Please note: The routes were surveyed in 2017 and conditions might change. People using this information need to take care when using the routes and make their own judgements about whether they can manage or not. The survey of the bridleway was done by an experienced user on a Tramper mobility scooter.
To access The Ridgeway from Bishopstone village pond go uphill to the west. There is a footpath (1) to the right of the road which can be used to avoid the road.
Cross the road at the entrance to Prebendal Farm and enter the track a few yards further up the hill taking the left hand track as the other is a field entrance.
The path is muddy and rutted. It might be best to stay in the middle all the way up to the bridle gate which is two-way, self-closing (2).
The valley sides are in ancient terraces called 'Strip Lynchets'. Each flat area was cultivated by one family.
Continue straight ahead up the field. The gradient is generally about 1:12 or less. It can be muddy causing you to loose traction.
The gate on to The Ridgeway is more difficult to use being one way (5).
The route shown to the east (from Nell Hill, going through waypoint 6 to waypoint 3) is not currently accessible due to small gates.
The link between Icknield Way and ‘The City’ is not accessible due to a flight of steps.
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