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Ringwood to Poole Circular Cycle Route

England > Dorset > Ringwood
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameRingwood to Poole Circular
Distance : miles (km)41.84  (67.33)
Posted ByJames Westmoreland
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationRingwood Road (A31)
End LocationRingwood Road (A31)
Cycle Steps
The route starts in Ringwood at the start of the Castleman Trailway, which is an old railway line going from Ringwood to Upton, and most of it is a cycle route. This is why the route goes off-road. I am not sure the bit past West Moors is right on the map, but it is well signposted.

Do NOT attempt to cycle round the big roundabout just before you get into wimbourne, dismount and walk round! You leave the Castleman Trailway to go to Poole town centre.

The bit around Holes Bay is NOT on the road, it is on a cycle path. Then you go under the big juction by the Dolphin centre, through a bit of the town centre then onto another cycle path going around Parstone Bay.

After that, you go along Sandbanks Road to the Prom. Then there is a nice, flat cycle all the way along the Prom, past Bournemouth town centre and then through Christchurch town centre, going over the Stour, then the Avon.

Next you go through Stanpit and by-pass the roundabout. Then along quiet country lanes, through Bransgore, then on into Ringwood.

Then you can get back under the dual carriage way back to where you have parked (assuming that you did park there.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Castleman trailway, Moors Valley, Wimborne market, Poole town centre, Bournemouth town centre, Poole and Bournemouth beaches, Harry Ramsdens fish and chips, Christchurch town centre, Riversmeet leisure centre, Bransgore village, The New Forest and Ringwood.

Cycling Clubs located in this region
Dorset Rough Riders
UK Biking
Your comments?
posted by:andy dawsonRating : difficult :
Note that the prom is closed July August 10am -7pm (not sure of times) Train can take bikes - poole>Christchurch. Food at upton park, I think this should be an easy rating as its flat and mostly on trials/quite roads.

posted by:Stewart BaynhamRating : difficult :
A very flat and good length cycle route taking in country, beach and urban areas, including market towns and historic locations. Simply divine.Food for the soul

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