New Forest Walk
Keyhaven & Hurst Castle
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Walk Route Description
A New Forest walk with my dog, Logan (the Whippet) starts from the tiny coastal village of Keyhaven. The route follows part of the Solent Way along the Coastal Path, exploring the Lymington - Keyhaven Marshes Nature Reserve, investigating the site of the old, long gone, Saltern Industry as well as looking at the impressive Hurst Castle. We meet a couple of "Birdwatchers" (who let me look through their telescope to view some Golden Plover) and interview a chap from the New Forest Park Authority who was leading a small team of Archaeologists who were investigating the site of 17th Century dock.
Other walks nearby
Walk 1546 Freshwater and Norton from Yarmouth, IOW - easy - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Walk 2223 The Needles & Tennyson's Monument from Nodewell Farm - easy - 4.0 miles/6.5 km
Walk 2311 The Needles & Tennyson's Monument from Freshwater Bay - easy/mod - 6.0 miles/9.8 km
Walk 2414 Compton Down and Five Barrows from Compton Chine - easy/mod - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Walk 3567 Wilverley Inclosure & Naked Man - easy - 5.4 miles/8.8 km
Walk 3542 RAF Beaulieu near East Boldre - easy - 5.1 miles/8.3 km
Walk 3685 RAF Beaulieu Walk from Hawkhill Inclosure - easy - 3.6 miles/5.9 km
Walk 3583 Brockenhurst, Black Knowl & Ober Water - easy - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Walk 3543 Brockenhurst Circular - easy - 4.8 miles/7.8 km
Walk 3639 Rhinefield Walk near Brockenhurst - easy - 5.6 miles/9.1 km
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