In which I remember my first walk though Anses Wood in the New Forest
Hampton Ridge: the spine of the northern New Forest
Hampton Ridge: views, wide expanses and bracing walks
A shadow play of deer and a branch full of fungi
In which I walk on old paths I have previously trodden through Eyeworth and Islands Thorns in the New Forest
Glimpses into an older forest: a walk through Old Sloden, Hasley Hill and Broomy Inclosure in the New Forest
In which I imagine an older wood of hazel and bees, meet a pony guarding the way west to Hasley, and walk among raindrops sparkling in the grass
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
The golden road from Eyeworth
In which I reach the top of the forest...Pipers Wait is the highest point in the New Forest, and is included in this lovely circular walk from Eyeworth Pond near Fritham.
Janesmoor Pond and Fritham Butt: a round barrow
In which I almost go for a tumble and discover some ancient history... In this post, I visit Janesmoor Pond on a freezing February morning, before meeting Joan to explore Fritham Butt, one of the hundreds of Bronze Age round barrows in the New Forest.
Fritham, Eyeworth, Studley and Islands Thorns: Part 1
In which I turn left, not right... This is my very first walk with Joan Begbie, making our way through Eyeworth and Studley Woods from Fritham. There were some disagreements and ambiguities about the right way to go, but that didn't spoil a beautiful tramp through the woods.