806


Dog friendly B&B's

Bridge House

VisitEngland 3 Star Bed & Breakfast £33-£48 pppnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 623135

Auld Mother Hubbard's Burton

NFTA Assessed £70-£80 prpnb, Christchurch, 07878 316915

Far Side B&B, New Forest

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

Pinecroft, Boldre, New Forest

NFTA Assessed £40 pppnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 624260


Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £30-£70 pppnb, Lyndhurst, 023 8028 2406


Dog friendly cottages

New Forest Cottage Holidays

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £625-£1275 pupw sleeps 2-8, Burley, 07710 854348


VisitEngland 3 Star Self-catering £400-£750 pupw sleeps 4, Milford on Sea, 07722 729132

Undercastle Cottage

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £1190-£2435 pupw sleeps 8, Fordingbridge, 01747 828170

Percy's Retreat

NFTA Assessed £486-£821 pupw sleeps 3, Fordingbridge, 01747 828170


Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £550-£690 pupw sleeps 8, Beaulieu, 07708 009920


Dog friendly campsites & holiday parks

Hoburne Bashley

VisitEngland 4 Star Holiday Park £450-£1200 pupw sleeps 4-8, New Milton, 01425 612340

Lytton Lawn Touring Park

AA 4 Pennant Touring & Camping Park £15 ptpn, Milford on Sea, 01590 648333

Downton Holiday Park

VisitEngland 4 Star Holiday Park £145-£720 pupw sleeps 4-8, Milford on Sea, 01590 642515

Red Shoot

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £17-£35 ptpn, Ringwood, 01425 473789


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