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New Forest walking and cycling maps


The New Forest is not in fact new or a forest at all. Instead it is a term used to describe the patchwork of ancient woodland and open heathland west of the Solent which once served the kings and queens of England as royal hunting ground. Criss-crossed with miles of footpaths and waymarked ways, studded with stocky New Forest ponies and punctuated with peaceful market towns and picturesque villages, it is the perfect place to forget the car for the day and explore the gentle countryside on foot or by bike.

Our walking and cycle maps take in many of the most scenic spots, including some of the forest's best heritage attractions, whilst A Day Out in the New Forest is the ideal companion for visitors wishing to find out more about the history of this beautiful national park.


New Forest by Bike

New Forest by Bike

Cycle Map
ISBN 978 1 85215 1928
Scale: 1: 40,000
Sheet size: 716mm x 614mm
Published: 2017
£4.50

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.

Click here for an overview of the map East Sheet West Sheet


New Forest Walks, Sandy Balls, Godshill

NEW FOREST WALKS starting from SANDY BALLS, GODSHILL

Walking Map
ISBN 978 1 85215 0594
Sheet size: 380mm x 514mm
Published: 2015
£2.50

Seven colour-coded circular walks from 2½ - 10½ miles (4 - 17km) emanating from Sandy Balls Holiday Centre, Godshill.
Includes walks taking in Fordingbridge and the water meadows of the river Avon, the panoramic views from Hampton Ridge, Gosdhill Pottery, Frankenbury Hill Fort and Breamore House.

The map also gives the opportunity to extend the walks to take in some fascinating reminders of the area's wartime history in nearby Ashley Walk which famously became the site of bombing experiments during World War II, including test drops of the Barnes Wallis earthquake bomb.

Based on Ordnance Survey
mapping with permission of HMSO.
Crown copyright (MC100020020)

Printed on tough water and tear resistant paper. Click here for an overview of the map. Map side Text side

 


Lyndhurst to Lymington

LYNDHURST to LYMINGTON

Walking Map
ISBN 978 1 85215 0464
Sheet size: 380mm x 514mm
£1.99

Six routes for walkers from 4 - 7½ miles (6.7 - 12km). Includes routes around Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst, Ashurst, Beaulieu, Exbury and Lymington. Republished 2011.
Includes French and German translations.

Based on Ordnance Survey
mapping with permission of HMSO.
Crown copyright (MC100020020)


New Forest walks

LYMINGTON to RINGWOOD

Walking Map
ISBN 978 1 85215 0587
Sheet size: 380mm x 514mm
£1.99

Six routes for walkers from 2 - 7 miles (3.2 - 11.2km). Includes routes around Brockenhurst, Burley, Sway, Ringwood and Christchurch.
Includes French and German translations.

Based on Ordnance Survey
mapping with permission of HMSO.
Crown copyright (MC100020020)


Fordingbridge Map

LYNDHURST and FORDINGBRIDGE

Walking Map
ISBN 978 1 85215 0457
Sheet size: 380mm x 514mm
£1.99

Six routes for walkers from 3 - 8½ miles (5.5 - 13km). Includes routes around Breamore, Woodgreen, Fritham, Fordingbridge, Upper Canterton, Minstead and Lyndhurst.
Includes French and German translations.

Based on Ordnance Survey
mapping with permission of HMSO.
Crown copyright (MC100020020)

 


A Day Out in the New Forest

A Day Out in the New Forest

Terry Palmer
ISBN 978 1 85215 0730
£2.25

The New Forest is old, and so it is full of history. Here is where a king was killed, where fighting ships of long ago were crafted, and where an ancient court of law still survives.

There is more modern history too. See the grave of Alice in Wonderland, a priory that gave its masonry to build castles and the holders of land-speed records but also find the oldest oak, the ponies and deer and the eternal peace of the forest.


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