White Horse Trail Ultra Route Directions

The White Horse Trail – Route Directions

 

Sp (sign posted)
WHT (White Horse Trail)
fp (footpath / right of way)

Start to CP1

From Barbury Inn (G/R 111 764) cross over the A4361 (Take Care) into Post Office Lane and ahead into Broad Hinton on tarmac lane.

At 0.3 miles reach a T-junction and go right using footpath onto High Street, pass the Crown at Broad Hinton on your left at 0.4 miles (G/R 104 766).

At 0.5 miles continue around left bend using footpath with Broad Hinton CoE School on your right.

At 0.7 miles go left into lane sp Clyffe Pypard, also Wiltshire Cycleway (G/R 101 768).

At 2.1 miles (G/R 080 764) continue on lane as it bends right sp Clyffe Pypard.

At 2.3 miles (G/R 077 764) continue on lane as it bends right, cycle route 254 (Take Care) road goes steeply down without footpaths.

At 2.7 miles (G/R 072 767) at bottom of hill continue left (Take Care) then soon take first lane on your left.

At 2.9 miles (G/R 069 766) cross stile to White Horse Trail on your right and continue on concrete track.

At 3.4 miles (G/R 063 762) continue ahead a fp junction, same at 3.6 & 3.7 miles.

At 3.9 miles continue ahead at fp crossroads (G/R 057 756)

At 4.5 miles (G/R 049 753) reach lane and continue over.

At 5.0 miles (G/R 043 746) reach lane and continue over.

At 5.2 miles (G/R 042 744) reach lane go right then soon WHT goes left.

At 5.5 miles reach track continue ahead (left immediate right) on track (G/R 045 742).

At 6.0 miles (G/R 052 739) go right on track.

At 6.2 miles (G/R 051 737) as track bends continue ahead on fp.

At 6.4 miles (G/R 050 733) at fp junction go left.

At 7.0 miles (G/R 047 725) continue ahead on fp.

At 7.6 miles (G/R 046 717) at fp junction continue ahead.

At 7.9 miles (G/R 049 712) at fp junction go right.

At 8.1 miles (G/R 046 711) at fp junction go left.

At 8.6 miles reach lane go right, at bottom of lane go left at junction, continue ahead to reach A4 (Take Care) going right and immediately left crossing road.

At 9.4 miles track continues as fp (G/R 042 694), then soon fp bears left.

At 9.6 miles meet fp coming in from the right continue ahead.

At 9.9 miles meet fp junction (G/R 051 692) go right

At 10.4 miles continue ahead at fp junction (G/R 049 684)

At 10.7 miles (G/R 048 680) at fp crossroads go right.

At 11.9 miles (G/R 030 674) at fp crossroads continue ahead, then soon enter woods with another fp joining from the right, continue ahead.

At 12.1 miles exit woods and keep to left fp (G/R 027 672).

At 12.2 miles at fp junction go right (G/R 025 671).

At 12.4 miles continue ahead on fp.

At 12.7 miles reach lane (G/R 018 672) go right then soon take fp on left, then soon at fp crossroads go left.

At 13.5 miles (G/R 010 667) continue ahead on track / lane.

Take first road on your right (Hampsley Rd) then after 0.1 mile go left into Stockley Road. Soon reach The Ivy Inn (G/R 000 664) (post code SN11 0PL) on your right which is CP1 at 14.2 miles.

Navigation Rating – Good
Distance consideration – take extra water & food.
Well signed route
Terrain – mainly field or track
CP Distance = 14.2 miles

 

 

 

CP1 – CP2

From the Ivy Inn go right along Stockley Road, soon reach a sharp right bend and continue ahead on footpath / verges. This is also a cycle route.

At 1.1 mile (G/R 985 667) continue on road as it bends left passing side road on right.

At 1.4 miles (G/R 981 663) continue on road as it bends right, still on cycle route.

At 2.3 miles (G/R 970 672) pass Bell Farm on right, reach and cross A3102 (Take Care) and continue on lane.

At 2.8 miles (G/R 965 677) reach T-junction on A342 (Take Care) go right on cycle route using footpath / verges then take next left lane after 1/3 mile still on cycle route.

At 3.5 miles take lane on right (G/R 957 681) still on cycle route.

At 3.7 miles (G/R 954 683) at T-junction go left still on cycle route.

At 5.0 miles (G/R 937 692) at T-junction go left still on cycle route.

At 5.7 miles (G/R 927 690) continue ahead on cycle route.

At 6.2 miles reach T-junction (G/R 919 691) go left then lane bears sharp right – continue ahead, still on cycle route.

At 6.6 miles (G/R 913 690) reach A350 (Take Care) use pedestrian crossing point to cross road going right then left into Corsham Road, still on cycle route.

At 7.1 miles (G/R 905 692) go over railway bridge, on cycle route.

At 7.9 miles at crossroads, continue ahead on cycle route (G/R 894 698).

At 8.2 miles (G/R 890 699) reach roundabout go right over railway then immediately keep left (Lacock Road), on cycle route.

At 8.6 miles reach crossroads (G/R 884 701) continue ahead, on cycle route.

At 9.3 miles reach road and go right, then immediately you reach the Methuen Arms (G/R 873 701) (post code SN13 0HB) which is CP2, at the junction of Pickwick Road and High Street.

Navigation Rating – Good
Use Maps & Directional Notes
Terrain – All tarmac on lanes / roads
(Take Care on roads where reflective clothing)
CP Distance = 9.3 miles
Total Race Day Distance = 23.5 miles

 

 

CP2 – CP3

From the Methuen Arms continue across road into Station Road, then as it bends right continue down Pound Mead.

At 0.6 miles (G/R 869 697) go left into Potley Lane and continue ahead, also a cycle route.

At 1.6 miles (G/R 854 688) go right into Westwells Road and continue ahead (do not go first right which is also sp Westwells Road).

At 2.3 miles cross B3109 (G/R 844 693) into Boxfields Road.

At 2.8 miles (G/R 837 691) reach crossroads and continue ahead into Quarry Hill, soon at (G/R 833 690) keep left.

At 3.5 miles (G/R 828 685) go right into Bulls Lane and soon cross A4 (Take Care) into Mill Lane.

At 4.1 miles (G/R 821 690) reach road junction and continue ahead, then soon at next fork go right on Road Hill, continue past Road Hill Woods on your right.

At 6.1 miles (G/R 796 704) reach road go right for a short way then take left into Ashwicke Road.

At 6.7 miles, on sharp left bend, take the left into Oakfield Lane (G/R 794 712).

At 7.4 miles take fp on right (G/R 786 706)

At 7.8 miles reach fp fork and keep right (G/R 783 701), soon follow and keep water course on your left.

At 8.6 miles reach lane, continue over on fp (G/R 773 710)

At 8.9 miles ignore fp on right, continue ahead still with water course on left, same also at 9.1 miles.

At 9.4 miles cross track and bridge continue ahead on fp.

At 9.5 miles reach lane (G/R 760 712) and go right – stay on lane until 10.5 miles reach A46, go left then soon take first lane on right.

At 10.9 miles (G/R 742 709) go left into lane then soon at (G/R 740 709) on left bend, take fp off ahead.

At 11.2 miles reach track (G/R 737 709) and continue ahead on track, soon at track junction go left then very soon take fp off to the right.

At 12.1 miles cross track and continue on fp (G/R 723 698)

At 12.3 miles take fp off to the right (G/R 725 701)

At 12.6 miles (G/R 722 703) continue ahead on fp to soon reach road and go right, shortly take left track / fp off to the left at (G/R 720 703) – at end of track continue on fp.

At 13.3 miles (G/R 712 701) take fp as it goes acutely left.

At 13.6 miles (G/R 715 698) take fp as it goes acutely right, soon leading to track / lane – continue ahead.

At 14.8 miles go past Marshfield Lane on your right – continue along lane also past Wick Lane, then on your right is the Upton Inn which is CP3 (G/R 692 699) (post code BS30 6LY) at 14.9 miles.

Navigation Rating – Good
Use Maps & Directional Notes
Terrain – Mix of tarmac & trail
(Take Care on roads where reflective clothing)
Distance consideration – take extra water & food.
CP Distance = 14.9 miles
Total Race Day Distance = 38.4 miles

 

 

CP3 – CP4

From Upton Inn continue right on lane for a short distance, soon going first right down a lane. At the bottom of the lane continue on fp, soon reach fp crossroads (G/R 690 698) and continue ahead, then soon fp joins you fromn the left still continue ahead.

At 0.6 miles (G/R 683 697) reach road and cross over and continue on fp then soon at fp junction take left option.

At 0.8 miles reach A431 and go left (Take Care) and immediately into lane on right at (G/R 681 696).

At 0.9 miles take lane / track on right then continue ahead on fp.

At 1.3 miles take left fp option and cross railway (G/R 675 696)

At 2.0 miles continue ahead where another fp comes in from the left and continue along with River Avon on your left. At (G/R 657 689) continue under bridges keeping river on your left.

At 3.8 miles reach bridge over river on left at Chewton Place, do not cross, continue ahead on road till 4.1 miles (G/R 652 665) and take fp off to the left. Soon reach track by bridge cross and continue ahead on fp still with River Chew on your left.

At 4.8 miles continue over footbridge (G/R 652 656) with River Chew now on your left.

At 5.5 miles reach road by bridge, pass bridge keeping river on your left, stay on fp.

At 5.7 miles continue ahead ignore fp to your right, very soon pass bridge to your left then ahead into woods (G/R 642 647). As you exit woods take the left fp option.

At 6.5 miles (G/R 632 6465) reach lane and continue left to bridge – cross over bridge then soon take fp back to the river with the river now on your right.

At (G/R 632 643) ignore fp on right then follow fp closest to the river on your right.

At 7.2 miles (G/R 623 642) cross bridge over river and continue and continue on lane which is Publow Lane. Eventually cross A37 then turn right over river bridge into Church Street.

At 7.7 miles on your right is CP4 – The Rising Sun, Church Street, (G/R 618 637) (post code BS39 4AQ)

Navigation Rating – Good
Use Maps & Directional Notes
Terrain – Mix of tarmac & trail
(Take Care on roads where reflective clothing)
CP Distance = 7.7 miles
Total Race Day Distance = 46.1 miles

 

 

CP4 – Finish

From the Rising Sun go right, then before the bridge go left down Stanton Lane, as you go under the via-duct take fp on right along the river.

At 0.6 miles (G/R 628 636) take bridge over river to track.

At 0.7 miles take fp off track going right (G/R 609 639)

At 0.9 miles reach B3130 go left then take fp (Community Forest Path)  immediately on your right (Take Care) use verges where possible.

At 1.5 miles continue ahead as fp merges from right (G/R 605 649)

At 1.6 miles take left fp option at church (G/R 604 650)

At 1.8 miles reach road and go left then fp continues on right very soon.

At 2.1 miles fp goes sharp right (G/R 597 647)

At 2.4 miles reach drive (G/R 594 649) leading to lane then go left, immediate left, into another lane then at 2.5 miles take right lane fork. At T-junction fp continues across the road.

At 2.7 miles cross footbridge (G/R 591 649) and continue ahead, 2.8 miles the same and 3.0 miles the same.

At 3.2 miles reach lane and go right (G/R 585 654) then soon at junction keep left.

At 3.5 miles, just past right bend in road, take fp off to the left (G/R 583 657), then soon continue ahead at fp junction.

At 4.0 miles reach lane, continue ahead (sort of left) (G/R 575 662)

At 4.2 miles as road bends right continue ahead on fp (G/R 573 663) then soon at fp junction  keep right.

At 4.5 miles rejoin road and continue left along road in same direction.

At 4.7 miles reach T-junction (G/R 565 666) go right immediate left into lane. Very soon continue ahead past lane on your right.

At 4.9 miles (G/R 556 668) take fp on right off lane, then soon at fp junction keep left and soon keep to left fp again.

At 5.2 miles reach lane by church, continue to junction and go left then soon reach second junction go right, very soon take fp off to your right.

At 5.6 miles continue ahead on fp as another fp merges from the right.

At 5.9 miles at fp junction keep to left fp option (G/R 548 668)

At 6.0 miles at fp / track junction continue ahead (G/R 547 667)

At 6.2 miles at fp crossroads continue ahead (G/R 547 664)

At 6.7 miles reach cross road and continue on fp (G/R 547 656)

At 7.1 miles at fp crossroads take the right option (G/R 547 650)

At 7.3 miles ignore fp on right, continue ahead.

At 7.4 miles reach lane by church and go right along Church Road, soon reach High Street and the Prince of Waterloo is on your right (G/R 540 651) (post code BS40 8AR).

Navigation Rating – Good
Use Maps & Directional Notes
Terrain – Mainly trail some tarmac
CP Distance = 7.4 miles
Total Race Day Distance = 53.5 miles