New Forest Walks For You & Your Furry-Friend

August, 2017

When joining us with your furry-friend a walk through the New Forest is a must and with it right on our doorstep you have plenty of walking routes to enjoy. We’ve rounded together our favourite routes for your doggy to enjoy. Whether they like a walk around the heathlands and a game of ball or an adventure through the woodlands with rivers to play in – There is a walk for every pup!


Blackwater; distance 2 miles, duration 1 hour
This is an easy walk through the woodlands, it passes through the Arboretum which houses a beautiful collection of trees from many countries. This walk starts and ends at Blackwater car park. This trail passes a stream perfect to get those paws wet for a little cool off.


Whitefield Moor (Longer Loop); distance 2 miles, duration 1 hour
Starting from Whitefield Moor car park, this walk takes you along the Ober Water with stunning forest scenery and a beautiful stream – This is a great spot to look out for many of the birds, animals and plants of the New Forest, including kingfishers that can be seen perching beside the water. The walk also gives you the chance to look for red deer on the heath and woodpeckers in the woodland – So keep your eyes peeled!


Hale and Woodgreen; distance 5-10 miles, duration 2-3 hours
If your pup loves his exercise then this route is sure to tire him out! The route starts at Woodfalls and follows a section of the Avon Valley Path through fields and woods to the charming village of Hatchet Green. You then pass Hale House and St Mary’s Church before walking alongside the peaceful River Avon. At Woodgreen you can explore a rural community with a strong village identity. The walk returns via shady tracks and woods to Hatchett Green and back to Woodfalls.


Wilverley Inclosure and plain; distance up to 3 ½ miles, duration 1 ½ hours.
Possibly one of the most popular places to head to in the New Forest with your dog. Featuring miles of open heathlands as well as an inclosure your furry-friend can enjoy a game of ball on open green or adventure through the tracks of the woodlands. There is also a route here that takes you to the Old Station tea house where you can stop of for tea and scones! Click here to download the map.


Burley Walk; distance 2 ½ miles, duration 1 ½ hours
The Burley Walk is a fairly short walk. Starting from the eastern edge of Burley Village, follows up to the edge of Burley golf course. Here you’ll get some good views of New Forest heathland, as well as seeing some forest wetland areas. A short section of the walk takes you along the dismantled railway line, where steam trains once roared through. After the walk you can stroll down to the village for a pint in the Queens Head pub, or a cuppa in one of Burley’s many tea rooms.


Afterwards you and your furry-friend may need a well-deserved rest and our lounges make for the perfect relaxing spot. We’ll have towels, water and treats at the ready for you pup and the kettle brewing for a nice hot cuppa and a selection of biscuits for you!

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