Sway Station to Brockenhurst

Starting Point



5 MILES (8KM) – One-way

This route allows you to enjoy the New Forest by train by linking two stations on the South West main line through the forest. Hop off at Sway and catch another train home from Brockenhurst – while enjoying a walk through woodland and along a disused rail line in between.


From Sway station, join Station Road and walk for 150m before turning left into Mead End Road. Take care as this road has no footpath.

 After 300m, turn right on to Adlam’s Lane. The lane gets gradually narrower before reaching a gate at the edge of Set Thorns Inclosure.

Follow the gravel path in to the inclosure and after about 150m follow the main path round to the left at a crossroads. Keep walking, with Great Ashen Bank on your left, until the path gradually curves to the right and enters the caravan park after about 1.3km.

Continue walking through the caravan site until a path crossing a bridge. Walk over the bridge and take the path immediately on the left. It loops round and joins the New Forest cycle route on the former Castleman Corkscrew railway line.

Follow the dead straight line for just over 3km until it bends to the right and meets the B3055.

Taking care on sections where there is no footpath, walk along the roadside until a left turn on to Sway Road. Be careful of oncoming traffic and cross the railway bridge before walking along Sway Road for 1.6km towards the centre of Brockenhurst.

Turn right up Avenue Road to enter the station car park via a pedestrian gate.

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