EASY-access walking routes will be opened in the New Forest today after improvements.

Walkers of all abilities, with or without dogs, are invited to the opening of easy access walking routes at Ballard Woodland off Velvet Lawn Road, New Milton at 11.30am.

Footpaths 705b and 728, and the routes in between through Ballard Woodland and Ballard Lake, have been enhanced to improve accessibility with new surfacing, furniture and signage.

The enhanced walking route is part of New Forest District Council’s ‘Greenway’ project and is and is one of many similar projects that will

improve recreational walking routes across the district.