Lizard loop

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Brockenhurst, New Forest

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A varied and adventurous forest route that goes via the New Forest Reptile Centre!

21 miles


4-5 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.

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.

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

Ice cream van

Sweeten up your cycle with ice cream! The ice cream vans are usually at Blackwater, Whitefield Moor (Ornamental Woods, Lizard Loop routes) and Hatchet Pond (Beaulieu & Buckler’s Hard route).

Places to eat

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

The New Forest Inn

The New Forest Inn can be reached on a couple of our routes but is also a good option when the Oak Inn nearby is busy. It has a traditional character and can be found at the bottom of the eastern road to Bolderwood in Emery Down.

The Swan Inn

A traditional country pub that is family & dog friendly. We recommend this pub if the Oak Inn is busy as it is only a short ride away but the path is next to the main road so expect passing traffic. Situated on the outskirts of Lyndhurst, there is normally space to sit and eat apart from really busy times of the year.

The Oak Inn

The pub features on a few of our most popular family routes and is frequented by tourists and locals alike. It is not very big so please book ahead to avoid disappointment at busy times.

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