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The New Forest Hike

Hosted by the Consul of the London Countryside Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 15 Jun 11:00 - 18:00

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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 Protected content 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 Protected content . Rare species of wildlife thrive in the Forest because these vast areas of lowland heath and marsh are hardly found elsewhere.

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Walk: Brockenhurst Circular

Time: 5 to 6 hours

Meet at: 11.00am

Leave for the hike: 11.15am

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.

Finish time between 5pm and 6pm (might be earlier just depends on pace of group)

Terrain: Nearly all flat so easy walking

TRAIN

There are a couple of trains you can take. Use the website below for more details

London Waterloo - Brockenhurst - London Waterloo

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Brockenhurst station Brockenhurst Hampshire SO42 7TW

Hike fee: £5

Hike leaders: Anthony / Amit