There is some great cycling in Horsham and here’s an example. This is a cycle ride along quiet country lanes in West Sussex. It’s a regular ride for me (here’s another) and it ends at a delightful pub, the Royal Oak in Wineham.
- Distance: 11 miles (18 km) or 22 miles (36 km) for the return trip
- Type of route: It’s all on-road. Road, mountain or hybrid bikes are fine
- Grade: Intermediate
- Start and Finish: Roundabout on Harwood Road – Comptons Lane
- Map below and on Google Maps
- You can easily find the route on this Ordnance Survey Map.
There are three short, but steep, climbs on the Hammerpond Road section and a long downhill to the A272. If you come back the same route, this ‘downhill’ will be a bit harder! Like all country lanes, there are a few potholes on some sections so watch out for these.
There are a couple of alternative ways to return to Horsham but I’ll leave that to you to decide. Country lanes, Horsham cycling, what’s not to like?!
Horsham to Wineham Route Map
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- Start at the roundabout on Harwood Road and cycle along Comptons Lane.
- Turn left into Hammerpond Lane and go past Horsham Rugby Club on the left.
- Follow the road and cycle a short but steepish climb past Roosthole car park on the left
- At Hawkins Pond, it’s downhill then cycle past large lake/pond on the left, then uphill.
- Continue the same road, then downhill, then along narrow road with Hammerpond on left and golf hole on the right. Followed by short but steep uphill.
- At the B2110, straight over the (sometimes busy) crossroads.
- Right at the next crossroads into Warninglid.
- Go through the small village – past the Half Moon pub on the left.
- Downhill after the village, then right at the junction of two roads.
- Left at the intersection where several roads meet, take the left hand direction.
- Stop (!) then go straight across the A272 (busy road), along the country lane (bends left) to the end.
- Turn right into Wineham and the Royal Oak.