SATURDAY STRIDER Eyeworth Pond and the Schultze Gunpowder Factory

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Intensity: Medium

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Gradient: Medium

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Price: £9.00

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Janet Bryant

Walk Description:

SATURDAY STRIDER Eyeworth Pond and the Schultze Gunpowder Factory


Eyeworth Pond, near Fritham in the north-east of the New Forest, is an idyllic beauty spot. Almost completely surrounded by trees, ponies drink at the water’s edge, ducks are tame enough to feed almost from the hand, and wild birds come to visit, too.

Eyeworth Pond was only created in the second half of the 19th century by the Schultze Gunpowder Company, an organisation that for many years had premises in the grounds of nearby Eyeworth Lodge.

Little evidence of the factory survives, although the superintendent’s and gatekeeper’s houses remain, and so does the gravel track – the Powder Mill Road – leading out to the Cadnam-Fordingbridge road, built to avoid the need for the potentially deadly products to travel through the nearby village of Fritham.

Our Saturday Strider Walks are of a longer duration than those during the week and can be either in the morning or afternoon, or sometimes all day and are for all walkers, Nordic and non-Nordic!

These walks are for those who are confident with Nordic Walking at a steady/moderate pace and can tackle hills without too much trouble.If you are not a Nordic Walker, then please do come along and join us (you will still need to register and book as usual).The walks are not suitable for those starting out on their fitness journey or who require regular breaks. 

Please bring a drink and a snack in a bumbag or backpack (not a shoulder bag) as we will stop half way for a breather while taking in the views.

Please contact Janet if you need more information as to whether this walk is for you.

Please note:

This is quite a long route with hills in the middle and end so can be quite strenuous. There are several stiles to cross and the very real possibility of encountering New Forest grazing livestock such as ponies, cows and donkeys. Dogs are welcome but there will be long 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.

Cancellation policy:

By booking this walk you are accepting the full terms and conditions.

Please do not book a walk until you are sure that you can make it. It is better to book on late than cancel late.

There is a 24-hour cancellation policy on this walk.

This means that, at the discretion of the instructor, 100% of the full walk price will apply if you cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled walk start time.Please contact your instructor if you need to cancel within this time on or 07919 194322. Do not cancel online. 

For full Bookings, payments and cancellation rules please click here.