GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Shipwrights Way

46 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.
The varied trail includes woodland sections, country parks and coastal paths.
On the way you'll pass Bordon,Liphook,Liss,Petersfield,Queen Elizabeth Country Park,Staunton Country Park,HavantandHayling Island. There's splendid views of the South Downs and lovely views over to the Isle of Wight on the final coastal section. A lot of the route takes place on nice off road trails but there are some on road sections which are less suitable for walkers.
The route starts from Bentley Rail Station on the edge of Alice Holt Forest. You then head south, following the woodland trails through the forest.
You continue south past Broxhead Common to Bordon, where you skirt the edge of Woolmer Forest. The expansive site includes oak-birch woodland, conifer plantations, open sandy heaths, and rough grazed pastures.
The route continues through Liss and Petersfield before coming to the splendid Queen Elizabeth Country Park. The large park is one of the highlights of the trail with 2000 acres of of open access woodland and downland. There's also great views over the South Downs as you make your way through this area.
The next stage runs from the park to Havant passing Rowland's Castle and Staunton Country Park. The 1000 acre park includes a farm, two lakes, a maze, a walled garden and glasshouses containing exotic tropical flowers and plants from around the world.
You continue south through Havant to Hayling Island where you pick up the Hayling Billy Trail to take you along the western side of the island. The trail provides great views of Langstone Harbour which is an internationally important site for its wildfowl and wading birds.
The final section takes you over the ferry to Portsea Island where you run along the coast through Southsea to the finish point at Portsmouth Docks.

Shipwrights Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Shipwrights Way in the Alice Holt Forest - geograph-3694985

Shipwrights Way in the Alice Holt Forest

Broxhead Common - geograph.org.uk - 1411608

Broxhead Common

Pond at the Visitor Centre, Queen Elizabeth Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1360298

Pond at the Visitor Centre, Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Path within Staunton Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1591834

Path within Staunton Country Park

Staunton Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1561623

Staunton Country Park

Hayling Island, Langstone Harbour and The Hayling Billy Trail - geograph.org.uk - 148286

Hayling Island, Langstone Harbour and The Hayling Billy Trail

Southsea Castle, Southsea

Southsea Castle

Portsmouth MMB 55 Spinnaker

Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

GPS Files

GPX File

Shipwrights Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Shipwrights Way.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

Map