Nordic WALX (moderate) at ROCKFORD COMMON in The New Forest

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Pace: Moderate

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Janet Bryant

Walk Description:

On Wednesday afternoons we do a longer moderate-paced walk exploring the beautiful areas of the western New Forest, using our Nordic Poles to turn this Nordic Walk into a workout!

This week we start at Rockford Common car park, then climb behind the giant sandpit to get those heart-rates up straight away! The reward is fantastic views from the top all over the northern New Forest and the Avon Valley towards Somerley House.

Following the well-marked paths and trails, we follow the contours of the common, past ancient workings, rabbit farms, quaint cottages and over heaths and through woodland.

This walk is mainly on gravel tracks with some grass and the possibility of mud. There are a couple of fairly steep hills, taking in heathland, woodland and paddocks with far-reaching fabulous views. We are quite likely to meet ponies, cows, possibly donkeys and deer.


There are no gates or stiles but there is a very real possibility of encountering New Forest grazing livestock such as ponies, cows and donkeys. The very nature of the New Forest terrain means that springs pop up in unexpected places after heavy rain so please make sure you wear waterproof footwear (no wellies)! Dogs are welcome but there will be stretches where they must be on a lead so please make sure you are confident and safe with dogs on a lead when using poles and around livestock. Please make sure you have filled in a dog disclaimer form available from Janet before bringing your pooch.