White Horse Relay

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Stage 6 - from Upavon to the A360 at Gore Cross

About 9½ miles

Start from Upavon, Ordnance Survey reference SU 130 542 [OS Map 130]

The route is along the White Horse Trail and Wessex Ridgeway and borders Salisbury Plain

Route - (Select Satellite view) - See this stage as a virtual run

Apart from the hill at the start, this should be a fast stage.

Start from the parking place on the road leading to the Shooting Club (just off the A342)

Car Parking is on the side of the road.

Run up the road, past the turning to the Shooting Club. After you reach the summit of this hill you can see, on your right, the Alton Barnes White Horse in the distance.

You eventually come to a control hut on the right hand side of the road where you turn right on to an unmade road.

Follow this road (which has many potholes), the White Horse Trail, in a straight line for about seven kilometres. On your left is the Salisbury Plain military ground which is forbidden territory. You will pass Redhorn Hill, a well known picnic area. Continue along this track for a further six kilometres before reaching the end of this leg which is just before the A360 at Gore Cross Farm.

This year there will not be a water point at Redhorn Hill as teams are requested to hydrate the runners themselves.

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