New Forest Ride

Route Details

  • From - to: Brockenhurst to Holmsley
  • Distance: 6 miles
  • Type: Railway path and forest tracks, short on-road sections
  • National Cycle Network: Route 2

Route Description

This ride follows a section of the railway line between Brockenhurst and Wimborne which was known as Castleman's Corkscrew, after its most vocal supporter and the rather roundabout route it followed. It begins at the station in the village of Brockenhurst, which retains a lot of its charm, including a ford at the end of the main street, and the New Forest's oldest church (St Nicholas, established 800 AD).

The route currently ends at Thorney Hill, just north of Bransgore. Ultimately National Route 2 will continue southwards to Christchurch and along the south coast.

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Things to see and do

  • New Forest
  • St Nicholas' Church , Brockenhurst
  • Holmsley Railway Station, now a tea room
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This ride follows a section of the railway line between Brockenhurst and Wimborne which was known as Castleman's Corkscrew

Latitude: 
50.8619768566439
Longitude: 
-1.5209991866211081
Zoom level: 
12
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This ride follows a section of the railway line between Brockenhurst and Wimborne which was known as Castleman's Corkscrew

Length: 
6 miles