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Draycote Water Circuit
CLASS GoldGold Route Location
LENGTH 4.72 miles / 7.60 km
(Equivalent to 4.88 miles or 7.85 km on flat terrain)
CALORIES Record your weight to find out Calories burned on this route
This Route was suggested by  Steve Rowland

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A circuit of the road around Draycote Water with very simple navigation! Draycote Water is a popular centre for sailing, fishing and birdwatching. The circuit is on tarmac paths for the whole circuit. The route is generally flat but does undulate a little on the far side of the lake.

The reservoir was built in the late 1960's and filled by pumping water from the river Leam. Six dams connect five hills and a ridge to create the water storage area. A marathon and a 35 miles race are held annually on this road circuit.

This Route has been classed as Easy This Route is not in an isolated area where you might feel vulnerable Family entertainment nearby Refreshments at Start Toilets near Start Suitable for cycling

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1 Aidan Hobley 02/05/15 00:49:47 46.02%
2 Molly Illston 21/09/16 01:05:00 35.84%

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Simon Davy Tuesday 28/02/12 20:18:01
I live locally and do this circuit just about every weekend. With a good network of paths and bridleways in the area, it can be part of an extended route. It gets very busy on sunny weekends, so get here early to enjoy a superbly peaceful run in safe surroundings.
Andy at GRG View Member Profile Monday 23/01/12 23:05:09
Sorry about that Simon, call it nearly 5! Steve,who like me runs for Ranelagh Harriers told me it was a good fast tarmac run but forgot to mention the wind, still i enjoyed it and thus upgraded it to a GRG route in the hopes more people will have a go at it.
Simon Coats Sunday 22/01/12 17:03:34
Steve, I to regularly run circuits of Draycot, a great relatively traffic free venue that can change so much with the weather and seasons. However, I have never bothered to measure the circuit, just always believed Severn Trent Water and their published guidance that it is 5 miles round !!!!! I am going to have to review my running times now !

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