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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 ponies
New Forest ponies in the road
New Forest ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys are a popular part of the New Forest scene and an important element of the local economy. But in 2012, for example, 65 were killed and 18 injured on the roads.
Always take care when driving
New Forest 'what's on' - a small
selection of local events and activities
January 2016
Thursday, 7th - Lyndhurst Community Centre, Paraphernalia Fair, 10.00 - 4.00pm.
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th - New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, Digi Arc Weekend, 10.00am - 3.00pm.
Thursday, 28th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Phil Beer - one of the UK's top folk musicians - in concert, 7.30pm - 11.00pm.

February 2016
Wednesday, 10th - New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, Coppicing and Conservation in Pondhead Inclosure, a talk with Dave Dibden, 2pm - 4pm (Refreshments from 2pm, talk at 2.30pm). Booking required.
Friday, 12th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Film Night - The Martian (12A), 7.30pm - 10.30pm.
Saturday, 6th February to Sunday, 1st May - New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, Special exhibition: The New Forest Remembers - WWI, 10.00am - 4.00pm daily.
View the full 'What's on' programme.
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley