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    Hungerford and Castle Copse

    Saturday 1st July

    Distance 18 miles, Circular Grade Moderate Start Time 10:00 Host Paul Start Time RG170DY

    Meeting point: Hungerford Station

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Join us as we explore the beautiful and quiet West Berkshire and Wiltshire countryside south of Hungerford. From Hungerford, we head south through fields and woods to our picnic lunch stop on the edge of Great Bedywn before a drink stop in the local pub. Then we head north through the little village of Chisbury, across fields and through more woodland and up to the River Kennet and our second drink stop at Chilton Foliat. We finish the walk into Hungerford along the River Dun.

Trousers are recommended due to some paths being partly overgrown. Please remember to bring plenty of water as the only places to fill up are at the pubs we visit and the village shop in Great Bedwyn, as almost all of this walk is in the countryside. If you are using a sat nav to get to the station you need to take Park St, then Station Road and not Everland Road as this is a one-way street out of Tesco car park. Parking charges apply

Our walk gradings

  • E


    Easy Walks are for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.

  • L


    Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.

  • M


    Moderate Walks are for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are highly recommended.

  • S


    Strenuous Walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rought country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the walk leader in advance.

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About our walks

Non-members are welcome to join us for 3 "trial" walks before deciding to join us. You don't need to book in advance - just turn up on the day.

All our walks are graded to give you an idea of what each one will be like. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short, easy walk first. It's better to find a walk too easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.

Please remember

  • Bring appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Bring something to drink, even if the walk has a pub stop. On most full day walks you'll need to bring a picnic lunch. The walk details will show this.
  • If you wish to bring your dog on a walk, you must ask the walk leader in advance as some walks are not suitable for dogs.
  • Please arrive early so that the walk can start on time. We'll wait up to 10 minutes if you let us know you've been delayed en-route.

All our walks are led by SYW members. Please follow their instructions, don't walk ahead of them, and let them know if you decide to leave the walk before the end.

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