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Broad Way, Spring Lane and Wood Lane Circular

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Beech Hill, Berkshire, England

Broad Way, Spring Lane and Wood Lane Circular is a 5.5 mile loop trail located near Beech Hill, Berkshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Length5.5 miElevation gain475 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingWalkingRunningForestRiverWildlife
Description
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Getting There

This circular walk mostly follows footpaths and byway tracks around Beech Hill in Berkshire, with a few short sections along quiet roads. It crosses the River Loddon in two places. There are no stiles, kissing gates, steps or livestock on route, just some gaps alongside vehicle gates to negotiate. There are several steady gradients, but nothing too steep. Allow about 2 to 2.5 hours.

Start in the centre of Beech Hill. Buses only serve Beech Hill two days a week, so a car will generally be needed. Park alongside the church, in Wood Lane (opposite the church) or Beech Hill Road alongside the village green - but not on the pavement, please. Approximate post code RG7 2BB.

Weather
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Reviews (6)
Photos (21)
Recordings (2)
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Hannah Martin
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Hiking

Was so disappointed in this walk! Took my two dogs who love running off-lead and this walk was mostly roads - towards the end after walking on 3 consecutive roads, we were rewarded with a walk that was practically on the A33, cars were flying past about 4 foot away. It was also covered in litter from passing cars including loads of bottles of wee!! I let my dogs off for a little bit as there was a wire fence but this just ended and my dogs were suddenly exposed to the traffic! Absolutely terrible, don’t bother, especially if you have dogs.

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Michael Moss
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Not a great walk if I’m honest. The start was fine, on a track albeit a bit muddy. The middle section was a lot of road which led to walking alongside the A33 and a couple of litter ridden lay-bys. The finish was lovely through the forest on a tarmac path. You could find better walks than this and I would give it 3 out of 5.

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Samantha Bridge
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We did this walk today as had cabin fever after the snow. It was a lovely area to walk in BUT for us there was far too much walking on roads/lanes I would say about 85/90% is tarmac.

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Amanda Marsden
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First to Review

Really nice walk taking you along byways, paths and lanes I never knew existed even though I live in the area. For me: perhaps a bit too much tarmac and really did not like the bit alongside the A33 but it wouldn't stop me doing this walk again. Just take care when you come through the A33 underpass there is a new swing gate that has been put in on a footpath to your left which catches your attention but it is not the right way - you need to continue alongside the A33 a bit longer before bearing off left.

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mike mike
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Madiha Razaq
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Hiking
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