New Forest Walk
Brockenhurst, Black Knowl & Ober Water
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Walk Route Description
358301 This is another New Forest walk with my Whippet. This walk is a 5 mile circular route to the West of Brockenhurst. Leaving my car at the Balmer Lawn Car Park (where I get to see a couple of "free range" Pigs), I start the walk at Butts Lawn before passing some allotments and head across the open space of Black Knowl. I explore the remains of a 19th Century Hydraulic Ram System at Bolderford Bridge before continuing my walk along the side of Ober Woods to Ober Corner. The route then takes me over Ober Heath, through Fletchers Thorns (where I see some Deer), past Poundhill Inclosure and on to Queen's Meadow. I then take a quick detour to explore some 17th Century clay pits before crossing Lymington River and heading back to the original start point.
Other walks nearby
Walk 3543 Brockenhurst Circular - easy - 4.8 miles/7.8 km
Walk 3639 Rhinefield Walk near Brockenhurst - easy - 5.6 miles/9.1 km
Walk 3560 Blackwater Tall Tree trail near Lyndhurst - easy - 2.2 miles/3.6 km
Walk 3567 Wilverley Inclosure & Naked Man - easy - 5.4 miles/8.8 km
Walk 3542 RAF Beaulieu near East Boldre - easy - 5.1 miles/8.3 km
Walk 3685 RAF Beaulieu Walk from Hawkhill Inclosure - easy - 3.6 miles/5.9 km
Walk 3554 Lyndhurst circular walk - easy - 2.9 miles/4.7 km
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 3545 Matley Wood from Beaulieu Road - easy - 4.3 miles/7 km
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