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Brockenhurst, New Forest

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The most adventurous and challenging route which reaches the north of the New Forest to a pub and a deer sanctuary!

29-34 miles


5-7 hours




The New Forest is one of the safest, flattest and most scenic National Parks to cycle in. We supply helmets for free and recommend you wear one for your own safety (helmets are sanitised after each use). Cycling route maps, repair kits and locks are also provided for free. Download our free app 'Cyclexperience' from the Apple Store or Google Play Store to find most of our routes. Be sure to book online to save time in-store and to secure the bikes you prefer. Happy cycling!

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Things to see

Here we’ve put together the best bits for you to watch out for on your cycle. Some of them are on route, others - not so easy to find.

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

Platform overlooking a meadow where fallow deer gather for daily feedings by the forest keeper.

Knightwood Oak

The Knightwood Oak is a pedunculate oak over 500 years old and has a girth of 7.38 metres. The tree is still growing

Bolderford Bridge

A great spot for a picnic and for children to have a splash in the river.

Conan Doyles grave in Minstead

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL was a British writer and physician. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887.

Furzey Gardens, Minstead

Furzey Gardens is a tranquil woodland garden and tea rooms.

New Forest Reptile Centre (April-early Sept)

A reptile centre featuring special outdoor ‘pods’ which provide a natural home to the sand lizard, smooth snake and adder.

Places to eat

Here are some convenient spots on route to stop for food and drinks

High Corner Inn

A charming 17th-century country pub and inn. This is one of the pubs at the northern point of the route. The High Corner Inn and the Red Shoot Inn are only about 1 mile apart so you might need to choose which one to stop at before the journey back. In Autumn, it is quite likely you will see forest pigs here.

Red Shoot Inn

The Red Shoot pub and garden is a popular choice for food because of its microbrewery which you can see through a window inside.

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