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Brockenhurst

Hampshire


Slow Ways linking Brockenhurst and Blackfield, Lymington, New Milton, Ringwood, Totton

England / Hampshire / Brockenhurst

Brockenhurst’s five Slow Ways are 55% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 1/5

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Walk to Brockenhurst from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Brockenhurst—Blackfield
Brobla one Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 166m Descent 173m
Brockenhurst—Blackfield
Brobla two Pioneer me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent - Descent -
Brockenhurst—Lymington
Brolym one

Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 66m Descent 86m
Brockenhurst—Lymington
Brolym two Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Brockenhurst—Totton
Brotot one Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 139m Descent 123m
Brockenhurst—Totton
Brotot two Pioneer me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent - Descent -
Brockenhurst—Totton
Brotot three Verify me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
New Milton—Brockenhurst
Newbro one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 101m Descent 119m
New Milton—Brockenhurst
Newbro two Enjoy me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 87m Descent 107m
New Milton—Brockenhurst
Newbro three

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Ringwood—Brockenhurst
Rinbro one Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 178m Descent 173m
Ringwood—Brockenhurst
Rinbro two Pioneer me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent - Descent -
Ringwood—Brockenhurst
Rinbro three

Verify me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent - Descent -
Ringwood—Brockenhurst
Rinbro four Verify me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

45% of Brockenhurst’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

14/14

drawn

6/14

reviewed

4/14

surveyed

1/14

verified

11 people have contributed to Brockenhurst’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Brockenhurst

88km out of 235km have been walked and reviewed

212km of reviews have been shared in Brockenhurst

Latest Updates

I'm sure it's not always like that, but we had to step between some mini-islands to avoid getting wet feet....

pilea

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All the witchcraft stuff in Burley was a surprise!...

pilea

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This is a great route for walking between Ringwood and Brockenhurst. I'm sure someone could design another route that is longer and includes less lane walking, but it would be much further....

danravenellison

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Ringwood—Brockenhurst

danravenellison added Rinbro four, a new walk from Ringwood to Brockenhurst

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I loved walking this route and would 100% walk it again. I loved the views, forest, ponies and stars!! We walked this route at night after a long wet period. We faced two challenges, both 1-2km south of Ashurst.....

danravenellison

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Brockenhurst—Totton

danravenellison added Brotot three, a new walk from Brockenhurst to Totton

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Kevin Wooldridge surveyed Newbro two

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Kevin Wooldridge took this photo on Newbro two

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Once you reach Ashley @ 1.25 miles, there is a short section along a main road with busy traffic in both directions with no verge or footpath. This path leads to a rickety stile which then leads onto open New Forest heath. There are gentle up and down gradients for the first half mile of open land, but it’s easy to pick the wrong track and enter areas of dense bracken and gorse. On reaching Worthys Farm you are back on the main road through the New Forest. Along the road you reach Culverley Green (pic 13) where there is a cattle grid then open track. Avoiding the obvious main road route it takes you along a series of grubby lanes along the back of gardens and across a footbridge over the railway line (pic 14) and then through further overgrown and very narrow lanes. (pic 15) Eventually you reach the other main road into Brockenhurst (this is on the other side of the railway track) This road leads up to the level crossing and then the station I think the last section of the walk from Culverley Green to Brockenhurst Station through these lanes and then a possibly dangerous stretch of main road should be reconsidered and perhaps amended Despite reservations I still recommend this route as it’s a good and varied walk across the New Forest...

Kevin Wooldridge

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LORRAINE GARDENER surveyed Brobla two

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It was there our first stile which led to a very muddy path before entering Burley. The walk took us through a well walked, cycled path with vegetation either side, under the road to a muddy stretch, before entering a beautiful forest that eventually led to Brockenhurst....

Diane Cannon

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This is very much a walk of two halves, with Ringwood to Burley very much along tarmac roads and the Burley to Brockenhurst section along tracks and country paths....

Martin Cannon

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Haymo Thiel surveyed Rinbro three

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This route can be divided into 2 sections with the first leading from Ringwood to Burley and the second from Burley to Brockenhurst train station. However, if one does not follow the route at the turn off at at the start of Castle Hill Lane, but continues along Ringwood Road (very narrow at places!), one can avoid the above obstacles and reach the centre of Burley via this alternative....

Haymo Thiel

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Some of the roads were unpaved albeit mostly quiet roads. Once away from the centre of New Milton the area opened up into quiet residential roads and countryside and eventually over the cattle grids into the New Forest....

Diane Cannon

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Martin Cannon surveyed Newbro three

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Brockenhurst—Blackfield

Jim Mitchell added Brobla two, a new walk from Brockenhurst to Blackfield

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Ringwood—Brockenhurst

Jim Mitchell added Rinbro three, a new walk from Ringwood to Brockenhurst

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New Milton—Brockenhurst

Jim Mitchell added Newbro three, a new walk from New Milton to Brockenhurst

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Brockenhurst—Totton

Jim Mitchell added Brotot two, a new walk from Brockenhurst to Totton

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The first part (or last depending on where you start) between New Milton and Ashley is a little un eventful as you walk along residential streets, however once you turn into brick hills lane it suddenly feels like a more rural open air walk. There is no footpath along a large part of Brickhills lane and it is used often by cars, so care is needed as not all drivers follow the 30mph limit. Beyond that it is a really great rural route, most of it being quite suitable for those with wheels....

Vassblanc

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Ringwood—Brockenhurst

Rovert added Rinbro two, a new walk from Ringwood to Brockenhurst

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Brockenhurst—Lymington

Christine added Brolym two, a new walk from Brockenhurst to Lymington

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It's a lovely tranquil route in places leading you through the New Forest, however the paths aren't that clearly marked in places and it was quite boggy in January....

Slow Ways Darren

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Newbro two

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Brockenhurst

SGriff surveyed Brockenhurst

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The very first thing to do is cross the railway line and then cross the busy road for the start of the walk. but later in the walk the Nature Reserve gives way to main roads until half way along Boldre Road when the walk leads in you in to a bridleway which is virtually impassable right the way through to Lymington....

Christine Hensser

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Just wanted to add some photos to my review...

Christine Hensser

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Sorry not sure how to add more than one photo...

Christine Hensser

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Beautiful but VERY MUDDY on the stretch beside the Lymington River!!! As you turn down Shallow Lane, you come across a beautiful stretch of water, and cross over the Lymington River on a charming bridge. the 'path' here runs alongside the Lymington River (with some stunning views of the reed beds) but unfortunately the water has encroached on the path in several places. The last stretch is back on country roads, before you come to Lymington itself, where you can sit and relax as you watch the boats, and there are plenty of food, drink and other amenities to choose from....

LinHar

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New Milton—Brockenhurst

Peter Parslow added Newbro two, a new walk from New Milton to Brockenhurst

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Brockenhurst—Blackfield

Slow Ways added Brobla one, a new walk from Brockenhurst to Blackfield

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Brockenhurst—Lymington

Slow Ways added Brolym one, a new walk from Brockenhurst to Lymington

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Brockenhurst—Totton

Slow Ways added Brotot one, a new walk from Brockenhurst to Totton

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New Milton—Brockenhurst

Slow Ways added Newbro one, a new walk from New Milton to Brockenhurst

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Ringwood—Brockenhurst

Slow Ways added Rinbro one, a new walk from Ringwood to Brockenhurst

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Brockenhurst, Sun 25 February

Light rain

Brockenhurst’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU3012702007

Lat / Lon

50.81682° / -1.57371°

Easting / Northing

430,127E / 102,007N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Brockenhurst's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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