Things to do, places to see in the New Forest

Harvest House is a luxurious bed and breakfast New Forest visitors love to stay at. We only know this from the wonderful feedback we have received from our guests and the number of them that return for another stay. Not only do we provide the best services for you to enjoy, but the surrounding area provides you with more excitement!

The New Forest provides you with leisure activities such as walking, cycling, discovering wildlife, horse riding, water sports, and visiting historical sites. When it comes to bike rides and walks in particular, the area is hard to beat.

There are many walking routes to choose from; they range from simple to challenging, leisurely strolling to long hikes. The Blackwater walk is about 2 miles long, and allows you to easily walk through woodland scenery. The Boldre village walk is around 4 to 5 miles long, lasting 2 to 3 hours; this walk varies through country lanes, ancient woods, and farmland. Other walks such as Keyhaven Marshes, Burley village, and Ashurst stroll, all take you around the New Forest National Park. Trying out some of these walks should not be missed.

Cycling routes are in abundance around the New Forest National Park too. A popular one is situated in nearby Lymington, stretching to Sway. This bike ride is a great challenge for those who visit us, lasting more than 3 hours and covering 15 to 20 miles. A more relaxed cycling route is the Rhinefield Ornamental Woodland. At a distance of 10 to 15 miles, you will experience a spectacular ride under the tall trees of New Forest.

There are many different types of wildlife and flora to be discovered in the New Forest National Park. On your walk or cycle you can see numerous types of trees, plants, birds and insects, a number of which are native to the area. Many of the species are seasonal, so you can return at different times of the year and witness something new each time!

Listed above are only a few of the many leisure activities you can experience if you visit the New Forest. The area is a family friendly place, offering attractions to suit all ages.

You can fully enjoy your stay in the area by staying at Harvest House. We are proud to be a highly rated bed and breakfast New Forest visitors have a wonderful time staying at. Get in touch to find out more or check availability on our website.