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Beenham and Douai Abbey Circular is a 2.6 mile 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 running.

Length2.6 miElevation gain226 ftRoute typeLoop
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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.

The village of Beenham is located about 7 miles east of Newbury in West Berkshire. It can be accessed from Junction 12 of the M4 along the A4. The walk starts from outside the Six Bells pub on The Green (the western end of Back Lane within the village). If you will be using the pub before or after your walk then there is a gravel car park opposite it, otherwise park on the village streets with consideration for local residents. Approximate post code RG7 5NX.

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Ali Rehman
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Walking

Great wall, a bit muddy and easily one can miss on direction but the loop is well designed and easy to navigate.

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Anne Coombes
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Jacqueline Fieldsend
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Great walk, very very muddy in places , but didn’t expect anything less. Great to be out in the fresh air

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chris chris
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Darren A
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John Johnstone
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Good walk but not for days after rain as it was fairly muddy. Everything very quiet at this time year.

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Ruth Pearson
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Easy, short hike with interesting views. Overall trail well kept and directions very easy to follow.

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

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Anna Wilson
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Really nice short walk with plenty of variety

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linda callaghan
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Lovely walk with good directions.

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Gennady Besedin
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Nicola Gillespie
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Gennady Besedin
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Jolanta Stanke
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Charlie Laing
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Anita Kent
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Rob Lloyd
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Anneka Hodgson
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Laura Carlin
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Jolanta Stanke
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Paul Summers
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