Fordingbridge and Sandy Balls

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Sep 26

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13 miles; 6-7 hours

Fordingbridge is a beautiful and historic town, recorded in the Domesday book of 1086.

Set away from the main tourist areas of the New Forest on the banks of the River Avon, between Ringwood and Salisbury. The first Great Bridge, from which the town received its present name, was built in mediaeval times, and is upstream from the ford.

The bridge is a major feature of the town with its seven graceful arches, which can be seen very easily from the town's large riverside park where one can walk along the riverbank draped with willows and waterside plants.

This circular walk will take us from Fordingbridge, along the banks of the River Avon, through meadows, then after crossing the river, we will ascend and walk through a couple of lovely villages, then through Sandy Balls rejoining the river and back into Fordingbridge.

Dogs are welcome to join us on this event but we do ask the following: Please ensure you adhere to the Countryside Code at all times - see Keeping Dogs Under Effective ControlIf your dog is uncontrolled and strays in open land frightening other animals or livestock, the leader is supported by the OutdoorLads board of trustees to ask you to leave the event as this is not acceptable behaviour.

(All images are from Geograph and were labelled as 'Free to share and use' under Creative Commons license CC BY-SA 2.0 and are: 1 - Bridge over Avon, Fordingbridge by Derek Harper 2 - River Avon by Barry Deakin 3 - Entrance to Sandy Balls Holiday site by John Firth)


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