This nice, easy walk takes you around the pretty Ober Water in the New Forest. The circular walk starts from the Whitefield Moor car park and follows good tracks through the Aldridge Hill woodland and the Ober Valley. It's a really delightful spot with the tranquil stream surrounded by shady woodland glades. It's a great place for a picnic and a paddle on a summer's day!
Ober Water is located just over a mile west of Brockenhurst.
If you'd like to extend your walk then the Blackwater Arboretum Trail is located just over a mile to the north. The village of Burley is also nearby. There's nice trails to try here in the Old and New Inclosures.
PostcodeSO42 7QD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Ober Water Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Ober Water Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Ober Water OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Ober Water Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Puttles Bridge Walk walk starts from the nearby car park and heads along the water before exploring the Aldridgehill Inclosure and paying a visit to Rhinefield House. This old manor house is now a hotel surrounded by beautiful grounds which include ornamental ponds, gardens and a fountain. You could stop here for some post walk refreshments and enjoy a stroll around the grounds.
South of the stream you'll find Whitefield Moor. The moor is a nice open area of grassland with ponies and horses grazing. There are some waymarked trails to be found here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the New Forest Walks page.