New Forest Olympics Torch Routes and where to stay to get the very best from the Games
Not part of the New Forest Olympics Equestrian Team!
New Forest Olympics - The Route
The Olympic Torch will leave Christchurch Saturday morning on the 14th July and head up towards Lyndhurst, coming back through Brockenhurst and on to Lymington. It will then go over to the Isle of Wight
I used this handy route finder to discover the New Forest Olympic Torch Route. Just type in Brockenhurst and a map will come up.Here are some details I've just found out of actual routes within some of the New Forest towns and villages.
Lymington Olympic Torch Route (scroll down page to Olympic Torch details) on 14th July 2012 Brockenhurst Olympic Torch Route on 14th July 2012 Lyndhurst Route map Here's some helpful information about street closures etc from the New Forest District Council about the New Forest Olympic Torch Route parking, road closures, events etc and lots more you may find interestingI know my website is visited by many countries and so here is my suggestion for a truly fantastic experience if you are coming to see the games from anywhere in the world - New Forest Life has really gone global now! Here are the dates
Olympic Games (27th July to 12th August 2012)
Paralympic Games (29th August to 9th September)
Here are some of the venues and how I think they can tie into your visit if you stay in the New Forest.
I've taken this information from the stunning Chewton Glen Hotel . This is a New Forest hotel I would recommend as possibly the most beautiful place to stay on the New Forest.
All London Olympic Events
You can travel By Car: Chewton Glen is 1 hour 45 minutes from Central London.
By Train: South West Trains from New Milton Station (5 minutes from Chewton Glen) to London Waterloo - 1 hour 50 minutes (trains run every 45 minutes)
The Olympic Park
Hampton Court Palace
Horse Guards Parade
Lord's Cricket Ground
North Greenwich Arena
The Royal Artillery Barracks
Wimbledon New Forest Train Stations
For Rail Link information and the stations covered New Forest Train Stations
Eton (Dorney Lake) - Rowing
This is close to Windsor Castle so you could see even more on this day out!
By Car: Chewton Glen is located 1 hour 30 minutes from Eton.
By Train: - 2 hours in total (1 hour 30 minutes from New Milton Station (5 minutes from Chewton Glen) to Clapham Junction, change at Clapham Junction to Windsor & Eton Station - 30 minutes)
Weymouth & Portland - Sailing
This is a stunning seaside location. You could go across Chesil Beach and visit Portland Castle as well as enjoying the rowing events.
By Car: Chewton Glen is located 1 hour from Weymouth by Car.
By train: 1 hour 15 minutes from New Milton Station (5 minutes from Chewton Glen) to Weymouth As I have described, much of this information comes from the Chewton Glen Hotel
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Why not visit my BandB info to stay right in the heart of the New Forest for your Olympics stay?
The New Forest Olympic Torch Route may just pass by outside the door!