Buckler's Hard Explorer

26 miles

4-5 hrs+

About the route

A glorious scenic cycle taking in the taking in the stunning waters edge trails of the Solent Way and Keyhaven Marshes and Nature Reserve into the cobbled quay and boutiques of the Georgian coastal market town of Lymington.

Next stop is the New Forest tracks and lanes onwards Bucklers Hard, famous for its idyllic waters edge museum, village, cottages and river cruises.

Top tip: Visit the museum and learn about Bucklers Hard role in shipbuilding history and Nelsons Navy - then hop aboard a Beaulieu River Cruise and take in the stunning scenery from the waterside. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.

This route can be done in 3 hours. Fancy lunch, some extra sightseeing time or a wander round the shops? Book your hire for at least 4-5 hours so you don't feel rushed. It will be well worth the extra time.