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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Kings Sombourne Ring|
|Distance : miles (km)||17.4 (28.00)|
|Posted By||A Gilbert|
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|Start by Hilliers Garden Centre on Botley Rd. Head through Eight Acres and out the otherside following the railway.
Then head up towards Abbotswood and turn right towards Hilliers main gardne centre.
Just after the Pococks Rose plant centre turn left in to the forest. head straight through until you hit a downhill section and turn left though the gate.
You will come out on Dores Lane where you want to head up to Farley Church. Pass Farley Church and go straight through the farm. At the crossroads of the track go straight on and follow this all the way to Kings Somborne.
In KS turn left and herad towards Horsebridge at which piont you need to join the Test Valley Way. It's then straight back to Romsey stopping at the Malt House in Timsbury for pint. Whole route without stopping is 3 hours.
|Cycling Clubs located in this region|
|Bike 2 Basics Cycling Club|
|New Forest Mountain Bike Club|
|posted by:Annie||Rating :||difficult :|
|Nice route easily accessible from Romsey railway station. Would have been difficult to follow from the description alone - we used the GPX.|
Route is mostly off road through woodland and past fields. Also very quiet country roads. Trails were mostly very stoney, so lots of vibration and bumps with a hardtail - perhaps a little too much for a relaxing ride, but fun to navigate - even more so with suspension!