Walk Description

The book Secret New Forest, by Martin Brisland, tells the fascinating story of this World Heritage Site. The New Forest is neither new nor really a forest. Only half is wooded with the rest being mainly gorse, heathland, mudflats and farms. Join this walk with Martin and Katie from Oak Tree Tours to learn more.

The walk will explore the flora and fauna of Brockenhurst village common and the Lymington River. ItĀ is suitable for families with children over the age of 6, and the Foresters Arms is a dog friendly pub.

The book Secret New Forest will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of this area of southern England. Author, Martin Brisland will be available to sign copies of the book at the end of the walk.

Walk Leader

Oak Tree tours

This walk will be lead by Katie from Oak Tree Tours together with author Martin Brisland. Katie is a language teacher, interpreter, and qualified tour guide. Her philosophy for Oak Tree Tours is to offer meaningful travel experiences to nurture and embed valuable skills through carefully curated accessible tours, great experiences, and joyful memories. Oak Tree Tours, based in Southampton, Hampshire, specialise in tailor-made activities, guided tours, courses and workshops, made accessible to everyone.


Tuesday 9th April

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3 miles


1.5 hours


Mostly Flat


Gentle to moderate

Dogs Allowed


Lunch Required

There will be the option to buy lunch at the Foresters Arms pub at the end of the walk.

Book Walk