Brockenhurst is set in the middle of the New Forest National Park. It's the perfect holiday location for those who enjoy walking, cycling, horse riding, playing golf or just generally relaxing and eating out. Ponies, cows and donkeys are regularly seen meandering in the local area and even on Brookley Road itself.
The New Forest became a national park in 2005. It is Britain's smallest national park and was previously William the Conqueror's royal hunting park. The Forestry Commission has opened up many of its off-road tracks to cyclists making it a fantastic and safe place to explore by bike. There is a cycle hire shop http://www.newforestcyclehire.co.uk in Brockenhurst village, within walking distance of the apartments, close to the railway station. A list of cycle and walking routes can be found here cycle and walking routes
Should you wish to explore part of the forest on horseback, there are a number of local stables where you can have lessons or go trekking into the forest. Brockenhurst riding stables and Ford Farm Stables are both nearby.
Brockenhurst apartments are located within easy walking distance of the forest or you can take the car and explore further afield. There are many beautiful places to visit for walks, and too many to mention here but we have information available in the apartments for you to peruse during your stay. The New Forest visitor centre has lots of information and tips on where to go and what to do; they are located in Lyndhurst, a short distance from Brockenhurst.
From June to September, you could take an open top bus tour of the local area. There are 3 different routes to choose from. You can catch a tour bus from Brockenhurst train station.
Lymington is a 15 minute drive away or a train journey from Brockenhurst station is 8 minutes. Trains run approximately every half hour.
Exbury Gardens near Beaulieu are well worth a visit as is the Motor Museum at Beaulieu. You can take a walk from Beaulieu to Bucklers Hard along the Beaulieu river, stop for a drink at the Master Builders Hotel and enjoy the setting, then walk back to Beaulieu again.