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WEST SUSSEX

 

The South Downs


Amberley Cycle Ride
5 miles, circular Download

Amberley and Bignor Hill12 miles, circular Download

Falmer, Stanmer and Ditchling  9 miles, circular Download

Lewes and Kingston14 miles, circular Download

Petersfield, East Meon and Buriton22 miles, circular Download

Rowlands Castle8 miles, circular Download

Amberley and Bignor Roman Villa15 miles, circular

A tour of sandy forests and heathland, and thatched villages below the South Downs.  Further information
Information courtesy ofAA Insurance

Cycling in the Wealds:-

Cycle Route 1: This route uses mainly country lanes and the Downs Link Bridleway. It passes through farmland and provides excellent views of the very rural area around Southwater.  Download

Cycle Route 2:  This route uses the excellent Downs Link, quiet country lanes and a short distance along a bridlepath. It passes through wooded areas and open farmland and some of the views across this hilly wooded area are quite spectacular.  Download

Cycle Route 3: This route is on bridleways and is a good introduction to mountain biking. The tracks are good and can be ridden in any conditions. There are excellent views south towards the coast and Arundel and north towards Horsham and the North Downs. Download

Cycle Route 4: This route uses quiet country lanes and passes through several picturesque villages around the Arun Valley. There are spectacular views of Amberley Wild Brooks, the Arun Valley and the South Downs. Download

Cycle Route 5: A delightful ride around the open farm and parkland of this rural part of West Sussex. Download

Cycle Route 6: This route uses the flat, well-surfaced Downs Link, together with well-defined bridleways, to take the rider through the villages, fields and woodlands to the east of Southwater.  Download

Cycle Route 7: These interesting and varied routes make use of The Downs Link, The South Downs Way and minor roads. Download

Cycle Route 8: The Downs Link, established in 1984 as a link between the North and South Downs, is a scenic, flat bridleway between Guildford in the North and Shoreham-by-Sea in the South.  Download

Cycle Route 9: This route uses country lanes and the cycle path around Tanbridge House School. The route passes through wooded areas, by farmland as well as alongside Warnham Deer Park and over the Rookwood Golf Course.  Download

Cycle Route 10: This route uses predominately country lanes, passing through beautiful scenery and provides superb views cross the Low Weald. The route includes a number of steep hills.  Download

Cycle Route 11:  This route is on bridleways and is a good introduction to mountain biking. The tracks are good and can be ridden in any conditions. There are excellent views south towards the coast and Arundel and north towards Horsham and the North Downs.  Download

Cycle Route 12:  This route uses mainly country lanes, the Downs Link and a bridleway, but there are two short parts along the main A281 road which can be busy at peak times. The route passes through farmland and gives good views of the South Downs and the Adur Valley.  Download

Cycle Route 13: This route starts and finishes in the ancient and attractive village of Steyning, which is worthy of detailed exploration as indeed is Bramber.  Download

Cycle Route 14:  The route passes through gently undulating hills, wooded areas and farmland. The views of the South Downs are particularly good in places. During the spring the route rarely leave superb bluebell woods. Trail conditions will be very muddy after rain.  Download

Cycle Route 15: This ride visits the two Iron Age forts on the South Downs, west of Steyning and east of Findon, and incorporates part of the South Downs Way. It is on good tracks but care should be taken on some of the steeper descents.   Download

Cycle Route 16: This route is mainly on bridleways and takes you through the middle of St Leonard’s Forest on Mick Miles’ Race, through Holmbush Forest and farmland north of the Horsham/Crawley Road and returning on the outskirts of Horsham. Going is muddy after rain.  Download

Cycle Route 17: This route makes use of the cycle way between Warnham, Horsham and Southwater with stretches on The Pedlar’s Way, The Downs Link and country lanes. It explores the Horsham locality and visits Denne Hill, Rookwood Golf Course and Warnham Deer Park.   Download

Cycle Route 18: This route uses bridleways in the wooded area to the east of Horsham and Southwater. It gives spectacular views of the area from the ridges to the west of Nuthurst and the east of St Leonard’s Forest.  Download

Cycle Route 19: This route uses quiet lanes, good bridleways and The Downs Link and passes through typical Sussex countryside with beautiful wooded and country scenery including old Sussex dwellings. Download

Cycle Route 20: This is quite a challenging, hilly route. (The circular route of Nutbourne Lane, Gay Street Lane and Gay Street is probably the most undulating part). However, it is an extremely pleasant country ride with some lovely views.  Download

Cycle Route 21: This route follows and links two historic transport systems which have been closed for their original purpose and partly restored for recreational use.  Download

Cycle Route 22: This is a varied route with some long ascents and descents on good surfaces plus shorter, steeper and more technical sections of single track.   Download

Cycle Route 23: This is an extension to Route 22 which incorporates an exhilarating descent off Amberley Mount to Houghton and along a beautiful section of the River Arun to Arundel.  Download

Cycle Route 24: This route takes the rider along quiet country lanes to the west and south of Horsham with the exception of the first section on the busy Worthing Road to The Boar’s Head public house.  Download

Cycle Route 25: This route follows and links two historic transport systems which have been closed for their original purpose and partly restored for recreational use.  Download

Cycle Route 26: This route, on quiet country lanes, climbs to the high ground on the Sussex/Surrey border and visits the pretty villages of Charlwood, Rusper and Warnham. There are fine views of the Surrey hills and, with luck, you will see deer in the park at Warnham.  Download

Cycle Route 27: This route, on minor and secondary roads, visits the Sussex/Surrey border area and goes through typical Surrey wooded lanes, the eastern border of St Leonard’s Forest and typical Sussex countryside. There are some hills.  Download

Hamsey and Barcombe Mills12 miles, circular

Peaceful hamlets, mill pools, Roman sites, a pub that offers boat hire and a link to a steam railway.  Further information
Information courtesy ofAA Insurance

Cycle routes in the Chichester Countryside

Bill Way Cycle Route(Market Cross to Pagham Harbour)8 miles, linear. Download

Centurion Way Cycle Route(Market Cross to West Dean)6 miles, linear.  Download

Chichester Triathlon Cycle Routecircular, 27 miles.  Download

Itchenor Bosham Cycle Route14 miles, circular.  Download

West Wittering (Salterns Way) Cycle Route15 miles, linear.  Download

Midchester West Cycle Route16 miles, circular.  Download

MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

Cocking Mountain Bike Cycle Route15 miles, circular.  Download

Midhurst Mountain Bike Route10 miles, circular.  Download