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Nice trail, especially at this time of year with all the yellow fields & some lovely views. A few road stretches though, so a little more tarmac than I would ultimately prefer. Despite this, would still do this walk again.

Kintbury loop, station to station. Fields, woodland, canal. Well sign posted for public footpaths. Pubs en route.

hiking
19 days ago

I am very unfit and found some of the inclines hard work, but the paths are mostly easy and there are some nice views.

Lovely walker plenty of riverside walking. And a pub near the start.

Nice local walk . A lot of noisy dogs out of sight behind fences and hedges so take care if you have a nervous dog. Apart from the stile at Fleethill Farm in section 3 (the farm gate alongside was open today) they have all been replaced by metal kissing gates. Path is very narrow in places which might be an issue at busier times as it would be a challenge to pass other walkers between barbed wire fences and prickly hedges.

Nice 3.5 mile walk. I found the Queens Oak was shockingly expensive. The Tally Ho close to point 2 on the map is more reasonable and has a nicer garden.

walking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

A lovely, varied walk. I found it helpful to check where I was on the gps map; even though the instructions are fine, I still got a bit lost. The ancient well was a bit underwhelming.

This was muddy but a really varied, picturesque ramble. The only moment of confusion was near the beginning: �cross weavers way� should be �cross the bridge into weavers way�. We will definitely walk it again in summer (and, after reading the previous comment, won�t try it after torrential rain!)

Pleasant walk. Muddy - walked on wet December day. Don't miss the left turn on road in Frilsham. We did!!

I did this walk on 18/11/18. After crossing the A3095 Pendry's lane was temporarily closed to pedestrians and a had to take a diversion that meant missing the ford and Wesley Mill. Otherwise a very enjoyable and easy to navigate walk.

Lovely walk and views on a November (2018) day.

Work has started on the car park at the point that this walk joins Wood Lane. It looks like a short section of path parallel to Forest Road and a short section of Wood Lane will be closed on days that they are working on the car park (until the end of August 2018). If the paths are closed when you do this walk, then follow Forest Road up hill to the junction with Terrace Road (roundabout). Turn left and follow Terrace Road South past Newbold College to the junction with Popeswood Road. Turn left along Popeswood Road passing the wood mentioned in the walk text. At the big roundabout cross Temple Way and then follow it a brief distance downhill to resume the walk opposite the end of Wood Lane. This diversion will add less than a mile to your walk and will give you several opportunities to get refreshments in Binfield.

Great walk and lots of lovely spring wildlife. Frost Folly will be the entry point to a new country park (a SANG - suitable alternative natural greenspace), and the new ponds are already attracting swallows, and dragonflies (chasers). There is also a nice café (Robyn's nest) in the garden centre near the start / finish. Where the route crosses a main road by the Shepherd's House pub, the garden centre is 100m to the right (west).

Really pleasant loop that takes in a bit of everything. A nice pleasant walk along the canal. Then through some farmland and into the woodlands as you climb the 195m to the top of the hill. At the top is a nice walk along Greenham common where you can take in some great 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside. Then back into the forest and down the hill back to the canal. Not too difficult and a very nice 2hr walk.

Frost Folly car park has been given a make over. as well, they have added picnic tables too. Looks great.

I'd say this is an average walk, compared to others in local area. The first 2/3 are a series of long single-track woodland paths flanked with trees. This means there's not too much variety of points of interest, and it shades from the sunshine beaming elsewhere for long periods. However the last 1/3 is lovely once you arrive in Shottesbrooke Park, with the churchyard and walking past the beautiful red-brick orchard. Also ending a 2 hours walk with a 15th century pub is always a bonus! Overall 3/5.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Enjoyed this walk (again) today. Autumn trees looked great in the sunshine. Our dog loves it although she is mainly on the lead for the walk.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Lovely walk, started off thinking glad I didnt wear wellies BUT it did get quite muddy after the stream so be careful if it's been raining. The second half of the walk is along lanes BUT they are very quiet and we only came across 2 cars.

Beautiful woodland paths with plenty of shade even on the hottest of days. I wouldn't do this walk in winter unless I fancied a mud bath 😊

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Did this walk late August 2017 and the route was really overgrown in places and very muddy too! Very pretty with a delightful mixture of scenery. However some parts were so water-logged, it would probably be better to do this after a long dry spell!

Really pretty walk with a few mild inclines. Walked this with an 8 year old and he did fine (slept well that night). You could easily do this as a loop but we parked at Pangbourne Station and walked the trail to Goring station to get the train back (5 minutes). See some wildlife, wild flowers, plenty of river activity and some stunningly beautiful houses along the way. The village of Goring-On-Thames is so pretty. The Swan pub at Pangbourne train station let's dogs in, it is right on the river and has plenty of outdoor space during the nice weather

April 2017 - enjoyed this walk; although it is has become overgrown in places. Note to dog owners - please clear up your dog mess.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Walked 19 Feb 2017 - very muddy through the woods but was easy to follow route

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Lovely walk fabulous views

If attempting this walk after wet weather prepare for lots of thick mud.

A really lovely walk down some well made lanes. Look out for bluebells in Spring and take in the beauty of English hedgerows. The Shepherds House pub is near the end so you can stop for some food and drink - there is a garden too if you have a dog with you.

hiking
muddy
Sunday, May 20, 2012

Really enjoyed this walk today. Mixture of woods, Heath and wetland. The path is only boggy at one point otherwise just muddy. Board walks through the wet land areas are particularly lovely. I would walk it again.

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