Beenham and Douai Abbey Circular is a 4.2 kilometer loop trail located near Beenham, Berkshire, England that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 4.2 km Elevation Gain: 69 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


trail running



historic site

A circular walk from the West Berkshire village of Beenham. The route follows pretty stretches of woodland and arable fields to reach the nearby village of Upper Woolhampton where you'll have chance to admire the buildings of Douai Abbey, a Benedictine monastery. The walk returns through arable fields, grazing pastures and mixed woodlands where you'll enjoy a host of wildlife and wild flowers. The walk has a few gentle inclines and the woodland paths and pastures can be very muddy at certain times of the year so waterproof boots are recommended. There is one section of road walking so take care of traffic at this point and two of the fields are likely to be holding cattle so take care with dogs. There are three stiles to negotiate and all of these have open wooden fence surrounds so should be straightforward for most dogs. Allow 1 to 1.5 hours.

3 months ago

Great little walk. Just enough variety to keep you entertained!

7 months ago

Really nice short walk with plenty of variety

10 months ago

Lovely walk with good directions. By Linda

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