We have come up with a series of routes for our Wellness rides that build up in difficulty, but all with some fun and great countryside.
This is the easiest ride – our starter ride. As with all the rides, it starts at the Three Trees Cafe & Farm shop, where you can park and get refreshments afterwards. Note it is closed on Mondays, but there is a public parking spot immediately next door.
The ride starts out on the Ridgeway, which at this point is a quiet country road. After a kilometre and a half, the tarmac turns to a dirt track (still the Ridgeway), which you follow for a couple of kilometres before turning left onto bridleway, taking you across the edge of the field to the shooting school.
Go left round the fence in front of you and up a short grass bank (which is best walked, as its pretty tiring to ride).
At the top you go left, along until you reach a clearing and junction of paths. Go straight ahead (Gypsy Lane), enjoying a nice downhill to the road.
Turn right onto the road and follow it for just over a kilometre, till you come to a Byway on your left. Take this byway for a kilometre, till it comes to the sustrans route 482 (the former railway line to Marlborough). The byway can collect puddles in the wet, but is rideable in all weathers.
At the junction with route 482 you turn left and follow it back to the Three Trees.