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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
September 2014
Friday 12th - Brockenhurst Village Hall cinema: The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Saturday 13th - Heritage Open Day. The Queens House gardens and the Verderers Court will be open to the public.
Sunday 14th - Charity bike ride, starting at Brockenhurst Sixth Form College.
Saturday 27th - Workshop: Top 10 Herbs for the Medicine Cupboard, New Forest Centre.

October 2014
Sunday 5th - Antiques Fayre, Burley Village Hall.
Saturday 18th - Sunday 2nd November - New Forest Walking Festival (various locations).
Tuesday 21st - Fungi in the Forest with TV's John Wright. Explore the Forest's fungi. Advanced booking essential.
Saturday 25th - Nature's Way children's event.

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