New Forest Walking Festival 2016: Prisoners of War at Setley Plain
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST)
Join a guided walk to visit the site of the Second World War Prisoner of War Camp 65 on Setley Plain, home to Italian and later, German prisoners of war.
Little survives today to tell the story but a wealth of documents shed light on the WWII history right beneath your feet. You’ll explore the stories of WWII prisoners and discover more about they stay in the New Forest.
Event Organiser: New Forest National Park Authority
Contact Details: General enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org, on the day to Gareth Owen 07880 383988
Distance: 1.5 miles
Food & Drink: Bring refreshments with you if you wish, also available at the Filly Inn pub.
Walk Difficulty: Easy
Well behaved dogs on leads welcome.
The Filly Inn is opposite the meeting point and has facilities for customers (please be aware that the road that you cross is very busy).
All walkers walk at their own risk and neither the New Forest National Park Authority, partners or guides can take responsibility for personal injury.
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New Forest National Park Authority
The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.
The New Forest National Park Authority has statutory purposes and socio-economic responsibilities as specified in the Environment Act of 1995:
- To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area.
- To promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the Park by the public.
Working in partnership with other organisations it is also the Authority's duty to seek to foster the economic and social well-being of the local communities within the National Park.