NOTE: Some details may alter as circumstances change, so keep looking [updated 04/10/2017]
Start at Burrowbridge Bridge - End at Langport
Directions from Burrowbridge:
Carefully cross over road, preferably between light changes, joining path between pub and river. Then follow riverside path, passing through numerous farm gates and keeping river on RHS.
2.69k ♦ Mixed underfoot conditions
Keeping river on RHS, pass girder bridge for farm vehicles.
1.45k ♦ Mixed underfoot conditions
Pass lock gate/flood control facility.
0.54k ♦ Mixed underfoot conditions
Keeping river on RHS, pass small girder bridge for pedestrians [historic finish/start location].
3.11k ♦ Mixed underfoot conditions
Passing under railway viaduct the 'signed' route forks left toward middle of distant buildings, crossing a mid-field footbridge which may be damaged. Hence, recommended to follow riverside until reaching buildings and then turning left to find 'signed' gate and path through to Bow Street [the main road through town].
0.67k ♦ Cattle may be in field which may be muddy and have freshly deposited slip hazards
Reaching Bow Street turn right back toward river - No sneaking through Stacey's Car Park or you will be penalised!
0.20k ♦ Try to stay on narrow pavement and out of road, but be very aware of people either just walking or appearing out of doorways
Just before road bridge passes over river cross road and take the left into yard access road. Has warning sign showing pedestrian access only.
0.04k ♦ Be very, very careful of traffic when crossing busy road and also vehicle use access road
Before going into works yard, veer right over Cocklemoor Footbridge and them immediately left following graveled riverside footpath.
0.26k ♦ Be aware of numerous pedestrians and cyclists meandering along path and enjoying the park area
The finishing line for this leg and the first relay is on the riverside by the footbridge from Stacey's Car Park.
At Burrowbridge bridge parking is very limited nearby. We have not made any special arrangements to use either the local hall parking, or that for the pub [but if you are a customer, then normal arrangements would apply]. Where practicable, please use room in other local roads carefully to avoid clogging the carriageway or blocking residents driveways etc.
The 'Mump' just to the east and accessed by a convenient footpath is well worth a visit on its own merits and for fantastic views of the surrounding countryside, as well as for spotting runners. It is operated by the National Trust, has its own car park and is currently free to visit.
At Langport plenty of parking should be available, either in the main riverside parking area behind the shops, or in the conveniently close Stacey's Court Car Park.
There are a useful number of eating, drinking and relieving facilities in the town, so plenty to amuse supporters and resting team members.
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