Do it your­self

Cyclist - - Wiltshire -

GET­TING THERE

Rail links to the heart of Wilt­shire are ex­cel­lent. We took the 90-minute train ride from Lon­don Water­loo to Sal­is­bury and reached our start point in Horn­ing­sham by car, but the near­est train sta­tion is Frome, just 10km away, which would take around three hours by train, cost­ing be­tween £35-£60 re­turn from Lon­don.

AC­COM­MO­DA­TION

We stayed at the Bath Arms in Horn­ing­sham. It’s a truly beau­ti­ful coun­try pub on the Lon­gleat Es­tate with a bou­tique ho­tel feel, and the homegrown or lo­cally sourced food served in the restau­rant is su­perb, both for din­ner and pre-ride break­fast. It’s bike-friendly too, so ideal as a base from which to ex­plore the area, and it’s the per­fect place to re­lax when your ride is over.

THANKS

Many thanks to Florence Wal­lace and David An­drews of Visit Wilt­shire (vis­itwilt­shire. co.uk), and es­pe­cially David who also joined Cy­clist for the day as our ride guide. Thanks also to David Peel, who drove the car for our pho­tog­ra­pher.

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