Events Listings: 2015 Walking Festival: Rights of Common

2015 Walking Festival: Rights of Common

walking festival

Date: 19 October 2015

Location: Lyndhurst (meet at the Verderers Court opposite the Crown Hotel, SO43 7NF)

Time: 09:30 - 14:00

Cost: Free

Join the New Forest Association to find out more about the traditional commoning rights in the New Forest National Park.

Join Graham Baker on a visit to the historic Verderers’ Hall to view the definitive atlas of rights of common. Follow this with a circular walk around the inclosures south of Lyndhurst to find examples of the right of Marl (a marlpit), Estovers (some prepared fuelwood), and to stumble upon some pigs (Pannage) and ponies (Pasture).

Luke Parkinson

Eventbrite - New Forest Walking Festival 2015: Rights of Common

Event Organiser: New Forest Association

Contact Details: Enquiries to

Distance: 5.5 miles

Getting There

Forest Bus from Southampton arrives at the Crown Hotel in Lyndhurst at about 9.10am. Forest Bus from Lymington arrives at the Crown Hotel in Lyndhurst at 9.01. For full details visit

Getting Back

Return Forest Bus to Southampton leaves the Crown Hotel in Lyndhurst at about 13.16, 14.16. Return Forest Bus to Lymington leaves the Crown Hotel in Lyndhurst at 13.55. For full details visit

Food & Drink: Refreshments available in Lyndhurst at the start and end of the walk, or feel free to bring your own.

Walk Difficulty: Moderate - longer walk at a moderate pace, suitable for more active walkers.

Further Information

The distance may vary depending on the location of the pigs and ponies on the day. 

Public toilets available in Lyndhurst (start and finish).

All walkers walk at their own risk and neither the New Forest National Park Authority, partners or guides can take responsibility for personal injury.  

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