Brockenhurst to Rhinefield

Explore the beauty of the New Forest in Hampshire along the Brockenhurst to Rhinefield cycle route. This on- and off-road route takes you through the old-world village of Brockenhurst and in amongst the tall trees and heathland of the New Forest at Rhinefield.

Despite its name, the New Forest has a long and rich history, and laws were enacted to preserve the forest for royal deer hunting once popular here.

You will also discover a wide variety of common and rare wild and plant life, deer, ponies and Douglas firs and redwoods in the New Forest.


The Brockenhurst to Rhinefield cycle route is located in the centre of Hampshire’s beautiful New Forest between Southampton and Christchurch.

Let’s Pedal

The Brockenhurst to Rhinefield cycle route is both on- and off-road.

Start at Brockenhurst Railway Station and head north-west towards The Watersplash (where ponies, cows and donkeys freely roam and drink from) before turning left onto Burley Road. Turn right onto North Weirs and follow this road all the way to end and turn left onto Rhinefield Road. After the second turning on the right for the Rhinefield House Hotel, take the next left onto a short road which becomes a trail to form the loop back to this point.

Return to the station by the roads you took to get to the start of the loop. Please note this will extend the journey distance.

Parts of this route are managed by New Forest National Park Authority.

Route Distance

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You will find a number of refreshment stops :

Brockenhurst – numerous cafés in the town centre; Rhinefield House Hotel.

Public houses can be found in:

Brockenhurst – Foresters Arms, The Snakecatcher, The Huntsman of Brockenhurst

Lyndhurst – The Oak Inn; The Swan Inn; The Crown Stirrup.


Toilets are located at:

Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst; Lyndhurst (next to New Forest Centre Museum).

Cycle Hire available at:

Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst.

Tourist information:

Not available.

How to get here

By Car

Brockenhurst is located in the centre of the New Forest, Hampshire. Follow the A31 from Bournemouth or Southampton then head south on the A337 until you reach Brockenhurst.

Car Parking

Pay and Display parking available near the trail at these locations:

Car ParkLocationPostcode
Wide Lane Close Car ParkBrockenhurstSO42 7TU
Brookley Road Car ParkBrockenhurstSO42 7RR
Brockenhurst Station Car ParkBrockenhurstSO42 7TW

By Cycle

National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 2 from Hythe or Christchurch.

By Train



  • Distance (miles): 8
  • Distance (km): 12.9
  • Start: Brockenhurst Station
  • Finish: Rhinefield
  • Type: Road, trail
  • Surface: Tarmac, gravel, earth
  • Sat Nav: SO42 7TU


  • Car Park
  • Cycle Hire
  • Free Entry
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Tourist Information

Cycle Hire

Cyclexperience Cycle Hire

Brockenhurst Rail Station
SO42 7TW

AA Bike Hire

Gosport Lane
SO43 7BL

Opening Times

Open all year round except for any temporary closures due to works.


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