Frogham to Fritham Circular Walk
This circular walk explores a lovely area of the New Forest between the village of Frogham and Fritham in Hampshire.
The walk starts from the Abbots Well public car park on Hyde Common in Frogham. From here you can pick up footpaths heading east to up to the Hampton Ridge where there are some fine views over the area from the elevated position. You will pass Windmill Hill and Thompson's Castle before heading into the woodland of the Amberwood Inclosure.
The route continues east to Hiscocks Hill and Gorley Bushes before coming to Fritham village. Here you could stop for some refreshments at the Royal Oak, roughly the half way point on the walk.
The route then heads west across Fritham Plain, passing Freeworms Hill, the Sloden Inclosure, Deadbuck Hill, Hallickshole Hill and the Alderhill Inclosure. The final section passes along the pretty Latchmore Brook before returning to Hyde Common and the car park.
PostcodeSP6 2JD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Frogham to Fritham Circular Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Frogham to Fritham Circular Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Frogham to Fritham Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Frogham to Fritham Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Back in Frogham head to the Foresters Arms for some post walk refreshments. There's a stylish interior with a mix of tartan and exposed brickwork, antlers and lampstands, old pine tables, cosy wood burners and auction finds. They serve high quality dishes and have a nice sunny garden. You can find the pub on Abbots Well Rd at postcode SP6 2JA for your sat navs.
The woodland trails are ideal for dog walking and the Foresters Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north east of Fritham you can explore the Bramble Hill area. There's some nice trails here and the opportunity for a cream tea in the lovely gardens of the Bramble Hill Hotel.
Just to the north 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.