• Discover Nadder, Shears Building, Stone Lane Industrial Estate, Wimborne, BH21 1HD  Tel: 01725 517417

Why not get out on your bike and explore the roads, lanes and tracks of the beautiful Nadder Valley and its surrounding downland. From high drove roads with soaring country views to intimate widening country lanes. The area has so much to offer for both mountain and road bikes.

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ValleyCycle Trail 1. Wilton through the Chalke and Nadder Valleys 

Distance: 17.5 miles (28km)
Time: Allow 3  hrs
Terrain: A mix of urban roads and quiet lanes, sections mostly off-road along byways, a number of long slow ascents and long gradual descents
Difficulty: Strenuous
Suitable for: Mountain bikes, parts can become difficult when wet
Start/Finish: Market Street car park, Market Place, Wilton SP2 0HT
Description: Experience a wonderful cycle ride from the historic town of Wilton through the beautiful Chalke and Nadder Valleys, along urban and country lanes, through historic villages, and plenty of opportunity to get off-road.  Enjoy the many chalk downs, stunning scenery and big wide open-spaces.

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Cycle Trail 2. Great Wishford to WylyeRoad from Dinton to Wylye

Distance: 16 miles (26km)
Time: Allow 5 hours
Terrain: Mostly tracks, quiet lanes, moderate gradients
Difficulty:    Moderate
Start/Finish:Car-park of The Royal Oak pub in Great Wishford
Description: A moderate circular route which starts from Great Wishford and passes through a number of picturesque villages including Baverstock, Dinton, Wylye and Hanging Langford, as well as, the ancient Grovely Woods, part of the Pembrokeshire Estate.  Enjoy stunning views across open countryside as well as Wylye Down National Nature Reserve 

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Cycle Trail 3 - Dinton, Barford St Martin and Iron Age Hill Forts

Distance: 13.5 miles (22km)
Time: Allow 4 hours
Terrain: Mostly tracks or quiet lanes, a short section of the busy A30 road, moderate gradients with some steep ascents and descents
Difficulty Moderate-Strenuous
Start/Finish: Car-park of The Wyndham Arms, Hindon Road, Dinton SP3 5EG .  Cycling groups- please notify pub well in advance  
Description: Journey through three historic Nadder Valley villages of Dinton, Barford St. Martin and Compton Chamberlayne, enjoy dramatic scenery and views, pass by mysterious Iron Age settlements and Hill Forts, along old drove roads, field tracks and quiet country lanes with some steep ascents and descents.

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Cycle Trail 4 - Boyton and the Ginger Piggery to Hindon

Distance:15 miles (24km)
Time: Allow 4.5 hours
Terrain: Mostly quiet lanes and tracks.  Gradual ascents and descents
Difficulty: Moderate
Start/Finish: Car-park of The Ginger Piggery, Boyton BA12 0SS.  Cycling groups- please notify The Ginger Piggery in advance.  Check out opening times prior to leaving.
Description: Journey through a pastoral landscape of wide open spaces, ancient woodland and historic villages from the beautiful Wylye Valley to the Nadder Valley.  A varied route which starts from The Ginger Piggery in Boyton which farm traditional breeds like the ginger Tamworth Pig, to Hindon, a Medieval village and once prosperous location for country fairs, markets and trading.

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Cycle Trail 5 - Hindon to the Great Estates of Fonthill and Ptyhouse

Distance: 8 miles (13km)
Time: Allow 2 hours
Terrain: Mostly tracks or quiet lanes, moderate gradients, one long descent. Can get very muddy in wet weather
Difficulty: Moderate
Start/Finish: Car-park of The Lamb at Hindon, High Street, SP3 6DP.  Cycling groups- please notify pub well in advance
Description: From the historic market town of Hindon, journey through two great country estates;  The Fonthill Estate and Pythouse Estate.  Learn about magnificent country houses and past owners of these beautiful estates.  The route takes you along the Wessex Ridgeway, a magnificent ridge-top route with stunning views.

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TeffontCycle Trail 6 - Fonthill Bishop to Teffont Magna

Distance: 10 miles (16km)
Time: Allow 2 hours
Terrain: Mostly country roads, lanes and woodland tracks with moderate gradients and a good section of The Monarch’s Way along an Old Drove Road
Difficulty:   Moderate
Start/Finish: The Riverbarn, Fonthill Bishop Cycling Groups; please notify well in advance
Description: A moderate circular route starting at the historic village of Fonthill Bishop and its links with magnificent mansions of Chilmark stone that have graced the Fonthill Estate for centuries, through scenic countryside passing the village of Chilmark, renowned for its links with quarrying dating back to Roman times, and on to Teffont Magna, with its pretty cottages of Chilmark stone and thatch

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Cycle Trail 7 - Tisbury and Downs

Distance: 11 miles (km)
Time: Allow 2.5 hours
Terrain: Mostly tracks, quiet lanes, moderate gradients
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Route
Start/Finish: Tisbury Railway Station or Nadder Close Car-park behind Tisbury High Street
Description: A stunning cycle route which starts from the historic village of Tisbury, past an historic church and hill fort, through the grounds of the magnificent Old Wardour Castle, and up onto the chalk downs with dramatic views across the Nadder Valley.

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Cycle Trail 8 - Tisbury to Semley

Distance: 10 miles (16km)
Time: Allow 2.5 hours
Terrain: Mostly tracks or quiet lanes, moderate gradients, one steep climb, one long descent
Difficulty: Easy
Start/Finish: Tisbury Railway Station or Nadder Close Car-park behind Tisbury High Street
Description: A gentle family cycle ride around the lanes between the historic villages of Semley and Tisbury.  Easy going with one steep incline and descent down Tisbury’s quaint High Street.

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Cycle Trail 9 - Mere to Semley

Distance:16 miles (26km)
Time: Allow 2 hours
Terrain: Mostly country lanes
Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous
Start/Finish:    Car-park along the B3095 Salisbury Road in the centre of Mere near the Market Square
Description: This cycle route takes you to the south east of the historic market town of Mere with its antique shops, through lovely countryside with good views to two historic Nadder Valley villages;  East Knoyle, the birthplace of famous architect Sir Christopher Wren, and Semley with its quirky antique and craft shops.

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Cycle Trail 10 - Mere to the magnificent Estate of Stourhead

Distance: 11 miles (18 km)
Time: Allow 1.5 hours
Terrain: Mostly quiet roads and lanes with moderate gradients
Difficulty: Moderate
Start/Finish:    Car-park along the B3095 Salisbury Road in the centre of Mere near the Market Square
Description: A superb figure of 8 circuit which starts from the Medieval Market Town of Mere with its rich textile history, through quaint hamlets and villages and then onto the magnificent world famous historic National Trust property and gardens at Stourhead

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Cycle Trail 11 - Ludwell, Win Green and Gallows Hill

Distance: 12 miles (19km)
Time: Allow 4 hours
Terrain: Mostly tracks or quiet lanes, moderate gradients, one long descent
Difficulty: Moderate
Description: Spectacular panoramic views from the top of Win Green, through historic villages and past nationally important wildlife sites and ancient burial sites, along an old drove road, tracks and quiet country lanes, and with some exhilarating descents, this circular cycle-trail really has it all.

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