Cycling along Salterns Way
For much of its route, Salterns Way runs along safe and car-free paths, making it a good place for families or couples to cycle together. Other parts of the route follow quiet lanes where there is little traffic.
And the route is extremely flat too making it ideal for easy cycling.
Although Salterns Way runs quite close to Chichester Harbour, there aren't many stretches where you can enjoy harbourside views. The lovely part of the route between Apuldram and Birdham Pool is by far the prettiest with views across the fields to Dell Quay, a pleasant cut through Salterns Copse and a loop round Chichester Yacht Basin and a canalside ride too.
The section of the route from Birdham to Itchenor and Shipton Green gives little sense of the seaside. We recommend a short detour to the harbourside at Itchenor if you want to enjoy the view along the way, or maybe stop for a waterside drink.
The final section of Salterns Way is the one which demands the greatest care. The main road from Rockwood Road to West Wittering Beach can get pretty busy with cars - especially on a hot summer morning where hordes of holidaymakers form a solid traffic jam on their way to the seaside.
- More about cycling in Sussex
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- Who looks after Chichester Harbour Nature Reserve
- More about the many good places to sail in Chichester Harbour