Stratford Upon Avon The Green Way Trail

This 17 mile cycle route takes you from the historic town of Stratford on Avon out in to
the fantastic Warwickshire countryside on a cycle tour through some of the historic hamlets and villages in the area. The route initially takes you along a traffic free section then on leaving the Greenway Trail at Long Marston is mainly along country lanes and ‘B’ roads. You may encounter the odd hill but nothing too severe as it’s mainly through rolling countryside. Cycle hire is available in Stratford from Stratford Bike Hire, Old Town Mews, Stratford Upon Avon and situated at the start of The Greenway Trail. The letters marked in red and brackets refer to the turning points shown on the map.

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Stratford is a world famous market town mainly known for being the home of William Shakespeare, the Shakespeare Company and Anne Hathaway, just to name a few. Stratford is a busy place with many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants for you to explore and it has an abundance of history and historic buildings.

Starting from the car park at Seven Meadows roundabout, which is the entrance to The Green Way Trail cycle along the trail away from the roundabout. The Greenway Trail follows the route of the old Oxford to Worcester Railway Line. As you cycle along the trail in the open countryside you will pass the site of the old Milcote Railway Station and after about 3 miles you will pass Long Marston Airfield on yor left. The airfield has all sorts of activities including drag racing, microlight flying and model aricraft shows etc.

 

After cycling along the trail for approximately 4 miles you will reach the end of the airfield
and you TURN DOWN THE SECOND LEFT along Wyre Lane (B). At the end of Wyre Lane TURN LEFT along Pear Tree Lane (C) and then after 250 yards TURN down the FIFTH TURNING (D) which is a country lane sign posted for Drossington, on the corner you will see the church on your right.

Cycle along the lane for one and a half miles where you come to a ‘T’ junction (E). At the junction TURN RIGHT along Dorsington Road and cycle for half a mile to the hamlet of Dorsington. At the Dorsington TURN LEFT (F) opposite the gates to the orchid and cycle along the lane towards Bickmarsh.

Continua along the lane for one and a half miles where you come to a ‘T’ junction (G). At the junction TURN RIGHT along Buckle Street. Cycle along the road up hill and after 1 mile and just after the bungalow on your left TURN RIGHT down the Welford Road signposted for Barton (H).

Continue along the lane through Barton and after two and a half miles TURN LEFT along Headland Road (I) just as you enter the Welford on Avon.

Cycle down Headland Road past the school on your left and at the end of the road you
TURN RIGHT by the church (J). You are now in the oldest part of the village. Cycle the short distance to the end of the road and TURN RIGHT by the green along High Street (K).

Cycle along High Street out of the village and after half a mile TURN LEFT along Milcote Road (L). Signposted for Clifford Chambers and The Greenway Trail. Cycle along the lane for hakf a mile then TURN LEFT (M) up the lane and cycle for three quarters of a mile the TURN RIGHT (N).

Continue along the track/lane for 1 mile where you meet with The Green Trail at Chambers Crossing Halt. (O). At the Greenway Trail TURN LEFT and cycle for one and a half mile back to the car park at the entrance to the Greenway Trail. The start/end of your cycle ride.

 

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