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WALK 3 - FROM ANDREWS MARE CAR PARK

This car park can be accessed from Emery Down or off the A31 (West) taking the turning to Emery Down. The gravel track to the car park is about 200 yards off the A31, on the right hand side. The track entrance is locked at sunset. View PDF file of route

 

When you leave the car park, take the wide track westwards and follow it up to the lake. This lake is used for model boats, mainly at week-ends.

 

 

When you reach the lake, take a turn left along the path crossing the heathland.

You follow the path, down into the dip where there is a memorial stone to a certain Admiral Murray, who died while hunting in 1901.

As you climb the hill again you see that this pathway is named "Murrays Passage", so it was presumably here that the good Admiral met his demise.

At the end of this passage, you meet a gravel path, edged with forest, where you turn left. Follow it along for 200 yards or so and fork left again, along the grass track.

 

 

You will have seen the heathers on this walk and maybe noticed their sweet fragrance. Most moorland within the Forest has an abundance of heathers and this one certainly is covered in them, shared with ferns.

 

 

 

Follow the pathway to the end and fork left when you see the gate post ahead, at the gravel track entrance to Andrews Mare Car Park.

The walk takes some 45 minutes. Wear welly boots in winter.

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