Fritham

Fritham

This circular walk through mixed woodland from the village of Fritham cuts through two inclosures and the open expanse of Fritham Plain.

Route

Starting from the Fritham car park, take the cycle path signposted to Frogham. The path winds downhill through Glorley Bushes.

Follow the path as it bends round to the left. After 400m you’ll get to a footbridge. Cross and follow the path round to the left and continue on the cycle track.

Leave the cycle path when you come to a gate on the left (with a ‘no cycling’ sign) into Amberwood Inclosure. Continue on the main gravel path and at Gaze Hill, follow the path as it runs downhill onto a straight stretch.

Take a left turn downhill towards a footbridge over a stream, You’ll see a carved seat as a memorial to New Forest naturalist and filmmaker Eric Ashby.

Cross the footbridge and go through two gates in quick succession into Sloden Inclosure. Follow the path as it gradually climbs through the inclosure. You’ll eventually reach a gate at the edge of the inclosure. Go through the gate and the path soon meets the main track across Fritham Plain – turn left to head back to the car park

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Map

Walk Information

Starting Points

  • Fritham car park

Food and Drink

  • Royal Oak, Fritham

Terrain

Mostly gravel tracks which are generally passable.

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