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Emer Bog and Baddesley Common

County: Hampshire        Area: Just outside the New Forest – Romsey/North Baddesley Distance: 3.3km Time: 45mins Refreshments: None Parking – Numerous options, see below. Looking for a nice short walk near Romsey and North Baddesley, just outside of the New Forest? Then look no further than this walk! It goes through the two nature reserves of …

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New Forest

New Forest Walk: Fritham

County: Hampshire        Area: New Forest Distance: 11.8km / 7.3miles Time: 2hr 40minutes Refreshments: The Royal Oak, Fritham Overview This is a beautiful circular walk on the ‘quieter’ side of the Forest, where you will see New Forest Ponies and Donkeys. Although Fritham itself is a popular hotspot for the ponies, locals and tourists! Most of …

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Orienteering

Orienteering

Orienteering gives you the opportunity the enjoy the fresh air, get outside, learn new skills, and discover new areas! I had never thought about doing an orienteering course until a couple of weeks ago. I was looking to do some preparation for my speed navigation test for the International Mountain Leader course, and it was …

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Marmot

Marmots

I have been lucky enough to see Marmots in both the Alps and the Rocky Mountains. They are truly a cheeky, clever and fascinating creature to watch. Did you know that marmots are a type of squirrel? Well they are! This lovely looking animal is a ground squirrel, and is actually the heaviest member of …

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South Downs Way

South Downs Way

The South Downs Way is a beautiful National Trail running through the South Downs National Park. It is one of the most diverse and breathtaking landscapes in the UK. The trail can be completed on foot, bike or horse – so lots of options to get on the trail and see the beautiful chalky escarpments …

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Four Downland Villages Walk

County: Berkshire Area: Brightwalton, Peasemore, Leckhampstead, Chaddleworth Distance: 9.6 miles Time: 4.5hrs Refreshments: Pubs in Peasemore and Leckhampstead This is a lovely walk through 4 picturesque downland villages, each with their own unique character. It passes through a lot of arable and pastureland, with nice wide paths. There are some longish sections on country lanes, …

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Standford Dingley Walk

Stanford Dingley Walk

County: Berkshire Area: Stanford Dingley, between Newbury and Theale Distance: 5.1km / 3.2miles Time: 1hr 15mins Refreshments: Two Pubs in Stanford Dingley Stanford Dingley This is a lovely short circular walk from Stanford Dingley. The village gets its name from Stanford meaning ‘Stoney-Ford’ in Old English, and Dingley being the name of the lords of …

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Barley Mow to Odiham Paddle

Barley Mow to Odiham Paddle

Basingstoke Canal Overview The Basingstoke Canal stretches for 32 miles in total, from Greywell village in Hampshire to Woodham in Surrey. The scenery of the canal varies a lot, which adds to the interest of it. In Surrey you have the flights of locks, Mytchett contains the lakes and flashes, and then near Odiham are …

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