We hope you will enjoy exploring the local area and make the most of your stay at the new forest. The grand slam is a 42 mile gravel and road cycle route around some great parts of the new forest. The best cycling routes in the new forest new forest living. The unique landscape may lead you to encounter all sorts of surprises and the forestry commission, who manage the new forest landscape, have produced a cycling code to help you enjoy your adventure while ensuring the beautiful. Sep 28, 2018 north downs way new gpx route cycling uks riders route for the north downs way is a largely offroad route which will take you over 150 miles from farnham in surrey to dover in kent.
New forest bike rides there are a number of somewhat disjointed new forest cycle paths that are a pleasure to ride. Map one birthplace of the industrial revolution route begins in musselburgh at the old roman bridge car park next to the river esk. Hampshire and the new forest offer many opportunities for excellent cycling. This is particularly good news as its been a long time since a cycle route has been added to the cycle new forest website. Follow signs for river esk path and continue on this trail along the riverbank all the way to whitecraig. Its all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.
The main reason for this is the time it took to map out the route. 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. In addition to this, there are gps files that can be downloaded. Riding injuries put unnecessary stress on medical systems that need all available resources to fight the virus, and group rides increase your chances of exposure.
Longniddry railway path follow route west all the way into longniddry, cycle through village shops and pub turn left under railway bridge signed pencaitland, take first left. 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. O worksop a57 a1 sherwood forest primary p cycle routes r b. Were creating 450km of new cycleways by 2024 so that more londoners will live near the cycle network. Bikemap is the worlds biggest bike route collection. A great cycle route planner, however you like to ride. Predominantly covering the new forest but also offering rides in the purbecks, ringwood forest and the isle of wight. The rides listed here are some of the routes weve tried.
Ponies, cattle and other animals are free to roam the forest and most of its roads. 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. Bournemouth to ashurst new forest 31 miles 50 km starting in the south coast seaside town of bournemouth travel east along the prom to christchurch and then through the new forest to ashurst along national cycle route 2. See where you can enjoy safe new forest cycling in the national park. Mountain biking irresponsibly during the covid19 pandemic puts you and others at risk. Cycle map for all forestry commission routes this maps for the entire area and is great. A map showing the complete network of new forest cycle routes is available on the forestry commission website, but its advisable, however, and probably better to also have access to an uptodate copy of the ordnance survey map of the area its explorer ol22 the weatherproof version is particularly useful which shows all the cycle routes.
Please follow both the highway code and the new forest cycling code, which is supported by cycling groups and local organisations. Use the links to view full route information including elevation profiles, interactive maps and gps downloads. 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. The national cycle network is a ukwide network of signed paths and routes for walking, cycling, wheeling and exploring outdoors. Follow road past the cottages and take the next right and keep on this road eventually crossing the a1 and zigzag across the a199 and take road towards samuelston. New forest cycling is such an experience, get out into the heart of nature on the approved offroad cycle routes. For your convenience, the forestry commission has made a new forest cycling map available. Cycling uk led a group of journalists from mbuk, singletrack and cycling weekly on the inaugural trail blazing ride of this route on 28 september 2018, taking.
New forest cycle routes map new forest national park. The old station tea rooms holmsley, burley, new forest bike ride. 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. Posts on the new forest west group the freecycle network. For some of the best new forest cycling routes try our cycle routes finder. Find your perfect cycling route, create your own bike trails, and discover the most stunning cycling destinations. Approved off road routes, cycle routes 278 new forest guide. There have been rumours about joining some of the cycle routes up to make them longer well keep an eye on the news if youd like to suggest your favourite bike ride, please drop us a line. 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. In order to help protect this unique and fragile environment a way marked offroad and roadbased cycle network has been created. Each route has a pdf map to download from 2016 onwards, the pdf maps include a cue sheet.
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. New forest cycling guided routes for all abilities. The freecycle network is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving and getting stuff for free in their own towns. 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. It is in pdf format and you can get it by clicking the image below forestry commission, then printing it off. They used to be called cycle superhighways and quietways. Along with tcx and gpx file downloads, there is also a pdf map option complete with cue sheets, so the routes can still be ridden. From fordingbridge down to christchurch in the west and from southampton down to lepe country park in the east. Above, two different waymarked cycle routes for some great new forest cycling. Brockenhurst to boldre via roydon woods 3 miles 5 km this route follows bridleways between brockenhurst and the village of boldre in the new forest. As the new forest is, obviously, a forest, gps connnectivity may be lost from time to time, so some tracks may have been extapolated between areas of good reception.
New forest cycling routes new forest national park authority. 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 perfect for families. A cycle ride from new forest club site this route has been suggested by a sustrans volunteer. Highlights include the lovely south coast scenery, the pretty town of christchurch on the river stour and the quiet traffic free wooded section through the beautiful new forest. 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 find places a bit more hidden away. The following cycle code has been put into place by the forestry commission, and should be adhered to by all cyclists on the new forest, at all times. 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. 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.
Cycling uks unique guide to published cycle routes view. Approved off road routes, usually gravel or asphalt national cycle route off road approved on road routes national cycle route on road other routes. Cycling along forest way forest way is part of the national cycle network. Aug 02, 20 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 perfect for families. New forest cycle rides cycle routes fully described.
New forest cycling routes i recommend to get you started. 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. Cycling guides takes a fresh approach to helping new, family, and leisure cyclists discover rewarding places to cycle. New forest national park is a haven for cycling enthusiasts and beginners alike. New forest walking routes with walking maps gps cycle and. 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 cycling routes in hampshire. Off road routes or very light traffic roads carrying more traffic care needed bridleways applied for country park trails other tracks map is not to scale bridleway permissive path minor roads other tracksestate roads footpaths major roads disclaimer at the time of preparation this map is correct to the best of our knowledge.
Please remember to stay on the waymarked routes when cycling offroad on the new. New forest cycle routes forest leisure cycling burley. With beautiful natural surroundings, there is no better place to explore by bike. The new forest national park cycle routes village to trail access maps please remember cycling offroad in the new forest is restricted to the waymarked routes only key cycling in the new forest approved off road routes, usually gravel or asphalt approved on road routes other routes. You can cycle on public roads, byways open to all traffic, public bridleways. Existing cycling infrastructure in epping forest district. Starting in the south coast seaside town of bournemouth travel east along the prom to christchurch and then through the new forest to ashurst along national cycle route 2. Contact information the forest way is owned by east sussex. The forest way code litter please take it home flowers admire and study but please leave for others access please respect adjoining owners property and use only recognised paths and routes. New forest cycling routes discover my favourite tracks. Great cycle routes from british cycling find accredited road cycling routes, cycle trails and download route maps or gpx files for free. Keep to the way marked tracks when cycling in the new forest. Cycleways are routes that link communities, businesses and destinations across london in one cycle network.
Provide new and improved cycle routes with a focus on satiating the. The guide also shows footpaths and car parks so it is multi purpose. Download the map of the family cycle trail forest of dean. 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. Sustrans is the uks leading sustainable transport charity and is responsible for the development of the 12,000 miles of national cycle network. Most of these routes are particularly suited to families with children and can also be used by people on mobility scooters.
Its suitable for both cyclists and walkers, following country lanes and traffic free forest paths through a really pretty section of the forest. 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. The new forest is a working forest, with forestry, farming and equestrian activity on its narrow roads and tracks. The offroad and roadbased new forest cycle network offers something for all the family to enjoy. New forest cycle rides are great for families, too. It is in pdf format and you can get it by clicking the image below forestry. The forestry commission provides over 100 miles of offroad waymarked cycle routes. Epping forest district cycling action plan essex highways. We are staying in the new forest area at the end of may and are looking at taking the bikes out for a couple of days. Each map was custom designed with the aim of giving enough information to be able to navigate the route whilst still fitting onto one sheet of a4. Here are just a few i can recommend and which i have tried out recently. The majority of our cycling routes here in the new forest feature a strong element of offroad cycling. 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. Sep 15, 2016 so, after much thought and investigation, the online map system from ride with gps ticks lots of the boxes when it comes to making great cycle routes available to those who want to explore the new forest by bike.733 60 740 1386 432 603 1220 1181 684 771 438 983 998 1032 1152 591 1365 149 172 1449 641 652 1369 1029 722 745 1032 205 1151 1478 453 1080 803 229 641 689 429 463 920 1297 1469 765 821 1429 957 458 400 292 783 524