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Walking Boldre village ( Download : )
distance 4.3mi Vertical gain +200ft Vertical drop -210ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Boldre - Hampshire

Beginning in the pretty village of Boldre, this is a peaceful and varied walk through country lanes, farmland and an ancient woodland nature reserve. The route is dotted with traditional Forest properties and visits St John the Baptist Church, which has a fascinating literary connection with the village. The walk returns alongside the meandering Lymington River to Boldre Bridge.

Walking Keyhaven Marshes ( Download : )
distance 3.55mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Milford-on-Sea - Hampshire

Along the route there are views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and the Needles and opportunities to watch the ever-changing bird life of Keyhaven Marshes. The path then cuts inland to follow an ancient highway behind the reserve before returning to Keyhaven.

Walking Brockenhurst village ( Download : )
distance 5.05mi Vertical gain +36ft Vertical drop -36ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brockenhurst - Hampshire

Brockenhurst is a picturesque village in the heart of the New Forest surrounded by some of the loveliest Forest landscapes. Starting from the village with its famous watersplash, this varied walk takes you across grazed lawns and through riverside woodlands before skirting around the edge of the village to take in some great heathland views. Return through the village to Brockenhurst station.

distance 1.1mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 0h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brockenhurst - Hampshire

This is an easy walk through woodland, passing through the Arboretum which houses a beautiful collection of trees from many countries. The walk passes Scrag Hill Nursery and ends with a stroll down a short section of the Tall Trees Trail.

distance 0.66mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 0h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brockenhurst - Hampshire

An easy waymarked walk through the Arboretum to experience the woodland and take in the variety of tree species. There are regular seats with backs to rest on along this route.

Tall Trees Trail alternative
distance 1.74mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -33ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brockenhurst - Hampshire

A flat circular walk with views of two enormous redwoods and using a part of the Tall Trees Trail.

distance 1.42mi Vertical gain +26ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brockenhurst - Hampshire

Stimulate your senses on this short trail around the Forestry Commission's Blackwater Arboretum, with its small but nationally important collection of trees from all over the world. Sensory information boards along the trail provide fascinating facts about the tallest, heaviest and toughest trees in the world. This walk takes you past majestic conifers planted in the 1850s, some of the oldest Douglas fir trees in Britain and includes views of two enormous redwoods.

Walking Burley village ( Download : )
distance 4.23mi Vertical gain +141ft Vertical drop -125ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Burley (Hampshire) - Hampshire

This walk starts at the village centre before setting out on a circular walk around the edge of the village. There is a gentle uphill climb along Castle Hill Lane where there are good views across the Avon Valley; the perfect setting for stories about dragons and smugglers. The route passes an ancient hill fort on Castle Hill before descending back to the village and along the edge of the Open Forest. The walks return to the village centre past pretty Forest properties and the Queen's Head pub.

distance 3.66mi Vertical gain +400ft Vertical drop -400ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Totland - Isle of Wight

This walk explores the far west of the Isle of Wight. The route climbs to the Tennyson's Monument set high on Tennyson Down before walking to the viewpoint overlooking the Needles. In addition you get fine views of Alum Bay.

distance 6.34mi Vertical gain +797ft Vertical drop -764ft Durée 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Freshwater - Isle of Wight

The chalk downs at the western end of the Isle of Wight offer some excellent walking. This route starts from Freshwater Bay and visits the Tennyson Monument before continuing to the Needles at the Far end of the island. The route also offers a good view of Alum Bay and on the final descent a grand panorama looking east along the coast to St Catherine's Point.

distance 1.05mi Vertical gain +128ft Vertical drop -128ft Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Minstead - Hampshire

Starting from Bolderwood car park this meandering route leads you past the deer fields and some majestic trees, the oldest of which date back to 1860. Unfortunately a large number of trees were lost in the Great Storms of 1987 and 1991, but many new trees have been planted and more will be planted over the coming years.

Walking Northern Coastal Cliffs ( Download : )
distance 5.29mi Vertical gain +230ft Vertical drop -240ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shalfleet - Isle of Wight

A walk through woodland and to a creek and on along the coast.

Walking Solent Coast ( Download : )
distance 6.99mi Vertical gain +289ft Vertical drop -305ft Durée 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shalfleet - Isle of Wight

A coastal walk overlooking Newtown estuary and the Solent.

Walking Ashurst stroll ( Download : )
distance 2.77mi Vertical gain +59ft Vertical drop -59ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ashurst and Colbury - Hampshire

From Ashurst railway station this short and easy walk explores a variety of landscapes that characterise the New Forest. The route first takes you past open Forest lawns where ponies graze and through Churchplace Inclosure, a timber plantation, before crossing the railway into Ashurst Wood. Then continue along a road that winds pleasantly through ancient pasture woodland and across a grassy lawn to the historic remains of a saltpetre house. Return via a roadside cycle track to Ashurst village.

distance 2.18mi Vertical gain +318ft Vertical drop -364ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Calbourne - Isle of Wight

This is a pleasant stroll along some of the more unfamiliar parts of the island, with fine views towards the sea as you come down from Mottistone Down.

Walking Pub Walk from The Sun Inn ( Download : )
distance 4.12mi Vertical gain +417ft Vertical drop -410ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brighstone - Isle of Wight

Easy and lovely pub walk from The Sun Inn passing through fields and along the coast.