October House Holiday Cabin
October House Holiday Cabin 

What to Do and Where to Go

The New Forest

Just a 15 minute drive away

566 square kilometres of National Park to enjoy - horse riding, biking, hiking, picnicking ...


12 miles away

iconic cathedral and excellent shopping


About 40 minutes away

a World Heritage site not to be missed while you are here

The South Coast

Bournemouth Beach, Sandbanks, Shell Bay, Poole Bay, Old Harry Rocks, Kimmeridge, Jurrassic Coast,

Studland Bay

All beautiful beaches in under an hour


Walks in the area

There are laminated maps of walks around Damerham in the guest information book in the Cabin.

Here are some links to usefull sites of walks in the New Forest and further afield:

Woodgreen to Godshill

Ramblers - New Forest

Hampshire CC Walks page

AA walk and bike rides

New Forest Walks

New Forest Walking Routes


Local Pubs

The Compasses, Damerham - a great social pub producing excellent food. Will need to book at the weekends. A pleasant 15 minute walk away.  Dog friendly.

The Rose and Thistle, Rockbourne, very good food, dog friendly, 5 minute drive away. You will need to book

The Bat and Ball Breamore, highly recommended.  Does food all day. Dog friendly. A 15 minute drive away.

The George Inn, Fordingbridge.  Lovely location just beside the beautiful river Avon. Good food - claims to be a 'gastro pub'.  No dogs.

The Inn at Cranborne, dog friendly, good food. 7 minute drive away.

The Cartwheel, Whitsbury.  Good pub grub and familiy friendly.

The Augustus John, Fordingbridge


Local eateries

Eating out in Fordingbridge

The Raj of India, Fordingbridge 01425 652056

Peking Restaurant, Fordingbridge 01425 652148

Surma Valley, Burgate, Fordingbridge 01425 656002



Damerham Fisheries

Rockbourne Trout Fisheries


Tourism sites

Visit Fordingbridge

Visit Dorset

Visit Hampshire

Visit Wiltshire

The New Forest

Damerham is a lovely village just to walk around and enjoy.


Salisbury and its Cathedral is under 25 minutes away.


Stone Henge is about 35 minutes away.


We are in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Beauty.


The New Forest is only a 15 minute drive.


The South Coast is 30-40 minutes away with sailing, beaches and a stunning coastline.


The Damerham Archaeology Project is just a few fields away.  It has been included in the National Geographic's top 10 archeological finds.


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