Alresford Cycle Route 2 – Ovington, Itchen Stoke, Abbotstone

This is a short route of 7.5 miles but with a few steepish hills. There is a little spur into Ovington to The Bush Inn. You can go up the hill and look around the church.

Travel back and across the Itchen up top the B3047 and turn left riding for 2-300 metres along this occasionally busy road. Turn right at the church and you start the longest ascent of this ride, followed by a swift descent to Abbotstone. There is a short steep hill up on to Fobdown with the vague. Remains of an ancient hamlet.

Further on the route turns right with easy run back to The Winchester Road. You can see the lakes and Arlebury Park House.

The route through the council estate takes you past a corner shop and back to New Farm Road via the Prospect Road industrial estate. At the crossroads you will find the Cricketers.

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