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Cycle Route Closures
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.8/5)

Opposite Anderwood to Route marker 118 - affecting access to and from 116

This track from marker 118 accessing the Burley road will be closed for a week from 06/10/16, in order to improve the culvert, to protect the track from winter water erosion. This repair needs time to be done effectively but will improve things considerably in the end. The circular route around Dame Slough will still be useable.

Wootton Bridge - Brownhills Inclosure - Route markers - 189-181 

Stream restoration work is currently taking place on Wootton Stream until end September 2016. The cycle route from Wootton Bridge to Brownhills Inclosure (route numbers 189-181) will remain open, but will be used as an access for heavy machinery. For further information about the works please click here.

  Old railway line - Route Markers - 195-217 (between Setthorns campsite, Sway and Latchmoor, Brockenhurst).

This  is closed to vehicles and horse drawn carriages due to a weight restriction being placed on the 2 bridges following routine safety inspection. Horse riders, walkers and cyclists remain unaffected.

For further information please contact the Ranger Team on 0300 067 4601

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

I like the new footbridge over the ford at Fletchers Water, just south of Marker 250. Very useful.

Dave, 18/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

I feel, that after having left a some rather negative comments, you deserve some praise! This is due for the section of path that has been repaired between 250 and 257. It has been raised and well supported at the sides and the correct gravel mix has been used. A job well done, which should survive the worst of any winter floods.

Dave, 19/Sep/2015
2 Stars 2 Stars

It's a pity that your descriptions of closures can be rather vague. Where is Busketts Inclosure on your Cycle Route Map? Luckily I found it is just to the west of Ashurst, on the OS map.

Actually that brings me on to your map. I have to say it is one of the worst examples of cartography I have ever come across. It is a mess to look at and seems to have been designed by a child of 10. The use of grey to denote heathland is a distraction and unecessary. A paler shade of green would be better. Also, get rid of the tree symbols, as I think we all know that woodland has trees!

Dave, 25/Jun/2015

Thank you for your comments, in the future we will make sure that we include post numbers and a more accurate description on our working sites and closures page when appropriate. The cycle map is being re-designed this year by the National Park Authority and I will pass your suggestions along to them. If you have any further suggestions please do not hesitate get in touch via our e-mail ;

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Last updated: 13th October 2016


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