06 Jun A Warsash cycle route
A Warsash cycle route
This summer, why not get fit, get happy, and get back to nature by hopping on a bike?
Our borough has everything from coastline to countryside, market towns and historic villages with miles of quiet lanes, waterside tracks and country bridleways perfect for both seasoned cyclists and beginners.
As a bonus, you’ll also find plenty of places to stop for a well-earned pint or a picnic like these!
To see more pictures like these taken by our wonderful local community, head over to our gallery!
Here’s a cycle route to get you started, created by Simon Williams of Warsash Cycles! The route is a loop from Warsash to Stubbington, Fareham, Gosport and back to Warsash.
These are all trails you can ride either from Warsash, or catch a train and cycle back to Warsash – and you’ll find other routes around the borough on the website, too.
Route: Warsash – Hillhead – Stubbington – Newgate Lane – the Eclipse Bus route – Gosport – Lee on Solent – Warsash.
Distance: 23.6 miles
Terrain: A lot of back roads, some rough tracks, and a lot of cycle paths.
Starting at Dibbles Road
Start from the Warsash Cycles Workshop in Dibles Road and make your way towards Hill Head, taking the public route through Brownwich Farm. Turn left into Knights Bank Road, before heading left onto Old Street. This eventually takes you to Cuckoo Lane, where again you turn left down onto Titchfield Lane, right into Ranvilles Lane and right again onto Oak Croft Lane.
You should now be on Peak Lane, where there is a nice cycle path on the east side of the road. When you hit the roundabout, turn right - keeping on the cycle paths along Longfield Avenue until you reach Newgate Lane.
Newgate to Forest Way
At Newgate Lane, keep on the west side path, but do not go over the flyover. Instead, turn off into Palmerston Drive and right on to the Eclipse Bus Route, which is called Henry Court Way. You can have some fun here and go as fast as you can along the road, as the only other traffic is the odd bus! Follow the road until the bus route ends, then wind your way through the cycle paths next to the Gosport Leisure Centre, heading onto Forrest Way and the crossroads at the A32 Fareham Road.
Passing the explosion Museum
Go straight across at the crossroads, and head down Heritage Way for about half a mile before turning right at the roundabout. At the traffic lights, turn left into St Thomas Road and immediately left into Priory Road. Keep along here until the road ends. You'll pass the Explosion Museum, then ride over the Millennium Bridge and on to the A32 left into the centre of Gosport.
A quick stop...
From there, go round the corner for 200 metres, left onto Haslar Road, over Haslar Bridge and past the hospital. At the end of Haslar Road, turn left onto Clayhill Road and Fort Road and at the roundabout carry straight on to Stokes Bay Road, where you will find Pebbles Café.
The final stretch...
The route home from here is simple. Stokes Bay – Lee on Solent – Hill Head, and follow the route that you started on.