A dog-friendly day out!

This article is an excerpt from a blog post originally written by our partners, The Outdoor Guide. 

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Planning a day out with your pooch in the New Forest?

The Rhinefield Ornamental Drive Walk – or for those with little legs like dachshunds and toy breeds, take the short loop Blackwater Arboretum Walk (encompassed by the Rhinefield route).

With over 140 miles of gorgeous footpaths and tracks great for stretching those legs on, the New Forest is the ultimate paradise for dogs and dog walkers. The New Forest National Park Authority estimates that over 25,000 dog walks take place in the New Forest each day!

Eat at…

The Bell Inn

Well you certainly can’t go wrong with The Bell Inn, also part of the Stay in a Pub group. Voted the New Forest’s Most Dog Friendly Restaurant in the New Forest, it would actually be rude not to stop by here, at the very least for a bite to eat with your pooch sat at your feet – scooby snacks available. Dogs are welcome in the bar area too, although beverages for anyone on four legs are limited to water only.

Part of the Stay in a Pub collection, we recommend The Bell Inn as a place to stay for your dog walking trip in the New Forest.


Take special care when walking in the New Forest – several cases of Alabama Rot, a potentially fatal disease to dogs, were recently reported here. Read everything you need to know about this on the RSPCA website here.