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Pony near Hampton Ridge
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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 2015
Saturday, 5th - Lyndhurst Community Centre, Hampshire Mineral and Fossil Show, 10.00am - 4.30pm.
Saturday, 12th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Vibrant Beer Festival, 1.30pm - 10.00pm.
Wednesday, 16th - The Bell Inn, Brook, near Cadnam; Wildlife Photography with Amy Lacey, ABIPP; 2.00pm - 5.00pm. More details.
Sunday, 27th - Wessex Cancer Trust, Scavenger Hunt. More details.

October 2015
Saturday, 3rd - Exbury Gardens, Amble through the Acers (followed by Lunch), 11.00am - 1.00pm. Pre-booking essential.
Sunday, 18th - Burley Village Hall, Craft Fayre, All day.
Saturday, 24th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Simon King OBE - Just Add Nature, 7.30pm - 10.00pm. Pre-booking essential.
View the full 'What's on' programme.
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley