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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Lyndhurst. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Lyndhurst is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Lyndhurst

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    Brockenhurst - New Forest trailhead

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Awesome gravel tracks that go on for miles and miles

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    Rhinefield Ornamental Drive

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Beautiful reasonably quiet road that has everything from open forest heathland to tree-lined tarmac with Canadian Redwoods

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    Canadian War Memorial

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Great rest stop looking out across dramatic view before entry into the open New Forest

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    Tall Trees Trail

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Meander through enormous firs and redwoods that were planted in the late 1850s to create the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive. Walking this circular ‘Tall Trees Trail’ will take you through an …

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    The Woods Cyclery

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Fantastic bike shop, adventure & gravel bike focussed. Some hire bikes here and more at the sister shop Forest Leisure Cycling at Burley (forestleisurecycling.co.uk).

    Woods stock loads of great walking …

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    The Old Railway

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Perfect garv trail to avoid the main roads - Brockenhurst one end and Wootton Bidge the other. Use the main road towards Burley to get to another railway secretion or head to Wilverley for a sweet single track.

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    Ober Water

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    This is delightful section of trail along Ober Water. Surrounded by shady woodland glades, with the tranquil sound of the stream flowing by, it is a magical place and perfect …

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    Beautiful winding and technical decent

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Beautiful flowing section of road which can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace or with the hammer down.

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    Bolderwood Arboretum Ornamental Drive

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    A road ride downhill from Bolderwood deer sanctuary through Mark Ash Wood ancient woodland and Bolderwood Arboretum, with lots of bike trail opportunities branching off into the woodlands either side.

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    Beautiful steady climb through the tall redwood trees of Bolderwood and Rhinefield. Can get a little hectic with cars in the summer on the narrow road.

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    Deer Sanctuary

    Hiking Highlight

    Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary is a fantastic place to visit for all the family. With picturesque scenery, leisurely paths, and deer and ponies roaming freely, you will find it a magical …

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    12

    Whitten Pond

    Hiking Highlight

    Whitten Pond is in the middle of open heathland south of Burley. The spot is especially popular in the summer months with people coming to relax on the shoreline, eat …

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    Milkham Junction

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Stunning views across the New Forest - as the area is quite high up the roads are reasonably exposed so it’s always worth checking which way the wind is blowing before heading out.

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    Beaulieu Road

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    A long stretch of road leaving you all the time you need to take in the moorish landscapes.
    Some trails left and right can be explored, they're well-maintained.

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    Hatchet Pond

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Beautiful serene pond set into the roadside heathland. Can make a beautiful spot for watching the sunset but gets busy in the summer. Usually and ice cream van on the entrance to the carpark of Hatchet Road.

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    Top of the forest Trail

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Open forest track on one of the highest open heathland areas in the New Forest.

    The track makes up part of the Fordingbridge Off-road Cycle Trail.

    Enjoy the wide and …

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    Tree Lined Track

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Keep a sharp eye out along the edges of route, original steel work can still be seen from the railway, such as signal gantry bases that were just cut close to the ground when the railway was closed and demolished.

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    The floodplain meadows, marshes and reedbeds of Lower Test Nature Reserve provide a diverse habitat for a number of animal, plant and insect species. As you hike along this boardwalk, …

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    Knightwood Oak

    Hiking Highlight

    Knightwood Oak, also known as the ‘Queen of the forest’, is over 500 years-old. With a trunk girth of 24 feet (7.4 m), it is the largest oak tree in …

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    Blackwater Arboretum

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    This delightful little section takes you through Blackwater Arboretum, which houses a nationally-important collection of trees from around the world and some interesting wooden sculptures. The path is well-maintained and the walking is leisurely.

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