10:00 Sunday 18th March 2018
Danebury Hill can be reached from Stockbridge by following the High Street westwards through the town (A30). Just as you leave the town boundary, the road turns sharp right and climbs a steep hill. Just as the hill starts to swing round to the left, the road to Danebury Hill can be taken off to the right for a mile or two. The venue is clearly signposted off to the left of this road. We can ride around the eastern perimeter of Middle Wallop airfield before heading westwards via Kentsboro, Oklahoma Farm and Georgia Farm and then turn southwards at Over Wallop. Following on will be a sharp rise up Whiteshoot Hill near Broughton and then it’s Kings Somborne (Horsebridge) and the Test Way all the way to Fullerton where on a hot day a call at the Mayfly pub is a must, and on a cooler day is still a possibilty. Then it’s a mere jaunt up Hazel Down and Charity Down to return to the car park.
Alternatively we could ride off in the opposite direction towards Longstock, Stockbridge Down and Chilbolton but whichever route we take, at this time of year, it is wise to expect mud.
Hints and tips: Some steep climbs/descents. Can be sticky in the dips and there are a fair number of rutted tracks.