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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

National 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

Passford House Hotel

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

Forest Lodge Hotel

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

The Bell Inn

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

Main Pub Area

AA 4 Gold Star Inn £95-£190 prpnb, Lymington, 01590 672160

Bartley Lodge Hotel

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


Dog friendly B&B's

Far Side B&B, New Forest

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

1 Honeysuckle Gardens

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £80 prpnb, Lymington, 01590 641282

Alderholt Mill

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


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

A Little Gem

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


Dog friendly cottages


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

Burgate Manor Farm

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £414-£4700 pupw sleeps 4-18, Fordingbridge, 01425 653908

West Park Farm Holiday Cottages

NFTA Assessed £0-£1818 pupw sleeps 2-11, Fordingbridge, 01725 518561

St Mary's Garden Cottage

NFTA Assessed £100 pupn sleeps 4, Fordingbridge, 01725 514474

The Tallet

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £622-£1350 pupw sleeps 4-6, Fordingbridge, 01747 828170


Dog friendly campsites & holiday parks

Downton Holiday Park

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


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

Aldridge Hill

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

New Forest Safari Campers

NFTA Assessed £500 pupw sleeps 4-6, New Milton, 01425 621089

Oakdene Forest Park

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £219-£1699 pupw sleeps 4-8, Ringwood, 01590 648333