This month’s walk meanders through the New Forest in the south-west corner of Hampshire.
Head to the western edge of the New Forest for an easy wander over the neighbouring commons of Rockford and Ibsley.
The New Forest, or the Nova Foresta as it was known in the Domesday Book, is a unique and captivating landscape of open heath and ancient woodland tucked into south-west Hampshire. ‘Created’ by William the Conqueror in 1079 as a royal hunting ground, the New Forest has, for the last 900 years, owed its very existence to the influence of man and his animals. Continue reading “Hampshire Walk – February 2016”
Head to the lovely New Forest National Park for a choice of walks at Lyndhurst. Stop off at the Victorian church to see the grave of Mrs Hargreaves who was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and to see a fresco by Edward Burne-Jones, before meandering through winter woods, admiring views across White Moor and passing the thatch-roofed cricket pavilion and Bolton’s Bench; published in the December 2014 issue of Hampshire Life. For lots more walks in the New Forest visit the Books page…
Take on the role of detective while following this walk through the New Forest around Minstead and keep a lookout for the resting place of a famous writer; published in the July 2014 issue of Hampshire Life (for more walks in the New Forest take a look at the books page here)
Take a walk along the southern fringes of the New Forest National Park exploring the picturesque coastline around Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes; published in the April issue of Hampshire Life