Getting Around The Local Area By Bike

Depending on how confident and fit a cyclist you are, there are a range of destinations that can be accessed by bike from Ash Lodge Park.

Aldershot town centre can be accessed in around a 10-minute cycle; where a range of shops, restaurants and other facilities can be accessed. You can also get to Ash train station in around a 5-minute cycle, or Aldershot station in around 12-minutes; why not cycle as part of your commute or wider journey?

There are a number of designated cycle routes in the vicinity of Ash Lodge Park, with a signed cycle track running along Manor Road and forming part of the network of on and off-road cycle tracks and lanes across the area. You can see cycle maps of the local area and county on our useful cycling guide and resources page.

The Old Railway Trail, which runs close to the site, is a traffic-free route between Tongham, through to Park Barn. The Old Railway Trail also allows you to connect to Route 3 of the Rushmoor Cycle Network which facilitates a loop around Tongham Road and Lower Farnham Road and to the Christmas Pie Trail which runs south towards Runfold, where it joins National Cycle Network (NCN) route 22.

Near Ash Lodge Park National Cycle Network (NCN) route 22 runs east – west between Farnham and Guilford although broadly it runs north – south between Coulsdon (South London) and the Isle of Wight. It could make a great route for your commute, or for a leisurely bike ride!

Planning a Journey by Bike

If you are unfamiliar with the local area and looking to plan a route by bike, an online route planner can be a really useful tool to use. You can enter your journey start point and end point and the route planner will display a number of route options on a handy map. Alongside easy to follow directions it will tell you how far the journey is, how long it will take, and even how hilly it is.

Cycle Streets is a handy website that allows you to plan your journey. Simply enter your start and end points and away you go!

In addition to online route planners there are also a range of cycle maps available – check out our useful guides and resources for cycling in and around Ash.

Why cycle?

Cycling is rapidly growing in popularity, and through the CV19 pandemic has for many people become an essential travel option. Cycling has always, however, been a great way to travel around for those able to do so. It offers many personal benefits, such as improved health and cost savings. It also offers significant benefit to the environment and local community, helping to take cars off the road, reducing pollution and reducing congestion.

Cycling can also be a great commuter travel option. If you’re new to cycling or aren’t really sure where to starting with your cycle-commute then check out some of our handy guidance on buying a commuter bike, commuting by bike whatever the weather and the benefits of choosing to travel actively.