Ancient folklore and fairies, white witches and wildlife, this part of the New Forest National Park is peerless in its old world charm. YHA New Forest, formerly YHA Burley, is in a peaceful setting close to activities and the seaside, great for cheap family holidays and weekend breaks. Don't miss the many beer and cider festivals throughout the year - you might even catch the odd pagan ritual.
The New Forest is nearby, great for all kinds of activity breaks, including walking, horse riding and pony trekking with plenty of routes for cycling holidays. Or if you fancy water sports, take a canoe out onto the nearby Beaulieu River. A ten-minute walk from us brings you to the thatched cottages, tea rooms and cider farm of Burley. As you stroll around, passing the New Forest Ponies and cattle that freely roam, you’ll notice that magic is a recurrent theme in the local gift shops. That's because of Sybil Leek, a white witch who lived here in the 1950s with her pet jackdaw Mr Hotfoot Jackson!