Ride 17: A Wold Away

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Ride Information

START/FINISH: Barrow Wake car park GL4 8JY, 51.840466, -2.098289

DISTANCE: 14.9 miles/24.0km

ASCENT: 1837ft/554m


TERRAIN: Often muddy dirt bridleways, stony paths and narrow lanes. The steepest climbs occur when travelling up to the Cotswold Edge; after that the trail is undulating.

NAVIGATION: Fairly simple. It’s a straightforward loop with well signposted bridleways and waymarked sections of the Cotswold Way. When leaving Birdlip along the B4070, be careful not to leave the treeline and head south to Hazel Hanger Wood; instead stay left to emerge from the trees at Blacklains Farm. Use OS Landranger 163.


Ordnance Survey Map

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Open Street Map with information markers and elevation

Book Map



Download .GPX file (right click to download)

Download map.pdf from the book (right click to download)

How to navigate using .GPX files

Eat & Drink

The Golden Heart Inn, Birdlip, Gloucestershire GL4 8LA, 01242 870261, www.thegoldenheart.co.uk
The Green Dragon, Cockleford, Cowley, Gloucestershie GL53 9NW, 01242 870271, www.green-dragon-inn.co.uk


The Colesbourne Inn, Colesbourne, Gloucestershire GL53 9NP, 01242 870376, www.thecolesbourneinn.co.uk
Camp: Jackbarrow Farm, Duntisborne, Glos GL7 7LD, 07746 281872, www.jackbarrowcs.co.uk
Bivvy: on banks of River Churn, Coberley


Primrose Vale Farm Shop, Shurdington Road, Bentham, Gloucestershire GL51 4UA, 01452 863359, www.primrosevale.com
Leisure Lakes Bikes, 27 Pittville Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 2LN, 01242 251505, www.leisurelakesbikes.com

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