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 redrawn from Ordnance Survey cartography under licence, it features 12 suggested rides, all recommended and tested by local cycle hire operators and showcasing the very best of the New Forest.
Each ride is overlaid on the mapping and accompanied by a description including distance, difficulty, terrain and ideas for refreshment 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 to create their own cycle adventures by joining routes together and adapting them as they wish. To this end all the official cycle paths, bridleways and byways are clearly marked together with the majority of Forestry Commission marker posts.
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 information like cycle hire shops, one-way streets and car parks.
The map also pinpoints the key sights and attractions across the area, as well as the complete network of public footpaths and rights of way, meaning it can be used as a visitor map in its own right. Pubs, cafes, campsites, viewpoints, picnic sites, beaches, nature reserves and ferry routes 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 without going on any roads – especially important for those with young children.
Large scale (1: 40,000)
Clear, OS-sourced mapping
Enlarged area - covers the whole of the New Forest
12 suggested routes, recommended and tested by local operators and accompanied by descriptions
Routes to suit all ages and abilities from families with young children to experienced cyclists
All rights of way marked - cycle paths, bridleways, byways and footpaths plus Forestry Commission marker posts - allowing visitors to create their own routes as they wish or adapt existing routes
Five town plans showing safest routes in and out
Car parks shown, highlighting those that are the most cycle friendly
Shows visitor attractions plus pubs, cafes, campsites, beaches, nature reserves, viewpoints, picnic sites, ferry routes
Sheet size - 716 x 614 mm;
Folded size – 206 x 143 mm
Scale: 1: 40,000
Publication date: June 2017
Published by: Heritage House (Publishers) Ltd