6 great walks in the Berkshire Downs

PUBLISHED: 00:00 14 February 2020 | UPDATED: 08:29 14 February 2020

Fawley by Michael Day (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0) via https://flic.kr/p/Q3MP9W

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A selection of walks in the Berkshire section of the North Wessex Downs AONB.

Fawley

A circular walk that heads south from Fawley venturing across ancient fields and the landscape that provided inspiration for Thomas Hardy's last novel.

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West Isley

Head to West Ilsley for a dog friendly five and a half mile journey over the North Wessex Downs, which can be adapted for cyclists or walkers.

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East Isley

Just down the road is East Isley, we set off from here in the opposite direction and head to meet the Ridgeway national trail.

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Great Shefford

The River Lambourn runs through the village of Great Shefford, we set off from here and take a south-eastwards direction, with the river never too far away.

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Tidmarsh

The southern egde of the North Wessex Downs is a handy day out for those close to Reading. Start out from Sulham Hill and meander through Sulham Wood before crossing the River Pang to arrive at Tidmarsh.

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Chaddleworth

Explore the area to the north of Newbury, visiting the neighbouring picturesque villages of Chaddleworth and Brightwalton.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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