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Park at the southern end of the Forestry Commission's Wilverley Inclosure car park. There are toilets at the northern end.

  1. Go through the gate at the southern end of the car park marked 'Scout Camp Access'.

    Lat:50° 48' 18.9'' N(50.805244°)
    Long:1° 38' 34.4'' W(-1.642896°)
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  2. Head along the main driveway, and just keep going, ignoring any side turnings.

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    Long:1° 38' 50.3'' W(-1.64731°)
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  3. When you can hear the traffic on the busy A35 and, indeed, glimpse it through the trees at the end of the ride, turn sharp left at the green and yellow marker post. There is also a cycle track post numbered 227.

    Lat:50° 48' 32.6'' N(50.809049°)
    Long:1° 39' 37.4'' W(-1.660376°)
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  4. Go down the hill and turn right opposite a bench dedicated 'In loving memory of Josephine Collins'. There is also a cycleway post numbered 225.

    Lat:50° 48' 21.2'' N(50.805886°)
    Long:1° 39' 44.2'' W(-1.662287°)
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  5. Continue down this path, which can get increasingly muddy, until you reach a crossways.

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    Long:1° 39' 46.5'' W(-1.662918°)
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  6. Turn left at the crossways. The path we come back by is on the opposite side of the cross.

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    Long:1° 39' 49.5'' W(-1.663756°)
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  7. Follow this path until it reaches the edge of the inclosure. Go through the gate and turn right.

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    Long:1° 39' 50.3'' W(-1.663985°)
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  8. Keep along the narrow strip of land between the inclosure fence and the minor road. This road has been built on what was the track bed of the Brokenhurst to Ringwood railway line.

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    Long:1° 39' 52.2'' W(-1.664503°)
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  9. Passing a second gate, turn left when you reach the corner of the inclosure and head down the hill.

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    Long:1° 40' 7.3'' W(-1.668692°)
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  10. Go through the line of fence posts marking the old railway boundary, and carry on down into the cutting.

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    Long:1° 40' 13.2'' W(-1.670324°)
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  11. Go under the bridge that carries the A35 over the old track bed.

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    Long:1° 40' 16.7'' W(-1.671302°)
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  12. After the bridge, the path climbs out of the cutting before swinging left and heading back down hill. At the bottom of the hill turn left.

    Lat:50° 48' 20'' N(50.805559°)
    Long:1° 40' 18.2'' W(-1.671728°)
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  13. Go over the stile and out on to the verge. Cross the road with care to visit the excellent Station House at Holmesley.

    Lat:50° 48' 20.3'' N(50.805649°)
    Long:1° 40' 21.3'' W(-1.672573°)
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  14. Suitably refreshed, return the way you came. The path leading to the stile is surprisingly difficult to spot from the other side of the road.

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    Long:1° 40' 22.2'' W(-1.672827°)
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  15. When you reach the first gate turn left into the inclosure.

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    Long:1° 40' 9.6'' W(-1.669328°)
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  16. When you reach the crossways we passed trough on the way out, turn left. The path can get a little indistinct here.

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    Long:1° 39' 53.5'' W(-1.664853°)
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  17. Keep following this path, which is very pretty but can be a bit boggy.

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    Long:1° 39' 52.8'' W(-1.664654°)
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  18. Go straight across the made up track. This is the one we were following on the way out from the car park. On right you should be able to spot the sharp left turn at point 3.

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    Long:1° 39' 40.2'' W(-1.661155°)
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  19. There is an almost magical feel to the path here as in meanders between the trees.

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    Long:1° 39' 27.1'' W(-1.657539°)
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  20. Join the path that comes up to meet ours from the left and keep following this more substantial track as it veers to the right.

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    Long:1° 39' 15.4'' W(-1.654291°)
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  21. Ignore the path to the right and head towards the gate out of the inclosure.

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    Long:1° 39' 4.9'' W(-1.651369°)
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  22. Go through the gate. Immediately to the right is the remains of old road from Burley to Sway before it was diverted along the old railway line.

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    Long:1° 38' 54.2'' W(-1.648396°)
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  23. Head out on to the plain to take in the views. Keep round to the right until you reach the car park.

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    Long:1° 38' 41.4'' W(-1.644822°)
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  24. If you want to avoid walking through the car park, keep to the left of the toilets and the trees. Here there is a broad grassy strip.

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    Long:1° 38' 24'' W(-1.640011°)
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