This route runs traffic-free between Cosham and Portchester. It then restarts in Southampton City Centre where there are ferry links to the Isle of Wight and Hythe.
There is access to Southampton's major shopping area, cafés, pubs and Southampton Central Rail Station.
On leaving Southampton, the route travels past city parks and heads west to Totton and Ashurst before arriving in Lyndhurst.
The section between Totton and Ashurst is the quietest and takes you to the centre of the New Forest with its shops, cafés, facilities and Visitor Centre.
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.