Distance: 4.2 miles (6.8 km)
Start: Burley Village Bus stop Grid ref. SU 221 031 Postcode BH24 4AB.
This walk starts at the village centre before setting out on a circular walk around the edge of the village. There is a gentle uphill climb along Castle Hill Lane where there are good views across the Avon Valley; the perfect setting for stories about dragons and smugglers. The route passes an ancient hill fort on Castle Hill before descending back to the village and along the edge of the Open Forest. The walks returns to the village centre past pretty Forest properties and the Queen's Head pub.
Be Forest Friendly: There is plenty of natural food for the grazing animals so please don't feed them. It's against the byelaws and human food can harm them. Some hand-fed ponies become aggressive with people who, quite rightly, keep their picnics to themselves
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