logo Walking Britain

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.


 

Maps Ordnance Survey Logo Anquet Maps Logo

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.

Digital Maps - For more information on digital maps go to Anquet Maps. Digital maps, including Ordnance Survey, Harvey Superwalker and British Mountain Maps, are available for your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android tablet and phone.

Other walks nearby

Walk 1612
8.4 miles / 13.4 km away
Lyndhurst Circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 3237
10.9 miles / 17.4 km away
Bowerchalke & the Ox Drove from Broad Chalke
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1546
17.6 miles / 28.2 km away
Freshwater and Norton from Yarmouth, IOW
Grade - easy
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1613
18.9 miles / 30.3 km away
Studland and Old Harry Rocks from Sheel Bay
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2223
19.3 miles / 31.0 km away
The Needles & Tennyson's Monument from Nodewell Farm
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 2311
19.9 miles / 31.9 km away
The Needles & Tennyson's Monument from Freshwater Bay
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2343
20.8 miles / 33.3 km away
Higher Pertwood & Wessex Ridgeway from Hindon
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.1 miles / 13.2 km
Walk 1634
20.9 miles / 33.5 km away
Old Harry & Ballard Down from Studland
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.3 miles / 8.6 km
Walk 2414
21.1 miles / 33.8 km away
Compton Down and Five Barrows from Compton Chine
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1748
23.5 miles / 37.6 km away
East Knoyle & Hindon from West Knoyle
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.6 miles / 15.6 km

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

Recommended Reading

Cicerone Books

Cicerone PressCicerone Press offer a range of books and eBooks offering guides to all the popular walking areas and long-distance trails in Britain and overseas. Their illustrated guides feature walks, information and maps to help you make the most of the outdoors.
Explore Cicerone's Catalogue

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

Facebook Twitter

Wainwright Hill Bagging Map

A scratchable map showing all 214 Wainwrights in the Lake District. More info.

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains with detailed weather forecasts - for iOS devices or for Android devices.

New to Walking?

How to start walking - a simple guide of how to start walking. Includes a guide on how to select your walks.