Beaulieu Family Ride

Distance: 2 miles    icon1 Difficulty: Easy

A lovely family ride for all who can ride on two wheels

This is a very easy ride that can be done as a family as well.  As long as your children can ride on two wheels, the route is generally flat as it follows the river to Bucklers Hard. 

We started at Montagu Arms and headed south with the river on our left shoulder.  It follows trails through the beautiful forest and it is not too long before you can see the river.  Soon after you arrive at Bucklers Hard which was famous in its heyday for ship building. 

Over 40 Royal Navy ships were produced here in the early 18th century with boat building finishing soon after World War II.  It is also famous and not that well known for s where Sir Francis Chichester began and finished his single-handed voyage around the world in the Gipsy Moth IV.

If you have time before you head back do try and visit the maritime museum that is there.  More details can be found here.

The route back is rewarded with a stop at the Montagu Arms, and I am sure if you have travelled by car they will let you park there if you have a coffee or tea on your return.

Bucklers Hard

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