Route 223 travels from Chertsey to Shoreham-by-Sea on a mixture of traffic-free paths and roads. You'll pass shops, country parks, wildlife havens, pubs and cafes along the way - there really is something for everyone on this route.

Starting at Chertsey in the north, at the connection with Route 4, the route follows south along the road to Woking Town Centre (where there is a connection with Route 221) passing through Horsell Common and Ottershaw.

The route then continues south on to Guildford. Shops, cycle outlets, pubs and cafes are available along the way, with main facilities at Woking and Guildford town centres.

Leaving Guildford, the route travels south through Shalford Park and onto Cranleigh. From here the route passes the large villages of Itchingfield and Southwater and travels through Southwater Country Park. This 90-acre park has an adventure play area and a beautiful wildlife area called 'The Quarry' where you can spot lizards, Kingfishers, Nightingales and butterflies.

The route continues to Partridge Green and travels past Coombes, where you can stop off at Passies Pond Fishery. From here the route follows the River Adur to Shoreham, where you can pick up Route 2 and travel to Worthing or Brighton.

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 223 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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