Get out and expore...
There are so many wonderful places to walk in the New Forest whether you prefer short walks or hikes that may take several hours, and many pass pubs where you can stop for lunch. From Wildwood B&B you can drive out to one of the numerous car parks and walk from there.
Here are links to useful websites that will give you ideas for exploring the New Forest. Many are tried and tested walks so you can avoid getting lost:
Walk into the forest from Sway
The forest is walking distance from Wildwood, via Mead End Road and Adlam’s Lane. From here you can either do a short circular 1 hour walk through the forest, via Setthorns, and back through the village or you can be more adventurous and try a much longer hike or cycle ride…
Locations to visit
When we first moved to the New Forest we were a bit daunted by the thought of so many different places to walk. After 3 years we are still discovering new places every week so we have started to add these walks to an interactive map:
- Zoom in and scroll to view more details
- Click on the title of a walk listed under the map to view it’s starting point, and find out more details
- If you need directions from Wildwood B&B, just click on the ‘Get Direction’ button in the info box about the walk and enter our postcode SO41 6BA, then click the ‘Go’ button which looks like a pair of binoculars. Details of the route will appear in a box on screen.
- Or click on the red individual location markers on the map to find out more each walk
- More locations will be added over time
This circular walk starts at Balmer Lawn,
where there is a car park, and goes into
the Standing Hat inclosure. The Dyke
encompasses an area of about 500 acres.
Legend has it that John de Pontoise,
Bishop of Winchester, built the bank and
ditches around 1284. He was given
permission to enclose an area that he
could crawl around in a day. To get the
largest possible piece of land he spent
24 hours crawling along the ground.