____Schwingis Southampton



A trip to the world famous prehistoric stone circle of Stonehenge.

Starting from Highfield Campus cycle north over the Avenue to Candler's Ford. At the first round about turn west in order to bypass the village on Knightwood Road. After leaving it turn west again onto Hook Road and follow the A3090 till Ampfield (40/23). Going on north Clypit Road brings the first off road experience crossing Ampfield Woods. In Lower Slackstead (40/25) stay on the road going north and crossing Parnholt Wood to Kings Somborne (36/31). There turn west and cross the River Test to reach Houghton. A combination of off and on road brings you to Nether Wallop (30/37) and finally to a bridle way (27/37) that heads north along a military training area. After reaching the B3048 turn west onto a bridle way that ends in Newton Tony (22/41) from where Amesbury Road leads further to the west. Crossing a road follow the north border of Boscombe Down Airfield (19/41) to Amesbury and from there over some bridle way to Stonehenge (12/42), the turning point of this trip. Over bridle ways touching Springbottom Farm (12/40) Great Durnford (14/38) is reached. From there small streets lead to High Post (15/36.5) and Hurdcott (17/34). A path brings you to the old roman road that is joint after Stock Bottom Farm (19/33). Over Middle Winterslow (25/33) keep on going to the east where finally the Test River (34/31) will block your way. Cross over and turn south onto the Test Valley way till the cycling path ends near Stonymarsh (34/27) from where small roads lead eastwards via Michelmersh and Braishfield to Lower Slackstead (40/25). There take the Clypit Road to Ampfield (40/23) and the A3090 and Hook Road to Chandler's Ford (42/23) that can be surrounded on Knightwood road. After Chandler's Ford, use the cycle path beside Castle Lane to the west and than the bridle way up to Chillworth (41/19). From there only a short distance is left to get back to Southampton.


Time: 10h

Distance: 120 km

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