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 -

Booking Direct... Support Local

Booking Direct... Support Local

  • Make sure you keep an eye out for the special 'Book Direct The New Forest Scheme' logo 
  • To ensure you get the best price guaranteed plus a special treat too!
  • The scheme also helps support our local accomodation providers at the same time

Experience the New Forest App

Experience The New Forest is the 'Go To App' for residents and visitors in The New Forest and surrounding areas to discover new and exciting things to do, places to eat, drink, shop and stay.  From art galleries to real ale, mountain biking to yoga and spa days to luxury stays.  Whether you want to splash out or have a free day out, you can find it all in their App.

Download the App and discover for yourself some of the fantastic businesses that make The New Forest such an amazing place to live and visit.


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