6 great walks in the Berkshire Downs
PUBLISHED: 00:00 14 February 2020 | UPDATED: 08:29 14 February 2020
A selection of walks in the Berkshire section of the North Wessex Downs AONB.
A circular walk that heads south from Fawley venturing across ancient fields and the landscape that provided inspiration for Thomas Hardy's last novel.
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.
Just down the road is East Isley, we set off from here in the opposite direction and head to meet the Ridgeway national trail.
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.
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.
Explore the area to the north of Newbury, visiting the neighbouring picturesque villages of Chaddleworth and Brightwalton.
All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.