This beautiful scenic area of the New Forest National Park is popular for horse riding, cycling, family walks and picnics.
The pathway running through this area is an old disused railway line which ran from Southampton to Dorchester, and is called the Castleman Trailway.
There are 4 Forestry Commission car parks next to each other here, which all give access to the Castleman Trailway and surrounding area. They are on the north side of the unnamed road that runs between Burley Road and the B3055, so starting at Burley Road end they are: Longslade Heath, Horseshoe Bottom, Longslade Bottom and Longslade View. Longslade Heath and Longslade View are closed during the winter period, but you can use either of the other two car parks instead.
Car park entrance
These two Highland cows are relaxing next to the Castleman Trail.