The New Forest

If you're coming to Dogstival, why not make a weekend of it? The New Forest is a great place to spend some time with a wide range of dog friendly places to eat, visit and stay. Whether it’s camping in the ancient forest, enjoying a five star experience in one of our many boutique hotelsB&B’scampsitesholiday parks or self-catering cottages to exploring the woodland and discovering the gorgeous wildlife & nature or enjoying the fresh air on the coastline we think you might just fall in love with the place.

Did you know...

Did you know...

Did you know that there are an incredible 193,000 acres of land and 40 miles of coastline to explore in the New Forest?! Within this wonderful National Park, that dates back to 1079 when William I decided it would make the perfect hunting spot.

  • Home to roaming livestock and a certain fame for wild ponies, there are more than 140 miles of tracks and footpaths that you can explore with your dog.
  • There are an estimated 25,000 dog walks per day here in the New Forest! Check out loads of walking routes to follow on the Official New Forest Tourism Website.

The New Forest is one of the most dog-friendly destinations in the UK and with a host of attractions and events happening across the year there's always a reason to visit.

Dogstival works in partnership with Go New Forest who try to champion 'booking direct' to help benefit businesses and the local economy, and to make sure the customer gets the best deal possible when staying in the New Forest.

Remember to be ‘forest friendly’ in the New Forest

Remember to be ‘forest friendly’ in the New Forest

To minimise disturbance to wildlife, livestock and other people, please keep your dogs close by you and visible at all times – if necessary, use a lead. Pick up after your dog, especially around car parks, on paths and where people play or picnic, and take bagged waste home if there is no litter bin.

For even more information, ideas and inspiration on the all aspects of dog friendly-ness in the New Forest please visit the Official Tourism Website -


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