Hitcham Hilly Course

Course Details

As the name implies, this is the hilliest of our four courses, leaving Lavenham for Bildeston, north to Hitcham, turning left towards Brettenham, then back to Lavenham past the ‘top’ of Preston St Mary. Distance 13 miles.

Course Directions

All distances given (approx) are from start.

Start in Lower Road Lavenham at entrance road to Clayhill Farm. After 170m, turn left onto A1141.
Continue through Brent Eleigh, Monks Eleigh.
At end of Monks Eleigh, after 3.9 miles, straight ahead (direction sign) on B1115 towards Bildeston (main road goes right).
Through Chelsworth.
At 5.7 miles, turn left (marshal) into Bildeston High Street, and through village.
At 7.3 miles, at White Horse PH Hitcham, turn left, then bear right after 70m (marshal) over culvert (oncoming traffic has priority).
At 9.7 miles, direction sign, turn left at T (grass triangle) towards Preston/Lavenham.
Continue to finish at entrance to pumping station before first house on left in  Preston Road, Lavenham, at 13 miles.

Course Map

Image reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-Map service. Image reproduced by kind permission of Ordnance Survey.