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Thread: Disused Railway Line Brockenhurst - Burley

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    Nice work mate.
    I have cycled along that line many times but never thought of taking any pictures.
    Lovine the bridge shots.


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    Ah, what a coincidence - just walked some of this the other day. Years ago (20?), we kept coming across bits of this line all over the countryside, so I decided to see where it used to run from. It looked to be about 13 miles from Ringwood to Brockenhurst, so my wife and I got dropped off in Ringwood, and set about walking the route. Easier said than done!

    The first half - Ringwood to Burley road - was quite tough. Almost all bridges were down, and we found ourselves more than once having to cross private land. :o Although we both had reasonable footwear on, we weren't prepared for one particularly boggy bit - much to my wife's amusement (I wasn't laughing at the time!), I went in to a boggy bit right over my knee!

    Anyway, we struggled on, but things got much better after we crossed the Burley road. At Holmsley station, the old line actually becomes the road, for approximately a 2-mile stretch - I always wondered why the A35 bridge was over another road.

    Some great pics - thank you.

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