Debbie Davies will lead this ride in the areas around Faringdon, using natural trails, bridleways and a few country lanes. Although we cross the A420 (we don’t ride along it at all) on four occasions the ride is very rural and mostly very peaceful.
We start from the Iron age hill fort that was part of Badbury Clump’s history, and we pass the Great Coxwell Tithe Barn which is one of the largest in Europe. From there we pass through local villages and onto some well laid bridleways taking in views of the Faringdon Folly. We make our way through to Buckland Warren, a lovely pine woodland which lives up to its name with a warren of trails crossing through. The ride takes the form of a figure of eight to make the most of the local trails .
When we return to the Badbury Clump car park, we can head to the far side and see the beautiful views whilst eating a picnic, if you wish to stay a little longer.
Meet at 9.30 for a 10am ride off. The car park can get very busy so please consider car sharing if possible. The car park is National Trust owned, so charges may apply.
There is no cafe on the ride. We are passing a pub if people want to pop in but otherwise please bring a picnic/ food to have at the end of the ride and snacks/ water on route