The Rufus House is situated in the heart of the New Forest National Park, ideal TOURING BASE to explore the New Forest and surrounding areas of natural beauty all year around.
Walking, cycling, bird watching, horse riding, sailing, golf, archery, kayaking & canoeing. Equestrian centres, spa and swimming pools are all short distance from The Rufus House.
Summer in the New Forest
After Boltons’ Bench, take a path up to the hill then walk straight down, or walk towards Ashuhurst Forest via Whitemore, a walk along the paths, you will see the full of the purple heather-clad heathland with adorable new-born New Forest foals and baby donkeys.
Some beautiful coastlines: only 15 minutes drive from The Rufus House, popular Christchurch beach is 30 minutes drive from The Rufus House
Stay with Peace of Mind in The New Forest National Park, ocean sounds for deep sleep and relaxation🧚
The Lyndhurst Parish Circular Walk roughly follows the parish boundary, using the forest as our natural tour guide. It can be done in one go (13.5km, 3 – 4 hours) or you can choose from many shorter loops,
returning along pavements at the points indicated with blue arrows on the map. Source: Lyndhurst Parish Council Leaflet
Horses and ponies are the cultural heritage of the New Forest. Horse back is the best way to enjoy the beauty of the New Forest. However, please bear in mind that a horse’s natural reaction to something that it doesn’t understand is to spook or shy. Usually startled jump sideways, or a quick change of direction with the intention to flee. So please ride carefully.
The New Forest is the perfect place for enjoying outdoor activities with its diverse landscapes, you can enjoy many type of exercise, such as bird watching, sailing, golf, fishing and other water sports.