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New Forest Walk
Brockenhurst, Black Knowl & Ober Water

Nat Park - New Forest

County/Area - Hampshire

Author - Dave Ford

Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km    Ascent - 150 feet / 45 metres

Time - 2 hours 40 minutes    Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SU299028
Lat 50.823974 // Long -1.576873
Postcode SO42 7TE (approx. location only)
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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.

 

 



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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

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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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