COVID 19 Response
The Salterns Way cycle path remains open but please use with care and maintain a distance of 2 metres from any other people you encounter.
Please do not cycle on public footpaths. There has been a rise in cyclists using waterside footpaths which are designed for walkers only. Cycling on these footpaths is causing damage which is difficult and costly to repair. Please stick to roads, cycle paths or bridleways, the Salterns Way cycle path is the best route from Chichester to West Wittering with great viewpoints along the way.
The Salterns Way cycle route
The Salterns Way is a 12 mile cycle route from the centre of Chichester to the sand dunes of East Head. Some of the route is on dedicated cycle paths and other sections follow country lanes and some roads.
- Observe Salterns Way signage along the route
- Follow the designated cycle path and roads don't stray onto nearby footpaths or field margins
- Use the gates provided and close them after you
- Take extra care on the roads along the route as they can sometimes be busy
Chichester Harbour Conservancy does not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or injury arising from use of the Salterns Way cycle route.
Other suggested routes
This ride is not recommended whilst Covid 19 restrictions are in place as it requires non-esential travel on public transport.
A linear flat cycle route from Chichester to Havant stopping off in the Harbour villages of Bosham, Prinsted, and Emsworth. Enjoy splendid views of the Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty without having to leave your bike anywhere. There is a regular train service connecting Havant with Chichester. Along the way there are plenty of opportunities for café and pub stops and benches to enjoy a picnic.
Hayling Island Cycle Route 26km / 16miles
A loop ride on Hayling Island with splendid views to both Chichester and Langstone Harbours and to the wider Solent. The route is on a mix of cycle track and roads and has an optional extension to walk a short footpath to see one of the best views into Chichester Harbour.