Keeping Fit While on Holiday!

While many of our guests come here to explore the area and enjoy the surrounding countryside by taking some of the fabulous walks we have on our doorstep, others still want to do a little more to keep up their fitness 🏊‍♂️ 🚴‍♂️ 🏃‍♂️

There are many ways you can keep fit while staying at Wallops Wood. Do make the most of our facilities, but take time out to make sure you get some rest & relaxation too! 

Our Indoor Pool

One of the best ways to keep up your fitness while staying here is by using our indoor pool. Since re-opening after the Covid lockdown of 2020, each cottage now has their very own swim slot, which is bookable when you get here. 

The number one feedback from guests is that they love having the pool to themselves during their stay. It’s a special experience having exclusive use of the pool! It also means that whether you use it for exercise or play, you don’t have to worry about disturbing other guests. Those who enjoy swimming have loved the tranquillity while using the pool and it’s so much easier to do those lengths! 😀

Our beautifully warm swimming pool
Our beautifully warm swimming pool

The pool is 13×6 metres, so more than big enough to do your lengths if you want to use it for exercise, and more than enough room for play! The pool is heated to a very comfortable 30 degrees, and with the integrated jacuzzi, makes it the perfect place to relax.

The pool is open from 9am to 7.45pm and each day you can book your 45 minute swim slot. Choose your preferred time to book your 45 minute daily swim session from the timetables in the swimming pool lobby. You can book for the current day, and the next day. The changing rooms remain closed due to COVID-19 cleaning protocols, so we suggest you bring a robe and flip flops for use between your cottage and the pool complex. And please bring your own pool towels.

Running & Cycling

We also have guests staying who enjoy running and cycling in the area. There are many lanes on the Wallops Wood estate and beyond where you can go running safely, as well as tracks and footpaths if you fancy something a little more off the beaten track.

The country lanes near Wallops Wood are fantastic for running & cycling
The country lanes near Wallops Wood are fantastic for running & cycling

For cyclists, there are some fantastic rides in the area taking in some of the beautiful villages and countryside on offer in the South Downs. 

You can find out more about running and cycling in the area here:
Running, Cycling & Walking Trails in Hampshire
Cycling in the Hampshire South Downs

We have also just completed a new bike store, so those bringing their cycles to Wallops Wood can stow them away safely and securely.

Our new bike store

Hopefully we’ve inspired you to keep up your fitness routine while staying with us. If you have any tips for walks or bike rides for other guests, do share on our Facebook page.