Thinking of having a cycle along the wayfarers way from Alresford to Inkpen hill and back, but are you allowed to cycle all of that? ive seen some cycle signs on a bit of it but the WALK in the name kinda puts doubt in my mind.
Wayfarers Walk - allowed to cycle it?
The bit around Kingsclere/Watership Down is fine - it's part of a Hampshire Council cycle route too. Couldn't say about the rest. How is it classified?
a walk ? lol
i dont know thats why im asking
Ive cycled loads round the Newbury area. It is listed as a bridle 'path' and right of way, so as far as I am aware ( and the little blue or white signs help !!) I believe it is mostly rideable on bike or horse.
dobo - you'll be OK to just past Dummer where you cross over M3 and A30. Little bit of minor road that joins up very close to the railway.
Shortly after you've rejoined WW, at Cheesedown Farm you'll need to take minor roads to rejoin WW at Great Deane Wood.
Are you returning the same way? If it was me, I would be following WW from Inkpen as it's a fantastic route, very fast descents in places and better than climbing it!!
The worst bit will be Lower Woodcott Down descending to to go underneath the A34. Serious slippage for sure.
Did this take place?
Ironically I ended up on watership down on the wayfarer today !! It has bridleway markings under the wayfarer signs there. All I can say is that it was so bloody cold and wind chill was biting, I wasnt getting my phone out to picture it !!
No i didnt do the ride above but i will at some point when things dry up a bit.
I did do a 60k road ride though up to kingsclere and back, yea that white hill is toughy, especially when you do both sides
Thanks for the info though CG, inkpen is furthest away from me so starting near dummer would be equally good for me and then cycle back, the distance would be more doable as well.
a good alternative to the SDW i hope
thrustyjust, on the way up white hill today near there it was straight into a strong headwind! was real hard work, up there i can imagine it to be rather exposed and windy
Dobo, did it on the singlespeed today and climbed from the back of Sydmonton stables up to the wayfarers. Big climb and my knees knew it. Almost saw breakfast again. The wind was soooo cold and like you say, in your face. My nose had frozen by Greenham Common on the way out mind you.
dobo - you really need some dry weather and sunshine! I've climbed White Hill a few times but reckon it's quite nerve-racking to descend.
A few years ago I made up a convoluted route starting from Kingsclere to Combe Gibbet. I did a fair bit of road to reach the Gibbet, mainly cos I just absolutely love the off-road section from Ashmansworth to the A34. No way did I want to climb that!
Respect to Thrustyjust, madness.
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