(ref SU 420 292)
This venue is halfway between Crab Wood and the Monument at the junction with the road coming from Hursley and Standon on the A3090.
There are some terrific tracks in this area. Parnholt Wood has a great downhill run which leads to Kings Somborne. From here it is possible to take the Test Way up to Stockbridge and circle out round Crawley almost reaching Wherwell not far from Andover before heading back via Sparsholt and West Wood. For anyone looking for a shorter trip, you could do worse than ride around the many trails in West Wood itself perhaps linking up with some sections of the Clarendon Way.
At this time of year hopefully there will not be mud to contend with but there is a possibility that with some summer rain some of the tracks might be a bit slippery. There will be some deep ruts to negotiate but don’t let that put you off; count it as a valuable lesson in staying upright.