Leg 7: Ham Hill to Haselbury Mill [10.6k]

NOTE: Some details may alter as circumstances change, so keep looking [updated 06/10/2017]

Start at Ham Hill - End at Haselbury Mill:

Route:

 

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Distance

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Directions

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Start at Norton car park, joining trail  here

 

After leaving car park leave main path turning right to descend

 

Turn right again to descend into Little Norton via lane

 

Join lane, turning left to descend into Little Norton

 

At junction turn Right heading towards Norton Sub Hamdon

 

At Greenhams Cross turn Right

 

Continue past pub and take 2nd Left into Little Street

 

Shortly after where Little Street bends to right turn Left into fields following RPT path

 

Continue along RPT path through fields following RPT signs (one two three)

 

At Coleford Bridge turn right (still in field following boundary with road)

 

Cross Crewkerne Martock road to pick up path on opposite side of road

 

Continue following path heading slightly North to Creedy Bridge (one two)

 

Turn Left in lane and continue for short distance turning left into fields to resume RPT heading South

 

Path turns right leaving river, heading towards Wigborough

 

Pass Wigborough Manor on left and continue down lane

 

Pass right turn off lane and buildings on right

 

Turn left off lane to resume RPT

 

Cross over Garstone Lane track heading South to Merriott (one two)

 

Pass buildings on left where RPT joins road into Merriott

 

Pass a right turn signposted Hinton St George, continuing downhill into Merriott

 

Turn Left into Tail Mill Lane

 

Continue along lane passing Merriott House and Tail Mill

 

Cross main road and turn left, enter fields on opposite side of road, via entrance to left and not directly opposite

 

Rejoin RPT and continue across edge of fields

 

Cross River Parrett using bridge

 

Turn Right and follow river towards Haselbury Mill

 6.5

Pass Haselbury Mill low down on your RHS.

End of leg is by gate near corner of field and before going onto lane [see 'Special Handover Arrangements' below]

Special arrangements for baton handover at end of leg:

It is unlikely that the tunnel under the A30 will be reopened in time for this year's event.  To avoid crossing this fast and busy road in 'race mode' there will be a mandatory 5 minute intermission in the race timing to enable the baton to be taken calmly from the end of Leg 7 to the start of Leg 8 on the other side of the A30.

We are relying on each team to observe the duration of this intermission, delaying setting off on Leg 8 until the full 5 minutes is reached.  If the road is exceptionally busy take as long as is necessary to cross the road safely and later advise the Race Organiser of any extra delay incurred so your race time can be adjusted.

The schematic below indicates the relationship of the leg end/start locations and the route between.

Additional information:

At Ham Hill, although Norton Car Park is reasonably large please be as considerate as possible to other users. If at all congested please use one of the other nearby car parks, several of which are within a short walking distance.  Also, if leaving cars unattended for any length of time it may be wise to use one of the more central parking areas.
If you haven't visited the area before the country park is well worth a walkabout.  Aside from the views, the quarry working and general historical interest, there is often and ice cream van at the view point car park and The Prince of Wales pub is also worthy of a visit for coffee etc.

At Haselbury and by kind permission of the Mill owners, there is off road parking being made available 'on the day only' in the field opposite the entrance to the Mill.  Please look out for 'PTR' signs and when in field park on the gravel area next to the hedge by the lane.

Quick links to other pages:

Overview of event
Relay 1 Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4
Relay 2 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8
Key notes & information