New Forest - Cycle routes and walking trail closures

Cycle routes and walking trail closures

Updated 21st September 2023

Disruption to walking and cycling routes

  • Trees are being removed so that remaining trees have space to grow in Brownhill and Wootton Inclosures from 9 October until 24 November, please avoid the area. Also there big lorries stacking timber in Parkhill Inclosure, please follow cycling route diversions in place and take extra care.
  • Network rail are working on the substation by Crooks Bridge at Ashurst from 2 October 2023 – 29 March 2024. Please take extra care when using Ashurst lodge road and crossing the bridge.

  • The following bridges are currently closed off, as they are unsafe and awaiting repair: North Gate, near Beaulieu and Puttles bridge near Brockenhurst.  Also, there's restricted access on Anderwood Inclosure bridge and Wootton Coppice bridge. We're sorry for the inconvenience caused and we’ll try our best to get this work completed as soon as we can, but our budgets are limited. These are just 4 of the 250 bridges across the New Forest that we look after, and we spend thousands of pounds every year trying to keep on top of their ongoing maintenance.
  • New Forest Drift Closures (20 August to 5 November) - for safety, cycle routes near to drift locations will be closed for the day while the drift takes place. The latest information is shown on the car park closures page.

Thank you for your understanding. We hope you continue to enjoy the rest of the forest while this work takes place.

Please contact the Ranger Team on 0300 067 4601 (Monday - Friday)