10:00 Sunday 4th October 2015
We have used this car park only once before as a starting point but it was very successful. The added attraction this time is that it is a short way from the Red Shoot Inn and the ride has been timed to coincide with a beer and cider festival. Recently, a group of us stumbled upon a similar event, and not only were we greeted by a bewildering array of barrels on stillage racks but there was a hog roast as well, so refuelling after the ride could be quite comprehensive.
For the ride itself, we could start with a sharp rise, but on cold muscles this is not recommended so we might make our way across Ibsley Common (soft, gritty sand and a little bit of a slog) towards Abbot’s Well and Hampton Ridge and then circle around Amberwood and Sloden Inclosures, Splash Bridge and Broomy Inclosure, then Milkham Inclosure and back via Red Shoot Wood and finally come down the hill we didn’t start with.