So without any further undue I will tell an account of last night’s travels.
I went to Westbury again and parked up opposite the Whitehorse Equestrian Centre. I arrived slightly later than I had originally intended having taken Joshua for a County Football trial first (well done Bosh). My first step along the bridleway was therefore not until 9.20 pm (2120 hrs in proper money). I actually know the name of this bridleway – bridleway 35 – and I followed it along, through Wellhead Woods, and then out on to Wellhead Drove. When I reached the next bridleway I turned left and ventured up my favourite hill. At the top I turned left again and ran along the Imber Trail/Ridgeway until I reached the quarry. I then turned left again (there is a clear pattern forming here) and down another bridleway. This particular descent is fairly sharp and very precarious underfoot due to the running surface being predominantly a series of large pot holes in the clay with large stones and boulders protruding through. When it was fully dark this section was actually the most challenging. At the bottom I turned left for the final time and was back at my starting point.
I repeated this pattern for 4 circuits in total and was back at my car at 0035 hrs (or alternatively – 25 to 1 in the morning) after 3 hrs 15 mins of effort.With each circuit having an elevation of 675.72 feet I had a total ascent of 2702.88 feet 🙂