Ride 1: The Deverills in the Detail

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Ride Information

START: Tisbury station, Station Road SP3 6JT, 51.060689, -2.078945

FINISH: The Bath Arms, Horningsham BA12 7LY, 51.174110, -2.273493

DISTANCE: 21.9 miles/35.3km

ASCENT: 2578ft/786m


TERRAIN: Stone, chalk, grass and dirt bridleways and byways, with occasional country lanes.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: This ride finishes at Horningsham, which is just a few miles from Warminster, Westbury or Frome stations.

NAVIGATION: Tricky in places. Although all the rights of way are signposted, sometimes it is hard to follow them, particularly on the descent to Brixton Deverill. It’s also difficult heading towards Sherrington where, turning left on a bridleway through Park Bottom, you should ride up the grassy bank to the right to locate the path rather than ride across the valley floor, where the path eventually peters out. OS Landranger 118 and 143 could be useful.


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

Tisbury Delicatessen, High St, Tisbury, Salisbury, SP3 6HA, 01747 871771
The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire, BA12 7DG, 01985 840396, www.the-georgeinn.co.uk


The Dove Inn, Corton, Warminster, BA12 0SZ, 01985 850109, www.thedove.co.uk
Botany Camping & Glamping, Botany Farm, Bradley Rd, Warminster, BA12 7JY, 07713 404233, www.botanycamping.com
Bivvy: Boyton Down


Pythouse Kitchen Garden, Café & Shop, West Hatch, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6PA, 01747 870444, www.pythousekitchengarden.co.uk
Bachelors Bikes, Warminster, Wiltshire, 07920 510811, www.bikz.co.uk

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