New Forest by Bike Map
This fully revised edition of our popular cycle map of the New Forest has been newly extended to cover the whole of the New Forest area. From Fordingbridge down to Christchurch in the west and from Southampton down to Lepe Country Park in the east.
Printed on an increased size sheet, at a large scale of 1: 40,000, and using clearly drawn, up to date mapping. It features 12 suggested rides, all recommended and tested by local cycle hire operators. It showcases the very best of the New Forest.
Each ride is overlaid on the map and accompanied by a description of distance, difficulty, terrain and ideas for drink / food stops en-route. The majority of the routes follow enclosed forest trails or quiet lanes, suitable for families and leisure cyclists. We also include a few all-road routes for more experienced road cyclists looking for a longer ride.
All the routes featured however are just suggestions and the map contains all the information visitors will need.You can create their own cycle adventures by joining routes together and adapting them as you wish. To this end all the official cycle paths, bridleways and byways are clearly marked. Use the majority of Forestry Commission marker posts to navigate.
Town plans are also included for the five main cycle hubs (Brockenhurst, Burley, Lyndhurst, Beaulieu and Lymington) showing the recommended routes cyclists should take when heading out on a ride as well as other useful info like cycle hire shops, one-way streets and car parks.
The map also pinpoints the key sights and attractions across the area. This, as well as the complete network of public footpaths and rights of way. It can be used as a visitor map in its own right. Pubs, cafes, campsites, viewpoints, picnic sites, beaches, nature reserves and ferry routes. All are all marked together with car parks. Uniquely we highlight those car parks that are the most cycle-friendly. Where it’s easy to unload bikes and which lead straight onto the cycle tracks. No need to go on any roads – especially important for those with young kids.