There are many good cycling routes throughout the New Forest, these are some of our favourites. Alternatively with the OS map and compass provided in your camper van, there’s fun to be had plotting your own route too!
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Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42
The ride starts at the car park opposite Beachern Wood just off Rhinefield Road. Follow the trail through open forest and inclosures until you reach The Oak at Bank! A chance for a rest and to take on a few carbs for the return trip. Our route takes you back via Clayhill (you have to cross the A337) and then down through the inclosures until you reach Standing Hat. A long gravel track brings you back to the Balmer Lawn; a short cycle on the A337 turning right on to Meerut Road which brings you back to the start. This route is easy and approximately 12 miles.
A good place to park is at the playing fields in Ridgeway Lane. Turn left into Poles Lane and join the coastal path to the east of Eight Acre Pond. It’s pretty simple from here as you follow the sea wall to Keyhaven. Skip around the car park and follow the trail to the bridge. After the bridge turn right and follow the trail until you find the car park on the left; pass the beach huts (be careful this section does not allow cyclists at certain times of the year so you may have to walk a short way). Take the gentle slope up to Hordle Cliff and enjoy the views. Re-trace the trail back to Lymington (we have made it slightly shorter to make sure you don’t miss The Chequers Inn! The round trip is approximately 12 miles but if you decide to take a ride to Hurst Castle en route then add another 3 miles.
Village Centre, Burley, New Forest, BH24 4AB
Situated close to the trails, 9 routes for all ages and abilities. Cycles for all and child carrying options. Open 7 days - Free Parking - Online booking
Fritham, Hampshire SO43
Starting from the car park at Fritham (NB. The Royal Oak is situated on the edge of the green) follow the track across Fritham Plain (fabulous views of the Isle of Wight here) and Broomy Inclosure. You could take a rest at either the High Corner Inn or the Red Shoot at Linwood before following the trail to Great Linford, Roe and Milkham Inclosures. From Milkham, take the minor road back towards Fritham turning left at the T-Junction and left again opposite Janesmoor Pond. This route is moderately easy and about 15.5 miles.
Starting from the car park at the north eastern edge of Wilverley Inclosure, this route can be ridden either clockwise or anti clockwise. This is a relatively short ride, approximately 7.5 miles and easy terrain. The White Buck and Queens Head are good places to stop for lunch or just a drink. Look out for the “Naked Man” en route (this was used as a gibbet in the 19th century for highwaymen and smugglers!).