Distance: 7.2 miles (11.6 km)
Start: Green Dragon pub and Bell Inn, Brook. Grid ref. SU 273 141 Post code SO43 7HE.
Visit the Rufus Stone to discover the mystery surrounding the death of King William II. The route then follows quiet country lanes to the unspoilt village of Minstead where the famous detective writer and spiritualist Sir Arthur Conon Doyle is buried in the grounds of All Saints Church. Return via winding lanes and fields to Canterton and Brook.
Be Forest Friendly: The New Forest is a Site of Special Scientific Interest with over 2,000 varieties of fungi, many of which are rare and internationally-important species. We appeal to people to look but don't pick. Commercial harvesting is not permitted and foray leaders must obtain a licence. The Forestry Commission is reviewing the guidelines on picking for personal consumption and trialling new restrictions to lessen the impacts on this very special habitat.
Click the website link above to download this route map for free on the National Park Authority’s website.