A NEW guide for walkers has been released.

The Avon Valley Path: The Essential Map Guide for Walkers has been published by Heritage House.

The map was inspired by Fordingbridge resident Bill Edwards who is a keen walker and was passionate about trying to get a new map published.

Dennis Hawes, of Heritage House, was then contacted about the project and it went from there.

Ringwood and Fordingbridge Footpath Society and South Wilts Ramblers have helped to check the route - giving feedback.

The full colour map is now available to buy at Fordingbridge Information Centre, The George Inn, or online.