On Friday 17th November 18 intrepid walkers set off for a stomp from Linford Bottom ( just off the A 31). After the unprecedented amount of rainfall in recent weeks the sun shone and the forest looked beautiful. The walk was a mix of gravel tracks through forest  and open heathland with lots of mud and water! We met a few ponies and cows along the route to keep us company. If you have never been to this part of the New Forest we would recommend a visit, but choose drier months as it is susceptible to being extremely muddy in places. It I was a lovely way to spend a couple hours with friends in the Autumn sun. The colours were stunning.