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New Forest Walk
Denny Lodge from Beaulieu Road

Nat Park - New Forest

County/Area - Hampshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.7 miles / 9.3 km

Ascent - 350 feet / 106 metres

Time - 3 hours 10 minutes

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SU348063
Lat 50.855173 // Long -1.506979
Postcode SO42 7YQ (approx. location only)

Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Denny Lodge from Beaulieu Road
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This New Forest walk explores the area to the southwest of Beaulieu Road railway station and includes the site of the five times a year pony sales. Points of interest along the way include the Bishop's Dyke, pleasant woodland the isolated outpost of Denny Cottage and Denny Lodge. As with many walks in the New Forest, navigation can be confusing with many tracks and paths criss-crossing the landscape, so it is advised you take the relevant OS 1:25000 map to help with route finding.

The start is the car park just west of the railway station (grid ref. SU348063). From the car park, exit south past the wooden barrier to pick up a clear path heading south with the railway on your left. After 800 metres you reach a path on the left (grid ref. SU349055) which crosses the railway. Ignore this path and continue in a southerly direction soon crossing Bishop's Dyke. Stay on the path until just past two footbridges (at Woodfidley Passage) and turn left to cross a railway bridge. Pass through a series of pony pens to an area of open grassland to a path on your right after about 120 metres from the railway bridge (grid ref. SU351042).

Continue down to a gate and continue ahead for 800 metres to a crossroads with a gravel cross track (grid ref. SU352037). Turn right here and follow this clear track for just under two kilometres (ignoring all paths and tracks on each side) to a cattle grid beyond which is a T-junction (grid ref. SU335033). Turn right here and continue for 2.5 kilometres to a clearing with some houses (Denny Cottage on your right). Continue ahead to Denny Lodge (the last house on your left) to reach a concrete bunker (on your left) after a further 100 metres (grid ref. SU333055). Turn right here and follow the path for about 550 metres to reach open grassland. Continue ahead for just over a kilometre to the car park which is located close to a group of conifer trees.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.

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