The Grand Slam is a 42 mile gravel and road cycle route around some great parts of the New Forest. The route is the same one used on Gravel Ride No.3 but has been renamed "The Grand Slam" in honour of the giant RAF bomb that made its' mark here in 1945. The northern section of the ride goes through the former Ashley Walk bombing range, which is peppered with bomb craters, … [Read more...]
New Forest cycle routes
This is probably the page you are wanting to see! On this page you will find all our current routes and maps. The aim of this site is to inspire you to explore the New Forest by bike, we think it's the best way!
To make it as easy as possible for you to get out and get going there are now a range of options to access the routes. Each route has a PDF map to download (from 2016 onwards, the pdf maps include a cue sheet). In addition to this, there are GPS files that can be downloaded in order to add to your GPS device.
We value any feedback on how we can improve our maps, so do let us know if you see an error or think we can do something better.
The routes are split into three categories:
- Road - The whole route is on the road - suitable for any bike.
- Road and Gravel - Most of the route is on the road with a few off-road gravel sections. Bikes with tyres from 24mm upwards recommended.
- Gravel - Large sections of the route will be on gravel tracks, though roads will also feature. Recommend gravel, cross, hybrid or mountain bike for these routes.
This is not only the first proper Gravel Bike route on Cycle New Forest, but also the first route using our new mapping system by ridewithgps. Starting and finishing at Brockenhurst, the Gravel Cat takes in some of the great gravel tracks that the New Forest National Park has to offer. You can start at any point along the route, but we recommend Brockenhurst, as it has bike … [Read more...]
Isle of Wight Views is so called due to the exceptional view of the Isle of Wight on pretty much any day! Not just any part of the Isle of Wight either, nothing less than the Island's most famous landmark - The Needles. Being only 8 miles in length, this is perfect for when you want to get a quick loop in before Dinner or only have very limited time available. Being short does … [Read more...]
This is a fantastic route of 13 miles that will take you along the edge of the New Forest and then out towards the coast and the historic Keyhaven harbour. Perfect for a quick lunchtime loop or stretching the legs before breakfast. Map key: The unique and mysterious Sway Tower - 200ft of concrete The Wheel Inn at the cross roads Roundabout that can take you to and … [Read more...]
Named after the Red Shoot Inn, which is located on the tree lined climb (or descent - depending on which way you want to do this), Red Shoot will show off the best the New Forest has to offer: climbs, descents and wide open vistas. This is a great route for an afternoon ride - especially if it's sunny! Map key: Brockenhurst is a great start / finish point There is … [Read more...]