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.
Distance: 1.9km (1.2mi)
Time: 6 – 8 minutes
Elevation: mostly flat
Terrain: Off-road cycle path. Gravelly and can get muddy in places but suitable for most bikes and conditions.