Wells, Mells & Broader! 200

Going broader afield for some more #wills_hills. A cathedral city, Stourhead Gardens, broad gauge transfer shed and an old rail trail are a few of the delights.

Whitchurch, City of Bristol | Sat 12th Feb 2022 @ 07:00

BRIEF:

Going broader afield for some more #wills_hills. A cathedral city, Stourhead Gardens, broad gauge transfer shed and an old rail trail are a few of the delights.

WHEN: +iCal
12/02/2022
07:00 - 20:28
WHERE:
Whitehall Garden Centre
Norton Ln
Whitchurch, BS14 0BT
EVENT REVIEW SUMMARY:
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Type:
BR
Points Distance:
200
Total Distance:
202km
Speeds:
15-30kph
AAA: 2.75
Bronze Grimpeur
Climb:
2784m
Duration:
13h28
Entry closes:
12/02/2022
Entry:
£8.00
Route:

Extensive route notes and a variety of files will be distributed to entrants via email a week or two before the event. In the mean time use the interactive map for an overview of what lies ahead (subject to change); toggle the elevation & grade on/off by clicking the key. *Please note plugin's 'grade' is experimental so take it with a pinch of salt, especially where rocky outcrops may be present.

Event Information

description:

Heading out past Chew Valley Lake and over The Mendips to the cathedral city of Wells you can grab a quick coffee or more from the market. Continuing on round the Bishop’s Palace you make your way through Bruton to tackle the climb upto King Alfred’s Tower. Now you go broader than the original …old rail trail 100 passing Stourhead Gardens and Bristol High Cross before an undulating passage to the broad gauge transfer shed at Yeovil Railway Centre. Climb Batcombe Hill for views north across Blackmoor Vale before descending back to the vale floor and some easy runnings slowly climbing to Kilmington. The final stretch includes a castle, Mells then the Colliers Way railway path into the old mining town of Radstock all with a few more #wills_hills before arriving back at Whitehall Garden Centre.

Unfortunately due to the ongoing circumstances the pub stop at Kilmington is looking doubtful. The route will instead go through Mere where there are shops, cafes and pubs.

details:

Parking at Whitehall Garden Centre. Only toilets available in the morning, outdoor cafe in the afternoon. Easily located by car from A37 or bike from Bristol Centre via the Whitchurch Way.

Bookings

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Entry £8.00


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