Ashley Walk New Forest
This circular walk explores the Ashley Walk area of the New Forest, near Godshill.
The area is a popular spot for walking with a good sized car park, heathland, woodland, streams and lots of deer and ponies to look out for. It's also of some historical interest as it was here where the largest Bomb ever to be dropped on British soil was tested in World War 2. You can see evidence of its use with craters, markings and buildings still visible today.
You can start the walk from the Ashley Walk car park, located off the Roger Penny Way, just north east of Godshill. From here you can pick up the trails heading east to Cockley Hill, Lodge Hill and the Pitts Wood Inclosure where there's some sheltered woodland trails. The route then returns via the Godshill Ridge with some pleasant views over the surrounding area to enjoy.
You could extend the walk by continuing south into the Amberwood Inclosure and then on to visit the delightful Cadman's Pool on the other side of Fritham Plain.