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Fawley to Christchurch Loop Cycle Route



England > Hampshire > Southampton
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameFawley to Christchurch Loop
Distance : miles (km)47.11  (75.82)
Duration(hh:mm)04:42
Difficulty
Posted ByC Maxwell
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Cycle Route Location
CountryEngland
Town/CitySouthampton
County/RegionHampshire
Start LocationFawley Bypass (B3053), Fawley (the waterside)
End LocationFawley Bypass (B3053), Fawley (the waterside)
Cycle Steps
A nice, and reasonably easy road route, on a mix of A, B and country roads, with no major hill climbs. It is a good cycle for road cyclists, but can easily be shortened to just going to Brockehurst or Lymington as 'day out' rides. It gives the chance to overlook some of the best views of the forest, and has many places you can stop and visit along the way. The roads are typical forest roads, and pot holes can be a problem for those on road bikes. However, long open straights make for good sprints and breakaways. The open roads aren't normally 'car heavy', but when going through Lymington, Christchurch and Brockenhurst this will change. Also, take care with Lymingtons one way system, it can be confusing the first or even the second time round.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
There are plenty of pubs. Those of note include the Royal Oak (Hill Top) and the Montague Arms(Beauliea), although watch of for the prices at the Monty. There are plenty of fantastic cafes along the way. In particular a good stopping point on the return journey is the 'Hungry Gardener' cafe (which can be found in the garden centre in Beauliea). Brokenhurst has a few of its own attractions, including: being just south of the annual new forest show, having a 1000year old Yew tree in the church (thought to be the oldest in the forest) and 'the splash', a small stream that intersects the road, a very good way to cool down.
Lymington also has its own amusements, including: the seawater baths, boat hire/trips and the weekly market! Enjoy!

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