Wessex Ridgeway Ultra Route Directions

The Wessex Ridgeway Ultra

 

(fp) right of way footpath
(WR) Wessex Ridgeway
(CW) Clarendon Way

Start to CP1.

From the Greyhound Inn (G/R 631 996) go left along the High St.

At 0.1 miles go left into East Street (G/R 623 944)

At 0.2 miles go right and follow lane as it bends left, at 0.5 miles continue on fp ahead (G/R 637 993)

At 0.7 miles take left fp option, meeting a track at 0.9 miles baring left (G/R 640 994). Stay on track till you reach road junction at 1.4 miles – continue over on same track.

At 3.4 miles take fp on right (G/R 637 033), reach another track at 3.7 miles and go left on track.

At 4.4 miles reach track junction go right leading to a lane and continue ahead.

At 4.9 miles reach junction and go left onto lane.

At 5.3 miles reach A352 (G/R 662 030) go left (Take Care), then soon take next road on the right.

At 5.7 miles go right on track following fp signs.

At 6.4 miles cross over road, continuing on WR fp (G/R 674 029)

At 7.3 miles reach track and bare left (G/R 686 026)

At 8.0 miles keep right on track, soon reach the B3143 and go left immediate right (G/R 698 033).

At 8.3 miles reach track bare left, (G/R 700 035).

At 8.7 miles continue on fp to your left over Church Hill.

At 9.9 miles continue ahead on track (G/R 723 033)

At 10.2 miles reach lane, continue over, soon reach wooded area which is the location for CP1 (G/R 728 032)

Navigation difficulty:
Signage is good, use directions and maps or gps
Terrain – Mainly trail and in places hilly.
Total CP distance – 10.2 miles

 

 

CP1 to CP2

From CP1 continue along fp.

At 0.5 miles take fp baring left (G/R 738 029)

At 0.9 miles take left fp option (G/R 741 031)

At 1.0 mile continue ahead fp bares right then soon keep left WR.

At 1.2 miles keep to left fp (G/R 745 031)

At 1.5 miles reach track and go left (G/R 751 033)

At 1.9 miles continue on WR to left of Breach Wood

At 2.3 miles WR goes right towards Crockers Farm (G/R 751 044)

At 2.8 miles reach lane (G/R 756 050), continue over on track, then follow fp signs.

At 3.4 miles continue ahead on fp.

At 3.9 miles (G/R 771 058) reach lane and go right.

At 4.1 miles continue ahead on lane past turning on left, then soon take left fork option on lane.

At 4.6 miles continue ahead on lane keeping left, this is also a cycle route.

At 6.0 miles (G/R 794 077) take fp on right along track.

At 6.4 miles (G/R 798 080) continue on left track.

Stay on track, reach lane at 7.6 miles (G/R 812 093), continue over.

At 7.9 miles take fp on right through woods, then soon continue ahead on fp.

At 8.1 miles keep left on fp (G/R 819 093)

At 8.5 miles fp goes left, reaching lane at 9.0 miles (G/R 830 101) go left on lane.

At 9.1 miles (G/R 830 103) go right into lane, soon go left fp till you reach road at 9.3 miles, cross lane on right and continue under railway bridge at 9.5 miles (G/R 834 105). Continue to end of track then on fp to footbridge at 9.8 miles (G/R 838 106) go over.

At 10.4 miles reach lane (G/R 843 111) and go left, soon reach cross roads go over, soon reach t-junction go left (G/R 846 113).

At 10.8 miles take fp on right through woods.

At 11.3 miles take left fp option (G/R 849 120)

At 11.4 miles take right fp option (G/R 848 122)

At 11.8 miles fp leads onto track, continue.

At 12.0 miles fp reaches track go left (G/R 858 123)

At (G/R 859 125) reach lane go right on lane to a t-junction, go left and on your left is The Cricketers which is CP2 (G/R 859 126) 12.2 miles.

Navigation difficulty:
Signage is fair to good, use directions and maps or gps
Terrain – Mainly Trail, undulating.
Total CP distance – 12.2 miles
Total race distance – 22.4 miles

 

CP2 to CP3

From The Cricketers (G/R 859 126) continue left along Main Street.

At 0.2 miles reach junction and go right.

At 0.5 miles (G/R 864 130) reach the A350 (Take Care), continue over on fp.

At 1.1 miles (G/R 873 132) reach track and continue left on track.

At 2.1 miles reach lane, (G/R 888 135) go over and continue on fp towards woods.

At 2.5 miles take fp left into woods (G/R 894 137)

At 2.9 miles reach lane go right (G/R891 143)

At 3.3 miles take fp on left along track (G/R 898 144)

At 3.8 continue on footpath.

At 4.0 miles reach track and go left, soon fp goes right.

At 5.1 miles reach track crossroads, continue over on track (G/R 911 159)

At 5.4 miles continue ahead on right track (G/R 910 163)

At 6.2 miles continue on lane to your right, ahead (G/R 911 176)

At 6.4 miles reach t-junction go left onto lane, stay on lane.

At 7.4 miles reach B3081, continue left (Take Care) (G/R 915 195)

At 7.7 miles go right onto lane (G/R 917 199)

At 8.3 miles reach track on left into woods (Elliot’s Shed), this is CP3 (G/R 917 218)

Navigation difficulty:
Signage is fair to good, use directions and maps or gps
Terrain – Mainly trail and undulating.
Total CP distance – 8.3 miles
Total race distance – 30.7 miles

 

CP3 to CP4

From CP3 continue left on the lane.

At 0.6 miles lane on your right (G/R 915 217)

At 1.0 mile reach lane junction and continue over (G/R 919 222)

At 1.8 miles reach t-junction and go right (G/R 924 234)

At 2.1 miles take lane on your left (G/R 929 230)

At 2.5 miles reach A30 (Take Care), go right (G/R 930 237)

At 2.8 miles take track on your right (G/R 933 239)

At 4.7 miles continue on forward track (G/R 961 248)

At 4.9 miles reach lane, continue over on track (G/R 964 250)

At 6.1 miles continue on right track, ahead (G/R 981 257)

At 7.6 miles reach lane, continue over on track (G/R 003 267)

At 8.2 miles continue on left track, ahead (G/R 011 273)

At 9.8 miles continue ahead on left track (G/R 033 280)

At 10.0 miles continue ahead on right track (G/R 036 281)

At 11.8 miles reach track crossroads and continue over (G/R 062 288)

At 12.4 miles reach track on left leading into woods which is CP4 (G/R 074 288)

Navigation difficulty:
Signage is good, use directions and maps or gps
Terrain – Mainly trail and undulating.
Total CP distance – 12.4 miles
Total race distance – 43.1 miles

 

CP4 to Finish

From CP4 continue left on the track.

At 0.4 miles reach lane, continue over on track (G/R 081 287)

At 1.2 miles reach lane and continue over on track with Racecourse on your right. (G/R 092 284)

At 3.5 miles take fp on your left (just before track reaches the A354 (G/R 129 282)

At 3.7 miles take fp on left (G/R 132 282)

At 4.0 miles (G/R 134 287) fp goes right, soon reach lane and go left.

At 4.4 miles reach A3094 (G/R 141 288) go right and immediate left, crossing over road (Take Care), continue on lane over.

At 4.6 miles reach t-junction go left (G/R 143 289)

At 4.7 miles (G/R 143 292) go left on fp / cycleway past Cathedral on your right.

At 5.2 (G/R 143 298) go right into road on footpath, continue eventually going under main road bridge at 5.5 miles (G/R 148 299).

At 5.7 miles reach t-junction go right, stay on this road using footpaths till 6.0 miles go right, then soon bare left (G/R 158 297) onto road leading to a track and continue on CW.

At 7.0 miles CW leaves track, continue on fp on your right (G/R 170 298).

At 7.2 miles CW rejoins track, then at 7.7 miles take left track option CW, then at 7.9 miles (G/R 185 302) CW bares left continuing through woods.

At 8.4 miles cross track and continue ahead (G/R 191 306).

At 9.2 miles (G/R 201 311) reach track go left and fp immediately on right just past house.

At 9.7 miles reach lane go left (G/R 209 312), then soon right at (G/R 210 313) into White Hill.

Continue down White Hill till 10.0 miles (G/R 212 310) and White Hill Caravan Park is on your left which is the finish for the Wessex Ridgeway Ultra.


Navigation difficulty:
Signage is fair to good, use directions and maps or gps
Terrain – Mainly trail with undulations.
Total CP distance – 10.0 miles
Total race distance – 53.1 miles