Distances vary from 4-13 kilometres, but all the walks have shorter options available whilst some can be extended by incorporating elements of overlapping or nearby routes contained in the companion volume New Forest Walks - a time traveller’s guide.
Devised to take visitors through areas particularly rich in wildlife, the walks can be enjoyed throughout the year, although they are nominally associated with months chosen to coincide with optimum wildlife presence.
Andrew Walmsley lived in Lyndhurst, the ‘capital’ of the New Forest, for 25 years, and has organised and led many New Forest walks on behalf of the county ornithological society and other groups. Particular areas of interest include landscape and wildlife photography, local history and natural history. He is the author of the ever-popular New Forest Explorers Guide web site, and since 1996 has been a regular contributor to Hampshire, the County Magazine.