This circular walk has historical and archeological interest in the form of The Giant's Grave long barrow, the medevial Mizmaze and the remains of a Roman Villa. We'll be stopping for a drink at the Rose & Thistle in Rockbourne, but this won't coincide with lunch so bring a packed lunch.
Note that parking is extremely limited, liftsharing through friends or the group Facebook page is strongly encouraged.
Crossroads on the road between Brookheath and Whitsbury
Parking is on the grass verge near a small crossroads between Brookheath and Whitsbury. From Fordingbridge take Whitsbury Road north, a mile short of Whitsbury there is a small crossroads with a white signpost for Rockbourne and Breamore. Park near this crossroads on the grass verge, taking care to park responsibly and not block the junction. In Google a postcode of SP6 3PW takes you to a spot about 50m north of this crossroads.
A walk in the hilly north-western part of the New Forest, taking in a mixture of woodland and heathland. We are also likely to see New Forest ponies and maybe donkeys. Please bring a packed lunch. After the walk we will head to the Foresters Arms in Frogham.
By the pond in Frogham (Abbots Well) car park.
The car park is to the east of the village of Frogham and requires use of minor roads from either north or west - please check the map rather than relying purely on the postcode! From the Southampton direction the route across the forest on the B3078 via Brook and Godshill is recommended. Once past Godshill turn left towards Blissford; after less than a mile the road forks - stick to the left and you will reach the car park after another half mile.