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Cold Ash Village and Copses Extended Circular is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near Cold Ash, Berkshire, England that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 374 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Walking Bird watching Running Forest Partially paved
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Getting There

A circular walk from the West Berkshire village of Cold Ash, taking in the quiet village streets and the many woodland copses that surround the village. The village lanes give you chance to see the variety of local properties and the long stretches of holly trees. The woodlands are beautiful all year round and, early on in the walk, you will be rewarded with stunning views over the hills and woodlands to the north east. There are only a few gentle ascents/descents and the tracks are mostly well made, but the woodland paths can be very muddy after wet weather. There are no stiles or kissing gates on route only an easy-to-use single gates. You will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock. There is a stretch of about 400 meters of road walking on a village lane without a pavement - this is within the 30 mph zone, the lane is usually quiet and there are grass verges to allow you to step out of the way of any traffic. Approximate time 1.5 hours.

The walk starts at the village hall (Acland Hall) in Cold Ash. The hall has a free car park which serves all the site facilities: the recreation ground, Parish Hall and Pre-School. It is situated on Hermitage Road opposite Woodside (a residential street). Approximate post code RG18 9JH.

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Pete Fraser
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Hiking

Less roads than other route. Hilly in places and sheltered. Can be muddy as rain has to go somewhere!

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John Johnstone
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Walking

Good walk however too much road work on busy roads and one section without a pavement. The woodland sections were good and even saw a muntjac deer feeding. I think the route could be greatly improved by using more of the woodland paths available.

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Artur Dobrzyński
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Hiking

not that much interesting and way too muddy after rain.

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Natasha Laytham
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful walk. How ever it was abit muddy with it being January but as long as you don’t mind getting stuck in which I didn’t it’s lovely!

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Claire Caddy
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HikingMuddy

A lovely walk, took the children. They enjoyed the woodland. Easy route. A bit muddy (in Jan)!

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Duncan Davies
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Hiking

Disappointing. Easy enough to follow despite the fact that the directions for the last part of the walk appear to be missing. Main issue was that the majority of the walk was on roads and despite the reassuring comments in the guide, in places the traffic was fast and heavier than expected. The path through the woods was very attractive but the walk needs much more like this and fewer roads.

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Gemma Hart
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Pedro Carvalho
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Denis Clover
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Ben Mitchell
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Roddy Martin
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Francisco Martin
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Tom Ansell
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Rob Lloyd
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David Paor
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Paul Southernwood
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