Clayhill House is ideally situated for Walking and Cycling in the New Forest.
Cycling In The New Forest
Cycling in the New Forest is included in the excellent book '1000 things you should do before you die' and is an absolute joy, and something that everyone should try at least once in their life.
For on road enthusiasts there are miles of scenic rides, on well maintained and relatively traffic free roads, whilst for the off road cyclists there are also numerous well maintained, off road tracks to enjoy, whether you are a hardened 'off roader' or a family with children.
We are always delighted to welcome cyclists and provide storage and cleaning facilities. We are also ideally located for the numerous organised rides that take place throughout the year including the outstanding Wiggle series of rides www.wiggle.co.uk
Bikes can also be hired at various pleases throughout The National Park including The Cycle Experience Brockenhurst www.newforestcyclehire.co.uk/
Walking In The New Forest
The New Forest is a wonderful place to walk whatever the time of year. Every season has its own highlights, and many of our visitors come for a weekend walking in every season .
Arguably the best season for walkers! With the correct warm clothing the Forest can be spectacular at this time of the year. Stunning early morning frosts, occasional snow, and dramatic skies. There is nothing better than to finish a days walking with a well earned warm drink (or something stronger!) and a hearty meal in a local hostelry.
Spectacular, wonderful, vibrant Autumn colours are awaiting you every year at this special time. A walk through the magnificent tress in Rhinefield Ornamental Drive is a highlight. Don't forget your camera!
New born ponies, bluebells, and green shoots of new life after winter appearing, make this a wonderful time to visit.
Dappled sunlight as you walk in the cool shade of the trees, balmy summer evenings, and a sight not to be missed as the Forest turns into a blaze of mauve Heather!
Shows & Events
Throughout the year there are always many wonderful events and activities taking place on both the land and the sea.
A few of our favorites include:
The New Forest Show
Everything New Forest! Animals of all shape and sizes, Crafts ,Entertainment for all of the family We are literally minutes away from the showground!
New Forest Show (Gun firing)
Round The Island Race
Watch this annual spectacle of thousands of boats as they sail around the isle of Wight. We can give you all the information you need on where and when to get the best shore based views.
Another Nautical spectacular! A short skip and a hop by Wight Link Ferry (Lymington) or Red Jet from either Southampton Enjoy the racing and unique atmosphere of this Internationally recognised regatta.