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.
Cadman's Pool 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
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Cadman's Pool Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Cadman's Pool Pubs/Cafes
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.