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    181 m
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    10.9 km
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    Penerley Wood and Moon Hill Circular Walk


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    The Penerley Wood and Moon Hill Circular Walk immerses you in heathland, pines, and oak woods, granting you a chance to revel in stunning scenery. However, like many adventures in the area, this New Forest walk tends to get muddy and wet during the wetter months. Therefore, wellies or appropriate waterproof footwear are recommended! If you want to get out and move in nature, this is an excellent walk, but don’t expect the scenery to blow your mind.

    Route Description for Penerley Wood and Moon Hill Circular Walk

    New Forest’s Penerley Wood and Moon Hill Circular Walk boasts enough scenery to keep you captivated but not enough to leave you stunned. Expect to traverse oak woods, pine, and heathland over a 10.9km stretch! Don’t forget to bring the appropriate footwear during wetter months.

    Setting out from your car, head left to go south before taking a right at the first T-intersection. Follow the path snaking along the border of the forest, continuing straight towards Honey Hill. You’ll have to cross over Hatchet Lane to reach the circular section of this lollipop route. At the next intersection, continue straight to make your way around the loop, eventually reaching this same intersection and following the same path back to your car.

    Getting to the Penerley Wood and Moon Hill Circular Walk Trailhead

    To get to the start of the Penerley Wood and Moon Hill Circular Walk, head to Denny Lodge, a civil parish near Brockenhurst. Park your car here!

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