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Lyndhurst walks

Two walkers enjoy the view near Bolton's Bench
Two walkers enjoy the view near Bolton's Bench

Check out these great walks near Lyndhurst, close to the centre of the New Forest. All can be started from the village centre, but they also pass close to Forestry Commission or other car parks that provide alternative, convenient mid-way start points.

All also pass through magnificent landscapes to places where wildlife is likely to be encountered and where New Forest history can really be appreciated.

Some are relatively short, whilst most of the others can be walked at a gentle pace without too much exertion. And there are no really steep gradients, and no stiles to climb over. Just select the walks that match the time you have available and the distance you want to cover.

Shorter Walks near Lyndhurst

Longer Walks near Lyndhurst

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selection of local events and activities
November 2014
Saturday 8th - Brockenhurst Village Hall: A Night at the Races (in aid of Naomi House Children's Hospice).
Friday 14th - Christmas Fair at Palace House, Beaulieu.
Saturday 15th - Grandma's Attic Fair, Lyndhurst Community Centre.
Thursday 27th - Christmas Lights switch-on, Lyndhurst High Street.

December 2014
Saturday 6th - Christmas Bazaar, Burley Village Hall.
Friday 12th - Cinema (Maleficant, PG), Brockenhurst Village Hall.
Saturday 13th - Christmas Fun Day, Lyndhurst (from 10.00 am and then on through the day).
Wednesday 17th - Christmas Walking Safari - a gentle 2½ mile meander with the Forestry Commission.

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