Isle Of Wight Sunshine Trail Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameIsle Of Wight Sunshine Trail
Cycle Route Location
County/RegionIsle of Wight
Start LocationNew Church
End LocationLangbridge
Cycle Steps
1. This is a lovely route called the Sunshine Trail on the Isle of Wight. It is only 12 miles long so is suitable for everyone, except there are some off road sections that may put roadies off. It passes through New Church, Horringford, Godshill, Shanklin and Sandtown. It is based on route 23, and hence has signs along the way keeping you on track.
2. If you exit New Church on The Shute road, a 3rd of a mile later you will see the path to the side of the road. Exit off the road to the left and cycle on to the path.
3. Cycle for a mile until you arrive parallel to Horringford, follow the path around to the right, be careful crossing the road here.
4. Another mile later after you cross under the small road bridge, turn immediate left on to East Lane.
5. Head south on East Lane, follow the road left when you arrive at the big farm. Keep heading south, you will pass right through another farm until you arrive at Shanklin road.
6. Cross Shanklin road looking out for the path that continues on your left just at the opening in the trees.
7. Stay on the path passing Freemantle Gate until you pass a car park on your left, just at Appuldurcombe Road. Turn left here around the side of the carpark.
8. Head along Appuldurcombe Road passing the caravan park. At the T-Junction turn right. Cycle south for quarter of a mile and turn left leading onto Station Road. Turn first left again on to Yarborough Road and first left again. At the end of this road you will see the path start on your right. Cycle on to the path.
9. Stay on the path, you will eventually pass under Shanklin road again. When you arrive at the next road, Landguard Manor road, turn left and then right on to Green Lane. Cycle to the end of Green Lane Road. Cross the main road and carry straight on crossing the railway line.
10. Turn immediate left and travel alongside the railway onto Araluen Way, cycle to the end and cross the road into Losaltos Park. Cross the railway line at the station.
11. Turn right on to Perowne Way, just after the caravan park on your left the path starts again, leading back to New Church.
Landmarks/Sites to see?
Freemantle Gate, Appuldurcombe House.