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Cycle routes and walking trail closures

Updated 19th March 2021

Cycle route closures

Please make sure you only use the waymarked cycle route in the New Forest all year round. 

Walking trail closures

  • Old railway line - Route Markers - 195-217 (between Setthorns campsite, Sway and Latchmoor, Brockenhurst).This bridge is now closed to all traffic, including by foot, horse and bicycles due to safety concerns. Please follow the Green diversion signs. Cyclists are advised to dismount and walk down the decline. Please note this leads onto a shared track which pedestrians may be walking. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by the closure and diversion. Both bridges are beyond their lifespan and the civil engineer’s reports recommend they are demolished. Replacement bridges will need to be constructed and planning permission agreed. We hope to submit the planning documentation in January, thank you for your patience.

For further information

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

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