GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

National Cycle Route 22

100 miles (161 km)

This Sustrans cycle route takes you from the outskirts of South London to Newport on the Isle of Wight.
The route runs for about 100 miles on a mixture of quiet country lanes with some long traffic free sections as well.
The ride starts off just west of Coulsdon and east of Banstead. You will then head south west through Surrey and Hampshire to the coast at Portsmouth. Here a ferry crossing takes you to the Isle of Wight where the route finishes in Newport.
On the way you will pass Epsom Downs, Dorking, Guildford and Farnham where there's a great off road section through the expansive Alice Holt Forest.
You continue south through Bordon and Petersfield where there's another route highlight through the popular Queen Elizabeth Country Park.
From here you continue south to Havant and Portsmouth where you catch the ferry over the Solent to Ryde on the Isle of Wight. You'll then follow country lanes south west to finish near Newport.

Cycle Routes on National Cycle Route 22

  • Dorking to Epsom - Follow the trail on this short route through Surrey
  • Guildford to Dorking - Travel through Surrey along the trail on this cycle ride from Guildford to Dorking.
    You start in Guildford near the train station and head south along a nice traffic free section which follows the River Wey and the Wey and Arun Canal to just outside Shamley Green
  • Farnham to Guidlford - Follow the trail through the North Downs on this short but attractive route
  • Newport Circular - This circular ride takes you from the county town of Newport along the River Yar to Bembridge on the coast before heading back in land to Newport
  • Epsom Downs - This circular walk takes you around Epsom Downs racecourse in Surrey
  • Alice Holt Forest - Explore the peaceful Alice Holt Forest on this pleasant circular route in Farnham
  • Queen Elizabeth Country Park - Explore 2000 acres of open access woodland and downland in the South Downs on this circular walk or cycle in Hampshire

National Cycle Route 22 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

National Cycle Route 22 Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The route links up with National Cycle Route 20 around Banstead. This includes a trip along the Wandle Trail through London and a section from Pyecombe to Brighton on the south coast.
In the Havant/Portsmouth area the route links with National Cycle Route 2 which runs from Dover on the Kent coast to Dawlish on the Devon coast.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Looking across Epsom Downs to the Grandstand - - 3978478

Looking across Epsom Downs to the Grandstand

Track in Alice Holt Forest - - 1885975

Track in Alice Holt Forest

Looking from Queen Elizabeth Country Park towards Windmill Hill - - 3087640

Looking from Queen Elizabeth Country Park towards Windmill Hill

Dorking - - 3030465


Guildford & Cathedral of Surrey

Guildford & Cathedral of Surrey

Petersfield Square - - 3119334

Petersfield Square

Portsmouth , Portsmouth Harbourside - - 2879948

Portsmouth , Portsmouth Harbourside

Quay side in Newport Isle of Wight - - 1868520

Quay side in Newport Isle of Wight


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