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Positioned at the gateway to The New Forest, Spot in the Woods is the perfect place from which to explore.

Whether looking for a relaxed walk, to visit one of the many local landmarks or hidden gems, or for an amazing day out with the family, there will be something close by. Here are some hints and tips:

Cycling and bike trails

Whether you’re a road cyclist or looking for a Forest trail, we can help. We have teamed up with Trax in Lyndhurst, to make it easy to arrange bike hire. We can also advise on some routes to explore, or road maps for those looking to cycle further afield. We have secure overnight storage if bringing your own bike.


There are a range of walks close by, or we can advise on options for walks across the Forest of varying distances, including those which might suit your four legged friend .. !

Attractions to visit:

Paultons Park – Home of Peppa Pig World is a family theme park is only a 12 minute drive away. Paultons features rides and attractions which include a rollercoaster, a log flume, a water park, adventure golf, a 4D cinema, birds and animals, beautiful landscapes and gardens.

New Forest Wildlife Park – Go Wild in the heart of the New Forest National Park in Ashurst, just a 6 to 8 minute drive away. Follow the woodland trails to see amazing animals in beautiful natural settings and have fun in the fabulous adventure playgrounds.

Lyndhurst – Known as the capital of The New Forest since William the Conqueror established it as a royal hunting ground in 1079, is an 8 to 10 minute drive away. There’s lots to see and do in this bustling town, including the centrally located New Forest Centre, which gives a guide into the Forest’s history and heritage.

Exbury Gardens is the perfect place for the whole family to spend the day with its impressive Rothschild flower collection, steam railway and more. Situated close by to the world famous Beaulieu, one of South of England’s top family days out including National Motor Museum, Palace House and Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear, and both are within 45 minutes drive.

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