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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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New Forest 'what's on' - a small
selection of local events and activities
March 2014
Friday 7th - Lyndhurst Health Walk: take a gentle stroll with a friendly group of like-minded people.
Friday 14th - Brockenhurst Cinema: Philomena. Award-winning comedy drama with Steve Coogan and Judi Dench.
Sunday 16th - Exbury 10k: starts and finishes in Exbury Gardens.
Saturday 29th - Community Choir Concert, Lyndhurst.

April 2014
Saturday 5th - Craft Fayre, Burley Village Hall.
Thursday 10th - Spring Open Day, Countryside Education Trust, Beaulieu.
Thursday 17th - Brockenhurst Cinema: a Mary Poppins double bill.
Sunday 27th - Bird Watching walk at Needs Ore Point with the Countryside Education Trust.
View the full 'What's on' programme.
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