6 great walks near Newbury

PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 March 2020 | UPDATED: 08:23 17 March 2020

Donnington Castle by Barry Skeates (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) via https://flic.kr/p/9YgCsx

Donnington Castle by Barry Skeates (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) via https://flic.kr/p/9YgCsx

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The close proxmity of the North Wessex Downs and the Kennet and Avon Canal make Newbury the perfect base for a walking trip.

Donnington

3 miles from Newbury

Heads to Newbury and explore and visits ruins of 14th century Donnington Castle and then onto a wander beside the 200 year old Kennet and Avon Canal.

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Chieveley

5 miles from Newbury

Head to Chieveley for a fairly long dog-friendly walk, though with a shorter option, through the downs to the north of Newbury.

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Ecchinswell

6 miles from Newbury

For fans of Watership Down, this walk in the North Hampshire Down will have few familiar places names. The second half of the walk is close to Sydmonton Court, the private residence of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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Walbury Hill and Gallows Down

7 miles from Newbury

Enjoy a splendid hike from the pretty Berkshire village of Kintbury to Walbury Hill and Gallows Down, with a few decent pubs along the way.

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Hamstead Marshall

7 miles from Newbury

An easy 4½ mile walk exploring the area around Hamstead Marshall on the edge of the North Wessex Downs

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Kennet and Avon Canal

9 miles from Newbury

The Kennet and Avon Canal features heavilt in many walks close to Newbury. For this one, the eight mile stretch also visits Hungerford Common and Freeman's Marsh.

Click here to view the details of the Kennet and Avon Canal walk

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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