The Shipwrights Way is a new 50-mile long distance path for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders, linking the towns and villages of East Hampshire to the beautiful countryside on their doorstep. It runs from Alice Holt Forest southwards over the South Downs and all the way to the sea, finishing at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Who is involved?
The project is a partnership between East Hampshire District Council, Hampshire County Council, South Downs National Park Authority and the Forestry Commission. Funding for this section has come from the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership, the MoD and developer contributions.
This route is the only off-road access for cyclists and horse-riders leading south from Whitehill & Bordon into the South Downs National Park. It is hoped that local people will use the Shipwrights Way to explore and enjoy the countryside and that rural pubs, shops and tourism businesses will benefit.
|Section length||Rail stations|
|Section 1: Bentley Station to Alice Holt Forest (pdf 5 mb)||2 miles||Bentley|
|Section 2: Alice Holt Forest and Cradle Lane Section (pdf 2 mb)||3 miles|
|Section 3: Cradle Lane to Lindford (pdf 2 mb)*
|Section 4: Bordon to Liss (pdf 4 mb)*||7.5 miles||Liss|
|Section 5: Liphook to Liss (pdf 5 mb)||7 miles||Liphook, Liss|
|Section 6: Liss to Petersfield (pdf 2 mb)||5 miles||Liss, Petersfield|
|Section 7: Petersfield to Queen Elizabeth Country Park (pdf 2 mb)||5 miles||Petersfield|
|Section 8: QECP to Finchdean (pdf 2 mb)||5½ miles|
|Section 9: Finchdean to Staunton Country Park (pdf 4 mb)||3½ miles||Rowlands Caste|
|Section 10: Havant (pdf 3 mb)||3 miles||Havant|
|Section 11: Hayling Island (pdf 2 mb)||5½ miles|
|Section 12: Portsmouth (pdf 3 mb)||5 miles||Portsmouth|
*Sections 3 and 4 are in Whitehill and Bordon.
To find out more and a map of the new route, go to Shipwrights way (external link) website.