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Latchmore Brook and Hasley Hill Inclosure

3 miles (4.5 km)

Enjoy a waterside walk along the delighful Latchmore Brook, near Fordingbridge in the New Forest. The brook and surrounding countryside are an idyllic area, often surrounded by horses, ponies and deer. The walk continues into the Hasley Hill Inclosure where you will find a series of pretty woodland paths.
The walk begins from the Ogdens car park near Fordingbridge on the eastern side of the New Forest.
If you'd like to extend your walk then the pretty Cadman's Pool is only about a mile to the east. You could also try our Fordingbridge River Walk which takes you along the River Avon to Ibsley.

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Further Information and Other Local Ideas

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.


Latchmore Bottom and the Latchmore Brook - - 24147

Latchmore Bottom and the Latchmore Brook. Looking east along the brook as it meanders through the bottom. A drinking and gathering place for the New Forest ponies.

Ponies grazing at Latchmore Shade, New Forest - - 156938

Ponies grazing at Latchmore Shade. This view is looking upstream at the Latchmoor Brook, with Hampton Ridge in the far distance. The name "shade" does not refer to a shady area (there are few trees on this wet heathland anyway), but instead it refers to something the ponies do: when they "shade" they stand out the heat of the day away from the undergrowth where insects are more of a nuisance. On a mild spring day such as this the ponies (and some cattle) are more likely to be grazing on the lawn rather than standing - food supplies are low and they have used up their fat reserves accumulated last year.

Bridge over Latchmore Brook, Islands Thorns Inclosure, New Forest - - 386684

Bridge over Latchmore Brook, Islands Thorns Inclosure. This track runs north through Islands Thorns Inclosure towards Bur Bushes, just to the north east of this route. The enclosure was first planted in 1852 and this area is dominated by oak. The bridge in the foreground crosses Latchmore Brook (sometimes spelt Latchmoor Brook) which flows towards the left here.

Footbridge over Latchmore Brook, Studley Wood, New Forest - - 386668

Footbridge over Latchmore Brook, Studley Wood. This footbridge crosses Latchmore Brook at the centre of an old rectangular enclosure between Eyeworth Wood and Studley Wood. According to a number painted on the far side of the bridge, this is number 21.

Heathland view towards Hasley Hill, New Forest - - 236204

Heathland view towards Hasley Hill. The sandy path in the foreground leads from Splash Bridge across Dockens Water to the track at the eastern end of the Hasley Hill Inclosure (seen in the distance on the left). As summer ends the heathland colours make a varied palette - heather and bracken are in various stages of dying off.

Southern entrance to Hasley Inclosure, New Forest - - 236206

Southern entrance to Hasley Inclosure. This gate is the southern entrance to the Hasley Inclosure, a mixed plantation on the sandy summit of Hasley Hill, surrounded by open heath.

Track from Hasley Inclosure to Sloden Inclosure, New Forest - - 157293

Track from Hasley Inclosure to Sloden Inclosure. Track leads east from the Hasley Inclosure and curves to the north (left) to enter the Sloden Inclosure, whose conifers can be seen on the left of the photo. The hill to the right - with its oak, holly and yew trees - is the site of a royal hunting lodge.

View across Ogden's Purlieu towards the Hasley Inclosure, New Forest - - 185104

View across Ogden's Purlieu towards the Hasley Inclosure. Looking roughly north-east across the knoll-scape of Ogden's Purlieu. The conifers in the distance are at the western end of the Hasley Inclosure on Hasley Hill. The usual well-drained heath vegetation can be seen in the foreground - bracken, gorse, silver birch and heather.

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