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Pony near Hampton Ridge
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New Forest Pub Walks

Time to relax with a refreshing drink
Time to relax with a refreshing drink

Pub Walks in the New Forest are rightly popular. What could be better than enjoying a stroll through marvellous countryside with the added bonus of a visit to a delightful country pub?

There is something here for everyone as distances range from a modest 2.5 kilometres to 10 kilometres (1½ to 6¼ miles), and landscapes passed through include historic ancient woodland, more recent (but still often centuries old) New Forest woodland inclosures, gravel-bottomed streams and magnificent, colourful heathland.

There are no really steep gradients, and virtually no stiles over which to climb.

Wildlife is likely to be encountered along the way and the varied history of the New Forest witnessed first-hand.

All the walks include detailed instructions and accompanying route maps, and the location of the pubs is clearly described together with a picture of the pubs and an indication of the beers and other drinks likely to be available.

Enjoy !!!

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** New Forest ponies and other animals**
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Commoners' ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys are a popular part of the New Forest scene, but during 2019 agisters attended 159 road traffic accidents involving these animals, a small but disappointing increase on the 154 accidents attended in 2018.

Sadly, 58 animals were killed - 35 ponies, 13 cows, 8 donkeys and 2 sheep, whilst a further 32 were injured - 3 pigs, 9 donkeys, 11 cows and 9 ponies.

(Forty-three accidents occurred in daylight, 15 at twilight and 101 in the dark. Twenty-seven accidents were not reported by the driver involved).

Here's just one horrific example - Three donkeys killed in collision with van at notorious New Forest blackspot (Advertiser and Times)
** Always take care when driving **
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Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley