GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ashurst New Forest

7 miles (11.2 km)

With its own train station and easy access to a number of walking trails, the village of Ashurst is a popular visitor attraction.
This circular walk takes you through the woodland on the south eastern side of the village. Starting from the train station you head through Ashurst Wood, the Longdown Inclosure, the Deerlap Inclosure and the Churchplace Inclosure. Along the way you should see New Forest Ponies and cattle.
You could extend the walk by continuing west onto Longwater Lawn where there are nice views of the Beaulieu River.

Ashurst New Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ashurst New Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Ashurst New Forest

  • Furzey Gardens - Enjoy a peaceful stroll around these beautiful gardens in Minstead in the New Forest
  • Dibden Inclosure - This area of the New Forest is a popular spot for walkers
  • Rufus Stone - This walk visits the historic Rufus Stone in the New Forest
  • Acres Down - This circular walk explores the Acres Down area of the New Forest near the village of Minstead.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head a few miles north west and you could pay a visit to Minstead. The unspoilt village includes a pretty village green, thatched cottages, a popular local pub and a historic 13th century church. The Minstead Walk visits the beautiful Furzey Gardens before heading to the Rufus Stone just to the north east of the gardens. This historical stone apparently marks the spot whereKing William IIwas fatally wounded with an arrow, during a royal hunting outing in the Forest, in the year 1100. It's another local highlight with some nice tranquil walking trails and a picnic area.
The Acres Down Walk also starts near Minstead. It visits the lovely Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary and the pretty streams and woodland of the Highland Water Inclosure
For more walking ideas in the area see the New Forest Walks page.

Photos

Stream across a lawn - geograph.org.uk - 1306646

Stream across a lawn

Pony and foal, Ashurst, New Forest - geograph.org.uk - 148308

Pony and foal, Ashurst, New Forest

Cycle path entering Ashurst campsite from Ashurst Wood, New Forest - geograph.org.uk - 68773

Cycle path entering Ashurst campsite from Ashurst Wood, New Forest

Cleared area in the Churchplace Inclosure, New Forest - geograph.org.uk - 68851

Cleared area in the Churchplace Inclosure, New Forest

Cyclepath through Deerleap Inclosure - geograph.org.uk - 1306542

Cyclepath through Deerleap Inclosure

Cattle near Londown Inclosure, Deerleap, New Forest - geograph.org.uk - 427158

Cattle near Londown Inclosure, Deerleap, New Forest

Pony feeding on straw, Longdown Inclosure, New Forest - geograph.org.uk - 306479

Pony feeding on straw, Longdown Inclosure, New Forest

New Forest ponies - geograph.org.uk - 1306508

New Forest ponies

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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