The Countryside Service has worked with with Breamore Parish Council, the New Forest National Park Authority and the Ringwood and Fordingbridge Footpath Society to upgrade the route.
Improvements have been made by cutting back vegetation, upgrading the surface and removing barriers to access.
The path is now a firm and level walking route along the Avon Valley with attractive views of the surrounding countryside and wildlife.
- Temporarily closed
- Restricted use
A 2 mile section of disused railway line on the edge of the New Forest has been opened as a public footpath.
The path runs from Burgate Cross, just north of Fordingbridge, northwards to the old station in Breamore Village, and then continues to South Charford.
The line connects with other footpaths to provide the opportunity for an easy linear walk, or as part of a longer circular route taking in the New Forest or the high ground west of Breamore Village.