New Forest Blog

Get your paws set for the ultimate doggy weekend

Staged in the beautiful Burley Park in the New Forest on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June, Dogstival is gearing up for a totally epic weekend for dogs and dog-lovers. Crowned ‘Best Pet Day Out in the UK’ award, Dogstival leads the pack as having the most ‘have a go’ activities than any other doggy…

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Holidaying with your dog in the New Forest

If you're a dog owner, you know the struggle of finding a dog-friendly hotel when planning a holiday. Luckily, the Montagu Arms Hotel in the heart of the New Forest offers the perfect solution for a getaway with your furry friends. What the hotel offers When you stay at this New Forest hotel with…

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The 10 prettiest New Forest holiday cottages to rent this summer

Whether you’re looking for a couple’s retreat, an idyllic country bolthole with a great pub in the village, or a picture-perfect thatched cottage, Here’s our pick of the Prettiest New Forest Cottages. The Smithy You’ll adore this little cottage for four in Lyndhurst which is beautifully styled…

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The best dog days out in the New Forest

The New Forest is a fantastic destination for dog owners looking to enjoy the great outdoors alongside their furry companions. With gorgeous woodlands, vast heathlands and even coastal trails, the area offers a long list of activities that are perfect to enjoy with dogs. Here are some of the best…

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Get your steps in – Top short walks in the New Forest

Taking short walks in the New Forest is a rejuvenating experience, seamlessly blending nature and exercise. Whether it’s part of your daily routine or exploring at the weekends, getting your steps in is super important. Not only will it benefit your physical health, but also your mental wellbeing…

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Top Things to Look Forward to in 2024

It won’t be long before we are watching the fireworks, chinking glasses and welcoming in 2024! There are some fantastic events and activities to look forward to in the New Forest in 2024 with highlights throughout the year. Kick off the new year in the New Forest Start as you mean to go on by…

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Our Guide to a Dog Friendly Holiday

No one wants to leave their furry friend behind when they’re off on holiday - but if you come to the magical New Forest, you really don’t have to! With more than 20 dog-friendly hotels; as well as holiday parks, wonderful walks, rivers to splash in and beaches to explore – not to mention Dogstival…

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Dogs in the New Forest

If you just love to get away with your four-legged friend then be sure to put the New Forest top of your agenda. We have loads of fantastic things to see and do with your dog, whether it be visiting beautiful gardens, resting up in a pub or booking a short break in a dog-friendly abode. Within this…

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Why bring your Dog to the New Forest?

Because the New Forest is a pooches’ paradise, that’s why! According to the New Forest National Park Authority, 25,000 dog walks take place here each day but there is so much space you could walk for hours and never see another hound. We have more than 140 miles of tracks and footpaths, through…

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