During the season a variety of fish can be caught at Hatchet pond, New Forestet Pond and Little Hatchet including Roach, Bream, Tench, Carp, Pike, Pearch, Eels and Rudd. Coarse fishing on the Forestry Commission Hatchet Pond opens from June 16th 2016 until 14th March 2017 In order to fish at Hatchet Pond or Little Hatchet you will require a Forestry Commission fishing permit and an Environment Agency Rod License. Forestry Commission Fishing Permits are available as day, week or season tickets and are available from the outlets below: •The Queens House, High Street, Lyndhurst (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm) •Roundhill Campsite, Brockenhurst •East Boldre Post Office, East Boldre •Poingdestres Angling Centre, Southampton •Loni's Angling Centre, New Milton •Nobles Fishing, Blackfield


Beaulieu Health is the only place in the New Forest where you can fly Model Aeroplanes. The area of tarmac used is part of Beaulieu Airfield where many anti- submarine operations were flown from during WW2. The Beaulieu Model Flying Committee run the flying at Beaulieu Health. Model aircraft can be flown from 8am until half an hour before sunset. You will require a permit to fly and also be a member of the British Model Flying Assocation which provides you with 3rd party insurance. The Annual Permit can be obtained from The Beaulieu Model Flying Committee .

Water skiing

WakeBoarding, Kayaking and Stand-up Paddle Boarding can also be found in the New Forest. Visit The New Forest Water Park for a range of family friendly water based activities. New Forest Water Park Ringwood Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 2EY

Canoeing & Kayaking

The New Forest Activities Centre provide a range of activities for all the family from water based events such as kayaking and canoeing to land based events such as archery, cycling and battlefield live combat games. The perfect way to get young kids out on the water. Join our family canoe trips for a fantastic 90 minute session on the stunning Beaulieu River. Expert guides and loads of wildlife to spot, skills to learn fun for the family. Any age welcome. New Forest Activities - Booking Centre The Old Forge, Beaulieu, SO42 7YA Tel: 01590 612377


The Beaulieu River is centrally located on the Solent, close to the sailing centres of Cowes, Lymington and Southampton, and is one of the most picturesque rivers and marinas along the south coast. Set within the heart of the New Forest National Park, Buckler's Hard Yacht Harbour offers a unique location for short and overnight stays or permanent moorings all year round. There are full marina services and facilities available including a boat yard, valet service and fuel, as well as lavatories, showers and a launderette. Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour


Cycling in the New Forest is permitted on most public highways. The usual rules of the road apply but please follow the Cycle Code to make your ride safer for yourself and other forest users. The National Park has many quiet country lanes, perfect for cycling, as well as over 100 miles of way-marked cycle tracks across the Crown Lands of the Forest. The varied terrain makes it a cycling destination for all ages and abilities but it is most suited to recreational riders, couples and family groups. The New Forest is the most recently formed National Park in the UK but the fragile forest environment gives home to many species of flora and fauna which need protection from the pressure weighed down by recreational use. With over 13 million visitor days spent in the New Forest every year, the management of recreational use is crucial to the future of the New Forest habitats, and as cyclists, we need to ensure we keep to the designated trails. Visit Cyclexperience for cycle hire information. For a map of The New Forest National Park Cycle Routes

Horse Riding

Exploring this unique place on horseback seems only natural. Explore open forest, paddle in shady streams wherever you choose there's always stunning flora and fauna to see along the way. The Crown Lands of the Forest permit open access for horse riders and provide plenty of suitable tracks, although riders are expected to keep to the tracks, roads and bridleways. Riders will find plenty of country pubs and restaurants along the way, as well as accommodation offering livery facilities. Remember that animals roam freely in the forest and you may meet donkeys, cattle and ponies while out riding . Stallions are turned out only in spring. The British Horse Society recommends that before undertaking any riding in the New Forest, both horse and rider should be adequately insured against public liability. The British Horse Society can provide public liability and personal accident insurance cover as well as many benefits if you join as a member (terms and conditions and territorial limits apply). For more information or to join, visit their Membership section. The British Horse Society Approved Establishments: ARNISS EQUESTRIAN A family owned business set in approximately 50 acres, situated in the village of Godshill on the edge of the New Forest National Park, just outside Fordingbridge. Arniss Equestrian is managed by owner Jan Tupper who welcomes you to visit the centre to see the facilities that we offer and to meet our staff and horses 7 days a week. Arniss Farm is a 50 acre site with direct access to a very large area of the finest riding country in the south of England. From our yard you can ride out in to the New Forest without using public roads. Once in the forest there are many different trails to ride with spectacular views of the beautiful countryside. Tel: 01425 654114 Website BURLEY-VILLA SCHOOL OF RIDING Burley Villa offers gentle forest hacking, Western Trails and short breaks, taking you riding amongst the wild ponies and foals in the beautiful, ancient woodlands of the New Forest National Park. We welcome beginners on gentle, walk and jog Western Trails and younger children can join us riding on a ‘Kidz Brush n Ride’ or Pony Trail around our fields and woods. More experienced riders can ride into the National Park on group Walk and Trot or Private Canter Hacks and we welcome all standards on English or Western saddle Riding Lessons in our Indoor or Outdoor Arenas. Tel: 01425 610278 Website
Horse riding in the New Forest
Cycling in the New Forest
Beaulieu Model Flying
Canoeing & Kayaking

There are a number of activities for all of the family

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