West Deane Way Ultra Route Directions

 

The West Deane Way Ultra Route Directions

 

(fp) public footpath / right of way

 

Start – CP1

From the King Alfred Inn (TA7 0RB) (G/R 357 305) go right on the A361 crossing over the river bridge, then soon taking first right onto a lane (G/R 357 303), also a cycle route.

At 1.0 mile continue ahead on right lane option (G/R 348 314)

At 1.2 miles lane leads to track, continue ahead with watercourse to your right.

At 1.7 miles stay on track alongside river passing lane on your left (G/R 341 323)

At 2.2 miles river trail leads to lane (G/R 337 328), continue with river on your right.

At 2.3 miles pass lane on your left, continue next to river on your right

At 2.6 miles pass lane on your left, continue next to river on your right

At 2.8 miles leave lane taking fp off to your left

At 3.0 miles reach lane and continue right (ahead)

At 3.3 miles reach junction in lane and go right fp signed, soon pass fp on your right then cross bridge over canal (G/R 321 326), reaching track at 3.6 miles continue ahead (G/R 318 325). Stay on track going left in front of Petherton Farm at 4.3 miles (G/R 310 326).

At 4.6 miles reach fp junction and go right on track (G/R 305 327)

At 5.1 miles cross over the M5 bridge, then soon take fp on left (G/R 298 334)

At 5.3 miles reach lane (G/R 297 333) and continue over fp

At 5.6 miles (G/R 295 330) reach lane and go left.

At 5.7 miles reach lane (G/R 294 329) and go left then immediate right. Continue forward on road until you reach the A38 at 6.0 miles (G/R 289 329), go left immediate right, following fp sign into Tappers Lane, soon reach T-junction and go right into High Street. Continue past Whiting Lane on your left then at 6.3 miles on your right (G/R 287 329) is The Globe Inn (TA6 6NQ) which is CP1

Navigational Rating:
Fair to good signage
Route: Mainly track and field with some tarmac lanes
CP Distance = 6.3 miles

 

 

CP1 – CP2

From The Globe Inn go left along the High Street until 0.1 miles and go right into Cliff Road.

At 0.2 miles lane bends left – continue on lane, then at 0.7 miles (G/R 279 322) go right into lane.

At 1.3 miles take track into woods (G/R 271 320)

At 1.6 miles leave track (G/R 265 318) taking fp off to the left, then at 1.8 miles continue forward on fp.

At 2.2 miles continue forward on fp (G/R 256 319)

At 2.5 miles take right fp (G/R 251 320) leading to footbridge.

At 2.8 miles at fp junction, go left then soon over footbridge.

At 3.3 miles take fp right, reach track and go left and onto lane.

At 3.6 miles reach lane (G/R 237 319) go right, then soon take fp off to the left.

At 4.0 miles (G/R 234 320) continue over footbridge, then at 4.2 miles (G/R 231 318) take fp on your right.

At 4.4 miles reach lane and go left.

At 4.9 miles reach lane and go right, then fp goes off left (G/R 220 319)

At 5.2 miles take right fp option (G/R 216 317)

At 5.5 miles cross footbridge (G/R 211 316), soon reach road go right then immediately fp goes off left.

At 5.8 miles reach lane go left (G/R 208 316)

At 6.0 miles by Ivyton Farm (G/R 205 315) take fp as it goes off to your right.

At 6.6 miles enter wooded area, then soon continue ahead on right fp option.

At 6.9 miles continue ahead on fp (G/R 194 322) going uphill (not left or right)

At 7.2 miles continue ahead at fp crossroads (G/R 190 326)

At 7.5 miles continue ahead at fp crossroads, soon reach lane at (G/R 188 330) and go right then immediate left towards West Bagborough.

At 8.1 miles go left towards West Bagborough (G/R 183 335).

At 8.5 miles continue ahead past lane on your left and ditto at 8.8 miles.

At 8.9 miles reach the Rising Sun on your right (TA4 3EF) (G/R 170 334) which is CP2

Navigational Rating:
Fair to good signage
Route: Mainly track and field with some tarmac lanes
CP Distance = 8.9 miles
Overall Days Distance = 15.2 miles

 

 

CP2 – CP3

From the Rising Sun (G/R 170 334) continue right on the lane.

At 0.5 miles, as the lane bends, take fp off lane ahead (G/R 161 334)

At 1.0 mile take the right fp option (G/R 156 333), soon reach track leading to lane and go left, soon crossing the A358 (Take Care) and continue over lane.

At 1.3 miles continue ahead on right lane option.

At 1.5 miles take left fp option and continue over railway line at 1.7 miles (G/R 148 326)

At 1.8 miles reach lane and go right (G/R 147 325), stay on lane.

At 2.6 miles take fp on right leaving lane (G/R 136 321).

At 3.0 miles go over footbridge, continue to lane and go left.

At 3.4 miles take fp on right leaving lane (G/R 128 321)

At 3.8 miles take ahead fp option, soon reach road (G/R 125 315) and go right then first left into lane

At 4.1 miles take fp option on right off lane (G/R 121 315)

At 4.5 miles take right fp option (G/R 116 318) through woods.

At 4.8 miles reach lane (G/R 111 315), continue over on track leading to fp.

At 5.1 miles continue ahead on left fp option, soon taking right fp option at (G/R 106 312)

At 6.0 miles reach lane and go left (G/R 102 321)

At 6.3 miles reach road B3188 and go right (Take Care)

At 8.0 miles cross over the B3224 (Take Care) and continue.

At 10.1 miles reach the Notley Arms (TA4 4JB) (G/R 073 375) on your right which is CP3

Navigational Rating:
Fair to good signage
Route: Mainly track and field with some tarmac lanes
CP Distance = 10.1 miles
Overall Days Distance = 25.3 miles

 

 

CP3 – CP4

From the Notley Arms (G/R 073 375) go left on the main road, soon at road junction take signed fp.

At 0.3 miles continue forward on left fp option (G/R 071 370), and soon enter Bird’s Hill woods.

At 1.3 miles reach lane and continue over , fp signed (G/R 057 362)

At 1.6 miles take fp on right towards woods (G/R 053 361)

At 2.1 miles  reach B3190 and go right, past lane on left but soon take track on left at 2.2 miles

At 2.4 miles take fp on your left (G/R 045 365)

At 3.5 miles continue ahead on fp towards wooded area

At 4.2 miles reach lane (G/R 032 381) go left then immediate right over bridge, then immediate left on lane.

At 4.5 miles take right lane option at fork (G/R 027 380)

At 4.9 miles pass track on left, then soon take fp off to the left into wooded area along Coleridge Way (G/R 021 377).

At 6.2 miles reach lane go right then immediately right take signed fp.

At 6.3 miles (G/R 002 370) take left fp option.

At 6.6 miles at fp crossroads, continue ahead (G/R 997 370)

At 7.5 miles reach lane go right, then at 7.6 miles go left on lane, soon reaching The Royal Oak Inn (TA23 0SH) on your right (G/R 984 376) at 7.7 miles which is CP3

Navigational Rating:
Fair to good signage
Route: Mainly track and field with some tarmac lanes
CP Distance = 7.7 miles
Overall Days Distance = 33.0 miles

 

 

CP4 – CP5

From The Royal Oak Inn (G/R 984 376) go left on lane, soon reach lane junction and go right.

At 1.0 mile (G/R 980 372) take fp on track left to Newcombe Farm, continue to end of track then continue on fp.

At 1.5 miles take left fp option (G/R 966 373)

At 1.7 miles take right fp option (G/R 965 371)

At 1.9 miles take left fp option

At 2.4 miles continue ahead on fp (G/R 954 371)

At 3.0 miles reach lane (G/R 943 371) go left, soon reach B3224 and go right (Take Care)

At 3.5 miles take lane on left (G/R 938 369)

At 4.8 miles reach A396 (Take Care) go right and soon take left lane and bridge over River Quarme (G/R 918 364).

At 6.3 miles reach lane and go left (G/R 904 352)

At 6.5 miles (G/R 906 351) take lane on right.

At 6.6 miles reach road and go left, then soon go right into Halse Lane (G/R 906 349), and then left past the memorial and the Royal Oak Inn (TA24 7JE) is on your left at 6.7 miles (G/R 906 348) which is CP5.

Navigational Rating:
Fair to good signage
Route: Mainly track and field with some tarmac lanes
CP Distance = 6.7 miles
Overall Days Distance = 39.7 miles

 

CP5 – Finish

From the Royal Oak Inn (G/R 906 348) go right, reach lane and go left, stay on lane.

At 1.6 miles reach and cross B3223 (G/R 888 335) continue on lane over.

At 2.6 miles reach lane and go right (G/R 876 325)

At 3.2 miles cross bridge over river (G/R 868 321) then immediately go right follow fp signs.

At 3.8 miles reach track and continue ahead, keeping left all the time through Parsonage Farm (G/R 859 320)

At 4.1 miles take fp and track into wooded area on your left (G/R 854 318), soon reach lane and continue ahead on fp (G/R 856 317).

At 5.0 miles reach lane go left (G/R 860 307) then soon reach lane and go right.

At 5.2 miles (G/R 858 305) reach lane, go right then immediate take fp.

At 5.4 miles reach lane go left.

At 5.7 miles cross bridge over brook (G/R 857 300), then take second fp on left (G/R 858 301).

At 6.2 miles reach track and go right on fp.

At 6.6 miles cross over lane (G/R 857 288) also cycle route

At 6.9 miles reach lane and continue ahead following fp Two Moors Way.

At 7.8 miles take fp on your left (G/R 851 273)

At 8.3 miles reach lane and go right (G/R 850 265)

At 8.8 miles go left on lane (G/R 843 265)

At 9.4 miles reach lane (G/R 841 255) go right then immediately on left take fp Two Moors Way.

At 9.9 miles reach B3227 go right and immediate left onto track fp Two Moors Way

At 10.6 miles reach track, bare right, soon leads to lane.

At 11.3 miles take lane on your right (G/R 829 231).

At 11.4 miles (G/R 827 231) reach the Masons Arms (EX36 4RY) on your right which is the finish of The Deane Way Ultra and Camp Site 22 for competitors of Relentless.

Navigational Rating:
Fair to good signage
Route: Mainly track and field with some tarmac lanes
CP Distance = 11.4 miles
Total West Deane Ultra Distance = 51.1 miles