Sway Station to Brockenhurst


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


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

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 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.

Continue walking through the caravan site until you reach a path on the left which joins up with the New Forest cycle route on the former Castleman Corkscrew railway line.

Follow the dead straight line until it bends to the right and meets the B3055. Walk along the roadside until a left turn onto Sway Road. Be careful of oncoming traffic and cross the railway bridge and walk along Sway Road towards the centre of Brockenhurst.

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

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Walk Information

Starting Points

  • Sway Train Station

Public Transport

Food and Drink

  • Cafes and restaurants at Brockenhurst village.

Gravel paths and cycle routes which are generally passable. Some stretches are along the roadside.

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