A muddy walk near Lyndhurst

Pony on the streetIt’s the final day we have off this week and once again clear sunny skies so we headed down to the New Forest for a walk in the sun.  Armed with my camera and the details of Walk 2447 from the Walkingworld website, we headed to the Swan Green Forestry Commission carpark just outside Lyndhurst.

The walk took us through the forest and across heathland, with some nice views before finishing in the pretty village of Emery Down – sadly the pub was closed when we got there!

White PonyAbout half way round the walk you go through the New Forest Reptile Centre where apparently you can see all of Britain’s reptiles in one place.  However, they’ve obviously all decided to go off on holiday as the only wild life we saw there were the New Forest ponies and a bird which had managed to get itself stuck in one of the reptile enclosures!

The walk was just over 5 miles long and quite pleasant.  I highly recommend wearing boots though as a lot of the paths are very muddy, and even boggy in some places despite us having dry weather recently.  I even managed to sink right up above my ankles in one part!

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