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YHA New Forest


Cott Lane, Burley Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 4BB


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0800 0195 465

Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 5:30pm

About YHA New Forest

If Hampshire and its glorious surroundings appeal to your class's sense of discovery and adventure, look no further than YHA New Forest. Based in a quiet, relaxed area, the Youth Hostel is perfect for school trips due to the large number of activities that take place around it - and it also provides groups with tasty home-cooked meals!
The nearby Avon Tyrell Outdoor Activity Centre in the New Forest provides plenty of activities if you're planning an action-packed residential escape for your school group - walking, horse riding and pony trekking are available, as well as a large number of routes for cycling. For those not afraid to get a little wet, watersports are a local favourite; you'll be able to take canoes out on the Beaulieu River.
Local attractions are not few and far between - the area is surprisingly packed full of educational activities considering its rural setting. Around 45 minutes away is Marwell Zoological Park, a beautiful reserve set in 100 acres of parkland, with over 200 species of animals on its books - and some of these are rare and endangered. Liberty's Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre - just six miles away - is home to a large collection of birds of prey, while the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu provides a full history lesson in motorised transport.



Burley Manor Riding Stables
0.5 miles
Your ride will take you out into the New Forest Country Park to take in the wonderful views and see wild ponies and other animals that live in the forest.
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Forest Leisure Cycling
0.1 miles
Just 5 minutes walk from the YHA and situated in the traditional village of Burley. We recommend Forest Leisure Cycling for cycle hire, repairs and cycling accessories. Open 7 days, all year round.
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Access Statement

At YHA New Forest we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or washrooms is accessible to modern standards.

We also have:

  • One step (5cm) into the hostel
  • One ground floor bedroom
  • WC and shower facilities on the ground floor
  • Ground floor level throughout
  • Portable induction loop

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Map & Directions

How To Get Here

Follow Lyndhurst Road, go past Burley School on the left and past the golf course for 1/2 mile to the crossroads. Follow the sign post to White Buck Inn and turn left into Cott Lane. Follow signs for the hostel.

Longitude: -1.687614
Latitude: 50.82438
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