Shanklin – ‘The Sunshine Trail’

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The Sunshine Trail one of The Isle of Wights best known cycle trails.. It is a leisurely 12 miles long so is suitable for cyclists of all abilities. Mainly along country roads with some off road sections along the way. The cycle route takes you through  New Church, Horringford, Godshill, Shanklin and Sandtown. The Sunshine Trail follows route 23 and is clearly signposted making it easy for you to follow the trail.

Starting from New Church. Leave New Church along Shute Road and after
approximately a third of a mile the road goes into single file. At the end of the single file stretch TURN LEFT on to The Sunshine Trail (signposted)Cycle along the trail towards Horringford and keep to the right on the path, follow the path and after you cross under a small bridge TURN LEFT along East Lane. 

At the end of East Lane follow the signpost for the trail to the left and cycle past a farm and when you reach Shanklin Road bear left along the path just past the trees

Continue along the path passing Freemantle Gate , pass a car park and at Appluldurcombe Road TURN LEFT along the side the car park.


Cycle along Appuldurcombe Road past the caravan park. At the T-Junction turn right then cycle  for quarter of a mile and turn left leading onto Station Road. Turn first left again on to Yarborough Road and first left again and at the end of the road you will see the path  on your right. Cycle on to the path.
Continue along  the path until you pass under Shanklin road. 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.  After the railway line TURN immediate Left and cycle alongside the railway and onto Araluen Way cycle to the end and cross the road into Losaltos Park. Cross the railway line at the station.
Turn right on to Perowne Way, the path starts again just after the caravan park on your left and takes you back to New Church.

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