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Hatchet Pond near Beaulieu

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Perfect day out all year round.

Such a lovely pond in the New Forest. Being in the New Forest you can easily spend the day here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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This pond is such a great place to spend the day. We usually go for the day in our motor home, lots... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Worthing, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely pond in the New Forest. Being in the New Forest you can easily spend the day here. Plenty of walks, wildlife and much more to explore. Having children of all ages it’s great chance for the to get some fresh air and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pond is such a great place to spend the day. We usually go for the day in our motor home, lots of parking. Cows horses and donkeys freely roaming about ducks on the pond such a great place to be

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tillylady
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The water was so still and reflected all the trees surrounding the pond. We were able to watch the water fowl and the New Forest Ponies, You can walk around and it is so relaxing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lesleyannbarlow4845
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Lovely place to visit in the New Forest like lots of other places there. The car park is free as is all the car parks within the new forest. The main problem is that the road service is so poor on all car parks. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank suzie392018
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Although there is free parking it can be rough ground - drive with care. There are generally many donkeys gathered here. BUT PLEASE DO NOT FEED THEM likewise some horses. Also cattle gather there late in the day for a drink or two. Plenty of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank adamay23
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We passed the pond earlier in the day due to a family of Donkeys (including foals) and commented at that point how lovely and clean the area is, and how beautiful the view was. Later in the evening we Googled the best sunset view and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EmmaR2944
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Tranquil and a great place to stop after a cycle ride through the forest. Great views and good picnic spot

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Lovely views of Palace House, Ponies and donkeys roam alongside the pond. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David K
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Love Hatchet Pond. I could sit here all day watching the ponies and the swans. Fabulous place to either take a walk or just sit and read a book.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue H
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We bought a nice picnic from the nearby Beaulieu Organic Farm Shop. Lovely spot if a little windy when we visited. Donkeys and ponies may wish to join you!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Euroboy68
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Response from ExploreGB | Reviewed this property |
There are no postcodes for open heath Land. Try Google maps.
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Response from Guy W | Reviewed this property |
Lepe beach has built in BBQs. When you book you will be met on site by one of the country park staff who will show you the location of the facilities. It's a little south of the Forest but has great views over the Solent.
7 August 2015|
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Response from alec j | Reviewed this property |
There is a large car park with toilets facilities at Hatchets pond, it has good road access. The entrance to it is on the B3055 near the T junction between the B3054 and B3055. There are no parking fees or time constraints... More