A short, but rewarding ride offering stunning views and quiet open countryside.
Once past the short section of A525 leaving Audlem, this route is largely on back roads and lanes and travels through the pretty village of Norton in Hales.
There is a fairly lengthy climb of moderate gradient to the north of Norton in Hales. However, it's worth the effort as the views from the summit can be stunning. The remainder of the route is fairly flat.
You have the option of returning:
on the on-road route (L1 total distance 15.2 miles) via a short section of the A529 to back lanes skirting Shavington Park to Wilkesley, Coxbank and further back lanes to the south-east of Audlem.
or via the towpath from Hawkesmoor Bridge (No 72), Adderley (Route L1* total distance 10.7 miles)