This route was a short test to see how accessible the bridleways are E/NE of Melksham between Bath Road and Sandridge. And the answer is, they are there and challenging – so good fun after a heavy night of rain. Full MTB needed (Hardtail fine) and wide tyres – we were over pedal deep in water and mud – so challenging, but, totally rideable! In winter you will get very muddy! Some bridleways here are unsigned (naughty locals) but were checked on the rights-of-way bridleway map so totally legal. Knowing these are OK, we’ll expand the routes further later on. The routes are a bit of canal, across fields (grassy),farm tracks, bridleways, single-track and a small amount of road – nothing too busy
You can download the GPX route from the Download link under the map.
- Distance: 16km
- Type of route: Canal, gravel, quite road, grass, single track, mud, fields
- Difficulty (excluding distance): Medium
Max elevation: 98 m
Total climbing: 102 m
Total descent: -102 m