ARE you looking for something to do with your free time whilst staying socially distanced?

A walk in the New Forest National Park could be the thing for you then.

With over 140 miles of tracks and footpaths, there is more than enough space to keep your distance from others.

According to Visit Hampshire, the below walks are the best on offer in the New Forest.

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1. Tall Trees Trail Blackwater

Sites of some of the biggest trees in the New Forest are available along this route, as well as Roe Deer that are native to the area and are often seen in the beech woodland.

Measuring roughly 1.5 miles in length the path is a flat gravelled surface with several spots along the way to take a rest.

The trail starts new Blackwater car park, go under the oak archway and cross over Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, and the trail starts on your right, just a short distance up the gravel track.

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2. Beaulieu to Buckler's Hard

This easy walk is 4.7 miles long and follows the route of the Beaulieu River and finises at Bucklers Hard.

Flat gravel and grass make up the path and even includes a boardwalk or two along the way.

Wildlife is rich on this route which even has a place to eat in the shape of the Montagu Arms Hotel.

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3. Lyndhurst Parish

A quaint village in the heart of the New Forest, Lyndhurst offers the longest walk on this list, stretching out for 8.4 miles around the parish boundary.

It starts and finishes at the iconic Bolton’s Bench where you will be greeted by wild ponies.

The walk will take between three and four hours, depending on if you decide to stop for tea or a pint at one of the pubs or tea shops along the way.

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4. Bolderwood Deer Spotting

If you have come to the New Forest looking for wildlife then this is the walk for you.

These three short walks at Bolderwood includes a deer viewing platform which overlooks a large meadow where the deer tend to reside.

The Deer Watch Trail, Jubilee Grove Trail and Radnor Trail are all a short walk from the platform with a gravelled surface and benches along the way to sit and admire the view.

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5. Keyhaven Marshes

Views as far away as the Isle of Wight and the Needles are on offer on this walk that starts at Keyhaven Green bus stop and runs along a section of the Solent Way.

There is also the opportunity to watch some of the bird life in the area at Kayhaven Marshes, before moving further inland on to an ancient highway behind the reserve.

This walk runs along gravel footpaths and quiet country lanes for 4 miles with Henry VIII's coastal fort, Hurst Castle close by.