The Sanctuary

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Bed and Breakfast in Ogbourne St.George, Marlborough, Wiltshire

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Running on the Marlborough Downs

If you are a runner who's used to pounding town or city streets, you'll find the Marlborough Downs a beautiful place to run, with a mix of footpaths, trails and grass tracks, and great views.

Downs view in January 2010

Do you fancy a change of scenery and a great place in the country for some training runs? There are lots of running routes around Ogbourne St.George. If you want hilly routes across the downs, we've plenty of those, But if you want flat routes, the Old Railway Path and the back lanes in the Og Valley will suit you fine.

One end of The Ridgeway National Trail is nearby at Overton Hill. It goes via Barbary Castle to Ogbourne St.George, then onto Uffington and Sparsholt Firs. Marlborough Running Club organises the Ridgeway Relay (which passes through our village) and the Marlborough Downs Challenge, part of the Ultra Running series.

crop circle

A crop circle near Uffington White Horse in 2005, on the Ridgeway.

More links

Ridgeway Trail
Walkers welcome Cyclist welcome
Marlborough Running Club
MAD-Triathalon Club