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Saturday, 22 August 2015

Third Saturday Walk

SWC Walk 163:  Brockenhurst Circular – The New Forest – a mix of dense and more open woods with ponies and dashes of heather

Length:  10.5 miles

Difficulty:  3 out of 10

Train:  Take the 9:35 South West Weymouth Train from London Waterloo to Brockenhurst, arriving at 11:04Return trains from Brockenhurst are 17:16; 17:45; and then 15 and 45 minutes past the hour until 20:45Buy a day return to Brockenhurst.  You should buy a South West trains “summer promotion” day return ticket for £20.  These are available on-line and from ticket machines and ticket offices.

I don’t believe that this walk has been done for awhile and late August should be a nice time for it given that the heather in and around the New Forest should be in full color.  For those preferring a longer walk, it should be possible to craft an extension on the many routes available through the New Forest – though it would be useful to bring or print out a map if planning on this sort of “off-piste” exploration.   More information and the instructions for the walk can be found here.

The suggested lunch stop is at the Oak Inn (tel 023 8028 2350) in Bank, about 5.5 miles into the walk, which serves food midday to 4:00pm; booking ahead is recommended for indoor seating. Tea and/or other post walk refreshments can be had a variety places in charming Brockenhurst – the Thatched Cottage is noted in the instructions as a suggested option.

Enjoy the walk!


Anonymous said...

can you please make it a late start ? thanks

Anonymous said...

Don't be silly. It's posted at a good time.
ps anonymous, we know who you are.
'The Management'

Anonymous said...

no need to bully anonymous !

Anonymous said...

I can't find the pdf for the walk directions?

Walker said...

The walk directions link is at the end of the second paragraph.

Or try this

Bryant said...

I'm intending to join this walk.

Sue said...

6 of us on this lovely new forest walk. Cool in the woods which was a relief on such a hot day. We went a bit off course in the morning but it didn't matter as found our way to the first lunch pub the Crown Stirrup in Clayhill which was setting up for an afternoon Wild West BBQ. We declined the bucking bronco although one did try the bouncy castle! Food good although a couple had to wait a while for their meals. In the afternoon we lost our intrepid leader as he was setting a fast pace so we strolled along, via Bolderford Bridge for some cooling paddling arriving too late for tea at The Thatched Cottage so sat in the pub garden next door for tea/beers before catching the 17:15 train back. A lovely day out with good company.

Walker said...

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