This circular walk through mixed woodland runs mainly along the New Forest’s cycle network so is accessible in all seasons.


From the Anderwood car park, go through the gate and pass the barbecue area. Continue for about 400m until the forest track meets the New Forest cycle network path.

Turn left on to this gravel track. Continue straight on, passing Hart Hill and crossing Blackensford Brook. The path leads in to Burley Outer Rails Inclosure.

When you reach the edge of the inclosure, exit through the gate and walk the short distance to the Lyndhurst Road. Cross the road and turn down the path beside a cottage and a Forestry Commission sign marked ‘Burley Yard’.

Follow the path as it curves round to the left and continue into Burley New Inclosure. Continue straight on at a crossroads shortly before the thee-mile mark.

The path eventually bends round to the left. Continue straight past cycle post 118 and over a bridge over the Blackwater Stream. Follow the path as it continues straight to the Lyndhurst Road. Cross it directly to the Anderwood car park.

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Walk Information

Starting Points

  • Anderwood car park

Food and Drink

  • Various, Burley


Mostly gravel tracks which are generally passable. The initial part of the walk from the car park is on forest track which can be muddy following wet weather and has obstacles such as trees roots along the path.

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