This route was an accidental find, and tougher than expected! Melksham to the Devizes route is quite good tracks, and very quiet with most being off road. From here towards Heddington is fine quiet road, but from here it gets tough and semi-unmarked. It starts cutting across a field, and then a single-track tough route we assume is bridleway (well at least there was horse prints). Following this is tough but okay, and then it gets tougher over very very bumpy ground and nettles. So long-sleves a must! A stunning vista over the downs and some spectacular hidden land formations ruined only by the fact its a tough climb! But from the top its bridleway and path back to Devizes for either a coffee or down-hill blat down the canal back to start.
You can download the GPX route from the Download link under the map.
- Distance: 33km
- Type of route: Canal, gravel, quite road, grass, single track, bums
- Difficulty (excluding distance): Difficult
Max elevation: 219 m
Total climbing: 327 m
Total descent: -327 m