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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
July 2014
Friday 4th - Lyndhurst Health Walk: take a gentle stroll with a friendly group of like-minded people.
Friday 11th - Strawberries and Steam evening at Exbury Gardens.
Sunday 13th - Antiques Fayre at Burley Village Hall.
Saturday 26th - Lady Cynthia's Fleamarket at Lyndhurst Community Centre.

August 2014
Tuesday 5th - Easy Access Forest Safari. Have fun whilst discovering the New Forest.
Wednesday 6th - Deer Watch with the Countryside Education Trust.
Sunday 10th - Antiques Fayre at Burley Village Hall.
Saturday 16th - 'Discover your National Park Day' at the New Forest Centre.
Wednesday 20th - Go wild at the New Forest Reptile Centre.
View the full 'What's on' programme.
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