Ober Water

Ober Water path

This short circular walk starts from the Whitefield Moor car park and follows the path to Puttles Bridge before joining the tranquil Ober Water stream as it meanders gently through the Aldridgehill woodland.

The Ober originates in the bogland around Burley and joins the Highland Water to become the Lymington River.


From the Whitefield Moor car park follow the path across the grassland, close to the road, until you reach Puttles Bridge. After a game of Pooh Sticks, continue across the bridge through the car park and follow the marked footpath.

Continue past the first footbridge over the Ober Water. When you reach the second footbridge, cross and follow the path on to Whitefield Moor.

Head along the bottom of the grassy bank (which can be boggy following wet weather) to return to Whitefield Moor car park.

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Walk Information

Starting Point

  • Whitefield Moor car park

Public Transport

  • Bluestar Bus 6 stops in Brockenhurst
  • New Forest Tour Green and Blue routes stop at Brockenhurst
  • Train at Brockenhurst Station

Food and Drink

  • Pubs and cafes in Brockenhurst


Mainly gravel tracks which are generally passable, but could be difficult following wet weather conditions. The stretch on grassland back to Whitefield Moor car park can be soft underfoot after wet weather.

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