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New Forest Walk
Eyeworth Pond & Ashley Cross from Fritham

Nat Park - New Forest

County/Area - Hampshire

Author - Dave Ford

Length - 4.4 miles / 7.2 km    Ascent - 400 feet / 121 metres

Time - 2 hours 40 minutes    Grade - easy

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Walk Route Description

Dave and his dog Logan (the Whippet) make a New Forest walk at Fritham. As well as some spectacular woodland scenery, we come across the site of an old Gunpowder Factory, a Roman Road, an idyllic lake and a building that looks like a bus shelter in the middle of nowhere but in fact is something completely different. Along the way we meet some New Forest Ponies and catch a "small glimpse" of some deer.



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