Activities in Lymington, the New Forest and East Dorset

There are many activities to try out within reasonable travelling distance from Lymington.

The most popular activity in the New Forest is cycling with many level miles of well-maintained and signposted trails. The largest cycle hire is along the south side of Brockenhurst station.

Also the New Forest is one of the most popular places in the country for horse riding.

Watersports is the most common activity in our region. We have the Solent which is the most popular sailing area in the UK, Poole Harbour with its shallow waters is ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing, and also along the Bournemouth, Poole and Studland Bay coastline are some of the best sandy beaches in the country.

See other pages for Beaches, Boat Trips and Places to Visit within this area.




Activities in the New Forest and East Dorset map Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity CentreKayak Hire - Lymington
Horse Riding
1 Burley-Villa Equestrian New Milton
2 Ford Farm Stables Brockenhurst
4 Burley Wagonette Rides Burley

Cycle Hire
5 AA Bike Hire Lyndhurst
Country Lanes Brockenhurst
7 Cyclexperience Brockenhurst
8 Forest Leisure Cycling Burley
9 Wight Cycle Hire Yarmouth
50 Figgures Cycles Lymington

10 Go Ape Ringwood
11 Go Ape Southampton
12 GoodLeaf Tree Climbing I.O.W.

13 Bournemouth Balloon Flights
14 Model Aircraft Beaulieu Heath
15 Paragliding School Isle of Wight

Water Sports
16 Seawater Baths Lymington
17 Sea Fishing Charters Lymington
18 Diving Charters Lymington
19 Kayak Hire Lymington
20 Calshot Windsurfing Calshot Spit
21 Quays Swimming & Diving Southampton
22 Ellingham Water Ski Club Blashford
New Forest Water Park Fordingbridge
24 Park watersports Poole Park
25 Absolute Aqua Hamworthy
26 Poole Windsurfing Poole Harbour
27 Poole Harbour Island Safari Poole
28 Poole Harbour Watersports Poole
29 Bournemouth Surf School
30 Boat Hire Christchurch Quay
31 Vintage Ferry Service Christchurch
Adventure Voyages Mudeford Quay
33 Beaches between Southampton & Swanage
34 Divers Down Swanage

Activities Centres
35 Calshot Activities Calshot Spit
Newforest Activities Beaulieu
37 Sports Centres New Forest
38 Hengistbury Head Outdoor Centre
39 Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre

Other Activities
40 Ten Pin Bowlin Southampton
41 Southampton Alpine Centre
42 Lymington Tennis Lymington
43 Solent Kite Flyers Southampton
44 New Forest Tour Bus New Forest
45 Crazy Golf Poole & Bournmouth
46 Pavilion Dance Bournmouth
47 Snowtrax Christchurch
48 Battlefield LIVE Beaulieu & Sopley
49 Dibden Golf Centre Dibden

Activities normally requiring membership
Activities - Clubs


1 Hurst Castle Sailing Club Keyhaven
2 Keyhaven Yacht Club Keyhaven
Lymington Town Sailing Club Lymington
Royal Lymington Yacht Club Lymington
5 Salterns Sailing Club Lymington
6 Barton-on-Sea Golf Club New Milton
7 Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club Brokenhurst
8 Burley Golf Club Burley
9 New Forest Golf Club Lyndhurst
10 Parley Golf Centre Driving Range Christchurch *
11 Walhampton Golf Club Walhampton
12 Bournemouth Flying Club Christchurch
13 Lymington Bowling Club Lymington
14 Lymington Fishing Club Lymington
15 Lymington Rowing Club Lymington
16 Milford Tennis Club Milford on Sea
17 Model Boats Setley Pond
18 New Forest Polo Club Brockenhurst
19 New Forest Ramblers New Forest
20 New Forest Runners New Milton
21 Sway Bowmen Archery Sway
22 Lymington Croquet Club Lymington