Otterbourne Circular via Botley and Bishops Waltham Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameOtterbourne Circular via Botley and Bishops Waltham
Cycle Route Location
Start LocationForge Pub
End LocationForge Pub
Cycle Steps
1. My standard weekly ride early in the year when the legs are a little weak or my waist is a wide! It's a 21 mile route all on road and although these are main roads, I have to confess I prefer them to lanes because at least the traffic can see you. A lovely undulating stretch of new tarmac from Botley to Bishops Waltham and some beautiful countryside. A couple of moderate hills (maybe 200yds long on a reasonable gradient) this is a ride that I always enjoy right up until the I come back down Kiln Lane on the final stretch which is on a very slight uphill (not noticed on the way out) and with the legs starting to tire I always curse the fact that it ends on a slope. Nevermind because the finish line is a beautiful pub with great food and a lovely courtyard garden.
Landmarks/Sites to see?
Landmarks are basically Botley then Bishops Waltham and the Fisherspond - oh and you pass Marwell Zoo too. The Pub is a welcome venue for the finish!