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Bolton's Bench

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Been coming here originally on but now off all my life. I was born up the road but now live... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
jim m
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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We visited Lyndhurst while we were staying in the New Forest. That's how we found Bolton's Bench... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FZ, England
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Been coming here originally on but now off all my life. I was born up the road but now live elsewhere. It is a beautiful spot with great views and ideal for a picnic and a stretch of the legs before moving on through Lyndhurst...More

1  Thank jim m
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We visited Lyndhurst while we were staying in the New Forest. That's how we found Bolton's Bench, just the end of the high street. Although we did not dress for a country walk, we did manage to have an hour long walk in that area...More

2  Thank Petitfilous
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

A great spot to go to picnic and see the ponies, cattle and donkeys of the New Forest. A short walk will take you into Lyndhurst itself for a bit of retail therapy, a coffee and cake or a refreshing glass of something.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We had a picnic on a sunny day, watching the wild horses and a cricket match. It was just beautiful and very relaxing. Loads of free parking. Fabulous place to stop off for a picnic so glad we came across it.

Thank LornaD8
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Spotted a small Adder snake on one of the paths this morning while walking my Setter, so please keep a eye out !

Thank clare2525
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to base the start of exploring this open part of the forest. Free parking and easily accessible. Very pretty.

Thank P1996BTjackiem
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Lyndhurst is one of those places that could be describe as a one horse or pony town. having lived locally , well within 10 miles for most of my junior life up to 16 years old, is just Lyndhurst. for me boultons bench , or...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Picturesque, lots of sweet, friendly ponies hanging around , nice shady place to relax as it was extremely hot when we visited

Thank elizan_11
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Me & my 2 sons came here on a lovely sunny Sunday, went for a walk, saw some cute horses & a couple of donkey's, walked over to the Main Street of shops for an ice cream.. was just a nice day, would do it...More

Thank Keira B
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for walking - ponies roaming free - cricket match was in progress - very close to the town

Thank HolidayMinx71
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5 June 2018|
Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
to be fair to you , I only ever knew boltons bench as a limited time car park but if you phone the local council on 02380 285000 they should be able to tell you. sorry not to be able to give you a fuller answer
10 May 2017|
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Response from George B | Reviewed this property |
Disposable bbq's are not allowed at this location. The following is taken from the Forestry Commission website. "Disposable barbecues are welcome in the picnic areas at Bolderwood, Blackwater and Wilverley – please place... More