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The Category New Forest is a subset of Hampshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with the New Forest which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.hiwwt.org.uk/nature-reserves/blashford-lakes-nature-reserve

Overview

'The nature reserve has an Education Centre and a trail guide and toilets for visitors. Eight kilometres of rolled gravel paths give access around the site suitable for all season use by mobility scooters, pushchairs and more robust wheelchairs. Two "Tramper" mobility scooters are available to borrow by prior arrangement.'

www.exbury.co.uk

Size (acreage)200
Overview

'World-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring, an oasis of tranquillity in summer followed by a splendid show as the leaves change in the autumn. Capture Exbury’s hidden beauty and escape the cares of the world as you explore a myriad of pathways ...'

lymington.com/lymington-life/locally/1029-lymington-to-keyhaven-nature...

Size (acreage)500
Overview

[1] Coastal Walk  'The footpath along the coast is the Solent Way which starts at Milford on Sea. The distance from Keyhaven to where the Lymington Yacht Clubs are, is 4.9 miles and will take about 2hrs to walk' - - - : [2] Circular Routes  'Most of the footpaths are wide and flat with a gravel surface. The only gradient is normally where you walk from inland up to the sea wall (coastal path).' ALERT Website Links changed.

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lymington.com

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Lymington and Keyhaven Marshes [Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust]

www.thenewforest.co.uk/things-to-do/walking

Overview

'Wild ponies and cattle, together with the diverse landscape, draw many people to the New Forest for walking. There are a number of walks to take in the New Forest. Many of the routes are clearly marked and there are places of interest to visit along the way. Leaflets on walking are available from the New Forest Visitor Information Centre ...' (or download PDFs of five Walking Routes in the New Forest).

www.newforestnpa.gov.uk

Overview

'Walking is a wonderful way to see the New Forest National Park close up. There are many possible walks to take you into the woods, by sea, over heath or by rivers and streams.'

www.fordingbridge.gov.uk/things-to-do/walking/

Overview

'Newcomers to the area, prospective new members and visitors are very welcome to join us for walks in these delightfully varied parts of Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. Our walks normally take place in an area of wonderfully contrasting scenery , from the New Forest to the rolling chalk downlands and coastline of Dorset and the rural landscapes of southern Wiltshire.' ALERT ’The "rffs.org.uk" site has now been closed and a new website is under construction for the Society.’ (and so I have changed the Link - at least pro tem).

www.forestryengland.uk/new-forest

Overview

'If you are looking for a set route to walk we have provided a number of way-marked walks from our favourite spots.'

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Forestry England

www.cfnf.org.uk/healthy-walks/

Overview

Link to details of some100 - one hundred - regular 'Healthy Walks' around and about the New Forest.

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Community First New Forest

www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryside/walking/newforestbishopsdyke

Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Take a walk through beautiful heathland that starts and finishes at the Beaulieu Road Station. '

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Hampshire County Council

www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/sport-leisure/walking/walking-in-east-dorset/...

Distance (miles)17
Overview

'One of Dorset's gentlest way-marked, walking, cycling and horse riding routes. This 16.5 mile (26.5 kilometres) trailway follows much of the old Southampton to Dorchester railway line. The trailway takes you through some of East Dorset's stunning landscape whilst also connecting a string of settlements between Ringwood and Poole.'

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Dorset Council

www.newforestaccessforum.org.uk

Overview

'The statutory local access forum for the New Forest National Park and South West Hampshire (New Forest District Council area) as required under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. The appointing authorities are the New Forest National Park Authority and Hampshire County Council. The Forum is an independent body and is not bound by the policies of its appointing authorities.'

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New Forest National Park

www.thenewforest.co.uk/things-to-do/walking/accessible-walks

Overview

'Throughout the New Forest there are designated accessible footpaths provided by the Forestry Commission. These way-marked walks can be found at the Bolderwood, Blackwater, Knightwood Oak, The New Forest Reptile Centre, Whitefield Moor and Wilverley Plain car parks ...'

www.newforestexplorersguide.co.uk/walks/introduction.html

Overview

'Walking in the New Forest offers freedom and wide open spaces, for within the New Forest National Park can be found an impressive 235 kilometres (146 miles) of public footpaths; 57 kilometres (35 miles) of public bridleways; and 26,600 hectares (266 square kilometres or 103 square miles) of Crown land with open public access.'

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Andrew Walmsley

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New Forest Walks [New Forest Tourist]

www.walkingpicnics.co.uk

Overview

'Nigel and Christine invite you to come and explore the New Forest with Walking Picnics. We will lead you on a guided ramble through the forest, pointing out the amazing wildlife and history of the place, then we will finish with a home-produced gourmet picnic.'

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Nigel and Christine Owen

www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryside/walking/solentway

Distance (miles)60
Overview

'Long-distance coastal walking route from the seaside town of Milford-on-Sea past the hustle and bustle of seafronts, quiet yachting harbours, deserted marshland and saltings to finish at Emsworth Harbour.'

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Hampshire County Council

www.southernwater.co.uk/testwood-lakes

Size (acreage)150
Overview

'A valuable water resource for Hampshire and a haven for wildlife which is managed in partnership with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust ... The Testwood Lakes Centre is open to the public and offers a wide range of walks, bird-watching and community and educational events.'

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Southern Water

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