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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||New Milton to Bisterne Close and Brockenhurst Loop|
|Distance : miles (km)||21.09 (33.94)|
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|Leave New Milton, heading for Bashley on the B3058. Go straight across the B3055 roundabout, and through Bashley, staying on the B3058. Continue to follow the B3058 over Bashley Common and on till the A35 T junction.
At the junction, turn right onto the A35 and then take the first left, by the cottages. Follow the road through Holmsley Passage to the Station Road crossroads.
At the crossroads, go straight across, then at the junction, turn left onto Bennetts Lane, go past the White Horse Pub on the left and through Bisterne Close. The road then takes a sharp left turn onto Beechwood Lane, at this point, take the road off to the right, Mill Lane. Follow this through the trees and on till the T junction.
At the junction follow the sign for Lyndhurst and turn right onto Lyndhurst Road. This is a really pretty part of the route, most of which is down hill. Follow the road towards Lynhurst until you eventually reach the A35 T junction.
At the junction, turn left onto the A35, still heading towards Lyndhurst. Take the first right, at a crossroads, onto Reinfield Ornamental Drive, heading towards Brockenhurst. Again a very pretty road with a steady climb. Stay on this road, taking care where the road turns sharp left onto Reinfield Road. Follow this road into Brockenhurst.
In Brockenhurst, Reinfield roads swings round to the right and becomes Burley Road, which takes you away from Brockenhurst past South Weir. Here it opens up with a steady climb for about 2-3 miles and can be challenging, especially with a southerly wind. Stay on this road as it swings left and the after about 4 miles bends slowly right. As you come off the bend, take the left turn, with the small triangular island, towards Wootton. Go over the bridge heading towards Wootton and Bashley. Again here is a steady climb, but well wooded and protected from all but westerly winds. Continue till the T junction.
At the junction, turn right onto Tiptoe Road, and at the T junction, just past the pub, turn left onto Bashley common Road, B3058, heading back towards New Milton. Follow the B3058 back through Bashley, over the B3055 crossroads, and back to the start point. (Please note that from point B on the map, back to the start is just over 2 miles. This and the time to cycle it need to be added to the distance and time above. These figures only cover from point A to point B)
|Cycling Clubs located in this region|
|Bike 2 Basics Cycling Club|
|New Forest Mountain Bike Club|
|posted by:Peter O'Donoghue||Rating :||difficult :|
|I used this route when I was staying just outside New Milton at Chewton Glen. To get to the start turn left out of the back entrance to the hotel; follow the road until you pass The Wheatsheaf pub on the left and then immediately take the left turn. Follow that up to the roundabout where you take the second exit and then turn left at the lights when you will find yourself on the road that runs up to the station.|
Things to add to the original description are 1) the stretches on the moorlands were for me the most enjoyable and very scenic. The road quality (and the wind behind) made the run into Brockenhurst very enjoyable but the southerly wind on the way back takes its toll); 2) watch out for the horses wandering into your path near Burley - one car on my trip had to emergency stop to avoid such an incident; 3) the short stretch on the A35 near the start of the ride is uphill and a no overtaking section of the road so take special care there; 4) just before the turn off towards Wootton there is a triangular intersection - you know it is not the one to takes as it is signposted to Sway; 5) the actual turn off to Wootton is downhill and quite a sharp turn so take there to be in the correct road position in case the junction is busy as it was when I used the route.
|posted by:n7pod||Rating :||difficult :|
|I used this route when I stayed nearby at Chewton Glen. I found the sections over the moorlands the most scenic and enjoyable. The road quality (and wind behind) made the run into Brockenhurst particularly pleasureable though, as I headed for home, the prevailing wind made it harder going the other side.|
To get to the route from the hotel, turn left out of the back entrance and head on up past the Wheatsheaf pub where you turn left immediately after passing it; go up to the roundabout where you take the second exit and then on to the traffic lights where a left hand turn takes you into the road that leads to the station.
A few other comments:
1) the A35 section not far from the start is uphill and a no overtaking section of the road - it is very short but take care in case cars pulling out for you then have to pull in if oncoming traffic crests the hill
2) Burley is noted for its horses and cows that roam freely in the fields - they have no road fear and on my route a car had to emergency stop as a horse wandered directly into its path on the Holmsley Passage section
3) Before the turn off to Wootton there is another triangular intersection - you know it is not yours as it is signposted off to the left to Sway
4) The actual turn off to Wootton is downhill and quite a sharp left so you need to be aware of your road position in case the junctions is busy as it was on the day I did the route.
Thank you to the original poster for sharing a really enjoyable and picturesque holiday ride that was nothing like laps round my local park in London!
|posted by:BusterG||Rating :||difficult :|
I did this loop yesterday Bank Holiday Monday 27May2013.
Very windy and the last half was back into the wind which is why I have plumped for the rating of 7.
Very enjoyable but I also missed the turn to Wooton comming off the hill so had to recover on the A35 wich isnt great.
Being good weather there were large family groups tootling along and meandering across the roads was a hazard for everyone.
Thanks for posting and commenting everyone.