A five mile, circular walk which takes in a small corner of the New Forest and which includes: a museum in a red phone box, an old railway station, an 18th century mill, a tiny church with a memorial to one of the most virtuous woman ever, ancient water meadows, bluebell woods and a rare example of a complete Anglo-Saxon church with a Saxon rood.
The walk is mostly though countryside with a small stretch on rural roads and takes about 90 minutes - more if you are going to stop off to explore the stops on the way.
Map from Woodgreen Shop which you will pass on your walk and is a great place to pick up food and drink to keep you going
The google map above has full directions, but directions are also given throughout in what3words co-ordinates.
Breamore and Woodgreen are two small villages right on the northern edge of the New Forest. Both are very rural with extensive countryside around them. Breamore is split by the A338, which is the main road between Bournemouth and Salisbury, which is well served by a good bus route. For a small village, Breamore has a lot of heritage to visit, including an Elizabethan manor house, a Countryside Museum, a medieval mizmaze and an old railway station.
Being a circular walk, you can choose your starting point, but I have selected Breamore as it is on the X3 bus route between Salisbury and Bournemouth, making it very easy to reach by public transport. If you are driving, there is free parking in Breamore School on weekends and school holidays only, or find roadside parking in the village without getting in anyone's way.
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