The Knightwood Oak is a very pleasant spot to go and relax with a picnic, while soaking up some of the unique New Forest atmosphere. There are a couple of short walks from the car park, and the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary isn’t too far away either.
Age and size: Probably the New Forest’s oldest living link to the past is the Knightwood Oak aged around 600 years old and 7.5m in girth (25 feet) it is one of the most spectacular green monuments in the forest.
Historic connections: When Henry VIII was hunting in these woods the tree was already 100 years old and he may have ridden past this tree.
Location Plan and directions: Heading towards Lyndhurst on the A35 turn off onto the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive heading north a short way you will find the Knightwood car park. The tree can be found easily on the opposite side of the road with a short walk down a footpath.