Stone Circles Ultra Route Directions

Route Directions for Stone Circles

 

fp (public footpath / right of way)

 

Start – CP1

From the Saracen’s Head (G/R 218 415) (post code DE6 3AS) go right into Church Lane, past Meadowside Close on your right, then go right into Mill Lane.

At 0.25 miles reach road junction and go left, continue along lane. (Take Care) use grass verges where possible.

At 1.8 miles where lane kinks half right, continue ahead on fp (G/R 218 387).

At 2.1 miles reach lane go left, soon reach road and go right (G/R 220 380). Ignore all side roads to reach Alkmonton, use verges where possible.

At 4.6 miles reach road junction (G/R 187 385) go right then take first road on the left, use verges where possible. Continue through Great Cubley to reach A515 at 6.3 miles (G/R 161 381) go left immediately right into road (Take Care).

At 7.8 miles reach crossroads, continue over (G/R 138 384).

At 8.5 miles reach road junction and go right (G/R 127 385).

At 8.7 miles reach road crossroads and continue over (G/R 125 386)

At 9.3 miles cross the bridge over River Dove into Rocester (G/R 116 391)

At 9.8 miles continue forward past road on right (G/R 109 393)

At 10.0 miles reach B5030 and go left then very soon right into Station Road, leading into Hollington Road, using grass verges where possible. (Take Care)

At 11.3 miles reach crossroads and continue ahead (G/R 086 387) ignore all side roads.

At 13.0 miles take road on the right sign posted Tean / Cheadle (G/R 060 388)

At 13.1 miles arrive at The Star Inn (G/R 058 390) on your left which is CP1 (post code ST10 4HH).

Navigation Rating: Good – use maps with directions
Terrain: All tarmac
CP Distance: 13.1 miles

 

 

CP1 – CP2

From The Star Inn continue left along the lane, (Take Care) use grass verges where possible. Soon pass Quarry Lane on your right, continue ahead.

At 1.5 miles (G/R 035 398) go left into Hollington Road, soon at crossroads continue ahead, ignore all side roads as you go through Upper Tean.

At 3.1 miles (G/R 011 395) reach the A522 and continue right, then very soon on right bend continue ahead into High Street, over River Tean bridge and continue ahead along Draycott Road.

At 4.1 miles (G/R 994 397) continue past Breach Lane on right then take next lane on left at 4.3 miles (G/R 992 397)

At 4.7 miles (G/R 990 391) continue under A50, stay ahead on track.

At 5.1 miles cross bridge and continue on lane (G/R 986 386) past Paynsley Hall

At 6.0 miles where track ends, continue forward on fp ahead (G/R 981 374) and soon cross footbridge.

At 6.3 miles (G/R 979 369) reach lane and go left, stay on lane as it bends sharp right, continue ahead.

At 7.7 miles reach road, cross and continue on fp on left.

At 8.1 miles cross footbridge (G/R 958 371), soon reach track then as track bends sharp left go left and continue ahead.

At 8.7 miles reach road junction at Townend and go left (G/R 954 378) into Fulford Road. Continue on this road, go over crossroads at (G/R 948 375), then at 9.2 miles (G/R 946 375) take fp off to the right on track, soon take fp off to the left by woods.

At 9.6 miles exit woods (G/R 940 375) to reach the B5066 and continue over on fp.

At 10.0 miles enter woods and continue on fp.

At 10.3 miles reach track and go left into Rushtons Lane

At 10.6 miles reach junction (G/R 926 367) and go right, soon on bend of road is CP2, The Boar Inn (G/R 926 368) on the right, (post code ST15 8TG)

Navigation Rating: Good – use maps with directions
Terrain: Mostly tarmac, some trail
CP Distance: 10.6 miles
Total Race Day Distance: 23.7 miles

 

 

 

CP2 – CP3

From The Boar Inn continue over into road opposite, Knenhall.

At 0.6 miles fp goes off to the left (G/R 922 377)

At 0.9 miles cross footbridge (G/R 918 377), then soon reach and cross A520.

At 1.2 miles (G/R 914 377) reach lane and go left, then take first lane on the right at 1.5 miles, then soon take fp off to the right.

At 2.0 miles reach lane follow fp (G/R 910 381)

At 2.2 miles reach lane junction continue ahead but immediately take fp off to the left.

At 2.4 miles cross lane and continue on fp. (G/R 907 383)

At 2.7 miles reach road junction (G/R 902 385) and go ahead (left along Hartwell Lane), then soon go right into Blurton Road, shortly take fp off to the left (G/R 902 387).

At 2.9 miles cross footbridge and continue (G/R 900 387), then soon at fp junction continue ahead.

At 3.3 miles reach road and continue across on fp (Stone Circles Challenge).

At 3.9 miles cross railway leading to bridge. Over bridge then go immediately left along river on cycle route (G/R 884 393).

At 4.7 miles reach road and go right (G/R 887 383) onto Station Road then at crossroads go right into Old Road, soon take fp off to the left.

At 5.5 miles cross bridge over the River Trent to reach the A34 (G/R 874 384) (Take Care) cross over and continue on fp between houses.

At 5.8 miles reach Winghouse Lane go right immediately left into Beechdale Lane (G/R 867 380).

At 7.2 miles cross the M6 bridge

At 7.4 miles (before bridge under main road) (G/R 852 382) take the lane on left cutting sharply back, fp, soon running into Top Lane, then soon bear right into Beech Ho Farm at 7.6 miles (G/R 853 379)

At 7.9 miles reach track and go right then soon after bend continue ahead on track (G/R 850 375).

At 8.5 miles reach A51 (Take Care) go right immediately left into lane.

At 9.1 miles (G/R 852 357) continue right with road coming in from the left.

At 9.2 miles reach The Fitzerbert Arms on your right (G/R 851 356) which is CP3 (post code ST15 0RA).

Navigation Rating: Good – use maps with directions
Terrain: Mix of trail and tarmac
CP Distance: 9.2 miles
Total Race Day Distance: 32.9 miles

 

 

 CP3 – CP4

From the Fitzerbert Arms go right on the road and continue past Hall lane on your left. Just past Park View on your right, take the next right into Cotes Lane.

At 0.8 miles follow Cotes Lane as it goes sharp right (G/R 845 346). Stay on lane to reach A519 at 1.6 miles and go right immediately left into Station Road.

At 2.1 miles reach crossroads and continue over into Mill Lane (G/R 827 350)

At 2.5 miles continue ahead past Church Road on right.

At 2.9 miles reach T-junction and go right into Mear Lane (G/R 814 350), then immediate left into Chatcull Lane.

At 4.1 miles go past Am Hill Lane on your left (G/R 799 344), soon reach triangular junction and go right (G/R 794 345)

At 4.8 miles go past lane on right, continue ahead.

At 5.3 miles reach triangular junction and go left.

At 6.0 miles reach road junction (G/R 776 342) and go right.

At 6.3 miles continue past lane on right to Bromley Hall

At 7.0 miles go left (G/R 764 351) on lane, past The Rudge.

At 8.0 miles reach B5026 (G/R 748 349) and go right (Take Care) use pavement. Continue along road until you reach the A53 and on your left at 8.8 miles is the Loggerheads pub (G/R 738 358) which is CP4 (post code TF9 4NX).

Navigation Rating: Good – use maps with directions
Terrain: Mix of trail and tarmac
CP Distance: 8.8 miles
Total Race Day Distance: 41.7 miles

 

 

 

CP4 – Finish

From the Loggerheads pub go right along Eccleshall Road.

At 0.4 miles go right into Chapel Lane (G/R 743 354) then soon, as land bends sharp left, continue ahead on track / fp, with woods to your right. Continue on track through Burnt Wood.

At 1.4 miles track bends sharp right, then soon continue ahead on lane.

At 2.7 miles (G/R 721 346) at junction go right.

At 3.1 miles reach junction go left into Blore Road

At 3.7 miles (G/R 713 339) reach road junction and go right by St. Mary’s Church.

At 4.5 miles (G/R 702 344) reach road junction and go right, then soon at next junction go left. As the road bends left take lane on your right at 4.8 miles (G/R 699 348).

At 5.2 miles reach the A53 and go left (Take Care), use pavement.

At 5.5 miles take lane off to the left, Newcastle Road, (G/R 689 348), ignore all side roads and soon cross bridge over the Shropshire Union Canal.

At 6.1 miles (G/R 679 344) go left into Great Hales Street, ignore side roads continue ahead.

At 6.4 miles (G/R 676 340) reach main road and go left, then just on bend continue over into Newtown, which leads into Walkmill Road.

At 7.1 miles (G/R 669 335) go right into road.

At 7.4 miles (G/R 667 338) cross Shrewsbury Road into Alexandra Road.

At 7.6 miles (G/R 665 341) go left into Longstow Road.

At 7.9 miles (G/R 661 344) reach A53 (Take Care) go right, past Bridge Road on your right, then cross over road, immediately going left into road.

At 8.5 miles (G/R 655 352) go right into Longslow, soon reach junction and keep right, then soon at another junction keep left again (effectively continue on the same road).

At 9.8 miles (G/R 640 364) continue past lane on left, stay on lane which is Newstreet Lane.

At 12.7 miles reach the Old Jack pub on your left (G/R 602 372) which is the finish (post code SY13 4PA).

Navigation Rating: Good – use maps with directions
Terrain: Mix of trail and tarmac
CP Distance: 12.7 miles
Total Race Day Distance: 54.4 miles