Turning left onto the towpath and after a mile, it’s time to turn off the towpath and head back up to Rodborough common. This climb is considerable, but well worth it, arriving at the top at Winstones Ice Cream Shop and factory. maybe a visit after your accomplishment.
Continuing up past the Bear Inn and onto Minchinhampton common. .From here the route goes across Minchinhampton Common, towards Minchinhampton and to the Great Park.
Now it’s the half marathon route to follow up to Checkpoint 5, Leaving the half marathon route for a 3mile loop to Oceans End and then rejoining the half marathon route at Kings Stanley