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Whitefield Moor: Short Loop

Whitefield Moor: Short Loop

Take in the scenery of Ober Water on this short loop

Starting from Whitefield Moor car park, this walk passes along gravel tracks through a variety of habitats around Ober Water – including heathland with gorse and bog, grassland, natural and formerly enclosed woodland, and Ober Water stream itself.

Ober Water bridge is a great spot to look out for many of the birds, animals and plants of the New Forest, including kingfishers perching beside the forest stream. The walk also gives you a chance to look for red deer on the heath and woodpeckers in the woodland – keep your eyes peeled!


This Forestry England trail is a waymarked walk. Just follow the yellow waymarker posts to enjoy an easy to follow route for all.

  • Start/finish: Whitefield Moor car park, grid ref SU 274 026, no postcode.
  • Ordnance Survey map: Explorer OL 22 New Forest
  • Getting there: No public transport links, parking at Whitefield Moor car park.
  • Distance: 1 mile (1.6 km)
  • Duration: Under 1 hour
  • Local facilities: Whitefield Moor car park has plenty of room to accommodate visitors.
  • Accessibility:  A moderate gradient leads down to, and then back up from, the river with limited resting places. There are no gates along the trails but there are two bridges which can develop small lips when the surface becomes eroded. Whitefield Moor car park has plenty of room to accommodate visitors, including disabled parking, toilets and disabled toilets.
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