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Fall in love with the New Forest this February

It may be cold and occasionally rainy, but winter isn’t all bad – especially when you wake up to a crisp blanket of frost and winter sun shining over the New Forest!

Hoburne Bashley, on the edge of the New Forest is the perfect place to make the most of what winter has to offer and enjoy quality time with loved ones.

So, pull back your duvet, dig out your thickest winter coat and prepare yourself to fall in love with the New Forest, Hampshire this February!

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WARM UP WITH A WINTER WALK

With so many scenic locations on your doorstep, you’ll be spoilt for choice on winter walks in the New Forest.

Some of our favourite spots include Yew Tree bottom, which is the perfect spot to watch the sun rise and the wildlife awaken. Nearby there is also Broadley Inclosure, where you can follow a circular path around the Wooton Coppice Inclosure and loop back to the car park. Here you are almost certain to spot some deer wandering the paths and grazing between the trees - if you are very quiet of course!

If you are willing to travel a bit further from Bashley, then we’d recommend a trip to Roydon Woods nature reserve on the outskirts of Brockenhurst village, but don’t forget your wellies!

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COSY UP IN A TRADITIONAL COUNTRY PUB

There’s nothing quite as cosy as being huddled in an armchair, next to a log fire in a good old-fashioned pub and you won’t be short of those in the New Forest. After all that walking, you’ll definitely be deserving of a warming plate of food and of course, a cool drink! 

Our local favourites include The Plough which is in walking distance from Hoburne Bashley, The Snakecatcher in Brockenhurst and if you’re willing to travel a little bit further, New Forest Inn at Lyndhurst – trust us, the Sunday roasts are worth the drive!

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BOOK A SPA TREATMENT AT BEAUTY H

Psssttt… Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (you can thank us later). Why not book you and your loved one in for a pampering session at Beauty h treatment rooms?

Spend quality time together in the relaxation room after your 40-minute back, neck and shoulder massage when you book the Beauty h Valentine's Escape Together package or choose from other indulgent treatments such as body wraps and scrubs. See the treatment list for more information.  

The best part of all? You don’t even have to leave the park! As a Hoburne holidaymaker, you can go for a leisurely swim or sauna session before your treatment! 

Travelling with a four-legged friend? They'll love the New Forest just as much you! Find out about our dog-friendly accommodation.

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