Buckland Rings Trail
From the village of Brockenhurst this walk passes through Roydon Woods nature reserve over Setley Plain and onto Buckland Rings, the site of a former Iron Age hill fort near Lymington.
This is part of the Rail Trail series of walks from the Lymington-Brockenhurst branch line.
- Start: Brockenhurst Railway Station, SO42 7TW
- Finish: Lymington Town Railway Station, SO41 9AU
- Ordnance Survey map: Explorer OL 22 New Forest
- Getting there: Take the mainline to Brockenhurst Railway Station
- Distance: 6.8 miles (10.9 km)
- Duration: 2-3 hours
- Local facilities: Public toilets in Lymington, near St Barbe Museum. Train and bus transport to start of walk
- Accessibility: Moderate walk
1. Roydon Woods
From the village of Brockenhurst the walk passes through the beautiful Roydon Woods, before passing through Sandy Down.
2. Onto Setley Plain
After crossing the A337 (take care) the path leads through to the edge of Setley Plain, an area of open heathland with wide views.
3. Over the railway line
Pass over the Lymington branch line and enjoy good views of the trains approaching from both directions.
4. Buckland Rings
Explore Buckland Rings, site of an Iron Age hill fort.
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