The rolling downs of Berkshire, Wiltshire, even Hampshire

Mindful of the fact that marathon walks are perhaps not to everyone's taste (o ye of little faith and tired ankles), I thought I'd throw in a sneaky, cheeky, more relaxed one. Not totally relaxed, mind. Starting at Kintbury on the Kennet & Avon Canal and ending at Bedwyn on the Kennet & Avon Canal, it will most definitely not follow the Kennet & Avon Canal, except for little bits, but string a bow at a venture some 14 miles (22 km) to the Berkshire, Wiltshire and sometimes even confusingly Hampshire Downs southwards.

So expect at least one steep climb, to be rewarded with fine views of Berkshire, Wiltshire and sometimes even Hampshire below - perhaps even with a picturesquely arranged sheep or two.

The inevitable pub stops are naturally included, including for lunch, if all goes aright, the lovely Swan Inn at Inkpen, selling only - be still, your beating Islington-type hearts - organic, locally sourced free-range type stuff


It'll be lovely if it doesn't rain, and perhaps even then. As ever, I will arrange group train tickets on the day once we are all assembled. Marvellous - see you there.

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  • Danielle

    A lovely walk and great company as always.

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    5 star

    July 7, 2013

  • Lucy H.

    Sadly going to have to give this one a miss...not Liz, you're on!

    July 5, 2013

  • Linda

    Sounds nice. What time do you expect to be back in London?

    July 2, 2013

    • Jonathan

      We usually get back around 8pm or slightly later. Best to consider the day fully booked, unless you're particularly energetic!

      July 5, 2013

  • Helena

    Sorry I won't be coming after all, I seem to have rather over-committed myself on Saturday and not confident of getting back in time for theatre in the evening. See you all next time!

    July 4, 2013

  • Tim R.

    Or even eight days!

    July 2, 2013

  • Jonathan

    Two walks in two weeks!

    July 1, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Sounds fab but I'll be trekking the Inca Trail so won't make it!

    June 27, 2013

  • Dani

    sadly I can't make it to this one :( attending some friends' 4th of july party on the 6th :))

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like my kind of walk. I did about 11 miles a few weeks ago.

    June 27, 2013

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