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Enjoy a Winter Walk In The New Forest

17th Dec 2016

When the air is crisp and the skies are blue, there are few other simple pleasures in life than wrapping up warm and embracing the elements for a winter walk.

Here in Beaulieu there is a beautiful walk to Buckler’s Hard which is well known amongst the seasoned walkers for being an enjoyable route for all the family (including pushchairs). It’s increasingly popular and one of the best bits is the scenery and wildlife you get the opportunity to spot along the way.
 
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Starting in the village, you head out from the Whitefield Moor car park, essentially following the banks of the Beaulieu River. Heading south-east, you will have the river on your right and within about 1km you will pass Jarvis’s copse on your left.
 
Continuing down the path, you will have the option to turn left to follow the banks of the river, or stay on the same track. As you will be following the same route back towards the village it may be nice to try both routes so you will be able to see as much of the scenery as possible!
 
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After a little longer, you will approach Buckler’s Hard. To find out more about its origins, the building of ships for Nelson's Navy, the role of the River in the D-Day landings and Chichester's epic round the world voyages you can visit the local museum – which we definitely recommended!
 
Once you’ve enjoyed the beautiful area, head back the way you came towards Beaulieu village. Why not head over to the Montagu Arms where we can warm you up with some hot drinks; nothing beats a creamy hot chocolate, cup of coffee after a winter walk.
 
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Admire the beautiful village of Beaulieu with the family and the dog. Drop by Monty's Inn for a classic pint of Monty's Inn Ale, with the dog by your feet.
 
Photography by Annie Spratt

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