Bicycle hire in the new forest cyclexperience, the new. Roundhill campsite new forest camping in the forest. Predominantly covering the new forest but also offering rides in the purbecks, ringwood forest and the isle of wight. We also help more experienced cyclists get the most from areas that can be difficult to explore if you want to get off the beaten track and. New forest by bike map this fully revised edition of our popular cycle map of the new forest has been newly extended to cover the whole of the new forest area. The forest trails are compacted gravel and with over 100 miles of routes, they make our stunning national park perfect for leisure and family cycling. Written by nick cotton, the book includes a great variety of routes on former railway paths, canal towpaths and forest trails. This is the fully updated second edition of the popular guidebook trafficfree cycle trails, containing more than 400 cycle routes around britain. New forest or further afield if you are fit and can cycle for 34 hours already and want to explore real secret singletrack. Beyond the tracks there are plenty of villages to visit. With beautiful natural surroundings, there is no better place to explore by bike. New forest cycle routes the new forest provides a great all weather cycling experiencethe trails are really well drained and can be used all year round.
New forest cycling routes discover my favourite tracks. The new forest cycle route offers miles and miles of cycle tracks, and walkers are catered for with a plentiful choice of routes to follow. Our brand new cycle app is your perfect companion for cycling in the new forest. A guidebook to 30 walks of between 3 and 10 miles set throughout the new forest national park in hampshire and wiltshire. New forest cycling guided routes for all abilities. Sep 15, 2016 last week saw the gravel cat, a brand new cycle route, go live on this site. Cycle map for all forestry commission routes this maps for the entire area and is great. You can cycle on public roads, byways open to all traffic, public bridleways. Many visitors are choosing to leave their car at home, whilst others only use it to get them to the new forest in order to transport their bikes and other essentials. Brockenhurst sits right in the heart of the forest, so its a great place to hop off the tour to hire a bike and try out one of the many offroad cycle routes into the forest. Highlights include the lovely south coast scenery, the pretty town of christchurch on the river stour and. The forest trails are compacted gravel and with over 100 miles of routes, they make our stunning national park. The new forest is a place for everyone to enjoy safely and responsibly. In the main car park, just off the high street, is the new forest museum an excellent place to spend an hour or so and learn a bit about life in the forest, past and present.
The 20 circular routes vary in length from 16 to 27 miles and are fully described in the text and shown on the accompanying maps. The majority of the routes follow enclosed forest trails or quiet lanes, suitable for. New forest cycle rides are great for families, too. Here are just a few i can recommend and which i have tried out recently. You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the new forest cycle map. The route visits burley, the western escarpment of the forest in the avon valley, the edge of the wiltshire downs, breamore and hale, before returning through the heart of the forest across stony cross plain and down the ornamental drive to brockenhurst. If youre planning a new forest cycling holiday, our friendly staff have produced a a handy guide to the top cycle.
Whether on your own or with your family, the tranquil settings of the new forest cycle routes will heighten your spirits and leave you feeling invi. Tyre yourself out with our top three cycling routes in the new forest. The new forest has lots of safe family rides, so pack a picnic and enjoy a day of fresh air and adventure. Cycling breaks new forest enjoy adventurous cycling breaks in the pituresque new forest national park in luxury and utmost comfort at careys manor hotel and senspa. Explore the beautiful new forest on two wheels on this selfguided cycle trip, which includes allday cycle hire and a nights accommodation in the georgian town of lymington on the coast for two people on a shared room basis. New forest mountain biking guided rides and improvers skills.
The new forest is the ideal cycling destination for families wanting safe offroad and gentle cycle routes. Established in 2005, the new forest in hampshire is the uks second newest national park and one of the easiest to explore by bike. This 21 mile route takes in some of the new forests great gravel. With full and half day bike hire, childrens bikes, tagalongs and trailers, new forest bike hire is an activity the whole family can enjoy. Going by bike is the best way to travel in the new forest and is often quicker than taking the car. The best cycling routes in the new forest new forest living. For your convenience, the forestry commission has made a new forest cycling map available. New forest excursion 200km 125miles this event explores every corner and all of the varied new forest landscapes. Brockenhurst to bucklers hard cycle route routeyou. For firsttime visitors, lyndhurst is the place to head for. This route starts and ends near brockenhurst rail station and follows cycle tracks and minor roads through the lovely new forest park with its attractive woodland and interesting wildlife. Jul 26, 2010 this is the fully updated second edition of the popular guidebook trafficfree cycle trails, containing more than 400 cycle routes around britain. The new forest is a great place to explore by bicycle.
New forest cycle routes from the quietest and picturesque location in the heart of the new forest. It is in pdf format and you can get it by clicking the image below forestry commission, then printing it off. New forest cycling holidays cycling in the new forest the bell inn. The best bike rides in the new forest recommend by new forest.
There is also a great selection of longer routes through this rich and diverse landscape with over 160km of offroad cycle tracks. The new forest and surrounding area offers visitors to denny wood campsite a whole range of fun activities and family days out to enjoy. Hampshire and the new forest offer many opportunities for excellent cycling. New forest cycle rides cycle routes fully described. For more adventurous cyclists, there are purposebuilt mountain bike circuits at moors valley country park, ringwood. Great cycle routes in brockenhurst and new forest perfect for a day out for you and your family. New forest cycling map cycle hire in the new forest. The new forest national park cycle routes village to trail access maps please remember to stay on the waymarked routes when cycling offroad on the new forest crown lands key cycling in the new forest approved off road routes, usually gravel or asphalt national cycle route off road approved on road routes national cycle route on road. The half way point is the pretty town of lyndhurst which makes for a great place to stop for lunch.
Bicycle hire in the new forest cyclexperience, the new forest. One of the reasons to book a cottage for a cycling holiday with new forest. This is particularly good news as its been a long time since a cycle route has been added to the cycle new forest website. Thats why we have made our routes available to everyone to use. Routes explore ancient woodland, heatherclad heath and dramatic coastline, all within easy reach of southampton, bournemouth and salisbury. New forest cycling routes i recommend to get you started. The main reason for this is the time it took to map out the route. Corporate events new forest a bike ride is the perfect complement to your conference team building day a great way to declutter the mind after a heavy brainstorming session for example. New forest cycle routes forest leisure cycling burley. Dinner and a delicious cooked breakfast are also included as part of this forestmeetsthecoast getaway. Cyclexperience operate cycle hire and are based by the rail station across the footbridge from the new forest tour stop.
We cycled a circular route each day, which included the dorset hills to the west of blandford and the new forest to the east. Heres our pick of the best new forest cycling routes for those of all abilities. Cyclexperience offers premium bike hire in the heart of the new forest national park. New forest cycling routes new forest national park authority. Clive goes cycling, mountain biking, routes, books, sussex. From fordingbridge down to christchurch in the west and from southampton down to lepe country park in the east. The old station tea rooms holmsley, burley, new forest. Matley wood campsite new forest camping in the forest. All the cycle routes are signposted, and, as most are offroad, cyclists with young children can enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside without the noise, and risk to life and limb, posed by speeding cars. Plus, our offroad cycle network is easily accessible by rail or road so whether you prefer to bring your own bikes or hire them here when you arrive, there are several options available. As such, you can expect wandering ponies, donkeys, and horses to be as prevalent as fellow cyclists. With over one hundred miles of waymarked cycle routes, cycle through ancient woodland and take in the natural beauty, wildlife and picturesque villages of the new forest. The guide also shows footpaths and car parks so it is multi purpose.
The majority of our cycling routes here in the new forest feature a strong element of offroad cycling. Cycling uks unique guide to published cycle routes view. The plan is to add to the routes fairly regularly, so drop by again some time soon. This fully revised edition of our popular cycle map of the new forest has been. Due to the current situation in the uk and worldwide, from 23 march, forestry england will be closing all main car parks in the new forest. We have more than 100 miles of waymarked familyfriendly cycle routes, much of it off the public highway and trafficfree. New forest cycle routes use the links to view full route information including elevation profiles, interactive maps and gps downloads. New forest cycle routes cycling routes in hampshire. A more adventurous route which heads north, passing the bolderwood deer sanctuary and offering a choice of two unique pubs close together at the halfway mark. In order to help protect this unique and fragile environment a way marked offroad and roadbased cycle network has been created. From touring the countryside to descending a mountainside, whatever type of cyclist you are, cycling uk has some inspiration cycling routes for you. The outward journey is mostly forest track and you can take it easy on the return by cycling back along the magnificent ornamental drive which is mostly flat or downhill. The cycle routes throughout the new forest are spread around some of the most interesting and popular spots.
Whether on your own or with your family, the tranquil settings of the new forest cycle routes will heighten your spirits and leave you feeling invigorated popular cycling routes. New forest cycling can be enjoyed by all, almost regardless of fitness levels, using a specially provided network of cycle routes that extend for more than 160 kilometres 100 miles over usually dry, compacted, offroad tracks and minor roads use by forestry vehicles can, though, sometimes result in surface mud gathering on the tracks. This racing bike route takes you through the new forest national park. There are many cycle routes in this part of the new forest, making it an ideal place to take the kids. Cycle new forest aims to inspire you to get on your bike and make the most of what the new forest has to offer as well as covering news about cycling in the. You will be amazed by the varied landscape along the route, they are not just dense forests. This network covers over 100 miles and includes the main new forest villages and the railway at brockenhurst, with many attractive routes along forest tracks. New forest national park is a haven for cycling enthusiasts and beginners alike. Things to do, walking and cycling routes and events, as well as our planning service and conservation work.
Load up the bike rack and take the 30minute drive to the new forest, which welcomes cyclists of all abilities. Cyclists travelling along this route between brockenhurst and burley will find a secure bike parking, excellent refreshments and space to relax before planning the next stage of. The guide opened up the whole forest for cycling easy to follow, linked with the new forest web site for suggested routes, and you can be occupied for days. Cycling guides takes a fresh approach to helping new, family, and leisure cyclists discover rewarding places to cycle. We chose the old railway track 5km and ride through some beautiful forested paths. New forest bike hire free bike maps new forest activities. Only a 90 minute direct train journey from london to brockenhurst, with over a 100 miles of designated forest cycling paths, new forest. We have over 100 miles of care free waymarked routes. For some of the best new forest cycling routes try our cycle routes finder. Offroad cycling is only permitted on certain routes in the new forest. Download the cycle map located in the black box on this page before you visit. With wide open spaces, its easy to escape into stunning countryside and get way from it all and what better way than on your bike. Merstham to chichester 100 mile cycle ride over the last few weeks, ive been training for a 100 mile allday cycle ride and last weekend was the big day. The club was established in 1934 and we are now well on our way to our 85th year.
We explored one of the uks newest national parks by bike. Dinner and a delicious cooked breakfast are also included as part of this forest meetsthecoast getaway. Fantastic new forest destination for cyclists of all abilities the disused railway line that the old station tea rooms are adjacent to is an excellent cycle route. Further north, beyond the a31 and nearer the town of fordingbridge, are more earthy glampsites, with more of a back to nature feel about them. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Being based in the heart of the beautiful new forest national park we are able to enjoy our riding on scenic and mostly trafficfree roads. The new forest national park cycle routes village to trail access maps please remember to stay on the waymarked routes when cycling offroad on the new forest crown lands key cycling in the new forest approved off road routes, usually gravel or asphalt national cycle route off road. New forest you wont find trails for the extreme cyclist here, but you will enjoy 100 miles of trafficfree routes on flat, gravel track that is. Lyndhurst, brockenhurst and beaulieu all just a drive away, or a cycle ride through the forest.
Cycling in new forest from village of burley was such a wonderful experience for us. Last week saw the gravel cat, a brand new cycle route, go live on this site. The route is perfect for those who want a nice racing bike ride through nature. The new forest, proclaimed as such by william the conqueror in 1079 it was his personal hunting ground is one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in southern england. To make the most of your time in the forest, also take a look at the new forest cycle route map which you can download to help you plan your journey. We offer the best bike hire experiences in the new forest, explore the surrounding areas of natural beauty and amazing wildlife with our selection of fantastic cycle routes. The new forest is a great place to stay in a holiday cottage whilst you explore the vast area on your bike and is great for both casual cyclists and those looking to take part in an event or a sportive.1325 886 1297 937 970 1188 1212 940 136 466 58 748 504 435 1445 412 686 829 1612 1048 1028 382 1516 658 368 795 30 1229 97 149 285 1073 1083 402 630 1038 564 944 952 612 1129 1124 1334