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Acres Down Woodland is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 291 ft Route type Loop

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Road biking

Walking

Running

Forest

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Getting There

A circular woodland walk of just less than 3 miles through a beautiful section of the New Forest called Acres Down near the tiny village of Minstead, north of Lyndhurst in Hampshire. The walk follows wide, well-made gravel tracks and all the slopes are quite gentle making it fairly easy walking. There are no gates or stiles. As part of the New Forest, Acres Down does have free roaming ponies so you're likely to come across some of these both in the car park and throughout the walk. To reach the car park you will need to drive through a ford. Approximate time 1 to 1.5 hours.

Free parking is available for the walk in the small Forestry Commission Acres Down car park. The area has lots of tiny lanes so better to use a map to plan your route rather than relying on Sat Nav! The car park is accessed from Forest Road (near Newtown, between Stoney Cross and Emery Down) and the small access lane is signed Acres Down ¼ mile. Follow the small lane through the ford (note this can be quite deep after heavy rain) and past the Acres Down farm shop on the left. Fork right to follow the short section of lane to the entrance gate for Acres Down '€“ the car park is on the left. Approximate post code SO43 7GE.

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Reviews (15)
Photos (14)
Recordings (9)
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Rebecca Santoro
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HikingGreat!

I forgot to press record. W got here around 9.30am and the walk was just lovely. So peaceful and remote. Simple flat surfaces. We saw so many horses it was magical! We even saw deer! Loved it. Nice short easy walk to start the day. Highly recommend!

Ryan Hartley
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Walking

Better than the right way and first one we done that’s suggested. A lot of different terrain and water for dog

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Jo Batchelor
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HikingMuddy

If you stick to main paths it’s fine but can be muddy/clay off tracks on grassy tracks. Nice walk though.

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Ryan Hartley
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Walking

Really nice walk suitable for dogs off leads all stone paths

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Maddi Simmonds
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Walking

Perfect for a short sunny autumn walk! Didn't see much wildlife out today but lovely nonetheless :)

Ian W.
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Hiking

Nice walk on hard paths, as fairly unknown location there was no problem parking.

Jane Jane
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Lovely walk through the woodland. All on gravel paths so no need for walking boots if you don't have them. Easy to follow directions. Saw lots of horses. �

Samantha Bridge
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First to Review

This is the perfect walk for cyclists, buggies and wheelchairs. We saw LOADS of horses too �

Ibrahim Abdulla
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Sophie Dalton
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Stuart Crook
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Sophie Dalton
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Shannon Barrie
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Stuart R.
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Ahmed Ahmed
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