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Newent South Loop (inner) Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameNewent South Loop (inner)
Distance : miles (km)21.63  (34.81)
Posted ByNASA Riders
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationNewent
End LocationNewent
Cycle Steps
Newent Loop South (Inner)
Newent - Tibberton - Birdwood - Blaisdon - Longhope - Aston Ingham - Kilcot - Newent

This route offers easy riding, mostly on quiet roads and lanes with safe crossings over the A40 and very few cars or lorries, although the B4221 can be busy on weekdays at the start and end of the working day. Visibility at junctions is mostly excellent but you should wear brightly coloured clothing and use your lights in murky conditions. Everyone should wear helmets!

Starting from the centre of Newent head past the Tudor Fish and Chip shop out along the B4216 (Culver Street, then Newent Lane) for 2.3km. Turn left at St Anthony’s Cross and follow Kent’s Green Road all the way to the T junction with Taynton Road opposite Taynton and Tibberton Village Hall (4km). Turn left towards Tibberton and then right into Huntley Road after 1km. At T junction, turn left and follow to Bulley Lane, turn right. Follow Bulley Lane to A40 at Birdwood. Cross A40 to Chapel lane and continue to Upper Ley, then Frewins Lane, Northwood Green, then right at T along Boseley Road. Follow signs to Blaisdon. Through Blaisdon, left into Velthouse Lane to Longhope. Across staggered junction with A4136 into Old Monmouth Road then right along Church Road to A40. Turn left along A40 for 100m and then right into Barrel Lane (CARE!). Follow Barrel Lane to B4222, through Aston Ingham to Kilcot. Cross B4221 to Kews Lane and follow round to Kilcot Inn. Turn left along B4221 towards Newent. Turn right at the traffic lights down the High Street (B4216) to the town centre.

Total distance: 34.80 km (21.63 miles)

If you prefer to ride this route the other way round (anti-clockwise), follow Watery Lane out of Newent to Clifford’s Mesne, then over the ridge and down Oaks Lane to Aston Ingham. Turn left onto B4222 and then left after 0.6 km into Barrel Lane to Longhope.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Newent welcomes cyclists and is a great hub for many different routes starting and ending in the town as well as for groups riding between surrounding towns (Ledbury, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Gloucester) and the Forest of Dean. Local rides range from short routes, to build confidence and fitness, to whole day excursions taking in great views, diverse places of interest, some excellent pubs and welcoming food stops.

For more about Newent see: http://www.fweb.org.uk/towns/35-Newent , http://www.newent-online.co.uk/local-information/history-area/ ,

Cafes and Restaurants in Newent
Good News Centre, High Street Newent, GL18 1AN
Tel; 01531 821456, Mon - Sat, 9 - 5 (last orders 4.30)

The Buttery Tea Rooms 1 Culver Street, Newent, GL18 9DB
Tel: 01531 820896, Mon - Sat, 9 - 5; Sun 12.30 - 2.30

Erols Sandwich Bar, 16 Church Street, Newent, GL18 1PP
Tel: 07565 296804, Mon - Fri, 9 - 3

The Newent Tandoori, 34 Broad Street, Newent, GL18 1AJ
Tel: 01531 822748/828264, 5 - 11 every day

There are three supermarkets which are open till late every day

Pubs in Newent
Kings Arms, Ross Road, Newent, GL18 1BD
Tel: 01531 820548

George Hotel, 21 - 23 Church Street, Newent, GL18 1PU
Tel: 01531 820203

Cobblers, 7 Church Street, Newent, GL18 1SA
Tel: 07990 992545

Along the Route
Fairview Garden Centre, Chapel Lane, Birdwood, GL2 8AR
Tel: 01452 750436, Small Restaurant Mon - Sat 9 - 5.30, Sun 10 - 4

Red Hart Inn, Blaisdon, Longhope, GL17 0AH
Tel: 01452 830477


Longhope Shop and Post Office, Church Road, Longhope
Tel: 01452 830201

The Forest Bakehouse, Church Road, Longhope, GL17 0LB
Tel: 01452 830435

Kilcot Inn

Bike Shops
Ross on Wye (9.3 miles)
Revolutions 48 Broad Street, Ross on Wye, HR6 7DY
Tel: 01989 562639

Ledbury (9.0 miles)
Cycles Clements, 6 Bank Crescent, Ledbury, HR8 1AA
Tel: 01531 632213

Gloucester (9.8 miles)
Many to chose from. See for example: https://www.yell.com/s/cycle+shops+and+repairs-gloucester.html
Also Halfords, 210 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, GL4 4LP
Tel: 01452 310055

Rail Connections
Bruton Way, Gloucester, GL1 1DE
Tel: 0845 700 0125

7 Masefield Avenue, Ledbury, HR8 1BW

A & E
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Great Western Road, Gloucester, GL1 3NN
Tel: 0300 422 2222

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