How to get here

Alton Water is situated approximately 4 miles South of Ipswich, adjacent to the A137, (Ipswich to Manningtree road). The entrance to the site is on the B1080 in the village of Holbrook, half a mile from the Royal Hospital School.

Cycle Route

From the Hire Shop, take the track over the zebra crossing, follow the path for 1½ miles until you reach Wonder Car Park.

Take the cycle track through Wonder Car Park for 2½ miles until you reach Lemons Hill Bridge and the half-way point.

Go over the bridge and turn right into Lemons Hill Car Park and keep to the grassy track until you reach the electric sub-station, which is ½ a mile along, at this point you have a choice of routes.

Cycle track map

Route (A) easier route Take the path out onto the public highway, turn right and follow the road along for 1 mile until you reach a green cycle arrow on a telegraph pole, turn right here to rejoin the cycle track.

Route (B) more challenging Stay on the original cycle track over the hilly terrain and continue until you reach the dam wall, back past sailing centre and into the car park, just in time for a nice refreshing drink.

A total of 8½ miles.