This walk comes from the Pathfinder Guide, which describes it as “moderate.” The distance is about 8k (5 miles) along all-weather forest trails – no stiles.
To reach the Standing Hat Car Park (OS Grid ref: SU314036) turn off the A337 by Balmer Lawn Hotel (B3055) and as it bends to the right take the track to the left up to the car park. Usual rules apply: be there in time for a prompt 10.30 start. For further information contact Bernard Gilbert.
Post-walk refreshments can be taken in nearby Brockenhurst.