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Brockenhurst Circular

A moderate walk (woodland) in national park New Forest in Hampshire, England, about 13.78km (8.56 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 56m (183ft)
Loss 56m (183ft)
Max. Elevation 70m (229ft)
Elevation (total) 112m (366ft)
Start & End
Brockenhurst Station
Distance 13.78km
(8.56mi)
Duration ~3:30
Difficulty  
Moderate
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by GaryShipp on 19 May 2010
A beautiful walk in the heart of the New Forest, taking in some of the variety of the area. Can be done in half a day, but more likely a little longer to give ample excuse for a cafe stop at the end.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SU301020
Start of the walk
Village Shops About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid SU298022
Take the chance to stokc up on provisions in the village shops. the bakers / deli on the right hand side of the road is something else!
Path About 0.58 km (~0.36 miles) from
OS Grid SU293020
Leave the road here and gain the bridleway. Skirt below the residences, heading west.
Rhinefield Road About 1.04 km (~0.65 miles) from
OS Grid SU284025
From this point you can head where you choose across the common land of White Moor to your left.
Woodland and crossing of Ober water About 0.61 km (~0.38 miles) from
OS Grid SU281030
When you have crossed the footbridge, turn left along the path.
Footpath crossroads About 0.45 km (~0.28 miles) from
OS Grid SU276030
Turn right here (north) where you meet a path cutting across.
'Fire' road About 0.17 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid SU276031
Turn left (west) along this wide track
Cross the road About 0.82 km (~0.51 miles) from
OS Grid SU268033
Head straight on, taking the path round Clumber Inclosure.
Path Junction About 1.22 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid SU260024
The heady heights of Holn Hill (55) offer fine views of the surrounding area.
Wilverley Plain About 0.81 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid SU256017
A broad track will bring you towards a road. As you reach a wider open area, come off the main path and head SW across Wilverley Plain towards the enclosure.
Wilverley Inclosure About 0.76 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid SU253010
Find the path into the Inclosure.
Road About 0.78 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid SU252002
Having meandered your way through the Inclosure, exit to the road near Wilverley Lodge.
Dismantled Railway About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from
OS Grid SZ252999
The old railway line used to pass between Brockenhurst and Ringwood. It now offers a great route back to Brockenhurst.
Before the cutting About 2.83 km (~1.76 miles) from
OS Grid SU281004
Turn left (NE) towards the uninviting sounding Hincheslea Bog.
Track near Worthy Farm About 0.97 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid SU285012
Gain the bridleway passing below South Weirs to the road near Pound Farm.
Road About 0.88 km (~0.55 miles) from
OS Grid SU291019
Here you'll be back on the road, not too far from where you left earlier. Take the road back into the village.
Tea Time! About 0.80 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid SU298022
Hopefully you'll have time to sample one of the cafes in the heart of the village and a well earned rest.
Station About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid SU301020
Regular trains head up to Southampton and down to Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth.

2 comments... join the discussion!


Tim Woods
28 Feb 2017
Walk Distance

Hi Razouski, sorry to hear that! Walk estimates are not an exact science, I'm afraid, but hopefully you enjoyed the walk all the same.

Tim


Razouski
16 Feb 2017
Not Quite As Described

This started out as a lovely route, but we were expecting to walk between 13 and 14 km. However I had my gps mapping app on and it measured the walk at more than 17km. As a result we struggled on the last lap.

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