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Stage 4: Riseley to Liphook — King Alfred's Way

Stage 4: Riseley to Liphook — King Alfred's Way

46.1 mi
7.7 mph
2,325 ft
2,225 ft
Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
4.84 mi

Hazeley Heath single track

Mountain Biking Highlight

18.7 mi

Ewshot byway

Mountain Biking Highlight

21.0 mi

Farnham Castle

Bike Touring Highlight

27.8 mi
29.3 mi
29.9 mi

Fantastic bridleway 'pump track' trail

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

46.1 mi

Tour Profile


Singletrack: 7.59 mi
Path: 9.06 mi
Cycleway: 4.78 mi
Street: 3.84 mi
Road: 19.4 mi
State Road: 0.91 mi
Off-grid (unknown): 0.50 mi


Unpaved: 14.8 mi
Compacted Gravel: 1.19 mi
Cobblestones: 0.41 mi
Paved: 4.54 mi
Asphalt: 22.9 mi
Unknown: 2.29 mi
  • Includes a movable bridge

    Check opening times.

  • Includes off-grid segments

    Navigation instructions may be limited.

  • Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden

    You will have to dismount and push your bike.

Weather Forecast

Katherine Moore planned a gravel ride.

September 4, 2020


  • Katherine Moore

    From Berkshire into leafy Surrey, the fourth stage is perhaps one of the best.

    You'll start with a series of quiet country lanes as you head south, then leaving the tarmac behind every now and then to seek out hidden singletrack through roadside woodlands and heath. Although the official route does not follow the Basingstoke Canal, you could choose to ride part of this in this stage.

    The first climb of the stage comes as you approach Farnham; you'll need to gear down for the effort out of Ewshot on the byway up to the main road! Here you cross over into military land, where you can follow the gravel tracks between the pines to avoid the busy road to Farnham, crossing back over again for a thrilling last descent on narrow bridleways to the edge of this gorgeous town. You'll pop out near the Castle, which is well worth a visit if you have time to spare.

    Don't leave Farnham behind before you've had an explore and perhaps enjoyed a snack and some coffee; there are many places here to try. You'll head out of the town on the brilliantly named Christmas Pie Trail, which follows the River Wey in part.

    You'll soon come to the Frensham Brewery and Cheese on the Wey before crossing the river itself. Thankfully there's a footbridge spanning the width, or it can be refreshing to walk across on a hot day!

    Up next is one of the real gems of the King Alfred's Way; Frensham Common. Here, sandy moorland tracks and forested trails await you, with wonderful views over the large ponds. It's easy to see why this is such a popular area for locals to come and enjoy.

    You'll be treated to even more great rocky and sandy trails over Thursley Common, before taking the cycle route around the Devil's Punchbowl and then Bramshott Common. After a short road section, you'll finish the stage in Liphook.

    • September 21, 2020

Katherine Moore

Stage 4: Riseley to Liphook — King Alfred's Way