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Cold Ash Village and Copses is a 5.3 kilometer loop trail located near Cold Ash, Berkshire, England and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 5.3 km Elevation Gain: 114 m Route Type: Loop




no dogs

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.

Enjoyed this, easy to park and directions were perfect

4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

Nice walk however going through Ramsey Woods downhill we came to a few T junctions saying turn left. We did not see a stoney track in the woods. We went off course when we reached the main access track road and crossed over as per the instructions, but realised by sat nav we had gone wrong. Therefore we retracted to join the main access road again and luckily this took us the right route of the walk. As a tip I think it would be useful to have the Numbering against each paragraph to link to the map as some of the instructions repeat T junction turn left. This would link the instructions to the numbers on the map and make it easier. A nice walk and enjoyable.

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