Setley - Beaulieu Heath - Setley

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This delightful New Forest walk starts from the Filly Inn at Setley. It is mainly flat, taking you through Roydon Woods Nature Reserve, designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. This contains a wonderful patchwork of habitats which support wildlife typical of the New Forest, but without the pressures of grazing.

Crossing the Lymington River you will leave the nature reserve and then walk along Beaulieu Heath, where New Forest ponies roam freely. You will pass by the 900-year-old church at Boldre, another New Forest gem. Then the route takes you back through the nature reserve to the Filly Inn. Here you can be assured that all the family will receive a warm welcome and you can even have breakfast here before starting your walk!

Please remember that the New Forest can always be wet and boggy in places, so waterproof footwear is essential. Those walking with dogs may find it useful to know that there are no stiles and that my dog, a fit, slim Labrador managed all of the gates with ease and really enjoyed the walk.

England - South England - Hampshire - New Forest


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
11/14/2015 - Gill Perkins

Lovely walk on a beautiful autumnal day. One I will definitely do again.

5/19/2011 - Paul and Tracy Dawson

This walk had everything I like in a walk, woodland, heathland and quiet country roads with some rather nice houses to see.

12/5/2008 - Walkingworld Administrator

This walk was updated December 2008.

11/27/2008 - Helen Renouf

A lovely walk - a little muddy in places in November, but well worth the mud to see the New Forest in its glorius Autumn sunshine. If you are looking for accommdation then why not discover what Explore the New Forest has to offer, a great site with accommdation throughout the forest.

11/22/2008 - Cathy Preece

Another lovely walk from Sylvia. Finger posts missing. We saw loads of deer yesterday.

11/6/2007 - Pat Heynes

A lovely walk with very good instructions. Unfortunately the finger posts are all in a very bad condition and the one at 3 was in the ditch when we passed. Very muddy out om the heath - found it easier just to follow the line of poles to the bank as best as possible, rather than try and pick out the path.

5/3/2006 - John Faulder

Your website includes details of accommodation between 18 and 42 miles away. Why not include accommodation on the door step. The Filly Inn has excellent accommodation and is at the start of the walk.

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