The route takes you from Hungerford Station north to along the Lambourn Valley to Lambourn village which is very visibly a centre for race horse training. It then continues uphill to the scarp of the North Wessex Downs, an area littered with stone age monuments. The return to Hungerford follows a slighty different route downhill, using in part an old Roman Road.
The Outdoor Active route planner is buggy, and automatically inserts unecessary trackpoints. It lso doesn't allow to read the Waypoint notes online. So if you want the detail, I suggest you check on my blog at: pootler.co.uk or more specifically:
NB. The suggested route includes about 3.5 miles along the Ridgeway, a bumpy off road track which might be difficult to deal with on a road bike, I have therefore added in a tarmac alternative, you can choose at Waypoint E.
Generally, this route has several long but not steep climbs. But if you take the road rather than Ridgeway option you have a steep climb to return to the scarp.
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Tips and hintsAfter you leave Hungerford Lambourn is the only place on the main route that has pubs, cafe's and a small selection of food stores. You will not find a pub north of Lambourn but there are a couple in the Valley.
Getting thereThe route starts from the station.