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.
PostcodeSO43 7HH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Cadman's Pool Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Cadman's Pool Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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-thatched roof 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.