Meander round the Keyhaven Marshes

Published Tuesday 18 July 2006

The New Forest National Park is celebrating its first National Parks Week since taking up its full powers on 1 April 2006. The week long event will be running from Friday 21 to Friday 28 July.

The theme of this year’s National Parks Week is, ‘stretch your legs, stretch your mind.’

The National Park, Forestry Commission, Wildlife Trust and Countryside Education Trust are offering a jam-packed week of activities including walks, tours and wildlife exploration.

The Authority and Hampshire County Council are hosting a free two hour walk on Tuesday 25 July at 10am, meeting at The Bridge, Keyhaven, before setting off around the Keyhaven Marshes, one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country.

The walk, ‘Marshes Meander,’ is approximately two miles long, part of the walk is along the Solent Way long distance foot path and inland paths including an ancient lane.

A Hampshire County Council Ranger and National Park Officers will be leading the walk and talking about the natural history of Keyhaven and Keyhaven Marshes.

Understanding and Enjoyment Policy Advisor, Sarah Manchester said: ‘This walk is a fantastic opportunity to experience some of the many special qualities this unique Park has to offer.

It is an opportunity to meet new friends and learn about the rare wildlife that inhabits these marshes.’


Notes to editors
For further information about National Parks Week contact Sarah Manchester on 01590 646669.
There is no need for advanced booking and dogs are welcome as long as they are kept under control.  

Media contact:
Karen Evans, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650

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