Being on the edge of the New Forest National Park and less than 15 miles from the sea, there is a host of sports and activities available to keep all age groups happy. Whether it’s a day at the beach, horse riding through the forest, deep sea fishing or simply enjoying the countryside, you will never be at a loss for things to do.
This is the ideal way to see the New Forest. There are many riding centres nearby, catering for the novice and experienced rider. From pony trekking to Western riding it is an experience not to be missed.
Our recommendations are:
Burley Villa, New Milton -10% off with Brand New Forest Card*
Ford Farm Stables, New Milton – saving on weekday rides*
*Both offers are excluded during peak school holidays.
There are over 100 miles of marked cycles routes in the new forest. Why not leave the car behind and explore the beautiful region by bike.
Forest Leisure Cycling are situated close to many trails & there is free parking near by.
For cycle hire please see www.forestleisurecycling.co.uk or call 01425 403584.
Boat fishing trips are available from Poole Harbour. These can be from a few hours Mackerel fishing to a full day deep sea fishing for Cod, Conger etc.
There are also many opportunities for beach fishing for Bass, Flounder etc.
Famed for its first class fishing, the nearby river Avon has drawn anglers from around the country.
It has held the record for the largest Barbel at over 16lbs.
There are also numerous ponds and lakes for still water fishing.
Ringwood Brewery Tours
Take a fascinating tour of a working brewery. After seeing how the beer is brewed you can sample their range of award winning beers, including the famous Old Thumper, and visit their souvenir shop.