Nice circular route that takes you along Smeaths Ridge to Barbury Castle

Submitted by: Brendan Cracknell
Start: Coate Water
Finish: Coate Water
Direction: Anti Clockwise
Distance: 21 Km
Rating: Medium
Description: Starting from Coate Water car park, near the cafe and following National Cycle route 45 out of coate, across the M4 (over a bridge, don’t panic!) and through Chiseldon. Then taking the dismantled railway towards Ogbourne and up towards the ridgeway and along Smeaths Ridge to Barbury Castle.
You then follow the road down the hill and then off road down the side of Burderop wood, back across the M4 over another bridge and round the edge of Brome Manor golf course and back into Coate Water stopping at the cafe for a well earned cup of tea.
Route: View on map
Download: GPX file (right-click and select “Save Target As…” or “Save Link As…”)

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Donnie

    Thanks to Brendan for posting this ride…. came across it a few weeks ago and now riding it twice weekly as part of my training; time is progressively getting better….. Smeaths Ridge is feeling easier which means I should be riding it harder!!!!

    Anyway, if you read this Brendan….. thanks!!

  2. Iain

    Really good route. I used to ride the old railway path and beyond onto Marlborough, but it never occurred to me to try dipping out around Ogbourne!

    I’ve just had to Google Map and Street View the route though as I had no idea at first what you were describing! I think I’ve pieced it together now, and will be trying this tonight!

  3. Rafe

    There is a map link above that shows it on Google and OS maps 🙂

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