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Cicerone Guides: Walking in the New Forest: 30 Walks in the National Park

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone British Walking Guides

By: Steve Davison

208 pages, colour photos, colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Apr 2012 [2016 reprint] | #197549 | ISBN-13: 9781852846374
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NHBS Price: £12.95 $17/€15 approx

About this book

Thanks to William the Conqueror, who set it aside as a royal hunting ground in 1079, the New Forest has been protected by ancient laws for over 900 years. Situated in Hampshire on the south coast of England, it was given National Park status in 2005, helping to further conserve its captivating landscape.

It is Britain's smallest national park but offers a wide range of terrain to suit the taste of every walker--ancient woodland, empty heather-clad heath, captivating coastline and many streams and rivers.

The 30 walks in this guidebook use well-defined tracks and paths to visit interesting historic sites, colourful gardens and picture-postcard villages. They cover all areas of the New Forest National Park and can be shortened or lengthened to suit walkers of all abilities.


Overview map

- Plants and wildlife
- Geology
- History of the New Forest
- Walking in the New Forest
- Using the guide
- Maps
- Getting to the New Forest
- Getting around the New Forest
- Food and drink
- Where to stay
- Countryside Codes
- Access and rights of way
- The New Forest online
- Longer walks and long-distance routes

The Walks
- Langley Wood and Hamptworth
- Godshill and Castle Hill
- Hatchet Green and Woodgreen
- Bramshaw Telegraph and Eyeworth Pond
- Bramshaw Church and Nomansland
- Abbots Well and Alderhill Inclosure
- Fritham and Cadman's Pool
- Janesmoor Pond and the Rufus Stone
- High Corner Inn and Ogden's Purlieu
- Appleslade Bottom to Rockford via Ibsley Common
- Castle Piece and Linford Brook
- Exploring Bolderwood
- Minstead and Furzey Gardens
- Portuguese Fireplace and the Knightwood Oak
- Bank and Gritnam
- Ober Water and Blackwater Arboretum
- Holmsley Walk and Burley
- Wilverley Inclosure and Castleman's Corkscrew
- Lyndhurst and Bolton's Bench
- Ashurst figure-of-eight
- Beaulieu Road and Bishop's Dyke
- King's Hat, Dibden Bottom and the Beaulieu River
- Stubby Copse Inclosure and Balmer Lawn
- Brockenhurst and Dilton
- Hatchet Pond and Hawkhill Inclosure
- Beaulieu River from Beaulieu to Buckler's Hard
- Setley Common and Boldre Church
- Exploring the coastline from Lymington to Keyhaven
- Milford on Sea and Hurst Castle
- Lepe and Exbury

Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Useful contact information
Appendix C Glossary
Appendix D Bibliography

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