GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Beaulieu to Buckler's Hard River Walk

2 miles (4 km)

Enjoy a waterside walk along the Beaulieu River in this easy walk in the New Forest. The walk runs from the pretty village of Beaulieu to Buckler's Hard along a section of the Solent Way long distance footpath. It uses nice flat, waymarked paths and runs for about 2 miles, so 4 miles there and back. There are long woodland sections and a delightful end to the walk at the hamlet of Buckler's Hard. It's a special place with a number of prettyGeorgian cottagesrunning down to the river and marina. There's also a fascinating Maritime Museum where you can find out all about this 18th century shipbuildingvillage and the vessels built for Nelson's Navy.
The area is great for birdwatching so look out for the boardwalks leading to the bird hides as you approach Buckler's Hard. There's great views over the marshes and the sea lavender with a wide variety of coastal birds to see.
If you'd like to continue your waterside walking in the area then you could head to the nearby Hatchet Pond. The pretty pond is located just to the west of the village on Beaulieu Heath.
On the opposite side of the river from Buckler's Hard you will find the splendid Exbury Gardens. There's 200 acres of parkland with a wonderful collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and plants.
Continuing west along the Solent Way will take you to the nearby Pylewell Estate where there are some lovely walks along the coast.

Beaulieu River Postcode

SO42 7ZN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Beaulieu River OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Beaulieu River Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Restored mill gutted by fire, Palace Lane, Beaulieu - geograph.org.uk - 146945

Restored mill gutted by fire, Palace Lane, Beaulieu

Inlet on the River Beaulieu Estuary - geograph.org.uk - 1330956

Inlet on the River Beaulieu Estuary

Sea Lavender on the Beaulieu River bank - geograph.org.uk - 332464

Sea Lavender on the Beaulieu River bank

Boardwalk to Keeping Marsh birdwatching hide, Beaulieu Estate - geograph.org.uk - 346663

Boardwalk to Keeping Marsh birdwatching hide, Beaulieu Estate

River Beaulieu from Bucklers Hard - geograph.org.uk - 332406

River Beaulieu from Bucklers Hard

Maritime Museum Building-Bucklers Hard - geograph.org.uk - 732806

Maritime Museum Building-Bucklers Hard

Crane on the quay at Bucklers Hard - geograph.org.uk - 177051

Crane on the quay at Bucklers Hard

Disused slipway at Bucklers Hard - geograph.org.uk - 177038

Disused slipway at Bucklers Hard

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Beaulieu River.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Beaulieu River.mmo (right click - 'Save As')