This short circular route takes us to the north-west of Audlem through quiet lanes with two options for completing the turn to start the return journey. These are:
- Route A5 (10 miles-easy) through the picturesque villages of Sound and Aston
Travel a short distance on the busy A530, where care is required (easy).
- Route A5 *(11.7 miles-harder) via the ford
Extend the journey slightly to avoid the main road and return via Wrenbury Heath and Woodcotehill Lane (harder).
This lane is a mixture of metalled roadway and unmade track, with a deep ford in the middle. Do not cycle through the deep ford, but instead dismount and walk your cycle round the footpath and causeway on the east side of the ford. Cycling is not permitted on the footpath and care should be taken in walking with a cycle as the path is narrow and on a steep bank. The south end of the path can be muddy and slippery after rain and use of this alternative route is not recommended when river levels are high. To the north of the ford, the track is fairly steep.
- The two crossings of the main A530 at Aston and Sound require care.
The Bhurtpore Inn, Aston