Long distance trails
The Solent Way
The Solent Way is a 60-mile long-distance coastal walking route from the seaside town of Milford-on-sea past the hustle and bustle of seafronts, quiet yachting harbours, deserted marshland and saltings to finish at Emsworth Harbour. A third of the trail is through the New Forest National Park.
The Avon Valley Path
The Avon Valley Path runs for 34 miles from Wiltshire, along the Dorset and Hampshire border to Christchurch. It takes in the wildlife rich Avon Valley, and parts of the Western New forest.
The Castleman Trail
The Castleman Trail runs from just outside Ringwood to Upton Country Park in Poole. It follows the line of the old Southampton to Dorchester railway, also known as 'Castleman's Corkscrew'. It derived this nickname because the line was built by Charles Castleman and also for its many twists and turns; it was opened in 1847.
All walkers walk at their own risk and neither the New Forest National Park Authority, partners or guides can take responsibility for personal injury. To the best of our knowledge, the routes are entirely on public rights of way or within areas that are open for public access. But we cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the information. If you do find a mistake in them, or think they could be improved, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org