GREAT BEDWYN TO VERNHAM DEAN, ANDOVER:
Elevation 305 ft, 295 ft decline, 7.4 miles. From the High Street, head east through Great Bedwyn onto Brook Street and then Jockey Green Road. You’ll be rewarded for your efforts with gorgeous views of the countryside. Turn right onto Fosbury Vernham Dean towards Oxenwood. Pass through Oxenwood and Fosbury and about 7 miles from Bedwyn you need to turn right onto Bowers Lane. You’ll find the beautiful 17th Century George Inn on your left, lock up your electric bike, this is a great place to stay overnight or simply for refreshments.
VERNHAM DEAN TO TANGLEY, ANDOVER:
Elevation 604 ft, decline 492ft, 12.3 miles. Turn right out of The George then, climbing steeply, turn right, heading north-east up Bulpits Hill. Soon after you begin a downhill you need to turn left for another steep ascent towards Little Down, not a problem on an e-Bike, flick the switch for extra power to your pedalling! At Little Down turn right, pass the church on your left then turn left, here you’ll begin a steep descent then you’ll turn right at the bottom towards Netherton.
Continue downhill heading south towards Hurstbourne Tarrant, an area of ‘outstanding natural beauty’. You’ll continue onto the A343 and at the bottom of the descent turn right (north-west) at The Square in Hurstbourne Tarrant towards Upton. Slight uphill to Upton you’ll follow the road round to the left towards Tangley finding yourself now on a steep climb, once you have begun to descend you need to turn right at the end onto Church Lane, continue on Church Lane all the way down into Tangley, slight left into Fox Plantation Drove where you can enjoy a cask ale at The Fox Inn which you’ll find on your right.