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Hatchet Pond near Beaulieu

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in the New Forest, near Beaulieu, Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst, England
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Nice but a pond nonetheless

Not sure what people expect when visiting a pond, but it is just s pond. Lovely place to stop for a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Antony R
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Lymington, United Kingdom
A beautiful place

I visited the pond three times. The first time to do good yomp all the way round. The paths are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average7%
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“ice cream van” (22 reviews)
“new forest” (52 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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in the New Forest, near Beaulieu, Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst, England
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"ice cream van"
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"new forest"
in 52 reviews
"lovely spot to stop"
in 4 reviews
"watch the ducks"
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"bird life"
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"lovely place for a picnic"
in 2 reviews
"lovely circular walk"
in 2 reviews
"water birds"
in 2 reviews
"free roaming"
in 2 reviews
"canada geese"
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"idyllic place"
in 2 reviews
"waters edge"
in 6 reviews
"short stop"
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"worth a stop"
in 2 reviews
"cycle ride"
in 2 reviews
"lovely area"
in 5 reviews
"wild animals"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not sure what people expect when visiting a pond, but it is just s pond. Lovely place to stop for a walk or a picnic, but not worth driving £60 worth of fuel for. My advice is to stop here for a bit while visiting...More

Thank Antony R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the pond three times. The first time to do good yomp all the way round. The paths are good and it is just right to get a bit of a work out. The second and third time I went with my husband to...More

Thank ReadingBecks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wasted 3 hrs to get to somewhere that was supposed to be picturesque and a fantastic picnic site with great views over a 18th century lake Mmmmm......ok Inadequate parking for such a supposedly fantastic picnic site and Lake view area A lot of wasted space...More

Thank Stephen G
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely circular walk around this lake, but was boggy in places. Parking limited at busy times. Ice cream van at the entrance.

3  Thank 09robbins
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

I came here with my husband and mother-in-law for a short walk in the morning beofre lunch. It's a very scenic spot with a few benches dotted around and a good amount of parking. It gets bit muddy in some places and there are a...More

4  Thank Koffee741
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We often go here to eat our fish and chips. Beautifully peaceful and always worth the drive down even in the winter. Great place for the dog to walk the kids 😊

Thank 666kirstyh
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Gorgeous walk around Hatchet Pond - though be careful of the soggy bits.... if you're lucky, the donkeys will be out in full force. Great for picnics and rounders matches.

Thank Nicki M
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Usually we walk around the pond and have an ice cream. This time we sat in the car reading in the rain! It was still peaceful with ducks on the pond and a couple of soggy donkeys looking rather fed up.

Thank JofNinfield
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Lovely place to sit quietly and enjoy the scenery and peaceful surroundings. Lots of water birds, donkeys and ponies.

Thank Christine B
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Enjoyed this so much. So much to see in this area. Lots to do in a Fun place !!!! The Beaulieu Hotel in the middle of the New Forest is such a great getaway. The rooms are homey and the food is good. They cater...More

1  Thank gilda442u2017
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X5962WWroberts
29 January 2018|
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Response from ExploreGB | Reviewed this property |
There are no postcodes for open heath Land. Try Google maps.
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Neha R
15 June 2016|
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Response from Guy W | Reviewed this property |
Lepe beach has built in BBQs. When you book you will be met on site by one of the country park staff who will show you the location of the facilities. It's a little south of the Forest but has great views over the Solent.
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julescan2015
7 August 2015|
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Response from alec j | Reviewed this property |
There is a large car park with toilets facilities at Hatchets pond, it has good road access. The entrance to it is on the B3055 near the T junction between the B3054 and B3055. There are no parking fees or time constraints... More
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