Explore the most popular Wildlife 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.

A triangular walk with three distinct sides. The good ridge walk, the overgrown Millennium trail and finally the clay shoot/road. Wear trousers / gators for Millennium Trail in summer. Stout boots so as not to turn the ankle. A wind proof jacket for the ridge. It took us 1 hour 50. The ridge is lovely, big skies and the rolling ridgeway.

A wet and muddy family walk through this beautiful area. Perfect. If you have kids with you, it ends with a little play park.

hiking
1 month ago

I have walked around Hannington many times but not this route before. Some great views at times and didn’t see another soul the entire time. Really enjoyed it.

A lovely waterside walk.

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!!

If you want some miles under your belt then it's a good yomp. The start and end are scenic but the walk through Calstone Downs then up to and along the Roman Road is quite dull and seems longer than that it is but a walk is a walk and it's taught me what I like and unlike �

excellent for the kids, with great views!

walking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Such a lovely, easy walk. By the time I parked and walked to the lock and walked all the way to the Swan Pub & back we actually did 6.67 miles. I had my dog off lead for pretty much the whole time and the river is very calm and slow flowing so she jumped in and out with no bother. The trail is more or less completely flat the whole way, if it has been raining there can be a few muddy spots but walking boots will be absolutely fine. The lock and weirs are pretty, there are lots of swans, geese and ducks all around and across the bank you pass by a huge Alpaca farm. In Pangbourne there is a nice green for picnics with a pretty bridge or there are a few pubs that allow dogs. We ate at the Swan and the food was incredible (it has outside area as well over looking the river and Pangbourne weir.)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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

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

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

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.

walking
7 months ago

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