The Ocknell Pond New Forest naked hike route. Below are the details for this much loved walk by naturists from all over the south of England.
NOTE: Ocknell Pond car park is currently closed (as of 25th April 2021) due to nesting of rare birds in that area. You can park in Cadman’s Pool opposite, though.
Location: Ocknell Pond Route – Google Maps Location
Start Point: Ocknell Pond car park as indicated on map
End Point: As start point
Ease of Walk (1 easy 10 hard): 3 – some smallish hills to climb
Length: 2.8 miles approx
Duration: 1 hour approx
Nude Time: 99%
Textile Encounter Probability: 8%
The Ocknell Pond New Forest naked hike is a relatively easy walk and ideal for the novice naked walking naturist as the probability of meeting textiles on route is extremely low – maybe an occasional dog walker. The route is mainly flat with just a couple of gentle hills and is mostly track so footwear can be trainers or hiking boots.
As the route is quite circular, you can walk it either way round; start at car park (for both ways) and either head straight for the track (east) or go through the woodland by the car park and follow the westward route. Whichever way you go, you will finish at the car park which does tend to get busy during the summer months – you can usually stay nude up to about 100 yards from the car park.
Visibility on the route is very good for the majority of the walk with textiles being seen from a distance so you have plenty of time to cover up if you prefer.
This route can be done in conjunction with the Mogshade Hill Walk.