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Whitten Pond Circular from Burley

Pub Walk + Heathland + Woodland

Nat Park - New Forest

County/Area - Hampshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.4 miles / 8.8 km    Ascent - 350 feet / 106 metres

Time - 3 hours 0 minutes    Grade - easy

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A circular walk from Burley exploring a New Forest landscape of undulating heathland and wooded inclosures with the chance of seeing ponies. The route crosses two small hills, visits Whitten Pond and can easily be combined with a visit to the Queens Head either before or after the walk.

The start is Burley Cricket car park (grid ref. SU213029) on the north side of Wilverley Road 350 metres east from the Queens Head. After parking exit the car park, cross the road, and turn left a short distance to turn right onto a track with adjacent Forestry England sign. After 60 metres turn left onto a clear track which descends to cross Turk Hill. The track then descends into a shallow valley and crosses the former railway. Just after the railway (grid ref. SU219015) you reach a fork where you bear right. The path loops round to the right to head west soon joining other tracks.

A kilometre from the railway you reach a fork (grid ref. SU209010). Keep ahead and descend to the shores of Whitten Pool. Roughly halfway along the shore veer left and follow a path to Pound Lane (grid ref. SU201013). Go straight across the lane and follow a clear track. When the track forks after 300 metres bear left and continue to Dur Hill Inclosure. Go straight across a cross track and keep ahead at the next junction. The track then arcs right and heads northwest towards the old railway.

Just before the footbridge over the railway turn right and follow a grassy path and track running roughly parallel to the railway on your left. Continue to Pound Lane (grid ref. SU201017) and turn left. Cross the railway and turn right inro Burbush car park. Aim left towards overhead cables and then after 50 metres bear right on a grassy path between trees. Cross a stream into open heathland and head up a slope to join a clear track. Bear left and follow the track northeast and then north to return to Wilverley Road in Burley. Turn right to the car park which is a short distance away on the left.

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