Welcome to The Bell Inn, where two wheels are definitely better than four – if visitors truly want to experience all the great things we have to share in the New Forest by foot or bike, which includes ancient woodland, heaths, pretty villages and a 40-mile ‘secret’ coast – and you can even bring your furry friend along for a dog-friendly break.
With more than 140 miles of track and low speed-limit roads where the only traffic jams are usually caused by free-roaming ponies and cattle, the New Forest has a commitment to becoming as car-free as it can possibly be.
The New Forest offers quiet country roads and cycling routes for those wanting to improve fitness and stamina, while taking in the stunning landscape and historic villages – and for walkers, there are plenty of waymarked trails on the Forestry Commission website, including downloadable National Park walks to guide you around the forest.
The Bell Inn has just been accredited under the New Forest Tourism Association’s Cyclists and Walkers scheme.
To help you step out into adventure, we now provide:
– Lockable undercover area for safe overnight storage of bicycles and panniers
– Facilities available for washing bicycles and outdoor clothing
–Emergency cycle and puncture repair kit available (including tyre levers, puncture repair kit, lubricant, a pump capable of being used for different valves)
–Clothes washing and drying facilities, laundry service or details of nearest launderette facility provided
–Details of the nearest cycle hire outlets and cycle repair/spares shops available
–Maps and books available for reference on cycling and walking in the area/ details of local and regional cycling and walking routes
–Information on public transport and taxi companies operating locally
–Weather information for the area available
–Information on local attractions and events and/or local tourist information centres
–Information on location and opening times of nearest shops, bank/cash machine, postal facilities, local cafes and pubs, food shops and delivery options
–Details of nearest doctor, dentist, hospital, chemist and vet
–Packed lunches including homemade sandwiches and sausages rolls (available to pre-order)
To book your cycling or walking break at The Bell Inn, head to our booking page or call 02380 812214.