Standing Hat and Balmer Lawn
This easy circular walk takes you through Forestry Commission managed Inclosures near Brockenhurst in the New Forest. You can park at the car park at Balmer Lawn and then follow good footpaths through the delightful woodland in the Pignal Inclosure. It's a lovely spot for an easy, peaceful stroll. Look out for the New Forest Ponies on your walk.
If you'd like to try more easy walks near Brockenhurst then the Ober Water Walk and the Blackwater Arboretum Trail are both good options.
Just to the north east the route can be extended by heading into Denny Wood.
PostcodeSO42 7ZB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Standing Hat Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Standing Hat Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Standing Hat OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Standing Hat Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Balmer Lawn Hotel is a great place to visit in the area. The exquisite building is surrounded by picturesque parkland and gardens. They are well known for their delicious afternoon tea which you can enjoy on the front terrace.
As you'd imagine the woodland trails are a fine place for a dog walk. The Balmer Lawn Hotel mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Hollands Wood is located just north of Balmer Lawn and has a good campsite and a decent bridleway suitable for cyclists.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hampshire Walks and the New Forest Walks pages.