Why not get out on your bike and explore the roads, lanes and tracks of the beautiful Chalke Valley and its surrounding downland. From high drove roads with soaring country views to intimate widening country lanes. The area has so much to offer for both mountain and road bikes.
Chalke and Nadder Valleys from Broad Chalke
Distance: 17.5 miles (28km)
Time: Allow 3 hrs
Terrain: A mix of urban roads and quiet lanes, sections mostly off-road along byways, a number of long slow ascents and long gradual descents
Suitable for: Mountain bikes, parts can become difficult when wet
Start/Finish: Broad Chalke
Description: Experience a wonderful cycle ride from Broad Chalke through the beautiful Chalke and Nadder Valleys, along urban and country lanes, through historic villages, and plenty of opportunity to get off-road. Enjoy the many chalk downs, stunning scenery and big wide open-spaces. Finish with refreshments at Broad Chalke where Cecil Beaton used to live.
Cycle Trail - Ludwell, Win Green and Gallows Hill
Distance: 12 miles (19km)
Time: Allow 4 hours
Terrain: Mostly tracks or quiet lanes, moderate gradients, one long descent
Description: Spectacular panoramic views from the top of Win Green including towards Ashcombe the former home of Cecil Beaton, through historic villages and past nationally important wildlife sites and ancient burial sites, along an old drove road, tracks and quiet country lanes, and with some exhilarating descents, this circular cycle-trail really has it all.