Black Bourton - Long Loop
Carterton Community Centre - Start/Finish, OX18 1AADIRECTIONS TO THE START POINT
Running distance: 14 km
About this run route
Start / Finish
Carterton Community Centre OX18 1AX
Loop round the parimeter of RAF Brize Norton, to Black Bourton. Mainly roads and paths (Tarmac with a little compressed surfaces, but flat and even). From Black Bourton back to Carterton has a number of segments that are just on the road as no paths. Please ensure that you run facing oncoming traffic.
Lots of this are not lit and quite rural. Not suggested on evenings, though is possible with a head torch and good reflective clothing (if possible, with light bands on arms (and ankles)). Please make sure you can be seen
Out of the Community Centre turn left onto Lilac Way. Down the slope to the small bridge and cross over onto Northwood Crescent. Turn right and follow around the bend. Turn right onto York Road. As you get to the end of the bungalows, turn left onto Brizewood. At the end of Brizewood, turn left onto Shilton Road. Follow the straight down through two sets of traffic lights. Stay on the same road passed Morrisons supermarket. At the third mini roundabout, turn right onto Milestone Road. Run to the end of Milestone Road, turns into the crescent. Stay on the crescent, At the end, turn into a footpath between the trees. Stay on the footpath. This path follows the fence at the edge of RFA Brize Norton. stay on the path, past the end of the runway, stay on the path until the very end. At the T junction turn right, towards Black Bourton. Follow this over the humpback bridge, passed the Vines pub. Path turns to the right and over the stream. At the road (A4020 towards Alverscot) turn right. Follow this road all the way back to Carterton.
When you are back in Carterton, go straight through the traffic lights, you are on Brize Norton Road. Keep on this until the end. At the junction turn left onto Upavon Way. Traffic lights, turn right and cross onto the left hand side of the road. 100 meters, footpath to the left. Take the footpath and follow all the way to the end, footpath (just after small foot bridge) crosses left and right. follow the right and then follow to the left, up the hill. Footpath opens onto Bluebell way. Cross the road to the right. Co-Op at the entrance to the Community Centre is on your left. Into the car park and follow to the left. You are back in the Square outside the Community Centre.
That's 8.7 miles or 14 Km completed. Well done.