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Barlborough Hall 2018
Resume of the 2018 Route
On leaving Barlborough the route follows the A616 until a right after passing through Clowne heads south through the villages of Elmton and Whaley towards the A623 at Nether Langwith. After passing through Warsop and skirting the RAC Rally mecca of Clipstone forest you pass through the ford at Rufford.
Turning right at the Wellow Maypole our way heads due south before the main and shortened routes separate in the village of Eakring , the main tour continues south whilst those opting for the shortened version head east before rejoining again in Norwell.
The longer route then requires careful navigation to pass to the west of Southwell to eventually meet the River Trent head on at Bleasby. Turning north here the roads used are the ‘yellows’ nearest to the west bank of the river as far a South Muskham and on to meet those using the shortened route at Norwell. The route now continues through Ossington and Egmanton to pass beneath the A1 at Tuxford.
With about half the route now completed you may be feeling like a break if you have not already done so.
Having passed under the A1 a right turns your route back towards theTrent and Megawatt valley at High Marnham. Keeping active and redundant power stations on your right you pass through Laneham and Rampton to reach the lowest point on the route (not that you have experienced Alpine altitudes) of 4 metres above sea level at a hamlet named Coates.
Joining the old Roman road near Littleborough you follow an almost straight line WNW through Sturton le Steeple and the Wheatleys to join the B6045. After crossing under the East coast main railway line the route passes through Serlby parkland after a very brief spell on the old Great North Road.
Heading south now the new A1 junction near Blyth Services must be negotiated before entering the town and the right turn towards Worksop. A right opposite 50 acre wood passes south of Carlton in Lindrick to avoid Worksop town. After a couple of roundabouts on the A57 a turning to Shireoaks leads to a series of narrow ‘yellows’ which eventually bring the tour back towards Barlborough Hall and that all important cup of tea!
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