Linwood

View towards Sloden inclosure

This circular walk starts and ends at the popular High Corner Inn family pub near Linwood in the west of the New Forest. After the woods of Broomy Inclosure, there is a climb to Hallickshole Hill before you explore Sloden Inclosure. The route then brings you back downhill and through Holly Hatch Inclosure before returning to the pub.

Route

Starting from the High Corner Inn car park, take the path heading north with High Corner Wood and the open lawn of Nices Hill to your right.

When the path splits, take the right turn past the barrier and follow the cycle route path in to Broomy Inclosure.

Follow the path through the woods for about 1.3km. Just after a gate, turn left and follow the path down to a bridge crossing Dockens Water.

Follow the sandy track as it climbs towards Hasley Hill Inclosure. Before reaching the inclosure, the path splits. At that point turn right and walk for 500m across the open heath before following the left hand path as it takes you in to Sloden Inclosure.

Follow the path through the woods for about 2km before reaching the gate at the edge of the inclosure.

Shortly after the gate you join a path heading over Fritham Plain. Turn right to head downhill though woodland and then open heath before crossing the footbridge at Dockens Water.

Follow the path as it turns right and take a left turn before Holly Hatch Cottage in to Holly Hatch Inclosure.

After 400m follow the main path on the left as it loops around and brings you in to Broomy Inclosure after about 2km.

The path splits after 400m – take the left turn which will take you through the woodland before rejoining the main cycle path.

Turn left on to the cycle path and out of the inclosure. Turn left at the barrier to retrace your steps back to the High Corner Inn.

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Walk Information

Starting Points

  • High Corner Inn car park, Linwood

Food and Drink

  • High Corner Inn

Terrain

Mostly gravel tracks which are generally passable. The climb from Splash Bridge to Hallickshole Hill is a sandy track.

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