Walking in Hampshire
Ringwood circular walk 2
Distance: 2km / 1.25 miles, 25 minutes
Condition: Good. Mostly pavements and quiet paths
Starting Point: Ringwood Library
The Old Railway – This is part of the Southampton & Dorchester Railway and was brought to the town through the efforts of local solicitor Charles Castleman, after whom the new route for walkers and cyclists is named. The Market Place Jubilee Column commemorates the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria and was erected as a lamp and drinking fountain in 1887. It is thought to have been made by the local Vale of Avon Iron Works.
Download Circular Walk 2 leaflet 258kb pdf
- Turn left from Ringwood Library entrance, left again then right to join Bickerley Road. Cross road & turn left following path; at end of path turn sharp right picking up the Castleman Trial (disused railway line), continue along gravel path.
- After crossing first bridge take path to right, over the river and back on to Bickerley Road; turn left and continue to Bickerley Pocket Park.
- Take path ahead and continue until reaching the High Street; turn right.
- Take next footpath on the right (opposite road junction) which weaves between buildings emerging again onto Bickerley Road. Turn left and continue taking the 4th turning left which returns you to the library.