Walking in the New Forest
With its undulating tracks and paths, walking through the New Forest offers the opportunity to explore the ancient forests and heathlands that this area has to offer. Whilst walking there is a chance to catch a glimpse of one of the 5 wild species of Deer that can be found in the National Park. Fallow, Sika, Red Deer and Roe are all fairly common but if you are lucky you may even be greeted with a visit from the rarer Muntjac Deer. This walking weekend offers the chance to unwind, relax and come face to face with the ‘architects of the forest’, the famous New Forest Ponies. The park is also one of the most significant areas in the country for lichens, insects, birds, reptiles and fungi… the journey across the area is sure to be enchanting.
Day 1 Departure: 1000 - 1100 hrs. Travel to Bournemouth, making a comfort stop en-route. Hotel check-in. Dinner is included for the next 2 nights.
Day 2 With the start of autumn upon us, during the first day, take a gentle stroll of 6-7 miles along the New Forest’s tree lined trails consisting of mighty redwoods, oaks, beech, yew, holly and many more. This walk will be along manicured tracks and paths making it perfect underfoot. A selected spot for a perfect lunch break along the way will be arranged (packed lunch included).
Day 3 During this morning’s walk, investigate the heathland areas of the park. With a duration of 4-5 miles, experience the views that will unfold as you walk. These areas are dominated by heather, bracken and gorse. The paths will consist of gravel or grass under foot and ascents will be minimal. After a scenic lunch stop (cost not included), commence the homeward journey. Arrive home: teatime.
• Return coach travel
• 2 nights accommodation
• Traditional English and continental self-service buffet breakfast
• Served 3 course dinner (3 choices) plus after dinner tea/coffee
• 1 packed lunch
• 2 guided walking tours
• Hotel porter service
• All coach tours
Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Eastcliff
Great location with dramatic seafront views, overlooking Bournemouth beach, situated a 15 minutes stroll to the town centre.
Bedrooms: En-suite with TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, iron, board and telephone.
Facilities: Lounge and bar. Free use of health club with indoor swimming pool at sister hotel, just 2 minutes walk. Night porter.
Mobility Information: Lift does not serve all floors. 6 floors. 12 steps to floor with no lift access. 7 steps at hotel entrance. Limited ground floor bedrooms.
Supplements (subject to availability):
Single room supplement £36.00
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