Newent - River Severn - Newent Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameNewent - River Severn - Newent
Cycle Route Location
Town/CityGood News Centre, High Street Newent, GL18 1AN
Start LocationGood News Centre, High Street Newent, GL18 1AN
End LocationGood News Centre, High Street Newent, GL18 1AN
Cycle Steps
1. An opportunity to picnic by the River Severn at Rodley Sands by going Newent - Huntley - Northwood Green- Westbury-on-Severn - Rodley and back This is a relatively easy and safe ride on quiet roads and lanes with a safe crossing over the A40 at Huntley. There is a slightly more demanding route through Cliffords Mene, Glasshouse, May Hill and Blaisdon. You could combine the two for a longer and more varied ride with pub stops. Starting from the centre of Newent head past the Tudor Fish and Chip shop out along the B4216 (Culver Street, then Newent Lane) for 6km. At Huntley, turn left at Bywords Road and follow through to North Road. Use the lights to cross the A40 into Upper Ley. Follow this to Frewins Lane which goes through to Northwood Green. Or use Ley Road and Frowens Lane for better views. At Northwood Green turn left into Grange Court Road and and then right into Adsett Lane to the A48 at Westbury-on-Severn. CARE! The A48 can be busy with fast moving traffic in both directions. Cross straight over into Rodley Road and proceed to Rodley Sands. If you take the alternative route around May Hill, there is short section on the A40 and you also have to cross the A4136, both of which require care and vigilance. 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! Total return distance: approx. 26.54 miles (42.72 km)
Landmarks/Sites to see?
NEWENT WELCOMES CYCLISTS 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 other 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: , , 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 supermarkets in Newent that 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 Way Red Hart Inn, Blaisdon, GL17 0AH The Glasshouse Inn, GL17 0NN The Yew Tree Inn, GL18 1JS 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