Hiking in New Forest-Day Trip
Time & Location
About the event
Join us for a a hike through England's 12th National Park: The New Forest.
The New Forest was created by William the Conqueror as a hunting forest by razing many lowly villages. The Forest covers 219 sq miles, of which about a third is broadleaf woodland, a third heath and grassland (including wetlands) and the rest settlements or “inclosures". The New Forest was made the twelfth national park in England and Wales in 2005. Rare species of wildlife thrive in the Forest because these vast areas of lowland heath and marsh are hardly found elsewhere.
SATURDAY (12-13 Miles) Brockenhurst Circular (5 to 6 hours)
This is an idyllic walk taking us through the heart of the New Forest, along the way we'll see a plethora of woodlands, many of the wild new forest ponies will also be seen across the landscape and some quite near us, and countryside scenery that illustrates the unique attributes of the New Forest.
We'll stop along the way (Bring a packed lunch) and a pub stop at the end of the walk
Return to London between 6 and 8pm.
Terrain: Nearly all flat
Catch the 09.05 Train from London Waterloo to Brockenhurst. Arrive at Brockenhurst at 10.37. We begin the walk at Brockenhurst station at 10.45am (we will wait if the train is delayed). Group discounts available
If you are driving, park in Brockenhurst and meet us at the train station
Hiking fee: £5
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members.