Pewsey White Horse
About 7.1 miles
Route - (Select Satellite view) and here is a Word File for easy printing (thanks to Carl Zalek)
Car Parking. There is no recommended parking place at the start of this stage but it should be possible to park in any of the nearby streets. Don't park on any of the double yellow lines.
Run down the road towards Southcott.
Keep left along Southcott Road. Take care,
when we passed the road was closed to motor
vehicles but still had pedestrian access.
At the end of the road (at Southcott)
you will see a bridge ahead.
Do not take the bridleway under the bridge.
Follow the road to the right
into Green Drove.
HAYMAKING. Beware of large tractors
on this lane.
At the next junction turn left.
Go round the gate (on the right)
You can see the White Horse on the hill from here.
Continue through the stile
to the top of the White Horse.
Those who have run the Terminator will recognize this spot.
From the top, the view ...
... looking back, over the White Horse.
Continue to the stile.
Follow the little path
at the edge of the field
to the next stile.
Take extreme care joining
this road (Everleigh Road). Turn left
and obey the marshals' instructions.
Continue over the brow of the hill,
past this sign (and stile) on the left.
(Ignore the first turning on the right)
Cross the road when advised
that it is safe, by a marshal.
Turn right along the gravel track
as it becomes more grassy
past the fields of pigs on the left.
Another track passes your route,
continue straight ahead,
until you come to a junction.
(If you go 5 yards too far you will see this sign)
Follow the tracks
between the bushes.
(To the left, you will see this view.)
The track bears slightly left ...
Continue straight on
between the trees.
to a major road.
Bear right ...
... right ...
and continue along the grassy track
which is parallel to the road(s)
When you come to a junction
continue straight ahead.
The main track bears left, but keep straight ahead.
On your left you will see a small derelict tower.
Continue straight ahead
past the army encampment.
you come to a golf course.
Run along the edge of the golf course
You are strongly advised to recce this route in advance, you could easily miss this turning. If you were to continue you would see these views in front of you ...
You would have
gone too far.
If you saw these go back, it's not far.
This is the route you should be following ...
to go downhill.
Go through the gate
and continue straight down
When I passed
grasing on the field to the right.
Now it begins to get
a bit overgrown
and you are
surrounded by trees.
until you see a building in front of you.
Turn left here on to Vicarage Road.
main road (Andover Road).
Turn right here and stay on the footpath,
over the footbridge
and the finish is at
the garage (Murco Garage).
Some of the photographs were graciously supplied by Martin Indge
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