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Ringwood

Hampshire


Slow Ways linking Ringwood and Brockenhurst, Christchurch, Ferndown, Fordingbridge, New Milton, Totton, Verwood

England / Hampshire / Ringwood

Ringwood’s seven Slow Ways are 46% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 5/7
verified: 1/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Ringwood from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Ferndown—Ringwood
Ferrin one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 50m Descent 61m
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 -
Ringwood—Christchurch
Rinchr one

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 46m Descent 34m
Ringwood—Christchurch
Rinchr two Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Ringwood—Fordingbridge
Rinfor one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 83m Descent 72m
Ringwood—New Milton
Rinnew two Pioneer me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 167m Descent 145m
Ringwood—New Milton
Rinnew three Pioneer me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent - Descent -
Ringwood—Totton
Rintot one Pioneer me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 293m Descent 305m
Ringwood—Totton
Rintot two

Double check Distance 28km/17mi Ascent - Descent -
Ringwood—Totton
Rintot three Verify me Distance 29km/18mi Ascent - Descent -
Verwood—Ringwood
Verrin one Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 83m Descent 52m

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Collective progress

41% of Ringwood’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

14/14

drawn

7/14

reviewed

1/14

surveyed

1/14

verified

10 people have contributed to Ringwood’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Ringwood

131km out of 276km have been walked and reviewed

240km of reviews have been shared in Ringwood

Latest Updates

Ringwood—Christchurch

Vassblanc added Rinchr two, a new walk from Ringwood to Christchurch

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

pilea

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Loved walking this route, especially seeing a big group of gorgeous donkeys! It was a real treat to do in during autumn too. I recommend this route for sure....

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 really enjoyed walking this route between Totton and Ringwood. If you dislike walking on lanes, you might not enjoy this route....

danravenellison

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Ringwood—Totton

danravenellison added Rintot three, a new walk from Ringwood to Totton

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The road has a 60mph limit and can be very busy serving as a main artery for motorists travelling to all corners of the forest and beyond. Approaching as I did from the east, whilst I could see that I needed to cross the road I had no idea what was waiting on the other side and whether it would be suitable. As it happens below the level of the road there is a wide verge, though it is clearly not designed with pedestrian or wheel traffic in mind. I was fortunate that the grass had recently been mown, but still it was quite uneven and had several gutters dug into the earth along its length to capture run-off from the road - had the grass not been cut I doubt I would have noticed then until upon them. 5) Leaving Totton itself wasn't nearly as unpleasant as I'd expected. The pavement/cycle path along the A336 is for the most part wide with some sections separated from the road by a verge. 7) The footpath section of Rossiters Lane was quite muddy and in parts overgrown when I followed it. Depending on the season, users might wish to detour this section taking Bourne Lane/Road to the north instead. 9) It also has two old narrow footbridges, one crossing Ringwood Ford Bottom and another on the Right of Way approaching Ringwood. The latter resolves to a narrow 50m-long footpath studded with tree roots and a stile access. 14) Leaving the Highland Water Enclosure and taking the road under the A31 feels a little strange as a non-motorist, but the road is wide, visibility is good, and vehicles were infrequent and seemed to drive with care. 14) Footbridge on Right of Way approaching Ringwood...

Charles312

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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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Ringwood—Brockenhurst

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

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Ringwood—Totton

Jim Mitchell added Rintot two, a new walk from Ringwood to Totton

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Walked in summer: far nicer than the main A-road which is unsuitable for all but the bravest pedestrians....

Matthew

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Ringwood—Brockenhurst

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

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For part of the route between Bisterne and Avon Tyrell you are forced to walk alongside a busy road route acts as the main route between Christchurch and Ringwood which makes the route hazardous. Sadly Not suitable at the moment unless you are a hardy experienced walker or until this route is well maintained again....

Vassblanc

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Quiet lanes from Ringwood Centre cross the High Street and lead to Bickerley Greeen and the entrance to the Castleman trailway (pic1). The next section curves slowly to the left before we find the entrance to Moors Valley Country Park on the RHS (pic6). Leaving the Visitor Centre towards the Moors Valley Railway (pic10)....

Rovert

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There are several options along the route to exit the path such as Moors Valley Country Park which has a cafe & facilities for walkers & cyclists....

Rovert

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First bit, exiting Ringwood, is alongside the A31 trunk road, not so good, but walkers quickly move onto the Castleman Trail, an old railway line and the 4m walk to West Moors is a lovely tree-lined wide flat trail that can be done by disabled people....

HughC

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Ringwood—New Milton

David Sanderson added Rinnew two, a new walk from Ringwood to New Milton

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Ringwood—New Milton

mark added Rinnew three, a new walk from Ringwood to New Milton

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Ferndown—Ringwood

Slow Ways added Ferrin one, a new walk from Ferndown to Ringwood

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Ringwood—Brockenhurst

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

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Ringwood—Christchurch

Slow Ways added Rinchr one, a new walk from Ringwood to Christchurch

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Ringwood—Fordingbridge

Slow Ways added Rinfor one, a new walk from Ringwood to Fordingbridge

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Ringwood—Totton

Slow Ways added Rintot one, a new walk from Ringwood to Totton

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Verwood—Ringwood

Slow Ways added Verrin one, a new walk from Verwood to Ringwood

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Ringwood, Sun 25 February

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Ringwood’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU1478605309

Lat / Lon

50.84711° / -1.79134°

Easting / Northing

414,786E / 105,309N

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