which soon swings to the left past houses to reach a tarmac lane beside Keepers Stables (which is on the right). Go straight on here, following the tarmac drive (heading south) and shortly before Hodcott House and the West Ilsley Stables, turn right up the waymarked track. Pass a gate to reach a track junction and turn left, with paddocks on the right. At the next junction turn right, heading uphill (anyone following the route on horseback or bike should go straight across at this junction and follow the enclosed bridleway which soon swings right before rejoining the main route shortly after the start of Point 2). From the top of the rise admire the views before heading down into a dip and then up to the corner of Hodcott Copse.
(SU471810) – Turn left down the enclosed track and keep right (straight on) at the junction (the bridleway route rejoins here and turns left), following the track as it soon swings right. Continue along the tree-shaded route for 175m before turning down to the right (waymark sign). Follow the tree-shaded route, which soon swings left, for one mile, passing along the edge of Woolvers Borders. Then pass an open grassy area surrounded by trees before heading up through High Robins wood to reach a T-junction with a well-defined track, known as Old Street.