Rising Sun

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Brockenhurst, New Forest

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This route starts along with the disused railway reaching the Rising Sun Pub and quiet country lanes on return!

17 miles


3.5 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.

Disused railway

Castleman’s Corkscrew', a disused railway line so-called because of the shape it cut across the forest and Charles Castleman who promoted it.

Sway village

The village is best known for Sway Tower, also known locally as Peterson’s Folly. Built in the late 19th century by the eccentric Judge Peterson, the 220-foot tall tower is built entirely of concrete and was influenced by Peterson’s visits to India.

Places to eat

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

Rising Sun

You can almost certainly get served here even on a busy day. Make sure you ask if you can bring bikes into the beer garden as the car park is a bit exposed.

Rising Sun