Have to admit that the printed maps are hard to follow with precious few roads showing to help guide you to the trail start points. Managed to find the start of the disused railway line at the end of the Sway Road by where the ponies congregate under the railway bridge.
It seemed to come to a t-junction type stop at a country road, and your only choice towards Burley was a long false flat road that was dead straight that eventually went back onto the old railway line by the "Station" tea rooms / pub. Fine for adults, but a bit of a fast road for small children. Don't know if we missed a stretch of trail
when you follow the disused railway, the first section, it comes up on a road, turn left onto the road and ride down the hill for a couple of hundred yards, then take the first track on the right after you have gone over the little bridge, this trail will take you towards burley although you will have to cross the a337 (i think! the road to christchurch) once you have crossed the road follow the small lane down the hill, if you follow this road you will end up in burley.
actually, i'll link to my strava thing, it has the map of this ride.http://www.strava.com/activities/64112731
hope that helps
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