Route 224 of the National Cycle Network runs from Farnham to Medstead and from Wickham to Gosport. It takes you past farms, woodland and parks, offering splendid views of the Hampshire countryside.

Starting at Alice Holt and the junction with Route 22 (Shipwrights Way), the route sets out west to Bentley Station. From there it heads south-west to Alton and Medstead, connecting to Route 23 (Alton to Basingstoke) at Medstead.

Bentley Village is a great pit-stop and has pubs, cafés and shops.

Alton Town Centre has a number of facilities and a mainline rail station with a connection to the Watercress Line Steam Railway.

The southern section links with the Meon Valley Trail at Wickham, following quiet streets and shared paths through Fareham. Between Fareham and Gosport a new busway provides a direct and high speed route between the two towns. At the southern end a shared path within the old railway corridor leads to Gosport town centre facilities, connection with Route 2 and the ferry to Portsmouth.

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 224 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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