The great outdoors

With 145 square miles of stunning parkland on the doorstep – not to mention the Solent and striking South Coast – guests at Passford really are spoilt for choice.   Take a look at what is going on in the local area.


If you’re feeling active, we have just the thing to get those pulses racing…


With a pair of comfy shoes there’s no limit to what the forest can show you. There are plenty of options to help you stretch your legs and soak up the scenery. In particular, Bolderwood is good for a stroll – ice cream and deer spotting – and the Tall Trees walk provides ample shade from the midday sun. Top tip: Bring your walking boots, we have a Boot Room where you can clean and dry them off overnight.



Those who don’t walk, cycle. With over 100 miles of off-road way-marked tracks to discover, the New Forest is a cyclist’s paradise. In fact, many find the only obstacle to be an occasional pony on the path. And, if you’re feeling even more adventurous, a cliff-top cycle on the South Coast is both exhilarating and exhausting, in equal measure. Top tip: Bike hire shops are popular in the New Forest.  This link below will take you to our trusted supplier, Cyclexperience Book your bike hire



The New Forest certainly knows what makes a good, albeit often challenging, golf course. There are plenty of chances to work on your handicap – and enjoy some of the wonderful scenery as you play. At just under 6,000 yards with a par of 69, the nearby New Forest Golf Club at Lyndhurst boasts some of the most scenic holes in Hampshire. Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club (Par 70) is also nearby and has just been voted the ‘English Champion Club’ of the year. Elizabeth Bennett who was the Ladies Number 1 English Amateur in 2006, plays golf here and lives in Brockenhurst. Anyone wanting to play here will need to have a Handicap Certificate – 24 for Men and 30 for Ladies. The cost is £49.50 per person midweek and £60.00 at the weekends and needs to be booked in advance. Top tip: If you don’t fancy a shot at the real thing, try your hand on our putting green before heading to the coast for some crazy golf.


Now we have our newly refurbished tennis court, why not make the most of the weather and create your own healthy competition. The court is available to hire from 8.00am until 6.00pm for just £5.00 per session, whether that be 1 hour or 1.5 hours, equipment can be hired from reception if required.We have also been working closely with New Forest Tennis Breaks (  who are available for private tuition’s and day courses for those who wish to learn a little as well as play. 

The New Forest Activities Booking Centre

The New Forest Activities Booking Centre based on Beaulieu High Street offers a range of great activities and things to do in the New Forest. Whether you are looking for family activities such as canoeing on the Beaulieu River, Archery in the New Forest, or want a little more adventure with Battlefield LIVE or Kayaking, the Booking Centre has something to offer everyone. If you just want more information on local New Forest Attractions, maps of the area or want to explore with cycle hire or a guided walk, then pop in and meet the team. Call 01590 612377 or visit