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Millyford Bridge walks

An old steam roller makes slow but steady progress on the minor road near Millyford Bridge - New Forest walks are always likely to provide surprises!
An old steam roller makes slow but steady
progress on the minor road near Millyford Bridge -
New Forest walks are always likely to provide surprises!

Located 3.25 kilometres (2 miles) west of Lyndhurst on the minor road leading from Emery Down to Bolderwood and Linwood, Millyford Bridge carries that minor road over Highland Water, an attractive gravel-bottomed New Forest stream.

Two walks are described here. Both start in the Millyford Bridge, Forestry Commission car park and pass through magnificent woodland landscapes.

Holmhill Inclosure is a little to the north-west of Millyford Bridge. First inclosed - set aside to grow trees - way back in 1670, the originally inclosed area was largely taken into a later inclosure of the same name created in 1815. Few trees from the original inclosure remain, although the related, substantial surrounding earthen wood-bank is in many places still evident.

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New Forest 'what's on' - a small
selection of local events and activities
November 2019
Wednesday, 6th - Lyndhurst Community Centre, Overweight or Underweight? Managing extremes of weight in horses and ponies, 7.30pm.
Saturday, 9th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Children's Panto - Dick Whittington, 2.00pm - 3.15pm.
Wednesday, 13th - Verderers Hall open morning, Lyndhurst, 10.00am - 12noon.
Right the way through to Sunday, 5th January - New Forest Heritage Centre, Lyndhurst, Exhibition - Marine Paintings of the New Forest, 10.00am - 4.00pm.

December 2019
Sunday, 1st - Burley Village Hall, Craft Fayre, 10.30am to 5.00pm.
Saturday, 7th - Lyndhurst Christmas Fun Day, 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Sunday 8th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Star in the Jar, 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

For further details, view the full New Forest What's on programme.
** New Forest ponies **
New Forest ponies in the road
Ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys are a popular part of the New Forest scene, but during the first six months of 2018, 36 animals were killed or injured on Forest roads, compared with 26 in the same period in 2017, a shocking rise of 38%. And in the full year, 63 animals were killed on the roads compared to 56 in 2017.
** Always take care when driving **
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley