Hampshire is one of the most dog-friendly counties in the UK. With miles and miles of open countryside, ample walking routes and a stunning coastline, so the New Forest is a great place to bring your dog on a day out or for a holiday.
If you are coming to Dogstival, why not make a weekend of it and stay at one of the amazing dog friendly hotels, B&B’s, campsites, holiday parks or self-catering cottages! With over 75 dog friendly places to stay, you will be sure to find the perfect place for you.
Did you know that there are 193,000 acres of woodland and 40 miles of coastline to explore in the New Forest?! Within this wonderful National Park there are more than 140 miles of tracks and footpaths that you can explore with your dog.
Whether you fancy a walk in the woods, on the open heathland or perhaps a jaunt along the coast, there are many options available to you. According to the New Forest National Park Authority, 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.
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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.
As well as dog friendly places to walk and stay, there are also loads of wonderful dog friendly restaurants, pubs and cafes in the New Forest! So, you can enjoy some delicious local produce and not have to worry about what to do with the dog, as they can join in all the fun……..and maybe try some of the food too if they’re lucky!
Many of these dog friendly places to eat have yummy dog treats and water bowls ready for a four-legged visit! There are also plenty of dog friendly activities and attractions in the New Forest.
So, if you are going to make a break of coming to Dogstival, there are loads of other things to do for the whole family, including the dog, on the other days of your stay!
For more information on the all aspects of dog friendly-ness in the New Forest please visit the Official Tourism Website www.thenewforest.co.uk.