by Anton Piatek
We bough a book on Hampshire and New Forest walks about a year ago, and finally actually did one of the walks in the New Forest. We did a really nice walk from Standing Hat, Balmerlawn near Brokenhurst.
The walk was a 8km walk, and the book suggested 2.5 hours but we spent 2 hours walking (which left time for a very nice lunch in a grassy clearing in the woods)
There are a lot of cycle trails in this part of the new forest, so we are planning on cycling there when we figure out a good way of getting bikes there (bike racks are not that cheap)