Oliver’s Battery Walks and Trails. Our parish offers plenty of walks and trails to walk, run or cycle. We list some ideas below. Please be free to share your own recommendations. Some of the trails below are also available on Strava or Ordnance Survey Maps.
The Battery Loop – Walk – Length 270m – Starting Point: The Battery Information Board. A short walk around the battery. Follow the perimeter of the battery for a nice relaxing contemplative walk.
The Battery 1k – Walk/Run – Length 1000m – Starting Point: South East Junction of Olivers Battery Cres and Downlands Road. This segment is exactly 1km but please be careful of cars and steps. Strava Segment (anti-clockwise).
The Great King One Miler – Run/Walk/Cycle – Length 1 mile/1605m – Starting Point: Recreation Ground Gate. Around 1 mile in Texas Field. Look at the segment on Strava and repeat it few times to memorise it. A good training length but mind the sharp corners! Strava Segment (clockwise).
The Vikings 2k Chaser – Run/Walk/Cycle – Length 2km – Starting Point: Recreation Ground Gate. A nice 2km with some elevation to run fast. Strava Segment (clockwise).
The Saxons Trail – Run/Walk/Cycle – Length 500m – Starting Point: Recreation Ground Step Ups Poles. A nice trail around the recreation park. To get exactly 500 meter you need to wonder a little bit around the play area. A perfect spot to train young riders on their bicycles! Mind the trees on downhill from the car park to the swings! Strava Segment (anti-clockwise).
The Battery – Run/Walk/Cycle – Length 10km – Starting Point: The Battery Information Board. A nice clockwise 10k – Ordnance Survey Maps.
King Æthelwulf 15k – Walk/Run – Starting Point: The Battery Information Board. A beautiful adventure with outstanding outdoors and views. Strava Segment.
The Bat 20k – Run/Walk – A beautiful adventure with outstanding outdoors and views. Starting Point: The Battery Information Board. Strava Segment.
Footpaths and Bridleways Review Days
The local footpaths and bridleways are well used by the local community and twice a month people gather informally to walk/run along the footpaths and bridleways. This walking and running is an ideal opportunity to identify any footpaths and bridleways that might need intervention.
Please contact the Clerk to provide details of any issues with the footpaths and bridleways in Oliver’s Battery.
Although the informal twice monthly walks/runs/rides are not organised by the Council, please contact Fab de Liberali if you are interested to join these activities.