The New Forest and East Dorset has ample attractions to occupy visitors to the area rain or shine.
Within easy reach of the Furzehill Farm CL is the village of Keyhaven. There is a lot to see so allow a long morning or even a whole day to make the most of your visit.
Keyhaven is on the coast and just inside the New Forest boundary, the nearest town is Milford on Sea. This is your access point to Hurst Castle spit either on foot or by the little ferry that leaves from Keyhaven. The walk out to Hurst Castle is on the shingle so wear sensible footwear – it’s not a long walk but might take an hour or two depending on fitness. Take the ferry to get back if you want to save time and energy.
On the Southampton side of Keyhaven there is a nature reserve with diverse habitats. Salt marsh, Grassland, Scrub, Gorse and seaside flowers are amongst the vegetation types that attract a wide range of birdlife.