Walking in the New Forest

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There are so many beautiful walks in the New Forest

The walks cater for all, easy flat walks, walks perfect for dogs, more energetic walks off the beaten track, you take your pick, go and explore!

Dog Friendly Walks

Below are some of the delightful walks in the New forest

Jamesmoor Pond

Walk Type: Janesmoor Pond can be enjoyed with a simple stroll taking in the pond life and wild ponies.

Start: Jamesmoor Pond SO43 7HH.

Finish: Jamesmoor Pond SO43 7HH.

Distance: Short    Duration: as long as you like

Food: The nearest pub is the Royal Oak in Fritham, 1.6 miles away and well worth a visit.

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Jamesmoor Pond

Bolderwood – Ornamental Drive

Walk Type: There are 3 marked circular walking trails from Bolder wood car park. They are all very pleasant woodland walks on a good gravel or firm grass/gravel surface.

Start: Bolderwood car park Ornamental Drive, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, United Kingdom, SO42.

Finish: Bolderwood car park Ornamental Drive, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, United Kingdom, SO42.

Distance: 1 Miles round trip    Duration: 30 minutes

Food: Picnic are with BBQ stations and also an Ice Cream van most weekends and school holidays.

BBQ Area

Black Water – Ornamental Drive

Walk Type: This is an excellent easy going walk with one or two short slopes of 10% and no cross falls.

Start: Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, United Kingdom, SO42.

Finish: Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, United Kingdom, SO42.

Distance: 2.4 Miles round trip    Duration: 30 - 40 minutes

Food: Picnic are with BBQ stations and also an Ice Cream van most weekends and school holidays.

BBQ Area

Abottswell to Fritham

Walk Type: A walk with great views with moderate gradients on well gravelled path throughout. Dog Friendly: YES

Start: Millenium monument in Abbotswell carpark, SP6 2JD.

Finish: Fritham car park, SO43 7HJ.

Distance: 8.4 Miles round trip    Duration: 90 minutes each way

Food: The Royal Oak pub is situated about 100m from Fritham car park. Its serves food, has toilets & allows dogs inside.

Burley Disused Railway Walk to Holmsley Tea Rooms

Walk Type: A walk is mostly graveled but gets a little waterlogged along the route, along with water courses. The walk is through the valley so the scenery is of the walk and hillsides. Dog Friendly: YES

Start: Burbush Car Park, Pound Lane, Burley BH24 4EF.  

Finish: Burbush Car Park, Pound Lane, Burley BH24 4EF

Distance: 4.6 Miles round trip    Duration: 90 minutes

Food: There are several pubs and tea rooms in Burley to get hot and cold food, drinks and there are toilets. There is the Tea Room in Holmsley to also take a snack break.

Howen Bottom & Eyeworth Pond

Walk Type: A walk with a fairly good gravelled path for the entire route, which is almost mud free. Off the path there is standing water and streams but the walk gives good views of the pond. Dog Friendly: YES

Start: Roger Penny Way, SP6 2NT.  

Finish: Eyeworth Pond, SO43 7HJ.

Distance: 3.2 Miles round trip    Duration: 55 minutes

Food: There is no pub on the walking route however The Royal Oak pub is situated close by, SO43-7HJ. Its serves food, has toilets & allows dogs inside.

Busketts Lawn

Busketts Lawn

Walk Type: Multiple walks in this area with lawns and rivers and ancient woodland and gravel tracks, a very popular dog walking area. Dog Friendly: YES

Start: Busketts Lawn, SO40 7GL.  

Finish: Busketts Lawn, SO40 7GL.  

Distance: Various    Duration: Various

Food: There is The Compass Inn, 2.9 miles away, SO40 2HE, where you can get food and drink.