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New Forest Walk
Burley & Castle Hill

Nat Park - New Forest

County/Area - Hampshire

Author - Dave Ford

Length - 4.3 miles / 7 km    Ascent - 320 feet / 97 metres

Time - 2 hours 30 minutes    Grade - easy

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Walk Route Description

A New Forest Walk with my dog, Logan (the Whippet) visiting the village of Burley in Hampshire. Our walk takes us South of the village to Shappen Hill, along a disused railway line to Church Moor and up to the Castle Hill Iron Age hillfort. Along the way we come across the wonderful sight (and sound) of Fallow Deer rutting.

 

 


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