- Distance: 64 miles
- Type: Mainly on road
Once complete Route 22 will link London with Portsmouth, then Brockenhurst via the Isle of Wight. Currently, Route 22 is open between Batt's Corner, south of Farnham and Banstead. The route takes you through the fantastic Alice Holt Forest, which has plenty of cycling and walking paths and, for the adventurous, the tree top Go Ape! which features zip wires and tarzan swings. This forest leaflet gives you the low down on all the activities available.
Route 22 then travels through Puttenham, Guildford, Dorking and Epsom Downs before arriving in Banstead. At Woodmansterne the route enters the London Borough of Croydon, connecting with Route 20. The only part of this section that is still under development is the 2 miles between Westcott and Dorking.
The route is also open between Havant and Portsmouth, and between Wootton and Newport on the Isle of Wight.
Things to see and do
The Sustrans Sussex and South Surrey cycle map covers the eastern section of this route between Banstead and Guildford.
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight covers the rest of the route from Guildford to the end of the route on the Isle of Wight.
London sections of the route appear on the TfL cycle maps of London and Guildford to Farnham is mapped on the free leaflet 'Cycle Routes, Farnham to Guildford' available from Surrey CC, tel: 08456 009 009.
National Route 22 of the National Cycle Network will connect Banstead (near Epsom) and Brockenhurst via Dorking, Guildford, Farnham, Petersfield, Havant, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight between Ryde and Yarmouth.