New Forest

New Forest

The best way of exploring and experiencing the New Forest fully is by bike. From riding through the ancient woodland and over the sprawling heathland, the New Forest makes for a fantastic weekend out on the bike. 

The New Forest

The ancient landscape of the New Forest has remained practically unchanged since 1079 when William The Conqueror named the area his hunting forest and established a system that protects and manages the woodlands and wilderness heaths to this day. 

Nowadays the park offers a wide variety to visitors from accommodation to bike hire facilities so you can enjoy the spoils of this famous woodland.



The charming and historic town of Brockenhurst is one of the most beautiful towns in the United Kingdom and offers the perfect location to base yourself for a weekend visit to the New Forest. With plenty of cafes, restaurants, places to stay and bike hire facilities, Brockenhurst will provide everything a cyclist needs.


Known as the capital of the New Forest, The Royal Manor has been the host to Kings and Queens throughout the centuries. The picturesque town has an abundant of facilities to enjoy when visiting and is practically in the centre of the New Forest making it perfect for creating bike loops that take in the heathland, south coast and the steeper climbs to the north of the park.


Bike highlights

Route highlight

The heart of the beautiful New Forest National Park enables you to enjoy riding on scenic and mostly traffic-free roads. Climbs that live long in the memory include Longcross Plain over the heath and the short and steep Blissford Hill near the River Avon

Bike difficulty

Difficulty level

The New Forest has long rolling hills and does not have as much climbing as other destinations in the south of England. This means you can ride a big chunk of mileage and easily get to visit both sides of the park along with it’s coastal towns and the Beaulieu river

Bike best times

Best time to go

The New Forest on the south coast of England receives some of the best weather in the entire country and can be visited all year round. To maximise the time spent out on the bike though its best to choose a time to visit between April and October

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