Explore the most popular Pub Walk trails in North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The walk starts out in a most picturesque place with stunning views of life in the water, the area is most acquatic. The path is easily accessible (difficulty: Easy) and it requires little effort to stay on track. Again, the views are wonderful and most enjoyable. There is ample opportunity for a rest or picnic along the way, as well as a few pubs on the water. Walking in June we witnessed an abundance of wildlife. Although there is no designated swimming site, here and there people were playing water sports and swimming. Great overall walk!

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muddy
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1 month ago

Nice 2 hour walk on mixture of canal towpath, tracks, fields and lanes through the beautiful Berks countryside. Finishes at the Dundas Arms right in the canal got a well earned pint. Directions on the app were spot on and accurate.

Nice walk but note that the Blackbird is now a fine dining restaurant not a country inn! Friendly and fine for a drink but very few bar snacks. Food looked good if you want a full meal but quite pricey and you'd need to book.

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.

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

excellent for the kids, with great views!

Great, easy to follow directions and lovely, easy walk (especially on a crisp Autumn day) where dogs can be off the lead for most of it. The pub is dog friendly but we found it very overpriced for the standard of Sunday roast (which was very average) so probably wouldn’t eat there again, but good for a pint!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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

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

Nice walk but instructions across Snelsmore common need to be looked at. Got horribly lost (even though we re-read them 6 times) and had to retrace our steps to get back. Disappointing.

Great walk and very varied. The pub now has about 20 signs on all fence posts outside saying for patrons only, so as we were not intending to eat there, we decided to start at Snelsmore Common car park(free) and do the walk from waymark 3 and back to there. It worked just as well and Donnington Castle is a good picnic spot.

This is a lovely walk with lots of variety and chances to stop along the way at interesting places such as the castle and nice viewpoints. The pub is friendly and does a good Sunday roast!!

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7 months ago

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