The Haslemere Circular
Starting Point: Haslemere Trail Station, GU27 2PD
Length: 30 Km
DIfficulty Level: 5
The Haslemere Circular is for the more hardcore riders. Although it is mainly along country lanes, there are some steep hills which can be tough. This route also passes through the South Downs providing some dramatic scenery.
- The route can be started from Haslemere station. Initially start travelling along Lower Street (B2131). Travel along this road and take the first left which is Tanners Lane.
- Continue straight on as this road becomes Church Lane and subsequently Three Gates Lane. This path continues until it reaches a T-junction where you should turn left along Clammer Hill which becomes Prestwick Lane.
- Continue along Prestwick Lane until you come to another T-junction, take the left running along Combe Lane past Rampingdon Copse. After passing a stream on your right, take the next right turning along New Road.
- Cross over the main road (Petworth Road, A283) and follow Lane End. Take the second right turning along Vann Lane. After crossing a bridge and Pockford Farm Cottages, take the first left turning onto White Beech Lane.
- You will come to a t-junction with the main high street and you should turn right along High Street Green. At the following crossroads turn left along Pickhurst Road, continue following the road as it becomes Plaistow Road.
- Soon you will be passing into the South Downs, continue following Plaistow until you come to a junction where you will take the right along Shillinglee Road crossing a pond. You will cross the main road and take the following left turn, then the next right along Jay’s Lane.
- Take the second right from Jay’s Lane almost turning back on yourself along Tennyson’s Lane. After a while you will come to a T-junction and should turn right, followed by the next left along Scotland Lane.
- Take the first right after Haslemere Recreation Association (Old Haslemere Road) and then the first left along Park Road, turning left again onto hill road. The route then crosses the A286 becoming Courts Hill Road.
- At the end of the road, turn right along Longdene Road and you will be back at the start of the route.
Available refreshments/Overnight stays: The White Horse is a welcoming pub with local ales. Cycle Works UK in the centre of Haslemere can provide cycling equipment.
We recommend that you always carry a map when out cycling, even when following a published route. The most popular and detailed maps available are the OS Explorer series maps (1:25,000 scale/orange cover). They are available from many bookshops and newsagents. The relevant maps for this cycle route are OS Explorer Maps 133 & 145.
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Map route is different from the instructions. Stick to the directions as they keep you to quieter back roads and off the busy A road.