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Cycle Route and Walk Closures
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Busketts Inclosure to Southampton Road -  between cycle post numbers 363-361

The section from Busketts Inclosure to the A35 Lyndhurst to Ashurst road will be closed to all traffic from 16th - 20th July whist we complete maintenance works.

Bishops Dyke

Crossing point Closed -The surface of this path has deteriorated, making it wet, uneven and deep.

We have done some preparatory work here to help the access recover. We may need to do some surface works here when conditions are drier. It is likely to take up to 12 months to fully recover.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this closure, please find an alternative route.

Burbush - Holmsley Passage

The cycle route from Burbush to Holmsley Passage is now open, but we will be closing this later in the summer, to use it as an access route for heavy machinery while we undertake wetland restoration nearby.

The first phase will be starting mid-June, and will last for 2-3 weeks - NOW COMPLETE.

The second phase will be during August/September, and will last for 3 weeks. Burbush Car Park will be closed at the same time - IT IS NOW EXPECTED THAT THAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER THE BANK HOLIDAY WEEK.

These closures will be Monday - Friday and  are to ensure your safety - there will be heavy machinery reversing and tracking across the site.

Thank you for your understanding whilst the works
are underway.

Howens Bottom - from Roger Penny Way to Eyeworth Pond

Closed temporarily while valuable habitat management is carried out.

This may take up to 2 weeks from 16/07/18.  While the cycle route is closed the car park at Eyeworth Pond will also be closed.

Highlands Water inclosure  - sections between 103 and 101, and between 145 and 148

Please be aware there will be Forestry work happening here from Monday 18th June. The first phase is now complete, but we will leave a section closed while felled trees are being brought to the roadside - look out for warning signs, but later this week there will be further work which may require occasional closures further along the track towards Acres Down.

In any case, please always look out for signs warning you where work is happening and try to avoid getting too close to those worksites, thank you.

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

This bridge is now closed to all traffic, including by foot, horse and bicycles due to safety concerns. Please follow the Green diversion signs. Cyclists are advised to dismount and walk down the decline. Please note this leads onto a shared track which pedestrians may be walking.

The bridge will be replaced soon. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by the closure and diversion.


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

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Last updated: 18th July 2018


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