Route 22 is a lovely escape into nature, taking you south from London and out to the countryside through forests and woodlands. The route will link London with Portsmouth, then Brockenhurst via the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight if a lovely place to explore by bike.

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 in Hampshire. In these gorgeous woodlands you can explore walking and cycling trails. If you’re feeling adventurous you can experience the forest from up high on the thrilling Go Ape Tree Top adventure course. There are also several lovely spots to relax and enjoy a picnic.

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 two miles between Westcott and Dorking.

The route is also open between Bordon and Portsmouth, and between Wootton and Newport on the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight is a lovely place to explore by bike. It has a mild climate and wonderful countryside. Nearly half of the island is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

Route 22 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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