Start: Havant train station.
Distance: 5 miles
Terrain: Off road
Bike Types: Mountain bikes, Hybrids
The Hayling Billy Cycle Route is an easy traffic free 5 mile cycle route used by walkers cyclists and horse riders. This trail uses the Hayling Billy Coastal Path which runs along the west coast of Hayling Island. It is a permissive route which is used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
It runs along the side of an old railway track between Havant and Hayling Island starting at Havant train station. You can join the trail at various places along the way. The route is linear and not looped so on getting to Hayling town you need to retrace your steps. The Ship Inn at Langstone is a wonderful place to stop for drinks or a bite to eat en-route.
The Hayling Billy cycle route starts in the car park of Havant train station. Follow the clearly marked cycle path to New Lane and through the crossing gates. From New Lane the trail runs south along the old Hayling Billy line track bed, passing under the A27 before reaching the A3023 road into Hayling Island at Langstone. The Ship Inn is a wonderful place to stop for drinks and enjoy the views across Langstone
From the Ship Inn the trail crosses over the road bridge that takes you onto Hayling Island. From here rejoin the old train line and follow the coast to Hayling town. At this point you need to turn around and retrace your steps back to Havant train station. The trail can be broken into smaller pieces by joining it at other various places along the 5 mile length. The car park at the Ship Inn is a good starting point as you can then choose to do either the north stretch to Havant or the trail to the south to Hayling.
The trail can be broken into smaller sections by starting at other places. The car park at the Ship Inn is an ideal starting point as you can then pick whether to do the north trail to Havant or the south trail to Hayling.
The trail ends at the junction of Station Road and Sinah Lane in West Town.