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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

Burley Manor

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

Bartley Lodge Hotel

AA 3 Star Country House Hotel £62-£197 prpnb, Cadnam, 0800 44 44 41


AA 5 Red Star Hotel £225-£1050 prpn, Lyndhurst, 023 8028 7177

The Woodlands Lodge Hotel

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

The Master Builder's House Hotel

AA 3 Star Country House Hotel £109-£240 prpnb, Beaulieu, 01590 616253


Dog friendly B&B's

Bridge House

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

A Little Gem

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

Far Side B&B, New Forest

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £34-£35 pppnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 610422

New Forest bed and breakfast, Little Forest Lodge

AA 4 Silver Star Guest House £90-£140 prpnb, Ringwood, 01425 478848

The Rowans

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £33 pppnb, Lymington, 01590 672276


Dog friendly cottages

Pittefaux Cottage

NFTA Assessed £880-£1995 pupw sleeps 8, Brockenhurst, 01590 624467

Hackney Park

NFTA Assessed £280-£595 pupw sleeps 4-6, Sway, 01590 682049


£100-£1275 pupw sleeps 6-14, Christchurch, 01425 672347

Undercastle Cottage

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

forester's & keeper's cottage

VisitEngland 4 to 5 Star Self-catering £0-£900 pupw sleeps 4-5, Ringwood, 01202 820203


Dog friendly campsites & holiday parks

Shamba Holidays

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

Hoburne Bashley

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

Sandy Balls Holiday Centre

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


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


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