South Taste Trail

Type:Walking Route

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7 Miles

Start:

Brockenhurst Railways Station or Longslade Bottom car park near Brockenhurst (SU10126)

After mooching around Brockenhurst village; hire some bikes from Country Lanes or Cyclexperience (if you need to). From Brockenhurst station turn right heading to Lymington on the A337 and then left into Church Lane (passing the oldest church in the New Forest) follow this lane until you reach the main road. Cross over the road into Tile Barn Lane and continue to the end.

At the end of the road turn right, go downhill and pick up the off road track on your right (after passing under the railway bridge) – post 217. Stay on the off road cycle network until post 191 where you will meet a main road (Holmsley Road is a main road with a 40mph speed limit).

Follow the main road (Station Road) for about a mile, go under the old railway bridge and you will arrive at The Station House at Holmsley. Known as 'the oasis in the forest' this is a chance for a well earned refreshment break.

Opposite the Station House is a gate (post 161) leading you past the old railway platform and along the track to Burbush Hill Car Park (post 157). From the car park follow the road into Burley village.

Enjoy lunch at one of the pubs or tea rooms then head to New Forest Cider and the Burley Fudge shops to take home some tasty New Forest treats (or to just try a few samples).

Retrace your route back towards Brockenhurst or if you are feeling adventurous use the maps to plan an alternative route back.

If time permits pop into Setley Ridge Farm Shop for some tasty dinner morsels and a bottle of wine from their vineyard to go with it.

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