Heritage Walks

Two local walks have been designed to allow you to explore the Heritage of New Milton and surrounding areas.
The first walk covers the areas around Station Road. This walk starts and ends at the Water Tower car park. It will take you to the north end of town and enable you to interpret the early history of New Milton which grew up around the Railway Station. It takes in the peaceful duck pond and Ballard Water Meadow. The walk then brings you south along Station Road showing you a number of images from the past to enable you to compare to the present day. The last stages of the walk takes you through the Recreation Ground and to the Milton Heritage Society permanent display in the War Memorial Centre, before returning you to the car park.
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The second walk starts and end at the Church Car park in Old Milton. If you wish to see inside the church then it is advisable to go in the morning when the church office is open and access can be gained to the inside of St Mary Magdalene Church. The walk will guide you around the village green and show you a number of early photographs which you will be able to use to compare with what you see today.  The walk will take you up Old Milton Road, past the Poor House and the Baptist Church and onto Gore Road. Little Gore Farm will be pointed out before the walk leads into the cemetery. Several graves will be pointed out and a brief explanation of the lives of some of them will be pointed out, including an award winning authoress and a soldier awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War. The walk will then conclude back at the church car park.
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