Macmillan Way Ultra Route Directions

Macmillan Way Ultra Route Directions

 

fp(public footpath / right of way)

Start to CP1

From the Prince of Waterloo (post code BS40 8AR) go left along the main road (High Street), then soon at junction take second road on left which is Church Road, continue past the church into Church Lane then soon, where the toad bends sharp right take the fp off to the left over style, then keep to the right fp option.

At 0.3 miles (G/R 543 647) reach and cross road, continue on left fp option, soon reach fp junction and take right fp option.

At 0.7 miles reach lane and go left (G/R 544 641) then soon at fp crossroads continue ahead on fp

At 1.1 miles reach road (G/R 546 636) and go right.

At 1.3 miles reach crossroads (G/R 546 633) and continue over lane.

At 1.7 miles at road junction keep left (G/R 544 626), soon continue past road on right.

At 2.1 miles take fp off to the right (G/R 543 622)

At 2.4 miles reach road to the right of Walnut Tree Farm, go left for a short distance then back on fp by farm.

At 2.7 miles (G/R 540 616) reach road and go left then keep immediate right. At Lower Strode Farm take fp off to the right at 2.8 miles (G/R 540 613).

At 3.1 miles reach road and go left (G/R 539 609), then soon take fp off to the right.

At 3.4 miles (G/R 541 605) reach fp crossroads and continue ahead.

At 3.7 miles (G/R 539 602) cross footbridge and continue.

At 3.9 miles (G/R 540 598) reach road and go right then very soon take fp off to the left at Breach Hill.

At 4.1 miles (G/R 541 596) at fp junction go right, then soon at next junction go left.

At 4.3 miles (G/R 540 593) at fp crossroads continue ahead, same at 4.5 miles

At 4.8 miles reach and cross road, continue ahead on fp.

At 5.1 miles (G/R 543 581) enter woods, soon cross footbridge, continue ahead to meet track

At 5.6 miles (G/R 542 573) reach road and continue over into Yew Tree Lane. Soon meet road junction of A368 and go left.

At 5.8 miles, (G/R 542 571) on your right is CP1 The Ring O’Bells (post code BS40 6JE).

Navigation Rating: Good – generally following the Monarch’s Way
Terrain: Mainly trail, some tarmac
CP Distance: 5.8 miles

 

 

 

CP1 – CP2

From the Ring O’Bells continue right, along the A368, then at 0.3 miles go right down Highfield Lane.

At 0.5 miles (G/R 547 567), soon after sharp right bend, take fp off to the left, then immediately at fp junction continue ahead.

At 0.7 miles reach road (G/R 550 564) go right, soon at crossroads go second right down Bellhouse Lane, reach junction at 6.8 miles and go right into Ridge Lane, reach junction at 1.2 miles and go left into Western Lane. Stay on lane then shortly after crossing brook take fp off to the right at 1.7 miles (G/R 557 552).

At 2.0 miles reach track bending sharp left to reach road at (G/R 558 547) and go right along road.

At 2.3 miles, just past Pitt Farm, take the track off to the left (G/R 559 542), leading to and through woods. As track ends continue on fp.

At 3.0 miles reach fp junction and go right (G/R 569 538), then soon at another fp junction keep left towards woods, then keep woods on right.

At 3.5 miles reach track and continue along to soon reach track junction, continue over on fp.

At 4.2 miles reach and continue on track to road junction and go right then soon continue right along B3135.

At 4.7 miles take fp off to the left through woods.

At 5.1 miles reach track in woods continue left, soon at track junction continue ahead.

At 5.3 miles reach and cross road, continue on fp.

At 6.0 miles reach road and go right (G/R 542 504), then soon take fp off to the left, then keep to the right fp option.

At 6.9 miles at fp junction go right immediate left on fp.

At 7.3 miles at fp crossroads (G/R 535 487) continue ahead.

At 7.5 miles at fp junction continue ahead (not right)

At 7.8 miles reach lane, continue right to reach road and go left into High Street. Continue past Wookey Hole on your right then past Wookey Hole pub (post code BA5 1BP) on your left.

At 8.1 miles go past Milton Lane on the left then immediately take fp off to the left at (G/R 533 473)

At 8.3 miles at fp junction go left towards woods (G/R 534 471)

At 8.5 miles at fp junction continue ahead (not right) (G/R 538 472), soon fp turns half right.

At 8.8 miles reach and continue right on lane (G/R 541 469), soon fp continues ahead, off lane.

At 9.2 miles (G/R 543 464) reach lane, Orchard Lea, and go left then soon right into Ash Lane then immediately take fp off to the left (G/R 544 463).

At 9.6 miles reach and cross footbridge over A39 then immediately fp goes sharp left and along Lover’s Walk to junction, then go right immediately left to reach B3139, New Street, and go right. Soon at roundabout continue over, again into New Street, then soon reach fork in road and go left into Sadler St. Reach junction and go left into Market Place heading towards castellated building. Continue under Tower arch and then turn right along path with moat to your left.

At 10.2 miles reach end of moat at Silver Street, continue over on track (G/R 552 456), ignore fp off to the left and continue ahead on fp track.

At 10.4 miles at fp crossroads, continue ahead towards Park Wood. As you exit woods continue over A39 to lane and go right at 10.8 miles. Soon, as lane goes sharp right, take fp off to the left on Monarch’s Way (G/R 552 448).

At 11.3 miles reach and cross road (G/R 554 442)

At 11.7 miles, just after Wellsley Farm, take road on left then immediately fp goes off right at (G/R 556 435) over Launcherley Hill.

At 12.4 miles ignore fp off to the left, then soon take fp off to the right through woods at (G/R 565 428). On exiting woods soon reach fp junction and keep right.

At 12.8 miles at fp crossroads go left (G/R 563 423), to soon reach and cross road on fp.

At 13.2 miles cross footbridge (G/R 566 419) and continue ahead, ignore fp going left. Soon cross another footbridge to reach lane at 13.3 miles. Follow Tanyard Lane around to the right to meet T-junction and go left into Stock’s Lane.

At 13.4 miles reach The Crossways Inn (post code BA4 4EU) which is CP2 (G/R 566 415)

Navigation Rating: Good – generally following the Monarch’s Way
Terrain: Mainly trail, some tarmac
CP Distance: 13.4 miles
Total Race Day Distance: 19.2 miles

 

 

CP2 – CP3

From the Crossways Inn, continue right down lane opposite Northtown Lane, soon reach crossroads and go left onto Lower West Holme Road.

At 0.6 miles (G/R 569 406) continue on road as it bends sharp left, then soon, opposite Perridge Hill Road, take fp off to the right.

At 0.8 miles cross footbridge and take right fp option (G/R 570 405)

At 1.2 miles reach lane (G/R 568 399) and go right, immediate left, leading into Mead Lane and then reach junction of A361.

At 1.5 miles at A361 go left, then soon, just opposite The Apple Tree Inn (post code BA6 8ND) take the fp off to the right (G/R 571 397).

At 2.0 miles reach road and go left (G/R 572 391) into Sticklinch Road, then at junction go right into Castle Lane.

At 2.5 miles go left into Worthy Lane (G/R 571 385)

At 2.9 miles go right into Stickleball and then soon left on lane leading to Pennard Hill Farm. At farm fp goes off on the right.

At 3.6 miles continue ahead on fp, ignore fp off to the left.

At 3.8 miles reach road and go right then soon take fp off to the left at (G/R 588 377)

At 4.1 miles (G/R 588 374) continue ahead on fp, ignore two fp’s going left and one right along track.

At 4.3 miles (G/R 590 370) cross footbridge, then soon fp bears right to cross another footbridge then meet and cross roads at 4.7 miles, continue on fp over on right.

At 5.0 miles continue ahead on fp (G/R 584 364), ignore fp off to the left.

At 5.3 miles reach road and go left along road.

At 6.4 miles continue past lane on left.

At 6.6 miles reach A37 (G/R 588 344) and continue across on track / fp.

At 7.1 miles reach Easton Town Lane and go right along lane (G/R 595 339)

At 7.6 miles reach junction and go left along road (G/R 589 334)

At 8.7 miles reach B3153 and go right (Take Care) use grass verges where possible.

At 8.9 miles reach CP3 (G/R 590 316) The Pilgrims pub (post code BA7 7PT) on your right.

Navigation Rating: Good – generally following the Monarch’s Way
Terrain: Mainly trail, some tarmac
CP Distance: 8.9 miles
Total Race Day Distance: 28.1 miles

 

 

 

CP3 – CP4

From The Pilgrims pub continue right, along the B3153 (Take Care) use verges where possible. Very soon take first road on right which is also a cycle route.

Ao 0.4 miles go under railway and stay on lane.

At 1.3 miles (G/R 600 302) go right off road onto fp, with watercourse to your right.

At 2.5 miles at fp junction (G/R 581 301) continue ahead, ignore fp off to the right.

At 2.9 miles reach road and go left (G/R 576 302)

At 3.3 miles take lane on right leading to fp.

At 3.7 miles at fp junction take right option (G/R 563 297) then soon go over footbridge.

At 4.0 miles continue ahead at fp junction, don’t go right (G/R 568 297), soon reach track and follow fp on the left.

At 4.3 miles reach track junction and go right (G/R 565 293), at end of track continue ahead on fp.

At 4.7 miles at fp junction continue ahead, not left, to reach road at (G/R 557 295), cross road and continue on fp, soon bearing half right.

At 5.3 miles cross railway then soon fp goes off left at (G/R 554 304) then reach track and continue.

At 5.8 miles reach road junction on bend and go right into Church Street, then soon take fp off to the left just past Church (looks more like a house) (G/R 549 301)

At 6.3 miles cross footbridge & continue (G/R 543 298)

At 6.5 miles reach lane and go left under railway then fp turns sharp right.

At 7.1 miles reach road and go right (the Fox & Hounds is just on the left, post code (TA11 7AU).

At 7.3 miles reach road junction and go left (G/R 537 288) into Combe Lane, leading into Broad Street, continue down to another T-junction and go right, soon reach another junction and go right into George Street, then take first right into Church Hill and immediately take fp off on the left opposite churchyard.

At 7.8 miles reach road and go right then take track / fp immediately on left. At next junction go left into Mill Lane then take first lane off to the right at (G/R 528 285). Soon reach bend in lane but continue ahead off lane on fp.

At 8.3 miles reach road (G/R 525 283) and go left, soon take fp off to the left.

At 8.6 miles cross footbridge (G/R 520 284) continue ahead on fp.

At 9.2 miles reach road and go right on road by Kingsdon Wood.

At 10.2 miles reach road (G/R 498 283), B3151, go left the immediately right into Lower Somerton. Very soon at 10.3 miles (G/R 496 283) take fp off to the right, soon cross footbridge, reach fp junction and go left leading to road, Grey Gables which leads into Kirkham Street, leading into Market Place.

At 10.8 miles (G/R 490 284) reach road with CP4 on your left which is the White Hart Inn (post code TA11 7LX).

Navigation Rating: Good – use maps and directions
Terrain: Mix of trail, some tarmac
CP Distance: 10.8 miles
Total Race Day Distance: 38.9 miles

 

 

 

 

CP4 – Finish

From the White Hart Inn continue left along the B3165, West Street. As you reach railway go left on fp just before on Station Path. Continue down path then soon, after it bends left, take fp off ahead leading eventually to a lane.

At 0.4 miles (G/R 485 282) turn left into Polham Lane, follow fp.

At 0.8 miles reach crossroads go right into Mill Lane.

At 1.1 miles reach crossroads continue over (G/R 483 274)

At 1.3 miles reach bend of road, B3165, go left, soon turning sharp left, stay on road.

At 1.5 miles (G/R 479 271) go right into Windyridge Lane.

At 2.1 miles, as lane finishes, continue on fp which soon bears sharp left onto another lane at (G/R 468 271). Then, when lane takes a sharp right turn, very soon take fp off immediately on your left at 2.8 miles (G/R 467 263).

At 3.0 miles reach A372 and go right then immediate left into Shute Lane (G/R 467 259)

At 3.4 miles (G/R 468 254) go right into Back Street, follow road as it bends and go right into Withmoor Drive at 3.5 miles (G/R 467 252). At the end of the lane continue ahead on fp.

At 4.3 miles continue on fp between River Yeo on your left and another watercourse on your right. Keep the River Yeo to your left.

At 6.0 miles continue ahead with river on your left, ignore fp off to the right, soon reach bridge and cross over to the other side of the river (G/R 440 265).

At 6.9 miles reach road bridge, cross over river to other side, then take fp off to the left at 7.0 miles (G/R 427 261), soon reach lane by bridge and continue over on fp with River Parrett to your left and ditch to the right. Continue straight along river bank, passing picnic area, to reach Visitor Centre next to road bridge at 7.3 miles (G/R 416 266)

At main road turn right into Bow Street and continue for 200m then turn left on footpath, go through gate at end and turn right along edge of field, back of houses.

At 7.5 miles (G/R 419 268) reach gate to Town Garden on right, turn left and go across middle of field to footbridge, cross and continue to reach riverbank and continue under railway bridge.

At 7.8 miles (G/R 416 272) after railway, continue left along river.

At 8.4 miles continue on track / fp along river. Continue ahead between rivers until 11.0 miles reach and cross bridge on left (G/R 375 291), then go right which is also a cycle route.

At 12.2 miles reach road junction (G/R 358 300) go right, still on c go right, still on cycle route, soon reach T-junction of A361, Main Road, and go right. As you cross over bridge the King Alfred Inn (G/R 357 304) is on your right which is the finish (post code TA7 0RB).

Navigation Rating: Good – use maps and directions
Terrain: Mix of trail, some tarmac
CP Distance: 12.2 miles
Total Race Day Distance: 51.1 miles