10:00 Sunday 5th March 2017
This is Hatchet Pond itself, not the model aircraft car park. This location can take us around the perimeter track of the old airfield, perhaps taking in Diltons Farm without getting up to our axles in mud and other unspeakable mixtures of slurry. There is a loop via Beaulieu around the fringes of Langley, Blackfield, Holbury and Hardley before turning southwards and heading back towards Hatchet Moor or if neither of those routes takes your fancy, there’s always Hawkhill, Ladycross, Woodfidley and Denny Lodge on the north side of the B3055 road (the road between Beaulieu and Brockenhurst).
Newcomers might enjoy this ride location, there are no major hills to contend with (well I don’t think so, but that’s just my view) and the tracks are mostly well surfaced and at this time of year will hold up well.