Canadian Memorial

Canadian memorial

This circular walk through mixed woodland near Bolderwood starts from the memorial to Canadian soldiers and airmen stationed in the New Forest during World War Two.


Before you start the walk, take a moment to visit the Canadian War Memorial – the simple wooden cross commemorates the Canadian forces in the New Forest before the D-Day invasion of 6 June 1944. Before the invasion, Canadians would gather here for church services.

From the car park beside the Canadian memorial, opposite the main Bolderwood car park, go through the gate and begin walking downhill. When the path forks after about 150m, take the left hand route.

The path eventually takes a right turn followed by a left turn to cross Highland Water.

Continue to follow the cycle route before turning left to cross some open ground between Puckpits Inclosure and Highland Water Inclosure.

Keep following the path straight until the gate to exit Highland Water Inclosure. Join the forest track heading downhill into the trees.

After crossing a footbridge the path follows a relatively steep incline up Mogshade Hill. When you reach the road, watch along the grass verge the 100m back to the car park.

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Walk Information

Starting Points

  • Canadian Memorial car park
  • Bolderwood car park

Food and Drink

  • Various, Lyndhurst


Mostly gravel tracks which are generally passable. The final part of the walk after leaving Highland water Inclosure is on forest track which can be muddy at the valley bottom following wet weather and has obstacles such as trees roots along the path.

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