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Cycling Route in Brockenhurst, England, United Kingdom

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17 km
89 m
90 m
1:26 h
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About This Route

Start/End: Brockenhurst Railway Station. Grid ref. SU301020. Postcode SO42 7TW

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On this ride you begin in Brockenhurst and travel through an area of the National Park rich in plants, animals and history on quiet gravel tracks.

A spectacular cycle under the tallest trees in the Park.


1. Back of the station


Starting at the Railway Station ticket office. Head towards the back of the car park where there is an access gate on the right hand side.


2. Avenue Road


Go through this access gate and turn left onto East Bank Road, and then take the next right down Avenue Road.


3. Sway Road


At the bottom of Avenue Road, turn left onto Sway Road and continue until you see Brockenhurst Primary School on the opposite side of the road.


4. Right at the school


At the school turn right, go through the school car park and onto the narrow gravel track (waymarker 233) that takes you through Culverley Green and over a small weir. 


5. Left then right over the road on North Weirs


The gravel track takes you to Burley Road (waymarker 234) where you carefully take a left and then right, to continue on the gravel path (waymarker 235). Follow this wide gravel track until it ends at Rhinefield road (waymarker 236). 


6. Left onto Rhinefield Road


Take a left onto Rhinefield Road. Continue along past Aldridgehill Inclosure on your right. The edges of the road are uneven in places so please take care.


7. Rhinefield House Hotel


The road becomes wooded on both sides, keep going until you pass Rhinefield House Hotel on your left. 

Caution: there is a sharp bend in the road.


8. Left onto cycle track


Just after the 90 degree bend in the road a small cottage is visible on the left side. Take a turning just before the cottage onto a cycle track (waymarker 241).


9. Ford


The track continues straight ahead (past waymarker 242). Rounding the first right there is a downhill section towards a ford.

Caution: ford may be impassable in very saturated conditions.

(To re-route if necessary, return to Rhinefield Road and continue past Black Water car park until waymarker 248 where you turn onto the off-road track).


10. Across Rhinefield Road


Continue up the hill (past waymarker 243 and 244). 

Caution: the track crosses over Rhinefield Road (waymarker 245/248).


11. Left at crossroads


The gravel track continues through a few turns arriving at a crossroads (waymarker 250). Take a left-hand turn following the track until a gate (waymarker 253).

Toilet stop: if you wish to make a detour to use a toilet or picnic benches, take a right at the crossroads  at waymarker 250. To then return to the route come back the same way and continue straight ahead at waymarker 250 until the gate at waymarker 253.


12. Deer sanctuary


The route opens out with heathland on both sides. Shortly after the woodland resumes, there is a deer sanctuary on your left. After passing this there is another gate (waymarker 254).


13. Right-hand fork


Continue along the gravel track (past waymarker 255 and 256). At the next gate (waymarker 257) take the right-hand fork where the track splits at a triangle (waymarker 258). There is another gate to go through. 


14. Right at T-junction


The gravel track continues (waymarker 259 and 260). At the next T-junction (waymarker 262) take a right turn. 


15. Past Black Knowl


There is another gate to go through (waymarker 263) and then the gravel track crosses the Lymington River and follows the edge of an area known as Black Knowl (waymarker 264). 


16. Onto a minor road


The gravel track ends at a minor road (waymarker 265). Head straight along this road, round a corner (waymarker 239) and up to Rhinefield Road (waymarker 238 and 237) that leads into Brockenhurst.


17. Left towards the village


Take a left towards Brockenhurst. Follow this road past Forest Park Hotel and continue until there is a ford on the left. Caution: ford can be high in adverse weather, there is a footpath around if needed.


18. Over the watersplash ford


Turn left to travel through ford and through the centre of Brockenhurst Village. At the end of this road take a right up into Brockenhurst Railway Car Park.

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