GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cadman's Pool

4 miles (6 km)

This is a particularly lovely and fairly quiet area of the New Forest. The attractive little pool is located near Fritham and Stoney Cross. It attracts a variety of birdlife and is a great place for a picnic.
This walk starts from the Cadman's Pool car park and takes you around the pond to Splash Bridge through the Holly Hatch Inclosure. You then follow Dockens Water back to the car park. It's a nice stretch with riverside willows and pretty bridges over the water.
The area is also great for wildlife spotting. Look out for deer, ponies and birds such as finches, firecrests, and woodlarks.
If you would like to extend your walk then you could head to Latchmore Brook and the Hasley Hill Inclosure which is only about a mile west of the pool. Our Fritham Circular Walk visits the pool and the pretty Green Pond and Janesmoor Pond.


SO43 7HH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cadman's Pool OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cadman's Pool Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


After your walk head to the Royal Oak in the nearby village of Fritham. The pub is popular with walkers and located just a mile north of the pool. Features include a partly-thatchedroof and a nice big garden to relax in during the summer months. You can find it in the small village at postcode SO43 7HJ.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Frogham to Fritham Circular Walk can be picked up in nearby Fritham. The route climbs to the splendid viewpoint at Hampton Ridge before heading to the lovely Latchmore Brook and Hasley Hill Inclosure near Fordingbridge. Near Frogham you can pick up the Godshill Walk and enjoy the rhododendrons of the Godshill Inclosure before a climb to the Castle Hill viewpoint. The Ashley Walk area is also located near here and another popular area to start a walk with its large car park and pleasant heathland trails.
For more walking ideas in the area see the New Forest Walks page.


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Cadman's Pool, New Forest. This photo was taken from the car park. It is a popular starting point for walkers.

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Ducks, Cadman's Pool. The pond is a breeding ground for duck and Canada geese and is one of only three ponds in the forest where fishing is allowed.

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Cadman's Pool was created in the 1960s to enhance the scene by deputy surveyor of the Forest, Arthur Cadman.

Heathland to the west of Cadman's Pool, New Forest - - 69295

Heathland to the west of Cadman's Pool, New Forest. This is the view southwest from the path that leads west from the car park at Cadman's Pool. The corner of the Holly Hatch Inclosure can be seen on the right, and a few self-seeded Scots Fir can be seen on the slope to the left.

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