New Forest Walk
Ashurst (Busketts) Circular
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Walk Route Description
This is another New Forest Video walk with my Whippet, Logan. This route explores the area around the North & North West of the village of Ashurst. The circular route takes us into a number of woodland inclosures, taking advantage of well-made tracks with hard surfaces. The walk explores the site of Costicles Pond - an area that was once an impressive expanse of open water over 200 years ago but now sadly reverted to a bog. The route takes us past the old Underkeepers Lodge, and we come across a huge stack of Heather bales before crossing the Bartley Water twice.
Other walks nearby
Walk 3550 Ashurst Circular - easy - 3.3 miles/5.4 km
Walk 1612 Lyndhurst Circular - easy/mod - 7.5 miles/12.2 km
Walk 3554 Lyndhurst circular walk - easy - 2.9 miles/4.7 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 3539 Holmhill Inclosure from Millyford Bridge - easy - 2.5 miles/4.1 km
Walk 3543 Brockenhurst Circular - easy - 4.8 miles/7.8 km
Walk 3583 Brockenhurst, Black Knowl & Ober Water - easy - 5.0 miles/8.1 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
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