Wilverley Inclosure

Set in the heart of the New Forest between Burley and Brockenhurst this walk provides a straightforward route, on good tracks, through an enclosed woodland. There are views across heathland from the car park, but the route soon heads deep inside the beautiful woods with a variety of trees, vegetation and wildlife.

  1. Start from either the Wilverley Plain or Wilverley Inclosure car park and – with the enclosed woods to your left – walk anti-clockwise through the car parks until you see the Wilverley Wander signpost.
  2. Enter the woods through the gate at the signpost and follow the wide flat track ahead. Ignore all smaller paths to the left and right.
  3. At the track T junction turn right.
  4. Stay on the track to head downhill and then uphill. This section is steep so take extra care with wheelchairs and pushchairs.
  5. After the track levels off turn sharp left onto another good track. If you come to the road then you’ve missed the turning.
  6. At the path crossroads stay on the main track.
  7. Bear right to stay on the main track.
  8. Bear left to stay on the main track and head uphill (do not head towards the road).
  9. When you meet another good track turn right towards the gate. Pass through this gate to the carpark.

Distance    Distance: 2.8 miles (4.5 km)
Ascent    Ascent: 50 metres
Route Grade    Route grade: 13 (equivalent to )
Time to allow    Time to allow: From 1h to 1h 45m
Starting Point    Starting point: Wilverley Plain or Wilverley Inclosure car parks
               Postcode: BH25 5TZ
               Grid reference: SU 253 009
               What3Words: ///veto.increased.recover
End Point    End point: , to Wilverley Plain or Wilverley Inclosure car parks
Region    Region:
Type of walk    Type of walk:
National Park and National Landscapes    National Parks & National Landscapes:

Public Transport    Public Transport: , The nearest bus stop is near the Old Station Tea Rooms, Holmsley
Public Transport    Parking:
Wheelchair accessible    Wheelchair accessible:  Wheelchair accessible
Pushchair accessible    Pushchair accessible:  Pushchair accessible
Stiles    Stile free:  Stile free
Seats    Seats on route:  Seats on route
Toilets    Toilets: ,   Toilets on route
Touch Free    Touch free:  Not a touch free route
Touch Food and Drink    Food and Drink:   No food and drink on route

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