The New Forest is arguably one of the most beautiful areas in the UK, with acres of enchanting woodland just waiting to be explored – offering you the ultimate escape. We’re going to cover the 12 reasons the New Forest should be your next destination this summer, serenity isn’t always a plane journey away.


The New Forest National Park

Spanning over 566 square kilometers, the New Forest boasts ancient woodlands, picturesque rivers and heathland that transforms into a sea of purple heather during the summer months. The landscape is home to a diverse range of flora, fauna and wildlife, including iconic New Forest ponies, deer, and an array of bird species.

Exploring the forest’s tranquil trails and breathing in the fresh air will leave you feeling rejuvenated and at peace with nature. In line with National Trust guidance, make sure not to approach the ponies as you see them in their natural habitat.


Discover unique things to do

For adventure enthusiasts, the New Forest is a playground filled with exciting activities. From cycling along scenic routes to horse riding through open plains, there are endless opportunities to explore the great outdoors. The forest is also a haven for hikers, with an extensive network of trails catering to all levels of fitness.

For a unique experience, consider taking a kayak or canoe along the Beaulieu River, immersing yourself in the serenity of the waterways. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush or a leisurely stroll, the New Forest has something to offer everyone.

If our Champagne summer break gave you a taste for the finer wines, a trip to the Setley Ridge vineyard is a must on your summer itinerary.


Book to stay at our luxury hotel in the New Forest

Once you’ve found serenity in the New Forest, you don’t want this to end, which is why our Signature Forest Park hotel makes for the perfect staycation base. We’ve thought about every detail, to make your visit extraordinary. Let us look after you, so you can fully sit back and embrace the peace and quiet. From luxury suites to locally sourced fine dining, every moment will be one to remember.


Now that your mouth is watering and your mind wandering, make your summer special and book your Forest Park stay here.