A walk in the north west of the New Forest

Introduction to Walk 2666

Photo from the walk - A walk in the north west of the New Forest

Nat Park - New Forest

County/Area - Hampshire

Author - Donald Morton

Length - 9.3 miles / 15 km

Ascent - 250 feet / 76 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Although called the New Forest it is by no means all woods. Much of this walk is over high open heathland with extensive views. But for variety there are stretches through Inclosures with a good mixture of trees. Throughout the walk there is the sound of birdsong and it would be rare not to have close views of the New Forest ponies. And for the keen naturalist there is, of course, lots more of interest.

Walk Description

Map showing start

Suggested Maps

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Explorer Map graphic - OS Explorer - Sheet OL22 BUY MAP

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

New Forest NP

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Accommodation Nearby

La Fosse at Cranborne
7.7 miles / 12.3 km away
Rockstone Cottage
18.4 miles / 29.5 km away
Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7
18.6 miles / 29.8 km away
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Gurnard, Cowes Isle of Wight
21.9 miles / 35.0 km away
Wight Wanders Walking Holidays
22.3 miles / 35.7 km away
Millbrook Guesthouse
23.3 miles / 37.3 km away
Swanage Apartment
23.3 miles / 37.3 km away
23.6 miles / 37.7 km away
The Hermitage Hotel
29.2 miles / 46.7 km away
Cove House
Lulworth Cove
29.9 miles / 47.9 km away

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