enquiries@newforestguides.com
New Forest GuidesNewsletterSitemap

 

 
Print-friendly version

Whitefield Moor


Whitefield Moor And The Ober Water Trail - New Forest Walks and Picnic Areas

Whilst to most people the whole of the forest is a truly magical place with a landscape that varies from open heath land to ancient forests centuries old, occasionally you will come a cross a place that truly lives up to this label and the Ober Water Trail and Whitefield Moor close to Brockenhurst is just one of those places.

A firm family favourite to those in the know on the one hand you have the open heathland ideal for getting the little ones to let off steam and have a good run around, and also an ideal spot for a picnic.

But if this idyllic heath land was not enough here you can walk along what is considered by many to be the prettiest walks in the entire national park.

There are two walks here consisting of a shorter walk of about a mile and a slightly longer walk lasting approximately a mile and a half. Both walks will take you through a diverse landscape ranging from heath land to bog and more than a little of the naturally prevalent Gorse bushes in the region with their striking yellow flowers when in bloom.

As you walk along the Ober water stream which eventually joins With Blackwater to form the Lymington River, you cannot miss the sheer beauty of this walk as the light penetrates through the trees to glisten with sparkling reflections off the water in the stream.

The walk is also extremely peaceful and takes you across a number of small bridges where you can stand an listen to the bubbling stream below.

The surrounding area is quite damp by nature so also forms the habitat for many insects that prefer the damper conditions. However, during long hot spells the area can get quite hard and dry but when there is the odd summer shower (which we're sure to get), the rain water literally cascades across the sun hardened surface and can swell the stream quite rapidly, which strangely enough can make it even more picturesque than ever.

It's little wonder that Whitefield Moor and in particular the Ober Water Trail have been the subjects of some outstanding photographic shots and paintings over the years.

If you're visiting the New Forest make sure Whitefield Moor and the Ober Water Trail are on your list.

If you found this page useful please bookmark it for others to share - Thank you




new_forest_featured_accommodation.jpg

Express By Holiday Inn Southampton – M27 Jct7
Express by Holiday Inn Southampton hotel near M27 Jct7 is ideally located when visiting the Southampton area on business, for leisure or during special...
files/graphics/markup/highlightedbox1/view_moreinfo
Garden Cottage - Holiday Cottages
Comfortable, fully-equipped cottage with two bedrooms situated in the attractive downland village of Rockbourne close to the New Forest, Salisbury and...
files/graphics/markup/highlightedbox1/view_moreinfo
Dahlia Cottage - Self Catering Holiday Cottages
The holiday cottage has its own adjacent deck patio with furniture for you to enjoy meals al fresco listening to the birds. The patio overlooks our garden...
files/graphics/markup/highlightedbox1/view_moreinfo

attractions.jpg

Beaulieu Abbey - Forest Attractions
Like many former monastic sites, Beaulieu has its fair share of legends attached. Ghostly monks have been reported in the abbey ruins and in the parish church...
files/graphics/markup/highlightedbox1/view_moreinfo
Rockbourne Roman Villa - Forest Attractions
Rockbourne Roman Villa is near Fordingbridge in a picturesque and peaceful part of Hampshire close to the New Forest. The Roman villa once stood in the centre...
files/graphics/markup/highlightedbox1/view_moreinfo
Exbury Gardens - Forest Attractions
Exbury Garden is a spectacular 200-acre woodland garden ,world-famous for the Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias, rare trees and...
files/graphics/markup/highlightedbox1/view_moreinfo