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    The Hayling Billy Coastal Cycling Path

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    awesome views & really the only way to get on or off the island by bike without going onto the busy main road. Its light gravel for the most part.

    Tip by
    Phil
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    Gravel Ride - Hayling Island Billy Trail

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    front suspension helps! - really easy, well kept gravel trail that links up with other cycle paths to get you down to Hayling Island beach. Lots of places to stop …

    Tip by
    AAA
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    Hayling Island Bridge crossing - bike path

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    route joining cycle path from Langstone harbour to the start of the gravel section of the Hayling Island Billy route

    Tip by
    AAA
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    4

    Bembridge Harbour

    Hiking Highlight

    This is an interesting harbour between St Helens and Bembridge. It has a number of houseboats and a great little old style cafe (the Toll Gate Cafe, just before the …

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    5

    Long off road single track

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    The Meon Valley Way from Wickham (Mill Lane car park entrance). Can get very busy on weekends through all sections however, this is a fantastic trail through the forest and …

    Tip by
    AAA
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    6

    St Hubert's Church

    Hiking Highlight

    St Hubert’s is a picturesque little church nestled among idyllic countryside. The Grade I-listed church has Saxo-Norman origins and was built in the 10th century from stone and flint. Inside, …

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    Coastal cycle path @ Eastney Beach

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Lovely flat coastal cycle path running parallel to Eastney beach

    Tip by
    Ben
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    8

    Southsea Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Southsea Castle was built in 1544 as part of a series of fortifications constructed by King Henry VIII to protect against invasion from France and the Holy Roman Empire. Soon …

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    9

    Portchester Castle

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Portchester Castle dates back to the 3rd century. Despite its far-reaching history, it is one of the best-preserved Saxon shore forts in the country. The towering grey stone walls defended the Solent for hundreds of years.

    Tip by
    Amy
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    10

    Hill Head Beach

    Road Cycling Highlight

    This popular beach lies on the Solent coast between Stubbington, Lee-on-the-Solent and Titchfield. On blustery days, you'll spot wind and kite surfers braving the waves.

    Although now a tranquil beach, …

    Tip by
    Amy
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    11

    Hilsea Ramparts -gravel trails

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Route around Hilsea Moat - part of the Hilsea Ramparts trails

    Tip by
    AAA
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    Climb to the top of the world

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Awesome climb that hits double digits at points - views over the top of Portsmouth and onto the Solent from the top.

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    13

    Portsmouth Cathedral

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Portsmouth Cathedral has served as a place of worship for land dwellers and seafarers since the 12th century. The original chapel was rebuilt in the 17th and 20th centuries to …

    Tip by
    Amy
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    14

    The Boat House - Pub

    Bike Touring Highlight

    We stopped here for our lunch while on our tour of the IOW. Great food, lovely staff and also charging points🤙🏻🚲

    Tip by
    AJ⚡️
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    15

    Farlington Marshes covers 308 acres of flower-rich grazing marsh and saline lagoon. It is an internationally-important habitat for migratory wildfowl and wading birds. Keep a look-out for dark bellied brent …

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    16

    the original Nelsons column

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Just up the hill from Fort Nelson - good place to recharge, enjoy the view, pay some respect to the fallen and then get back to the ride! Fort Nelson has a visitors centre and cafe too.

    Tip by
    AAA
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    17

    Tipner

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Nice well-paved route from Mountbatten Centre to Hilsea Lido

    Tip by
    Ben
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    18

    Coastal road

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Coffee wagon by toilet block.

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    19

    World War 2 landing craft

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Being installed in September 2020. Restored WW2 landing craft and part of the D-Day Museum.

    Tip by
    Stancombe
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    20

    Fort Nelson Royal Armouries

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Restored Victorian fortress housing a big gun collection and displays tracing artillery development.

    Tip by
    gosdenj

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