The Shipwrights Way is a 50 mile long distance route which links villages and towns in east Hampshire. The name reflects the use of oak grown at Alice Holt Forest for Tudor shipbuilding.
Starting from Alice Holt Forest, the route passes through Bordon, Liphook, Liss, Petersfield, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Staunton Country Park, Havant, Hayling Island. It continues to Portsmouth via the ferry, finishing at the Historic Dockyard.
As much as possible, the route is off-road, using rights of way and permissive paths.
The route has been divided into 12 sections.
- Bentley Rail Station to Alice Holt Forest
- Alice Holt Forest to Cradle Lane
- Cradle lane to Lindford/Bordon
- Bordon to Liss
- Liphook to Liss
- Liss to Petersfield
- Petersfield to Queen Elizabeth Country Park
- Queen Elizabeth Country Park to Finchdean
- Finchdene to Staunton Country Park
- Staunton Country Park to Havant
- Havant to Hayling Island
- Hayling Island to Portsmouth
- Temporarily closed
- Restricted use