GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Hampshire Cycle Routes

Hampshire has a number of appealing cycling opportunities with attractive coastal scenery and some beautiful countryside. Not to be missed is the wonderful South Downs Way which takes you through this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on miles of off road bridleways and tracks.
Also of interest to cyclists is the New Forest with its miles of peaceful traffic free cycle lanes.

Use the links to view full route information including elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads.
You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Hampshire Cycle Map>>

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Hampshire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here


Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Alice Holt Forest7 miles (12 km)Explore the peaceful Alice Holt Forest on this pleasant circular route in Farnham. The trail makes use of National Cycle routes 224 and 22 which run through the forest. View Full Details>>
Andover to Newbury21 miles (34 km)Follow National Cycle routes 246 and 4 from Hampshire into Berkshire on this attractive route. View Full Details>>
Basingstoke to Alton18 miles (29 km)Follow National Cycle routes 23 and 224 from Basingstoke to Alton on this splendid ride through North Hampshire. View Full Details>>
Basingstoke to Reading24 miles (38 km)This route takes you along NCN route 23 from Hampshire into Berkshire View Full Details>>
Bournemouth to Ashurst New Forest31 miles (50 km)Starting in the south coast seaside town of Bournemouth travel east along the prom to Christchurch and then through the View Full Details>>
Brockenhurst to Boldre via Roydon Woods3 miles (5 km)This route follows bridleways between Brockenhurst and the village of Boldre in the New Forest View Full Details>>
Brockenhurst to Hythe12 miles (20 km)Travel from Brockenhurst through the View Full Details>>
Castleman Trailway16 miles (26 km)Travel from Ringwood to Poole along the disused Southampton to Dorchester railway line on this easy cycle and walking route. Route highlights include 3 lovely country parks - Avon Heath Country Park, Moors Valley Country Park and Upton Country Park. View Full Details>>
East Hampshire AONB20 miles (32 km)This circular route takes you on a tour of the beautiful East Hampshire AONB. You'll pass rolling hills,peaceful woodland, charming villages and sunken lanes. View Full Details>>
Forest of Bere3 miles (5.2 km)Enjoy miles of cycling and walking trails in this lovely forest near Portsmouth. The site is a delightful mixture of woodland, open space, heathland, farmland, downland, streams and ponds. The forest includes Creech Woods with its conifers, heather and play areas for children. The circular route below starts at the Creech Woods car park and takes you around the forest on wide grassy paths. View Full Details>>
Havant to Chichester11 miles (18 km)Follow NCN route 2 on this lovely short route along the south coast View Full Details>>
Hayling Billy Trail6 miles (9 km)This trail uses the Hayling Billy Coastal Path which runs along the west coast of Hayling Island near Havant.
The trail gives fabulous views of Langstone Harbour which is an internationally important site for its wildfowl and wading birds. Also watch out for brent geese, oyster catchers and dunlin in winter. View Full Details>>
Itchen Valley Country Park2 miles (3 km)Explore 440 acres of parkland in this attractive country park in Southampton. There are numerous walking trails and an off road cycle trail running through the park. The park contains a 250 acre water meadow nature reserve, 90 acres of ancient woodland and 60 acres of grazing land. The River Itchen also runs through the park. View Full Details>>
Keyhaven Marshes6 miles (10 km)This coastal cycle or walk takes you from Lymington to Keyhaven through the beautiful Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes. The path runs along a sea wall with the marshes on one side and the sea on the other. As such you are surrounded by varied and beautiful scenery for the length of the route. In the marsh area you will pass a number of pretty lagoons where you can look out for a wide variety of birdlife including Egret, Shelduck, Curlew and Heron. On the coastal side there are fabulous views of the Isle of Wight which is less than 2 miles away. Hurst Castle is also visible for most of the way - you could extend your walk by walking along the shingle spit to Henry VIII's Device Fort if you have time. View Full Details>>
Lakeside Country Park1 miles (2 km)Enjoy 60 acres of lakes, wet meadow and woodland located between Eastleigh and Southampton View Full Details>>
Lepe Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)Lepe is a coastal Country Park located near Southampton, in the New Forest National Park. There is a large beach and stunning cliffs where there are fabulous views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. The park has excellent facilities with Barbeque areas, picnic areas and a cafe. View Full Details>>
Manor Farm and Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)This park has a number of delightful walking and cycling trails and is located just outside Southampton View Full Details>>
Meon Valley Trail9 miles (15 km)This peaceful cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway track from West Meon to Wickham. There are splendid views of the beautiful Meon Valley and the River Meon to enjoy as well as a variety of wildlife including butterflies, redwing and egrets. View Full Details>>
Moors Valley Country Park3 miles (5 km)Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, is situated in Ashley Heath, on the Dorset/Hampshire border. The park has a number of peaceful woodland paths so is a great place for a safe and easy cycle or walk. There are a number of well waymarked cycle and walking routes through the park, while there is also cycle hire available throughout the year. View Full Details>>
Mottisfont Abbey3 miles (5 km)Explore the extensive grounds of this 13th century Augustinian priory on foot or by bike. The National Trust owned siteincludes a museum with regularly changing art exhibitions. There's also a walledrose gardenwhich is home to the National Collection of ancestral species and 19th-century rose cultivars. View Full Details>>
New Forest Circular16 miles (25 km)This route starts and ends near Brockenhurst rail station and follows cycle tracks and minor roads through the lovely View Full Details>>
Oxdrove Way25 miles (40 km)The Oxdrove Way is an off road cycle trail and walking path which forms a figure of eight through the rolling downland, woods and farmland of the Hampshire countryside around New Arlesford. You will pass through Preston Down, Bradley, Upper Wield, Old Alresford, Abbotstone and Itchen Down. View Full Details>>
Pamber Forest2 miles (4 km)This large forest in Tadley covers nearly 500 acres. It is criss crossed with numerous footpaths ideal for a peaceful stroll. The area consists of Oak and Birch ancient woodland and heathland. The pretty Honeymill Brook also runs through the forest. View Full Details>>
Petersfield to Brighton43 miles (70 km)Starting in the market town of Petersfield follow the South Downs Way to Brighton on the south coast.
Much of this route is through undulating countryside on off road tracks and paths with a lovely coastal stretch on the home straight to Brighton. View Full Details>>
Poole to Ringwood22 miles (35 km)Travel from Poole to Ringwood along National Cycle route 25 and view some lovely coastal scenery, heathland and countryside.
Starting in Poole near the train station follow the path around Holes Bay and Upton Park before joining the Castleman Trailway to Wimborne Minster. The trailway then continues through West Moors and Ashley Heath to Ringwood on the River Avon. View Full Details>>
Portsea Island Explorer18 miles (29 km)A super cycle ride around Portsea Island in Portsmouth which links with the adjacent Hayling Billy Trail around Hayling Island. View Full Details>>
Queen Elizabeth Country Park5 miles (8.5 km)Explore 2000 acres of open access woodland and downland in the South Downs on this circular walk or cycle in Hampshire. Queen Elizabeth Country Park is Hampshire's biggest country park with 20 miles of trails for walkers, cyclists & horse riders. Highlights in the park include Butser Hill - the highest point on the South Downs with views to the Isle of Wight. There is also a Visitors Centre where you can sign up for a guided walk. View Full Details>>
Romsey to Andover19 miles (30 km)This route follows National Cycle route 24 and a long off road section along the Test Way from Romsey to Andover. View Full Details>>
Romsey to Southampton14 miles (23 km)Follow National Cycle routes 24 and 23 through Hampshire on this short easy route. The route starts in Romsey and heads south east into the countryside along National Cycle route 24 on a mixture of quiet roads and off road paths. You then join National Cycle route 23 near Eastleigh where you will pass through Lakeside Country Park with its 60 acres of Lakes and woodland. View Full Details>>
Royal Victoria Country Park2 miles (4 km)Explore 200 acres of woodland, grassy parkland and coastline in this delightful coastal park located at Netley, near Southampton. The park features a number of delightful walking paths while National Cycle Network route 2 also passes through the park. You can take a ride on the miniature narrow-gauge railway which runs for around 1 mile through the park while there is also has a 150-ft viewing tower, giving views over the park, and across Southampton Water to Hythe and Southampton. View Full Details>>
Salisbury to Romsey19 miles (31 km)Follow National Cycle route 24 from Wiltshire into Hampshire on this pleasant route. The route starts near the centre of Salisbury and heads east into the countryside on quiet roads. There is then a pleasant stretch along the River Dun leading to the National Trust owned Mottisfont Abbey. View Full Details>>
Salisbury to Southampton33 miles (53 km)Follow National Cycle routes 24 and 23 from Wiltshire into Hampshire on this pleasant route. The route starts near the centre of Salisbury and heads east into the countryside on quiet roads. There is then a pleasant stretch along the River Dun leading to the National Trust owned Mottisfont Abbey. View Full Details>>
Shipwrights Way46 miles (74 km)A long distance cycling and walking trail running fromAlice Holt ForesttoPortsmouth along the imagined route a tree may have taken from forest to warship. View Full Details>>
South Coast Cycle Route165 miles (265 km)This epic cycle route makes use of signed cycle paths to take you from Southampton to Dover along England's south coast. The 160 mile route has many traffic sections running right along the coast with the remainder running as close to the sea as possible. View Full Details>>
Southampton Common3 miles (5 km)Explore 326 acres of woodland, parkland, rough grassland, ponds, wetlands and nature trails on this lovely cycling and walking route in Southampton View Full Details>>
Southampton to Portsmouth22 miles (35 km)Follow NCN route 2 between these two major Hampshire ports View Full Details>>
Southampton to Winchester15 miles (24.5 km)This route follows National Cycle Network Route 23 from Southampton to Winchester. The 15 mile route includes a mixture of on road and off road sections with nice views of the River Itchen on the way. View Full Details>>
Staunton Country Park4 miles (7 km)Enjoy 1000 acres of landscaped parkland and forest at Staunton Country Park near Havant. Here you'll find a farm, two pretty lakes, a maze, a walled garden and glasshouses containing exotic tropical flowers and plants from around the world. There is also a visitor center, with animals and attractions and a number of interesting buildings including follies and a gothic library. View Full Details>>
Three Downs Link102 miles (164 km)This is a walking and cycling path following bridleways through Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. The trail runs from Exton, in Hampshire, to Dean Hill, near Hungerford. You will pass through open chalk downland, along rivers and canals and through some pretty villages. View Full Details>>
Winchester to Basingstoke28 miles (45 km)This route follows National Cycle route 23 through Hampshire.The route starts by Winchester tourist information centre and follows the Rivers Itchen and Alre to New Alresford. On this section you will pass the striking Avington Park and Arlebury Park country houses. View Full Details>>
Winchester to Farnham33 miles (53 km)Travel from Hampshire to Surrey on a series of country roads and off road tracks on this fairly challenging route View Full Details>>
Winchester to New Arlesford10 miles (16 km)This is a nice easy ride along National Cycle route 23 and the River Itchen from Winchester to New Arlesford. View Full Details>>
Winchester to Petersfield26 miles (42 km)Travel through Hampshire along the beautiful South Downs Way from Winchester to the pretty market town of Petersfield View Full Details>>
Yately Common Country Park6 miles (10 km)Enjoy nearly 500 acres of heathlands, woodlands and ponds on this circular cycle or walk in Yately, Hampshire. The route begins at the car park by Wyndham's Pool and takes you along a sequence of peaceful woodland trails to Yately Heath Wood and Minley Wood, before returning to the start point. View Full Details>>

Your Submitted Routes

Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Southampton to Lyndhurst10 miles (16 km)**
The South Downs Way98 miles (158 km)***

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