With over 24 miles of coastline and a number of inland nature reserves Gosport has a range of walking and cycling trails for you to explore. Its Tourist Information Centre has kindly produced a Waterfront Trail Guide which details many of the sites of interest along a 2 mile route for you to enjoy, along with the fresh air and interesting views across Portsmouth Harbour.
Then just along the shoreline is Stokes Bay Beach, looking out across The Solent towards the Isle of Wight, which is a popular spot for water sports enthusiasts or for those looking to relax or walk along the foreshore. Being a pet friendly beach you can also bring your favorite furry friend with you for a great day out.
The Solent Way is a 60-mile coastal walking and cycling route, from Milford on Sea to Emsworth Harbour, with two of its eight sections being in Gosport. The first section is from Hill Head to Gosport and the second is from Gosport to Langstone, with both of the sections combining to around 20 miles in total with the leaflet for the full route to be found here.
For a shorter and more relaxing walk along Stokes Bay you can enter through the Stanley Park entrance and walk along the shore until you come to the old Gilkicker Fort towards the harbour entrance. The total distance for this walk is approximately 4 miles and more details can be found here.
Gosport is part of the Number 2 National Cycle Route, which runs along almost the entirety of the south coast of England, details of which can be found here. If you wish to see all of the cycle paths in Gosport please click here to download a local cycle map of the area or here for more cycling information from Gosport Borough Council.
Alternately if you fancy getting your running shoes on Gosport Borough Council, in association with Run-In-England, have created three running routes in and around the lovely Alver Valley and please click here to see their map.