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Walk the New Forest at Rockford Common

The National Trust
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Walk the Northern Commons of the New Forest from the National Trust's Rockford Common car park. The Rockford sandpits are great fun to play on, and it is only a few minutes before you are up onto impressive vantage points looking back over Blashford Lakes and forward over the Northern Commons. There are plenty of walking options, from short circuits of the easy-to-navigate heathland, to venturing further into the hidden valleys and woodlands of the commons.

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General Information
Free entry

Free for public use.

Suitable for dogs

Great for dogs.

No refreshments on site.

No refreshments on site

No toilets available

No toilets available

Camping

Camp nearby at Redshoot Camping Park

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A short stroll around Hightown

All abilities

All abilities

2 kms

30 mins

A short walk around our smallest heathland site in the New Forest – great if you don't have much time but still want to experience the mosaic of habitats the New Forest has to offer.

Hale Purlieu figure of eight walk

All abilities

All abilities

5 kms

1 hr

A figure of eight walk through Hale Purlieu, crossing streams and taking in great views across the common’s valleys and mires.

Rockford Common short loop

All abilities

All abilities

4 kms

1.5 hrs

An accessible circular walk taking in open heathland and woodland.
Good accessibility for wheelchair users

Walk to the Huff Duff

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

7 kms

1.5 hrs

ake in breathtaking views from Ibsley Common, an area steeped in military history, and visit the Huff Duff (an old directional station) and associated bunker.
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Ellingham Drove, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 3NF, UK

Free parking

Basic Free parking.

Not easily accessible by public transport.

Not easily accessible by public transport.