A delightful walk from Burley, down Turf Hill, through Holmsley Inclosure, and back via Thorney Hill Holms and Shappen Hill
Category: New Forest heaths
A walk of mixed fortune: Turf Hill and Goatspen in the New Forest
In which I get caught in a sleet shower, meet a gang of excitable siskins, and get a bit spooked on a lonely heath
Ashley Walk and Pitts Wood: an early morning saunter in the New Forest
In which I walk the Snake Road in the north of the New Forest, and find early morning peace beneath the trees of Pitts Wood
A changing New Forest landscape: Godshill, Turf Hill and Millersford Inclosures
In which I walk across Turf Hill in the northern New Forest, a place where there was heathland which became a wood, and which is now becoming heathland again.
Stonechats in the New Forest
In which I enjoy listening to Stonechats on a walk over Ocknell Plain
New woods, old woods: Holly Hatch, Anses Wood, and North and South Bentley
In which I leave Ocknell Plain behind and walk through four woods - Holly Hatch, Anses, South Bentley and North Bentley - all different from each other in age and character, but each with its own beauty.
Ocknell Inclosure: traces of war, early autumn fruit and a lichen hunt
In which I go for an early morning walk through a lovely pasture woodland in the New Forest, get scared (a bit) by some cows, and go on a lichen hunt
Ibsley Common and Dockenswater: hill, valley and mire
In which I set out in mist and finish in sunshine on a walk to explore Ibsley Common and Dockenswater. Along the way I meet a Silver-studded Blue butterfly and lots of lovely wild flowers.