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Starting in Bath, we'll leave the city on the Two Tunnels Greenway, then climb up to Hinton Chartehouse; there's an unsurfaced shortcut if you want to miss the hill. It's back lanes (and then traffic-free again) to Radstock before rolling terrain brings us to Chewton Mendip. There's a gentle (for the Mendips) climb up Torhole Bottom, a dash across the top and down Cheddar Gorge for a heard earned cup of tea.
Back on the levels again the route is flat in places, but there
are climbs over the ridges at Wedmore and Shapwick. We skirt the
edge of Taunton before stopping for some hot food and embarking on the haul up to the top of
the Blackdown hills, topping out at about 270m. It's downhill
to Ottery St Mary and than a hike over Woodbury Common before
we can dip our toes in the Briny at Exmouth.
Two Tunnels: code of conduct
The Two Tunnels route will be largely empty by the time the Exmouth comes through. Please read the code of conduct for the use of the route, though. It's straightforward stuff.
GPX and PDF downloads of the route
GPX file (right click and Save As...)
Route instructions (PDF)
Route instructions (DOC)
Route sheets are available on the night, priced £1. Please buy one to help us cover the costs of the event. Or bung us a quid if you've downloaded it and printed it already.
Total distance: 106.5 miles. The main climbs
are as follows:
89m ascent in 2 miles. Average 2.4%
165m ascent in 2.1 miles. Average 4.9%
Steepest mile: 7.2%
149m ascent in 3.3 miles. Average 2.8%
Steepest mile: 4.5%
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