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Emery Down is a 6.2 mile loop trail located near Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Length 6.2 mi Elevation gain 675 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Running Forest River Wild flowers Wildlife Pub walk
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Jon Keeping
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HikingGreat!

A nice walk with a mix of open areas and forest. Saw several pigs and horses along the way. The trail often deviated from the main paths so that kept us on our toes. The walk ends by a pub where we enjoyed a great Sunday roast.

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Pickled Tiger
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Hiking

Is a good trail even if the route zig zags like it was mapped by a hyperactive child, plenty of variation in terrain and scenery

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mounir mounir
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HikingGreat!

Best ever long walk lots to see we where lucky we crossed a lot of dear , horses, woodpecker

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Janice Harris
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful walk which we did clockwise from Swan Green. The reptile centre toilets are closed but the reptiles can be visited, if not necessarily found. We saw adders. Finished with excellent lunch at The New Forest pub. It might be muddy in parts in winter.

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Matthew Doucette
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HikingGreat!

Donkeys...horses...piggys what more could you ask for! I would say this was an easy trail not a lot of elevation but amazing wildlife and some lovely scenery. Would recommend for pets and families. We took the route from the White Rabbit through the village started at New forest Inn and ended at the Swan for a cheeky one.

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Maggie Newman
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Hiking

Good trail - was supposed to be 10k but changed my mind

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Tudor Cabau
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Lisa Quarticelli
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HikingMuddy

Very nice walk in different New Forest sceneries. I love that the park is left as wild as possible, but without any trail signs I found myself checking the phone way more that I wanted to. During the walk I met many horses and cows. Loved it! At the end of the loop there is the New Forest Inn where is possible to eat and drink something.

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Carl Allain
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Hiking

Great trail easy to navigate, easy to do and some views along the way.

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Jaden Larker
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HikingGreat!

The most magical walk my wife and I have ever been on which was the best part of our whole anniversary. From wild donkeys next to the car park to wild horses and cows everywhere. Easy to follow and well worth it!

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Anirban Gupta
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Pros - long walk amongst the woods and can see horses, buffaloes and the odd deer Cons - no gps network, no road signs, no proper walking path, no views, no pit stops for buying even water Please carry own food and water as the shops at the beginning of the trail only sell water in glass bottles which is heavy to carry during a hike

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Rebecca Santoro
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Hiking

First time in new forest and we found the trail really easy to navigate and simple. One stream to cross which I jumped but everything else easy. Gorgeous views and so many wild horses!

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Maria Edwards
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Hiking

lovely and secluded, spectacular views particularly at the start of the trail. very easy to navigate

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Craig Conte
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Hiking

Great trail with kids and dogs. Make sure to start by church. It is easier to spot the trail head there

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Georges Smith
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HikingMuddy

Very pleasant trail, excellent to see the wildlife. Very easy to come off the marked track as there are so many different trails to follow, but being the new forest you’re never at risk of getting lost.

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Tishco P
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Hiking

Amazing walk, beautiful scenes and extremely tranquil. One little bother was that the trail around the reptile centre wasn’t clear at all... we didn’t manage to find it so had to return halfway but will try to find it again! Highly suggested but do start from the right side and not past the church.

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Briony Duguid
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Takes you deep into the new forest! Was hardly any people around and was very tranquil! We parked on the road just up for the New Forest Inn pub. We did go a little off piste from the route given as there are so many different routes and paths - but was good to use as a guideline because good luck trying to get out of those woods the same place you went into them!

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Jasmine Berry
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HikingMuddy

Lovely walk- great New Forest scenery. We saw horses, cattle and deer. We needed the GPS, especially in the woods- would be easy to get lost! As others have said some parts were very muddy and we did have to cross two streams so be prepared for that! Also if you go they way round we did there is a massive hill at the end!!

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cynthia makin
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Giovanni palombo
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Hiking

Nice trail, mostly in woods. Parking along the road is not difficult to find. GPS is a must

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Tom Andrews
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Lovely walk with lots of space for isolating. Saw plenty of cattle and horses too which was great! Plenty of places to stop off for a picnic also. The trail is pretty easy to follow, but make sure to bring a charging pack to use GPS.

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Sian Faulkner
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Leeanna Faulkner
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Jodie Donovan
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Jade Bell
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HikingMuddy

This was a great walk with our puppy - we were initially scouting this as a running route but probably wouldn’t be ideal until the summer as it was very muddy and boggy. You need to use the map as we lost the trail a few times but managed to get back on track fairly easily. Would do it again but take snacks next time.

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Jason Sp
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