Newent Loop South (full) Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameNewent Loop South (full)
Cycle Route Location
Start LocationNewent
End LocationNewent
Cycle Steps
1. Newent Loop South (Full) This route offers easy riding, mostly on quiet roads and lanes with safe crossings over the A40 and very few cars or lorries, except at times in Mitcheldean. The B4221 can also 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 to be seen in dim 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 Flaxley. At T, turn right along Flaxley Road to junction with Abenhall Road. Cross over into Lower Spout Lane and follow round till it becomes Jubilee Road. At A4136, turn right downhill towards Mitcheldean, left after 200 metres into Baynham Road and then right at Stenders Road. Left at T with High Street, then left after 0.5km onto Ross Road (B4224) for 2.5km. Right onto B4222 and cross A40 at Lea through to Aston Crews and Aston Ingham. 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: approx. 39 km (24.28 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, then Aston Crews - Lea - Mitcheldean - Flaxley - Birdwood - Tibberton - Newent (as above in reverse order). For safety at Mitcheldean, especially if there are younger riders in your group, you may consider dismounting and using the pedestrian crossing near the roundabout to get over the A4136.
Landmarks/Sites to see?
For more about Newent see: , , 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 Flaxley Gunns Mill Furnace ASHA Centre St Anthony’s Well Mitcheldean Lea, Herefordshire,_Herefordshire The Penny Farthing Inn, Aston Crews 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: Also Halfords, 210 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, GL4 4LP Tel: 01452 310055 Rail Connections Gloucester Bruton Way, Gloucester, GL1 1DE Tel: 0845 700 0125 Ledbury 7 Masefield Avenue, Ledbury, HR8 1BW A & E Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Great Western Road, Gloucester, GL1 3NN Tel: 0300 422 2222 Forest of Dean Dilke Memorial Hospital Speech House Road, Cinderford, GL14 3HX Tel: 0300 421 8640 Ledbury Minor Injuries Unit Market Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire Tel: 01531 632488