Enjoy an easy, waterside walk around these two pretty lakes in Totton, on the eastern edge of the New Forest. There are well surfaced footpaths all the way around the lakes. The area is managed as a nature reserve so you will find a variety of interesting wild flowers and woodland around the lakes. You can also look out for various wildfowl and waders on the water using the two bird hides. There are good facilities with a Visitor centre, toilets and parking.
If you'd like to extend your walk you could pick up the Test Way and follow the River Test to the nearby Lower Test Nature Reserve.
Testwood Lakes PostcodeSO40 3WX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Testwood Lakes Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Testwood Lakes Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Testwood Lakes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Testwood Lakes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head a couple of miles north along the Test Way and you can visit the Broadlands Estate near Romsey. Here you can also pick up the Romsey Canal Walk and enjoy an easy stroll along the old Andover Barge Canal.
For more walking ideas in the area see the New Forest Walks page.