Walk 3554 - printer friendly version
Lyndhurst circular walk Walk
Author - Dave Ford
Length - 2.9 miles / 4.7 km
Ascent - 100 feet / 30 metres
Grade - easy
Start - OS grid reference SU300081
Lat 50.8716270 + Long -1.5750212
Postcode SO43 7BF (approx. location only)
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!