We are pleased to announce that a further two routes have been planned and mapped, meaning we now have a total of nine New Forest cycle routes available for you to choose from. The two new routes – The Royal Oak Ride and The Rhinefield Ride are perfect for the more adventurous riders and those looking to spend a full day out in some of the most beautiful parts of the New Forest.
The Rhinefield Ride covers a total of 24 miles on mainly off-road gravel tracks. This route includes the Ornamental Drive at Bolderwood before heading to Bank and the superb Oak Inn. The loop continues past Rhinefield before heading into Burley, or can be extended out to Brockenhurst bringing you in down the disused railway line.
The Royal Oak Ride is our most challenging route at 32 miles, taking you North-West towards North Gorley and Fritham. After heading out past the Deer Sanctuary at Bolderwood, you are spoilt for choice as to where to stop for lunch with a selection of beautiful rural pubs:
Whilst some of our longest routes, both of these additions can be accomplished well within a days riding and offer some of the most rewarding challenges available in the New Forest.
Please visit our New Forest cycle routes page for more details on all of our routes as well as the option to purchase route guides. Please note that the Forestry Commission are continuing their programme of replacing and upgrading their waymarker posts, please be aware that we have not yet had confirmation that these are all in place in the advised locations in some instances.