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Has anyone cycled in the New Forest?

newburb_1968newburb_1968 Posts: 114
edited July 2008 in Tour & expedition
Hi all
I am looking to go camping in the New Forest in August.
I'm just interested if anyone can recommend a few campsites there that would have a swimming pool and some good biking runs. (Something to keep the children occupied).
I'm not sure if I can get away with my road bike or would it be a lot of off road trials and far better to take my Mountain Bike.
Is there any local routes? Is it hilly ? (If I can tempt the rest of the familyfor a hike around on the bike, they are more likely to be up for a flat ride rather than a hilly one).
What are the good towns to cycle to and from?
Is it far to hit the coast etc?



  • CunobelinCunobelin Posts: 11,792
    Good news and bad........

    The Nw Forest is superb cycling, butthe coast is full of retired geriatrics with the accompanying hazards.

    A tatser

    The best trails especially for kids are off road so mountain bike would be better.
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  • newburb_1968newburb_1968 Posts: 114
    Thanks for the replies I will have a look at each of them, however I think it will have to be MTB.
    Thanks again
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