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Stonebridge Lane out of the Village
Join Sustrans 41 Cycle Trail
Across the Fields towards the A423
The Birdingbury stretch of the disused Railway Line
Birch Trees near the Birdingbury Road

On Yer Bike - But Very Walkable Too!

Leave the Green Man PH by the front door and turn left into Church Road. Follow the road and at the second junction go straight ahead into Stonebridge Lane.

Continue over the river bridge and immediately after the metal railway bridge turn left and head up to join it. At the top of the bank turn back on yourself so that you ride over the metal bridge.

Remain on the disused railway line crossing the River Itchen twice more, then a metal bridge over the Leamington Road. You will come to a small clearing with a house clearly visible on the left. In a few more hundred yards the track opens up into a wide space with another metal bridge in the background. Look for a gap in the hedge to the right and almost double back on yourself onto a second disused railway line. At this point you have completed 25% of the route.

Follow this until you ride over the main A423 and reach Marton trading estate. Continue on the railway line past the two large rocks until you get to the next road bridge and descent onto the road and turn right towards Birdingbury.

Enter the village and go straight ahead at the crossroads with the war memorial on the left. Take the turning on the right at the end of the village.

Follow this road until it starts to go uphill and you reach the crossroads where you turn right into Collingham Lane and back towards Long Itchington.

When you reach the T junction turn left and take the footpath through to Leigh Crescent immediately on the right. Where the road turns left by no 19, turn right and work your way between the garages towards the white house which is situated on the Grand Union Canal. Turn right onto the canal towpath and continue to the third bridge. Take the wooden steps up just before the bridge and through the wooden kissing gate. Turn right onto the disused railway line once again and pass under the next road bridge through 'Moby Dick' named because the construction looks like whale ribs. In 25 yards turn right and back on yourself up to the Bascote Road. Turn left onto the roadway and enjoy the descent down the hill to the T junction where you turn left and return to the starting point.