Connect Portsmouth with Slow Ways

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Slow Ways linking Portsmouth and Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Hayling, Ryde

Great Britain / Hampshire / Portsmouth

Portsmouth’s five Slow Ways are 55% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 1/5

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Portsmouth’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Portsmouth from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Farpor one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 94m Descent 101m
Gospor one Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 13m Descent 17m
Porhav one Review me Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 38m Descent 33m
Porhay one Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 24m Descent 24m
Rydpor one

Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 5m Descent 7m
Rydpor two Pioneer me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -

Collective progress

54% of Portsmouth’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









5 people have contributed to Portsmouth’s Slow Ways

6 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Portsmouth

34km out of 61km have been walked and reviewed

58km of reviews have been shared in Portsmouth

Latest Updates

crossing at Winston Churchill roundabout is wrong, you have to walk further along the road to a pedestrian crossing....

Dave M

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The walk began in Victoria Park which was starting to bloom for Spring and ended at the ferry port where you can see many ships along the historic dockyard....

Julie Blake

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Jen Stoneham added Rydpor two, a new walk from Ryde to Portsmouth

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The rest of the route was very easy to follow until the proposed crossing point at Winston Churchill Avenue (see photograph 8)....

Jen Stoneham

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Jen Stoneham took this photo on Rydpor one

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Martin McGovern surveyed Rydpor one

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Martin McGovern surveyed Gospor one

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And not just historic ships - I managed to see both the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Gospor one

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For a short urban route, this has a wide range of architectural styles - tower blocks for student accommodation, and residential housing from the Georgian period to the present. This is followed by Southsea common and a view over the Solent, and then a hovercraft ride to - well, Ryde....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Rydpor one

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Mainly footpath walk from Portsmouth Station through the town to Milton Common, there are some busy roads and a footbridge over the railway, which may hamper some walkers....


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marshasu surveyed Portsmouth

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Good walk from Gosport to Portsmouth Town Station, easy to follow map on Slow Ways, surface conditions good, with flat pavement all the way....


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Accurate and easy route from Portsmouth & Southsea Station to Hayling Island via the ferry at Eastney (runs every 30 mins). Pavement walking and pretty flat, with crossings at each major point. If you need to pick up a snack/ water, please do so in Eastney, as there are not many shops from there, even when you reach Hayling....


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Ken added Porhav one, a new walk from Portsmouth to Havant

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Slow Ways added Farpor one, a new walk from Fareham to Portsmouth

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Slow Ways added Gospor one, a new walk from Gosport to Portsmouth

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Slow Ways added Porhay one, a new walk from Portsmouth to Hayling

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Slow Ways added Rydpor one, a new walk from Ryde to Portsmouth

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Portsmouth’s Slow Ways starting point

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Lat / Lon

50.79840° / -1.09103°

Easting / Northing

464,155E / 100,266N


Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Portsmouth's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub


Accommodation for under £50 a night



Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop


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