Pan Poole is leading this week’s walk to Linford Bottom Walk, the latter part of which is quite muddy and there is a small stream to cross. Pam’s walked it a couple of times when it has been very wet and managed in boots, but some people may wish to use Wellingtons.
Directions to Linford Bottom(SU182072)
Travelling south east towards Ringwood on the A31 take the slip road to Poulner. Turn right to Poulner and then right again at a small flat island following the brown sign to the London Tavern and Moules Court. After a short distance turn right again at the sign for London Tavern, St John the Baptist Church and Poulner Baptist Church. Go straight on and turn left just after St. John the Baptist Church to Poulner Baptist Church. Keep straight on past Poulner Baptist Church until reaching the car park, which lies back from the road on the LHS opposite a sign for Apple Tree Cottage.
There is plenty of parking.
Alternatively get on to the A31 eastbound either at Ringwood or Poulner and head back up the hill on A31 towards Picket Post, BUT take the Linwood turning immediately after the In-Excess Garden Centre, and follow the meandering road that leads toward Linwood Bottom, where the car park is visible ahead off to the right on a left-hand bend.
As always check on the OS map!