The perfect way to explore Hampshire and the New Forest is with an invigorating circular walks followed by freshly-baked cakes or cream tea and clotted cream. For hungrier walkers, teashops also offer salad, soup and hot meals. The carefully selected teashops in this book range from traditional thatched cottages looking out over gardens, to a converted Station House with tables on the station forecourt, and a modern teashop with comfy sofas to sit back and relax on. Wherever you stop for a rest, whether in the summer surrounded by flowers in a cottage garden or inside on a wild winter's day, there is nothing more comforting than tea and cake. The 20 original teashop walks in this book range from 2 to 6 miles and explore the stunning countryside and some of the loveliest villages in Hampshire and the New Forest. They include National Trust woods and water meadows at Mottisfont; thatched cottages at Minstead in the heart of the New Forest; woodland and heath at Lyndhurst; and a coastal walk at Milford-on-Sea. Each route is carefully described and has an accompanying numbered map.
There is also information on how to get to each walk, the available parking and interesting things to look out for along the way. Each cafe's menu, opening times and specialities are detailed.