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Cadnam and the surrounding villages and hamlets.

Cadnam with Winsor, Copythorne and Bartley to the East and Brook, Bramshaw and Nomansland towards the North forming part of the Northern Commons and Fritham towards the East.

Rufus Stone, National Trust property  and the highest point in the New Forest as all around Cadnam

Cadnam is a forest edge hamlet once famous for an oak tree which was reputed to come into leaf on Christmas Day,it is now the only place where both carriageways of the A31 road can be accessed apart from the Picket Post the western edge of the Forest. All round the Cadnam area there are numerous villages and hamlets to explore where delightful accommodation can be found in the Villages of Winsor, Bartley and Cadnam.

Bramshaw is the main village in the Parish which, until 1895 was within the boundary of Wiltshire. As such, it is only twelve miles from the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury and a short distance further to the famous Stonehenge.

Rufus Stone at Upper Canterton is a memorial to Rufus (King William II), who was said to have been slain here on 2nd August 1100 and his body buried in Winchester Cathedral. There are also numerous beautiful walks along Duckens Water, which meanders around Fritham. Eyeworth Pond was created in the 19th century to provide power for the nearby gunpowder factory. Nowadays it provides a wonderful haven for a large variety of wildlife.

The National Trust is responsible, alongside The Forestry Commission, for managing the surrounding forest area, including the ancient Bramshaw Woods. There are numerous beautiful walks and cycle tracks around the Parish including Furzley Common and Stagbury Hill which is the highest point in the New Forest and has wonderful views over the surrounding area. On a clear day you can even see the distant city of Southampton.
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