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Lyndhurst Circular
Introduction to Walk 1612

Photo from the walk - Lyndhurst Circular

Nat Park - New Forest

County/Area - Hampshire

Author - Donald Morton

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 100 feet / 30 metres

Grade - easy/mod

The New Forest is a wonderful mix of open heathland, bogs, ancient woodland interspersed with open tracts (lawns), and more recent plantings (Inclosures). This walk takes in examples of all these types of terrain and provides an opportunity to experience all sorts of wildlife: ponies and deer, in the spring primroses and violets, in the autumn fungi, hawks and kestrels over the heathlands and in the woods the birdsong is magnificent; and lots more for those knowledgeable enough and keen-eyed enough to find them. Two suggestions. Summer weekends might be best avoided because of heavy traffic on the A35 which has to be crossed once. And as one who normally is quite happy with an OS Landranger map in most areas in England and Wales, I would say the larger scale Explorer is essential for walking in the Forest (only at this scale do you get all the tracks shown) and a compass useful where a well defined track is non-existent or there are too many to choose from.


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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL22Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL22Digital Map1:25kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
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Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
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Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 3142
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Length - 4.8 miles / 7.7 km
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Gatcombe and Shorwell from Carisbrooke, IOW
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Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2435
17.7 miles / 28.3 km away
Compton Down from Brighstone circular
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km
Walk 3237
19.0 miles / 30.5 km away
Bowerchalke & the Ox Drove from Broad Chalke
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

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

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