White Horse Relay

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Stage 10 - Devizes White Horse to the A4 at Cherhill

5.2 miles

The route is mainly along the White Horse Trail and Quakers' Walk

Route - (Select Satellite view) - See it as a virtual run.

Start at Roundway Hill - SU 014 641

There is a Parking Place here, at the top of the Hill.

Run along the pathway, keeping the White Horse on yur right. Soon the track bears slightly left.

After just over a mile from the start of this leg, there is a path which crosses this track. This is the Wessex Ridgeway, although it is no longer sign posted. Do not continue straight on but turn right here.

If you were to continue along this track you would soon reach the North Wilts Golf Club. You would have gone wrong - GO BACK!

Follow the path between the fields (with pigs on the left in February, in August they had been moved to the right) until you come to the road. This is the Wansdyke Path. There should be a Marshal here to direct you across the road. Continue along this pathway, keeping to the right hand track. Soon you will reach some trees/bushes. Keep straight on between several more fields.

When you come to a gate on the left hand side, with a gap for pedestrians, turn left (shown by a red arrow on the Google map). You are no more than 150 metres from the A361 at this point.

Continue along the path at the edge of this field (going away from the A361 and towards the monument), passing a mass of trees on the left.

Cross over the track and through the gate.

Head straight up over the hill. You come to a rough lane that curves in front of you.

Bear right at the fork, go through the gate, carry on up and through a second gate. Go over the crest of the hill until you come to a rough lane. The surface is a little uneven but just follow the lane.

You come to a stile by a gate. Cross the stile and continue on the track. Continue straight on down the track ignoring the turns to the right, and go over a second stile.

At the end of the lane is a gate with a gap to the right of it, you can run through this gap.

The finish is just before the road - opposite the turn to Yatesbury.

To get to The White Horse Inn, our Headquarters for the afternoon, drive to the turning for Cherhill, turn right up Marsh Lane (see Map) and continue for 2½ miles to Compton Bassett.

The Cherhill White Horse is: Ordnance Survey reference SU 049 696.

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