New Forest Walk
Lyndhurst circular walk
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Walk Route Description
Join me and my dog, Logan (the Whippet) as we continue our series of walks in the New Forest. In this episode, after visiting the impressive St Michael's & All Angels Church in Lyndhurst (Hampshire), we go on a walk to the North of the village. During our walk, we investigate the history of the area (it was once a racecourse) and bump into a lovely Greenkeeper, called Ian, who explained the history of the New Forest Golf Course that now covers a significant part of the area.
Route details: I suggest you park in the main village car park & head North (A337) before coming across a right turn into Racecourse View. Access to the grasslands is through a gate on your left (see video). From then on, just basically follow a path to a "hillock" of trees that has a gap in it. Go through the gap and then it is just a case of keeping the woods on your left & the golf course on your right - around the "Old Race Ground". It is a circular route that eventually brings you back to the gate in Racecourse View. There is plenty of room between the woods & the golf course to be able to walk without getting in the way of the golfers!
Other walks nearby
Walk 1612 Lyndhurst Circular - easy/mod - 7.5 miles/12.2 km
Walk 3539 Holmhill Inclosure from Millyford Bridge - easy - 2.5 miles/4.1 km
Walk 3615 Ashurst (Busketts) Circular - easy - 3.4 miles/5.5 km
Walk 3550 Ashurst Circular - easy - 3.3 miles/5.4 km
Walk 3560 Blackwater Tall Tree trail near Lyndhurst - easy - 2.2 miles/3.6 km
Walk 3543 Brockenhurst Circular - easy - 4.8 miles/7.8 km
Walk 3545 Matley Wood from Beaulieu Road - easy - 4.3 miles/7 km
Walk 3551 Denny Lodge from Beaulieu Road - easy - 5.7 miles/9.3 km
Walk 3583 Brockenhurst, Black Knowl & Ober Water - easy - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Walk 3639 Rhinefield Walk near Brockenhurst - easy - 5.6 miles/9.1 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
Walking in the New Forest
A guidebook to 30 walks of between 3 and 10 miles set throughout the New Forest National Park in Hampshire and Wiltshire. Routes explore ancient woodland, heather-clad heath and dramatic coastline, all within easy reach of Southampton, Bournemouth and Salisbury. Walks for all abilities, easily combined to create longer challenges.
Walking Hampshire's Test Way
Guidebook to walking the 71km (44 mile) Test Way in Hampshire from high on the chalk downs of Inkpen Beacon to the Eling Tide Mill near Southampton Water. Following the beautiful, crystal clear River Test, it passes picturesque villages and fascinating historic sites. Also includes 15 day walks to explore this lovely part of pastoral England.
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