New Forest & Dorset Pre-Tour

We are organizing a longer pre-tour event for a maximum of 20 cars in the Dorset & New Forest area for IntSAAB participants wanting to make a longer holiday of their visit including three day tours on the Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday & a visit to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu on the Thursday prior to IntSAAB. The tour will be based at the St Leonard’s Hotel near Ringwood ( on the A31 west of Ringwood, while nearby camping is available at the St. Leonard’s Farm Park (
Participants travelling any distance should plan to arrive on the Sunday evening to avoid missing the Monday tour (the St Leonard’s also offers a concessionary rate for guests staying 5 nights or longer).

To book, please contact the organizers, Mark & Carol GardinerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Costs to Participants for Event

Hotel Accommodation at St Leonard’s Hotel (double / twin room) : £535.50 for 5 nights
The tours include a number of stops at car parks & use of the Sandbanks ferry – fees payable by participants (approx. £10 / day in total).
Admission fee for the National Motor Museum  Beaulieu– we are hoping to negotiate a concessionary price as we did for SAABs in the Forest 2016. Standard admission is £23 for adults.

The New Forest Tourism WebsiteLink

Tour of part of the New Forest including a morning stop at Cadnam’s Pool, a lunchtime stop at Hythe & opportunity to travel on its historic pier train & an afternoon tea stop at Exbury Gardens.


Tour of central & north Dorset (north of Wimborne) including a visit to historic Sherborne & an opportunity to see the (in)famous Cerne Abbas giant.


Tour of the beautiful Purbecks including Lulworth, Tyneham, Corfe Castle returning on the Sandbanks chain ferry.


Group visit to the famous National Motor Museum at Beaulieu (