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Aldermaston Wharf and Padworth Walk

EASY 12 reviews

Aldermaston Wharf and Padworth Walk is a 4.7 kilometer loop trail located near Beenham, Berkshire, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

Distance: 4.7 km Elevation Gain: 73 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

wildlife

historic site

A circular walk from Aldermaston Wharf in West Berkshire. The walk starts at the visitor centre on the Kennet and Avon Canal before joining rural tracks and paths across several waterways and fields to reach the adjacent village of Padworth with a beautiful church, imposing mansion house and old parkland. The return leg follows a pretty stretch of the River Kennet. The walk is relatively flat with just a couple of very gentle slopes. The paths follow unmade tracks and grass paths across fields, parkland and alongside the river, all of which can be very muddy after rain and in the winter months. You will need to negotiate several gates, narrow footbridges and one stile (which is very low and also has open fence surrounds to allow dogs to pass through). You will be sharing a couple of the fields with horses and one field occasionally holds cattle, so take particular care with dogs. Allow 1.5 hours.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved this walked, easy to do, great for all ages. It was very picturesque with Lots to see on the way round! We took a detour through the woods and up to the road instead of the paddock. We then joined the route back at the church. Good option if you’re a bit scared of walking through a field of horses like I was!

walking
2 months ago

This was my first walk using this app. The instructions were excellent and, for a short walk, there was good variety.

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely walk which is really easy. Never found the handles in electric fence but made no difference! Gorgeous church.

hiking
3 months ago

lovely loop on 1st use of this app...all info worked well....enjoy Mark & Sharon Blythe

7 months ago

We had a lovely time walking this route today although we took a little detour through the woods instead of going through the paddocks. Got back on route at Padworth Church after walking along the road a little way. Not muddy or too tacking a walk. Shall do it again

Mon Oct 08 2018

A good little walk: varied elements, interesting buildings and a nice pint of West Berks Maharajah IPA at the Butt Inn towards the end. What’s not to like?!

Sun Nov 15 2015

Most enjoyable, dog friendly, wellies recommended after wet weather. Five stars!

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