South of Chichester there is a great network of gravel paths, you can join them up to make a fun loop. There are a selection of cafes and pubs en route too. This can either be a fun, quick blast, like my ride was, or you can take your time, visit some cafes and have a nice day out.
The first part of the route uses the Salterns Way, this will carry you all the way to West Wittering. This also takes you through Chichester Marina and over the lock gates.
When you get to West Wittering make sure you stop off at The Landing, an excellent coffee shop, for coffee and pastries!
Then you go through to the start of the Medmerry Way, this is a permissive bridleway that will take you through to National Cycle Network route 88.
Once you have got through several sections of the Medmerry Way you join the National Cycle Network route 88. The start of this has really fantastic views as you ride alongside Pagham Harbour.
Now you’re on NCN88 and heading north back towards Chichester.
The very last section is up the canal tow path back to Chichester.
You can view the route here:
6 thoughts on “Chichester Gravel Loop”
Great gravel loop, thanks for highlighting it.
I did it starting and finishing in West Wittering and reversed the direction. Highly recommended
Awesome, glad you enjoyed it, we’ve got an extended version too that we’re working on. More soon…..
Headed to the wittering this weekend and will try this gravel route.. unless you have the extended version now?
Hi, sorry I’ve only just seen this comment. I’ve added to the bottom the extended version we recently did. There are a couple of cheeky links, which obviously you will need to walk, but this is a good fun extension to the route. We’ve got a further extension in the works too…..
Hi, where is the ferry crossing on the extended route please? Any advice
Hi, when it’s open the ferry is at West Itchenor, service is totally variable, so you need to check before you go!