New Forest Walking

Step out on our walking weekend in the New Forest – but don’t worry, you don’t need to be a hairy-kneed hiker to enjoy it. A mix of gentle guided walks in glorious countryside with good company! No poles or crampons needed, just a reasonable level of fitness and sturdy walking shoes.

There are very few landscapes in this country that look the same today as they did a thousand years ago, but the New Forest is one of them, with ancient oak and beech woods hiding wild deer and shaggy New Forest ponies. The small town of Lyndhurst is 10 miles west of Southampton. It has a nice mix of pubs and shops and is the ‘capital’ of the Forest.

A local guide will tell us more about the area on Friday evening and will lead us on an 10 mile (approx) walk on Saturday, with a leisurely lunch break at a local pub (own expense). We’ll enjoy another (shorter) walk on Sunday morning. You do not need to be super fit, but do wear sensible walking shoes.

We include accommodation in a room for sole use, dinner (with wine) on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as breakfast each morning. If you are unable to join us on the Friday evening due to work commitments, please ask about a 1 night / 2 day package.

Beaulieu Hotel

Formerly a coaching inn, the Beaulieu Hotel is located in the stunning New Forest National Park and close to many local attractions. Surrounded by beautiful open heathland and New Forest wildlife, it’s the perfect hotel to relax after a long day walking! The building consists of the main hotel plus a bar and restaurant adjoining the main hotel building. Meals are normally taken here.

The restaurant embraces seasonality and serves only the freshest local ingredients. With views of the landscaped gardens and the New Forest beyond, it’s the perfect setting for a relaxed bite with new-found friends.

Your Room

Smaller is always beautiful at Beaulieu Inn, where you’ll get all the essentials you need to enjoy the best short break in the New Forest, with no compromise on comfort or style. The cosy snug rooms have delightful décor and double/twin beds to guarantee a great night’s sleep. With your own en-suite, including Bathe toiletries, a generous armchair and handy dressing table, you’re all set for your New Forest adventure. Other room facilities include; a bath or shower, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and air-conditioning.

Hotel Facts

  • WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Gardens
  • Bar
  • Indoor pool
  • Double or twin room for sole use occupancy
  • Hairdryer
  • Air-conditioning
  • Flat screen TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


Set in the heart of the New Forest, the Beaulieu Hotel was once a coaching inn, and enjoys exceptional views of the wild heathlands. It has a perfect setting for those who want to experience peaceful and uninhabited surroundings. You can walk directly into the forest where it would not be unexpected to see more ponies than human habitants!

The hotel is located right next to Beaulieu Road train station so is easily accessible for guests travelling from all over the UK.

A direct train goes from London Waterloo to Beaulieu Road, taking 2 hours approx.

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