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The Radnor Trail

LOCALITY: Lyndhurst, Hampshire
DISTANCE: 2 miles (3.22 km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, Parking, Suitable for wheelchairs, Toilets

GRADIENT: Quite steep in places
OS MAP: New Forest

Walk description:

This route explores a range of woodland types both ancient and modern. Once past the Radnor Stone the trail passes through sweet chestnut, oak and beech dating from 1860. It then skirts the fenced boundary of Mark Ash Wood, an Ancient and Ornamental Woodland, where you can see pollarded beech trees. Bratley Water, flowing south to join the Blackwater, a tributary of the Lymington River, is an ideal spot to rest and have your picnic. Here you will find stands of Norway spruce planted in 1966 which are thriving in the moist valley bottom. The trail finally leads you past the deer viewing platform where you can often see a herd of fallow deer.

Additional notes:

This circular route has a fairly smooth gravelled surface, leading you past the deer-viewing platform into the Bolderwood Arboretum. There are several medium to steep graded paths, although there are frequent resting stops along the way, with one gate into the Inclosure.

for more information on this trail, please visit www.forestry.gov.uk/website/ourwoods.nsf/luwebdocsbykey/englandhampshirenoforestnewforestbolderwoodradnortrail

18/08/2008 | Walk posted by Zoe Khalaf

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