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Walking and Cycling

A tranquil haven for visitors, with excellent walking and cycling as well as cosy quayside and country pubs - a delightful place to visit whatever the time of year.


Cycling is easy in this part of the country. For a cycle map of Hayling Island, showing picturesque cycle routes, The Hayling Billy Leisure Trail, cafes, pubs and hotels, viewpoints and places of interest click on cycling in the Borough of Havant


Walkers are Welcome

Emsworth is a Walkers are Welcome town with a new Emsworth walks website

Leisure Walks and Public Rights of Way
A map of the extensive network of public paths and tracks across the area is now available through the online mapping system of Hampshire County Council. Click here for the mapping start page, where you can enter a post code or the name of a town to see the rights of way network for that area.

Long Distance Leisure Walks
Each of the following walks is waymarked so that they are easy to follow on the ground. Guide books or leaflets are available for these walks from Tourist Information Centres or direct from Hampshire County Council on 0800 028 0888.

The Staunton Way
The long distance footpath from Queen Elizabeth Country Park to Staunton Country Park.

The Wayfarers Walk
The long distance footpath from Emsworth to Inkpen Beacon (Newbury)

The Solent Way
Footpath from Emsworth to Milford-on-Sea, past Warblington Castle, along the shoreline of Langstone Harbour and through the Farlington Marshes Nature Reserve.

The Shipwrights Way
Multi-use path from Alice Holt Forest via Hayling Island to the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth.

Hayling Billy Coastal Path
Footpath through a nature reserve down the western shore of Hayling Island from the centre of Havant, following the old railway line, used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. More information here

Further afield, the long distance trails of the South Downs Way National Trail and the Sussex Border Path offer more serious challenges.

Guided Walks
Guided walks take place in the area quite regularly. Details of these and other walks are available from the Visitor Information Centre.

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