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Newent Loop South (full) Cycle Route



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Cycle Route Details
Route NameNewent Loop South (full)
Distance : miles (km)24.28  (39.07)
Duration(hh:mm)02:24
Difficulty
Posted ByNASA Riders
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
CountryEngland
Town/CityNewent
County/RegionGloucestershire
Start LocationNewent
End LocationNewent
Cycle Steps
Newent Loop South (Full)
This route offers easy riding, mostly on quiet roads and lanes with safe crossings over the A40 and very few cars or lorries, except at times in Mitcheldean. The B4221 can also be busy on weekdays at the start and end of the working day. Visibility at junctions is mostly excellent but you should wear brightly coloured clothing and use your lights to be seen in dim conditions. Everyone should wear helmets!

Starting from the centre of Newent head past the Tudor Fish and Chip shop out along the B4216 (Culver Street, then Newent Lane) for 2.3km. Turn left at St Anthony’s Cross and follow Kent’s Green Road all the way to the T junction with Taynton Road opposite Taynton and Tibberton Village Hall (4km). Turn left towards Tibberton and then right into Huntley Road after 1km. At T junction, turn left and follow to Bulley Lane, turn right. Follow Bulley Lane to A40 at Birdwood. Cross A40 to Chapel lane and continue to Upper Ley, then Frewins Lane, Northwood Green, then right at T along Boseley Road. Follow signs to Flaxley. At T, turn right along Flaxley Road to junction with Abenhall Road. Cross over into Lower Spout Lane and follow round till it becomes Jubilee Road. At A4136, turn right downhill towards Mitcheldean, left after 200 metres into Baynham Road and then right at Stenders Road. Left at T with High Street, then left after 0.5km onto Ross Road (B4224) for 2.5km. Right onto B4222 and cross A40 at Lea through to Aston Crews and Aston Ingham. Cross B4221 to Kews Lane and follow round to Kilcot Inn. Turn left along B4221 towards Newent. Turn right at the traffic lights down the High Street (B4216) to the town centre.

Total distance: approx. 39 km (24.28 miles)

If you prefer to ride this route the other way round (anti-clockwise), follow Watery Lane out of Newent to Clifford’s Mesne, then over the ridge and down Oaks Lane to Aston Ingham. Turn left onto B4222, then Aston Crews - Lea - Mitcheldean - Flaxley - Birdwood - Tibberton - Newent (as above in reverse order). For safety at Mitcheldean, especially if there are younger riders in your group, you may consider dismounting and using the pedestrian crossing near the roundabout to get over the A4136.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
For more about Newent see: http://www.fweb.org.uk/towns/35-Newent , http://www.newent-online.co.uk/local-information/history-area/ ,
http://www.information-britain.co.uk/county25/townguideNewent/



Cafes and Restaurants in Newent
Good News Centre, High Street Newent, GL18 1AN
Tel; 01531 821456, Mon - Sat, 9 - 5 (last orders 4.30)
http://www.goodnewscentre.com

The Buttery Tea Rooms 1 Culver Street, Newent, GL18 9DB
Tel: 01531 820896, Mon - Sat, 9 - 5; Sun 12.30 - 2.30
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g315973-d6613390-Reviews-The_Buttery_Tea_Room-Newent_Forest_of_Dean_Gloucestershire_England.html

Erols Sandwich Bar, 16 Church Street, Newent, GL18 1PP
Tel: 07565 296804, Mon - Fri, 9 - 3
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g315973-d6578752-Reviews-Erols_Sandwich_Bar-Newent_Forest_of_Dean_Gloucestershire_England.html

The Newent Tandoori, 34 Broad Street, Newent, GL18 1AJ
Tel: 01531 822748/828264, 5 - 11 every day
http://www.newenttandoori.co.uk/index.html

There are three supermarkets which are open till late every day


Pubs in Newent
Kings Arms, Ross Road, Newent, GL18 1BD
Tel: 01531 820548
https://whatpub.com/pubs/GLO/0604/kings-arms-newent

George Hotel, 21 - 23 Church Street, Newent, GL18 1PU
Tel: 01531 820203
https://whatpub.com/pubs/GLO/0360/george-hotel-newent

Cobblers, 7 Church Street, Newent, GL18 1SA
Tel: 07990 992545
https://whatpub.com/pubs/GLO/1048/cobblers-newent








Along the Route
Fairview Garden Centre, Chapel Lane, Birdwood, GL2 8AR
Tel: 01452 750436, Small Restaurant Mon - Sat 9 - 5.30, Sun 10 - 4
http://www.thefairviewgardener.co.uk/index.html

Flaxley
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaxley

Gunns Mill Furnace
http://fodbpt.org/gunns-mill.html

ASHA Centre
http://www.ashacentre.org/index.php/en/

St Anthony’s Well
http://www.deanweb.info/history6.html

Mitcheldean
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitcheldean

Lea, Herefordshire
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea,_Herefordshire

The Penny Farthing Inn, Aston Crews
http://www.pennyfarthinginn.co.uk

Kilcot Inn
http://www.kilcotinn.com

Bike Shops
Ross on Wye (9.3 miles)
Revolutions 48 Broad Street, Ross on Wye, HR6 7DY
Tel: 01989 562639
http://www.revolutionsatross.co.uk

Ledbury (9.0 miles)
Cycles Clements, 6 Bank Crescent, Ledbury, HR8 1AA
Tel: 01531 632213
http://www.cyclesclements.co.uk

Gloucester (9.8 miles)
Many to chose from. See for example: https://www.yell.com/s/cycle+shops+and+repairs-gloucester.html
Also Halfords, 210 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, GL4 4LP
Tel: 01452 310055
http://www.halfords.com/stores/gloucester

Rail Connections
Gloucester
Bruton Way, Gloucester, GL1 1DE
Tel: 0845 700 0125
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/GCR.aspx

Ledbury
7 Masefield Avenue, Ledbury, HR8 1BW
http://www.railticket.co.uk
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/led/details.html


A & E
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Great Western Road, Gloucester, GL1 3NN
Tel: 0300 422 2222

Forest of Dean
Dilke Memorial Hospital
Speech House Road, Cinderford, GL14 3HX
Tel: 0300 421 8640

Ledbury Minor Injuries Unit
Market Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire
Tel: 01531 632488


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