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New Forest Bike Rides

There are a number of (somewhat disjointed) New Forest cycle paths that are a pleasure to ride. The rides listed here are some of the routes we’ve tried. There have been rumours about joining some of the cycle routes up to make them longer – we’ll keep an eye on the news… If you’d like to suggest your favourite bike ride, please drop us a line. Handy cycle route map.
Cycle route extension

Cycle Route Extensions Blocked by Verderers

Proposals to join together some of the fragmented cycle routes in the New Forest have been met with resistance in the Verderers’ Court. Resistance is probably too mild a term though – they’ve been thrown out. There was a proposal (as...
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Cycle Paths near Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst

Cycle Paths Near Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst Forestry Commission Marker Numbers: 9-17 (between Lyndhurst ad Ringwood), 24-30 (near Rhinefield Ornamental Drive). Distance: Variable. Parking: Free Forestry Commission parking is available across the area (see map). Defining Features: Lots of woodland tracks with picturesque clearings.

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Brockenhurst to Longslade Bottom

Brockenhurst to Longslade Bottom: New Forest Bike Ride Summary Bike Ride Start / Bike Ride Finish: Beginning of track near the railway bridge off the B3055. Distance: 2.5 miles. Parking: There is usually space to park on the side of the gravel track on the...
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Bike Rides near Ashurst

Cycle Paths Near Ashurst Forestry Commission Marker Numbers: 45. Distance: Variable. Parking: Free Forestry Commission parking is available at Deerleap Car Park. Defining Features: A mixture of rutted tracks and gravel, across woodland and open heath. Pros: Lovely sweeping views over the heath and very...
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Bike Rides near Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst and Beaulieu

Forestry Commission Gravel Tracks between Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst and Beaulieu Forestry Commission Marker Numbers: 31-43. Distance: Variable. Parking: Free Forestry Commission car parks are available at Hatchet Pond, Beaulieu Heath, Standing Hat and Rans Wood. Defining Features: Long gravel tracks through woodland. Pros: This area has...
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