This walk visits Denny Wood and the Denny Inclosure in the New Forest. It's one of the more peaceful areas of the forest with mainly oak and beech trees. Keep your eyes peeled for deer on the walk as they are often spotted in this tranquil area.
The walk starts from the Denny Wood campsite area where there is a small parking area. From here you pick up trails and head south. These are shared cycling and walking trails running along National Cycle Network Route 2. They will take you past Denny Lodge before turning around to visit the Stubby Copse Inclosure and the Parkhill Inclosure. You then pass the Little Holmhill Inclosure and Church Place, the site of a former royal hunting lodge. Shortly after you pass Thorn Hill and return to the car park.
PostcodeSO43 7FZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Denny Wood Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Denny Wood Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Denny Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Denny Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
If you would prefer to come by public transport then Beaulieu Road Station is just a short walk from the wood. Leave the station and follow a footpath west and it will take you into the wood.
You could also start the walk from the larger car park at the Matley Bog Inclosure. It's located just to the north of the wood and is another nice place for a stroll. There's a nature reserve with a boggy marsh and marsh flowers to see here. The Matley Wood Walk heads through the wood and across the heath to the River Beaulieu at the eastern end.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lyndhurst Walks and New Forest Walks pages.