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Watership Down - North Wessex Downs - 26 Miles - Club Members Ride
Sunday 07 April 2024, 09:00 - 14:00
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Contact Tom Geard - 07472 956740

For those that remember the film or have read the Richard Adam’s classic novel “Watership Down”  (Watership-Down-Trail-walk-instructions-2.pdf (whitchurch.org.uk)) this club members ride follows many of the landmarks immortalised across The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A circular route starting from Whitchurch, the Gateway to the North Wessex Downs. Past ancient broad leaf woodland, across wide sweeping downland and up to the high chalk ridge and the top of Watership Down. Along the trail you will pass some of the actual book locations; the ancient Harroway where Efrafa is located at the ‘crossing point of two bridle paths’, Nuthangar Farm, Watership Down and Hampshire’s famous River Test chalk stream where the rabbits made their way to safety on a raft.

GPX download available from the WhatsApp group.

This will be a social ride, so pace will be 8-9 mph, with an overall ride time of 3-4hrs, with plenty of pit stops, and photo opportunities.

Elevation (climbing) - 1,700ft

Beverages at the Riverside Cafe - Whitchurch Silk Mill (Riverside Café - Whitchurch Silk Mill riverside café)

Helmets are mandatory, no helmet no ride.

Free parking (Community Centre & Library - Silk Mill), no height restriction.

Location Free Carpark next to the Whitchurch Silk Mill, 28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch, RG28 7AL
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Senior membership is available for all adults over 18 years of age.

Junior membership is available to all riders under the age of 18 years of age. 

Family membership covers a family of up to 4 persons. The package is based on 2 adults and 2 children (under 18) who all live at the same address.


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