Green links across the peninsula

PLANS are in the pipeline to make the Manhood Peninsula a cyclists’ haven.

The Manhood Peninsula Partnership (MPP) has come up with a new project to connect the peninsula with a network of cycle paths, called Green Links across the Manhood (GLaM).

The project will promote green links which will allow residents and visitors to cycle, walk and even ride horses on dedicated pathways and lanes.

The coastal peninsula already has three key cycle routes – the Salterns Way linking Chichester to West Wittering, the Bill Way linking Chichester to Selsey and the combined bridleway/cycle way and footpath alongside the banks of the newly-created Medmerry coastal realignment linking Selsey to Bracklesham.

A spokeswoman said: “The MPP plans to continue working with the local community and stakeholders to create a totally-integrated network of green routes to put the Manhood well and truly on the map as far as sustainable transport is concerned.

“This will include the creation of more dedicated cycle/horseriding and footpaths linking into one another as well as ensuring that the quiet lanes around settlements such as Apuldram, Almodington, Batchmere, Birdham, Sidlesham and Earnley remain cycle, horse and pedestrian friendly.

“By promoting the Manhood as a centre for sustainable travel, the MPP hopes to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents and boost the district’s 
economy by increasing the attractiveness of the peninsula for stay-tourists.”

For more information on the partnership, GLaM and a map of existing and proposed routes see www.peninsulapartnership.org.uk