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New Forest Picnic Spots

When you come to the New Forest you will want to get out and explore the beautiful national park, what better way to see it, than to have a picnic in the forest! We can prepare a tasty picnic on site for you to take out for the day while you explore the New Forest.

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

Bolderwood is situated in the heart of the New Forest along the Ornamental Drive.  This is a great spot to get up close with some of the deer that roan the New Forest. From April until September they are fed daily between 12.30 and 2.30pm, you will also find information panels on the various types of deer that can be found in the Forest. For those who want to build up an appetite, there are 3 circular walking routes from the car park here – a great way to see different areas of the Forest.

Brock Beach (near A337 towards Brockenhurst)

Just south of Balmer Lawn, the river Lymington cuts across the landscape and the main road between Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst. The area is the perfect spot of a picnic by the river, which is great for a paddle!

Lepe Country Park (Exbury)

Lepe Country Park has it all! At the top there is a large play area and green fields perfect for picnics and walks. There are also a number of look out spots giving views across the water to the Isle of Wight.

Bolton’s Bench (near Lyndhust)

Bolton’s Bench is a short drive from the hotel. There is ample parking when you get there.  You can walk for miles to pick the perfect spot seeing the local wildlife for your picnic or alternatively you can walk up the hill and have you picnic while admiring the beautiful views.

Hatchet Pond (near Beaulieu)

Hatchet Pond is the largest area of fresh water in the New Forest. You can walk the whole way round the pond to make sure you pick the perfect spot for your picnic. While you are there you may even spot a donkey or two!


Picnic menu order forms and directions to picnic spots are available from the hotel reception.