Cross Lymington River and head inland, with occasional glimpses of the Solent through the trees. Continue into the New Forest to Sowley Pond.
Then along the lanes and curl inland to Buckler's Hard village on the Beaulieu River. There is a fragment of an 18th century village remaining here, and a Maritime Museum that tells the story of shipbuilding at Buckler's Hard.
Follow the route inland up the east bank of the river to arrive at the Montagu Arms pub in Beaulieu.
Distances 10 miles, 4-5 hours Large route map
Lyndhurst Tourist Information Centre, tel 023 8028 2269
Lymington Tourist Information Centre (summer only), tel 01590 672422
Places of interest
Buckler's Hard Maritime Museum, tel 01590 616203
Master Builder's House Hotel, Buckler's Hard, tel 01590 616253
Montagu Arms Public House, Beaulieu, tel 01590 612324