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A pleasant walk through the village, along a short stretch of The Ridgeway and back down a disused railway. Not exactly the back of beyond but pleasing views and easy going.

I did this walk with my boys today, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We've all decided we want to live at Upton Manor it's a stunning house. We did take the shortcut as didn't want to take the kids on the road. It was completely clear (guess because it's winter) and a really nice footpath. It did look like it had been cleared though. I would highly recommend this walk, we wore wellies but I reckon you could get away with good walking boots.

We have tried this walk both clockwise and anti-clockwise and agree that it's best anti-clockwise as shown. We also extended it by a couple of miles with paths north-east of Upton and used the longer route for a Ramblers walk, and all the group loved it. Similar to a couple of other comments, I was bothered by flies on one occasion for about a quarter of a mile at the top of the first hill, but then they left me. Overall, beautiful and pleasant.

We did this walk today on a wet miserable day, it was an easy walk with a little 'lane' walking but we didn't see any cars. It took us just under an hour. There are a couple of nice pubs in the village for after.

steam day at crofton and bluebells made this a fabulous walk. Even a bride turning up for her very posh looking wedding at the end in Great Bedwyn

A really lovely varied walk - canal, woods, historical interest. The windmill site has picnic tables and benches which make for a perfect halfway stop for a picnic - yes, even on 20th March it was warm enough to stop for a picnic.