October 20, 2013 – October 20, 2013
Organiser – Gary Box
When – Sunday 20th October 2013
Meet – Hammersmith tube station (outside Starbucks) at 9:15am
For this day walk we will drive from London to the New Forest which will take us 2 hours. Our destination is Bolderwood car park which is free. Bolderwood is famous for the fallow deer which live here and there is even a viewing platform overlooking fields where wild herds of fallow deer are regularly seen. Autumn is probably the best time to visit the New Forest with the trees turning various golden colours. Last year was one of their most impressive autumn displays for 80 years and expectations are high again this year.
Our walk is 12 miles (20km) and after looking at the deer sanctuary we will head south through the woods past Anderwood Inclosure and on to Anderwood Cottage where we will then head east and then north to Knighwood Inclosure. We then pass the New Forest reptile centre before heading to Emery Down where we can stop for a quick drink and toilet break at the New Forest Inn.
The 2nd half of the walk will go by Acres Down and the simple memorial to Canadian forces who were present in the New Forest before the D Day invasion in June 1944. At the end of the walk there will be another chance to look for the fallow deer if we were not lucky at the start of the walk.
You can expect to be back at Hammersmith for 7:00pm.
What to bring
- Walking boots & clothes
- Packed lunch and drink
- Warm layer / gloves / hat