Day 1

Petersfield >
Salisbury Plain

Day 2 >

Arriving by railway at Petersfield train station, and grabbing a quick Greggs sausage roll, we rolled out of town to head for the South Down’s way.

We cycled to Send and then travelled down a few lanes to where the tarmac gave way to track and forest trails. Boom! Our ride had started.

We enjoyed the trails of Queen Elizabeth country park. Soft, leafy trails and a few descent we were down to the visitor centre which has a cafe, toilets and water.

From there our legs warmed up pretty quickly thanks to Butser hill,

Winchester was next, which we worked our way to for lunchtime via the Cheesefoot hills.. mmm! Farmers market in Winchester, then out again to some lovely farm tracks and singletrack. Nice easy riding and very quiet. Perfect.

We skirted around Amesbury, and Stonehenge to Larkhill where there is a large army base at. From their we headed onto Salisbury Plain, and played dodge the tank track holes. Which were substantial craters filled with rain water.

We drifted off the plain quite weary after a long day of navigating off road obstacles to Tilshead and it’s compact little campsite. There is a pub, and garage here that will get you restocked again.