Troll bench, cycle track near Blackwater

Shide to Blackwater

This section leaves Newport following the route of the old railway south to Blackwater where the old station house is still standing. It runs alongside the River Medina for much of the way, though it is little more than a stream at this stage.

The surface is a bit more gravelly than the previous (northern) sections and can get muddy in places but is still suitable for most bikes and conditions.

Start of the section at Shide.

The start of this section at Shide.

Cycle track at Shide.

The cycle track at the start of this section at Shide.

Further along the track nearer Blackwater.

Further along the track nearer Blackwater.

The old station house at Blackwater.

The old station house at Blackwater.

Blackwater station in the 1950s.

Blackwater station in the 1950s

The end of the section at Blackwater.

The end of the cycle path at Blackwater.