Hayling Billy Line traffic-free cycle route

Hayling Billy Line cycle route overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐

The Hayling Billy Line mostly follows the path of a disused railway, from Havant onto Hayling Island, South East Hampshire. It’s quite a short route, at just 5.6 miles, and that includes a short stretch on quiet lanes, to end at the Inn On The Beach.

If getting there by train, it’s a gorgeous day out, but do read my Bikes On Trains guide first.

Surface on the Hayling Billy Line cycle route

Around a third of the route is on tar, with the remainder on self-compacting gravel. The route is rideable all year round, but especially soon after having crossed the bridge it can be a bit narrow.


Pretty much any type of bike can use the route, but trikes and cargo bikes need to be careful where it’s narrow.


There are toilets at the train station, as well as at the pub on the beach.

Points of Interest

From the trail you’ll have views across the water to Portsmouth.

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There are no barriers along this route, though there are some bollards where trike and cargo bike riders may need to be careful.


Safety: ⭐⭐⭐
Hilliness: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Flat)
Refreshment stops: ⭐
Barriers: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Surface: ⭐⭐⭐

Overall: ⭐⭐⭐

Forecast for the Hayling Billy Line

Getting to the Hayling Billy Line cycle route

The route on the map below starts at the train station, meaning this can be an excellent car-free day out. Just be sure to read my Bikes On Trains guide first, before taking your bicycle on the train.


DayCycle routes are routes can can easily be cycled by most people in a day, or part of a day. Do have a look at all the other DayCycle routes available on WillCycle. Many contain detailed route guides, as well as embedded maps (like the one below) from which you can download the GPX file for the route.

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