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Lyndhurst Circular
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Photo from the walk - Lyndhurst Circular

Nat Park - New Forest

County/Area - Hampshire

Author - Donald Morton

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 100 feet / 30 metres

Time - 3 hours 50 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

The New Forest is a wonderful mix of open heathland, bogs, ancient woodland interspersed with open tracts (lawns), and more recent plantings (Inclosures). This walk takes in examples of all these types of terrain and provides an opportunity to experience all sorts of wildlife: ponies and deer, in the spring primroses and violets, in the autumn fungi, hawks and kestrels over the heathlands and in the woods the birdsong is magnificent; and lots more for those knowledgeable enough and keen-eyed enough to find them. Two suggestions. Summer weekends might be best avoided because of heavy traffic on the A35 which has to be crossed once. And as one who normally is quite happy with an OS Landranger map in most areas in England and Wales, I would say the larger scale Explorer is essential for walking in the Forest (only at this scale do you get all the tracks shown) and a compass useful where a well defined track is non-existent or there are too many to choose from.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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Other walks nearby

Walk 3554
0.2 miles / 0.3 km away
Lyndhurst circular walk
Grade - easy
Length - 2.9 miles / 4.7 km
Walk 3539
2.3 miles / 3.6 km away
Holmhill Inclosure from Millyford Bridge
Grade - easy
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
Walk 3615
2.3 miles / 3.7 km away
Ashurst (Busketts) Circular
Grade - easy
Length - 3.4 miles / 5.5 km
Walk 3550
2.4 miles / 3.9 km away
Ashurst Circular
Grade - easy
Length - 3.3 miles / 5.4 km
Walk 3545
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Matley Wood from Beaulieu Road
Grade - easy
Length - 4.3 miles / 7 km
Walk 3551
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Denny Lodge from Beaulieu Road
Grade - easy
Length - 5.7 miles / 9.3 km
Walk 3560
3.1 miles / 5.0 km away
Blackwater Tall Tree trail near Lyndhurst
Grade - easy
Length - 2.2 miles / 3.6 km
Walk 3543
3.1 miles / 5.0 km away
Brockenhurst Circular
Grade - easy
Length - 4.8 miles / 7.8 km
Walk 3583
3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
Brockenhurst, Black Knowl & Ober Water
Grade - easy
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 3639
3.8 miles / 6.1 km away
Rhinefield Walk near Brockenhurst
Grade - easy
Length - 5.6 miles / 9.1 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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