I have an idea for a fun day out for the Berkshire Trail Runners...
Avebury to Ogbourne st George via the Ridgeway: 16.8km with an elevation gain of 161m. Possible away run for April / May? Any thoughts anyone?
Cars would need to be place at Ogbourne St George (nr A346) for return to Avebury, and possibly Barbury Castle Car park @ 10K (for safety). Driving time from either Barbury Castle or Ogbourne St George to Avebury is approx 18 min.
Logistically we would need to meet initially at Ogbourne SG to drop off one or more cars, (depending on the number of cars and runners) and then proceed onto Avebury for the start.
For safety each runner should carry a backpack with 2L of water, wind / waterproofs, extra layers and a fully charged phone. You may also consider leaving a “recovery pack” containing water and energy bars / snacks in the vehicle(s) left at Ogbourne St George to refuel at the end.
The route is largely through open country away from civilization (yipee), however we do cross a road at 6.7k (chalk white horse) and pass by the Barbury castle car park at 9.4k should we incur any injuries. It will then be a short drive back to Avebury 10 miles for drinks and food at the Red Lion within the Avebury stone circle!
Garmin Course: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/22317951
Reading to Avebury: 50 miles / 1 hour
The Ridgeway: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ridgeway
Barbury Castle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbury_Castle
Ogbourne St George: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogbourne_St_George
Taxis: Ogbourne Taxis 07791 673192
Route to Ogbourne SG: M4 J15 > A346 south.
Ogbourne SG to Avebury: A346 south > A4 west > B4003 north at West Kennet.