Distance: 5.9 miles (9.3 km)
Start: Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway, SO45 1AZ, Grid Ref: SU 425 005. Alternative start: Lepe Country Park, SO45 1AD, Grid Ref: SZ 455 985.
Situated on the southern edge of the New Forest and a mile from the Solent coast, Exbury is a peaceful and beautiful village with a fascinating history and important war time links to Lepe and the build up to D-Day. The walk starts at the famous Exbury Gardens then takes you along field and woodland paths to Lepe for spectacular views across the Solent. returning inland through farms and woodland to Exbury village.
Be Forest Friendly: The speed limits on unfenced roads greatly reduce the number of accidents involving animals. Slow down and give walkers, cyclists, horse-riders and animals a wide berth. Be especially careful at night.
Click the website link above to download this route map for free on the National Park Authority’s website.