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The Old Railway Line Cycle Tour

  • Location Brockenhurst Railway Station Car Park New Forest
  • Price from £45.00
  • Event
  • Tour
  • Activity
  • Cycling
  • Historical
  • Tours
  • Wildlife
  • Mindful escape
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure


Experience The Old Railway Line Tour:
From Brockenhurst, we ride out towards the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive on gravel tracks. Our first stop is the Reptile Centre where we might see adders, frogs and other reptiles native to the New Forest. The Portuguese Fireplace is on this tour too which is the remains of a hutted camp used by a Portuguese army unit that aided the local labour force in producing timber during the First World War. Back on the gravel, we find ourselves in stunning parts of the New Forest with the tour going behind the Deer Sanctuary where we might see deer if we are lucky ! Out of the Forest and on to lanes that take us though to the small village of Burley, where a stop for a cappuccino and cake at Shappen Cafe may be required to “refuel”. Though the other side of the village, we drop down on to the old railway line and ride through open heathland. It is just a short ride back to Brockenhurst. This ride can be shortened if required. This tour starts in Brockenhurst and is possible to walk to if you are staying nearby, train station, regular Bluestar 6 bus route. We can also recommend bike hire from Cyclexperience in Brockenhurst.

Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Distance: 27 Miles 
Elevation gain over the total ride: 1,125 ft 
Types of bike: Gravel, Mountain, Hybrids and E-bikes 
Terrain: Forest gravel tracks and roads

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Hen / Stag parties

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    What's included

  • Other Your personal guide Steve is a professionally qualified British Cycling Mountain Leader

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing Dependant on weather on the day - additional layers recommended
  • Waterproofs Dependant on weather on the day - waterproof clothing recommended
  • Food Refreshments for on-ride refuelling e.g. energy bars
  • Drink Sufficient water or energy drinks
  • Other Bikes must be in good safe and working order; puncture repair kit, spare inner tube & bike pump also required. Cycle helmets must be within the manufacturer's warranty period (3 years from the date of manufacture). More details on all the above will be sent after booking has been confirmed


Custom Policy

Cancellation by rider(s): If cancellation is more than 30 days before the activity, you will be eligible for a full refund (less any administration fee incurred for cancellation of transport via third party operators e.g. ferry). Cancel within 30 days of the activity, no refund will be received.

Alternative dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost but this cannot be guaranteed.

We may have to cancel for unforeseen circumstances e.g. forestry operations, adverse weather conditions. In these circumstances, alternatives dates or a full refund will be offered.


Brockenhurst Railway Station Car Park New Forest


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New Forest Cycling Tours is the experience provider for The Old Railway Line Cycle Tour