This walk is named the Naked Man and is an excellent circular walk through the New Forest. The route leads you from the car park and continues to the old Southampton to Dorchester railway line which is now disused. You enjoy excellent views of the forest as you continue along this track which was once the railway line. The terrain is varied and takes you through both woodland and heath land until you reach the Naked Man. This old oak tree which was once use was used for hangings must have many stories to tell as it blows gracefully in the breeze. This tree was use to execute smugglers whom had been caught along the many miles of coast. The coast of Hampshire and Dorset provided much cover for illegal goods to be bought in; however the penalty if caught was a trip to the new forest. It is said that the forest was used to hide these illicit goods.
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