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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Lapworth to Long Marston and Loxley Loop|
|Distance : miles (km)||48.87 (78.65)|
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|This is a road route, mainly on country lanes.
Start at The Punchbowl, Lapworth, on the corner of Rising Road and Mill Lane. Head south, on Mill Lane, towards Kingswood, and continue till you reach the A4439 T junction.
At the junction, turn right onto the Old Warwick Road, A4439, and follow this to the first turn off on the left. Turn left, off the A4439 and onto Catesby Lane. Follow this to the crossroads and turn left onto Lapworth Street. Follow this across the M40 and on into Lowsonford and over the river.
Continue on this road till it comes parallel to the M40 and up to a T junction. Turn right, onto Shrewley Common, heading away from Shrewley and the M40.
Follow the road through Claverdon and Langley, and across the railwy lines to a T junction.
At the junction turn right and head back across the railway lines and on till the A3400 crossroads. Go straight over this, another railway line and the river, heading towards Little Alne. Before reaching Little Alne, take the left hand turn, onto Bearley Road, heading for Aston Cantlow.
Go through Aston Cantlow and Billesley, then at the A46, take a right and left, onto Grafton Lane. Follow this to the T junction.
At the junction turn left, staying on Grafton Lane, and follow the road through Binton and on till the B439 T junction. Turn right onto the B439 and then first left off again, onto Binton Road.
Follow the road across the river and on through Welford on Avon and Long Marston. After Long Marston, turn left onto Station Road, heading towards Quinton.
Follow the road to the B4632 T junction, where you turn right onto the B4632 and then take the first left off again onto Main Road. Follow this through Quinton and Lower Quinton.
Take the left turn for Preston on Stour, and follow the road through Preston on Stour and on till the A3400 T junction. Turn right, onto the A3400, and head into Alderminster.
In Alderminster, turn left, off the A3400 and onto New Road, heading for Goldicote. Follow the road to the A422 T junction, turn left onto the A422, then first right off again onto Blue Lane.
Follow the road into Loxley, where there is a Good rest point The Fox pub.
After Loxley, take the first left onto Loxley Lane, heading for Charlcote Park. Go through Charlcote Park and into Charlecote, then take a left onto Charlecote Road, heading for Hampton Lucy.
Go through Hampton Lucy and head for Black Hill and the A439 crossroads. Go across this onto Sand Dam Lane, and follow the road to the A46 T junction.
Turn right onto the A46 heading towards Sherbourne, then take the first left off onto Heath End Lane. Follow this through Norton Lindsey and on till the A4189 T junction.
At the junction, go right and immediate left, crossing the A4189 into Norton Curlieu Lane. Follow the road till just before it crosses the M40, on Dark Lane, and turn left onto Pinley Road.
Turn right, off Pinley Road and onto Station Road. Follow this across the M40, through Hatton Station across the river, across the B4439 crossroads and into Little Shrewley.
In Little Shrewley, turn left at the T junction, onto Stoney Lane, and follow this towards Baddesley Clinton. You will come to a T junction just outside of Baddesley Clinton.
At the T junction, turn left, away from Baddley Clinton onto Rising Lane. Follow this across the river and railway lines back to The Punchbowl.