Janesmoor Pond

Starting Point

Janesmoor car park
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Distance

3 MILES (5KM) – Circular

This circular walk takes in the woodland of Kings Garn Gutter Inclosure before climbing the gentle incline of Long Beech Hill. Under your feet will be evidence of the nearby airfield which was in use during World War Two.

Route

Go through the gate, about 100m from Janesmoor Pond, into Kings Garn Gutter Inclosure.

Take the winding gravel path downhill for 1.1km until it reaches Cycle Post 26, then turn right.





Continue straight through the woodland of the inclosure for 1km. The path crosses a small stream and continues until it goes through a gate at cycle network marker post 28 and meets a concrete track. Join the track as it heads up Long Beech Hill.

The concrete path is evidence of Stoney Cross airfield – one of 12 airfields in the New Forest during World War Two. Because of its flat open land and proximity to the coast, the forest was the perfect place to locate airfields for both fighters and bombers. Throughout the forest you’ll see areas of concreted ground which were side roads and taxiways for the bases.

The path takes you uphill through Long Beech campsite for about 1km. After leaving the campsite, in dry conditions there is a path cutting back to the car park across the open grassland. Otherwise continue to the road and follow it back to the car park.





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