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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Elmley Castle Circular via Winchcombe|
|Distance : miles (km)||47.6 (76.60)|
|Posted By||D Stoker|
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|West around Bredon Hill to Winchcombe coffee stop returning via Wood Stanway. Sticks to back roads where possible avoiding the busy roads.|
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|posted by:AdMatt||Rating :||difficult :|
|Great route, very picturesque; beautiful countryside and villages. Mainly very quite roads.|
We started off at Tewkesbury rail station and went clockwise. Sadly we ran out of time and had to sprint down the B4077, missing out the southern part of the route.
One thing to note; (especially if you are doing this from Google Maps) to cross the river at Lower Strensham you have to carry your bikes over several locks and along an island through a private harbour (though it is a public footpath, I believe).
Nice and dry when we did this, however could get muddy. Also it felt we were going the wrong way when we went down Mill Lane to the harbour (Lane is sign posted 'private'), the road surface starts to break up. Anyway persevere and it will all add to the adventure.
We stopped off at a Farm Cafe (very good sandwiches and cakes) on the left on the A44 just after Fladbury.
|posted by:hakesley13||Rating :||difficult :|
|I agree with AdMatt, the scenery is very nice. There are more hills near the beginning (Fladbury, The Combertons etc) but there is still the odd hill that doesn't prove too much of a challenge.|
If you don't want to cross the river at Lower Strensham, you can add a couple more miles by heading towards Birlingham and going down the hill past Defford.
If you feel like it's a bit easy, it's relatively easy to add on extra miles by straying a bit wide of the route.