Puckpits (from Acres Down)

Starting Point

Acres Down car park
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Distance

2.5 MILES (4KM) – Circular

Categories

A short circular walk on gravel tracks from Acres Down car park, taking in tranquil woodland and fine forest views.

Route

Starting from the Acres Down car park, follow the gravel cycle path as it heads into Wick Wood.

After about 250m the path takes a dog-leg turn to the right to the right. Continue straight ahead at the first junction shortly afterwards.





The path gently undulates for another 1km, crossing Bagshot Gutter and passing another crossroads in the path. Take the next gravel path on your right after that crossroads, heading uphill for 400m towards Puckpits Inclosure. The Victorian plantation has some spectacular tall larch trees. It is reputedly known for appearances of New Forest pixies – hence the name inspired by Shakespeare’s character Puck.

Stick to the main gravel path as it curves through the inclosure. There is a steep down-and-uphill stretch just after the inclosure boundary before the path gently sweeps downhill for another 1km.  It eventually meets the first junction you passed. Turn left and make the short walk back to the car park.





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