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Kennet Valley Circular Walk is a 6 mile loop trail located near Aldermaston, Berkshire, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Length 6.0 mi Elevation gain 583 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Running River Views
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This circular walk follows the Berkshire recreational route signs, starting and finishing at Aldermaston Wharf tea rooms. The first half crosses the River Kennet and then gently climbs through farmland. The second part mostly follows the hilltop, giving good views down into the valley. The final part is along the towpath of the Kennet and Avon Canal. There are a few, very quiet road sections, but most of the walk is along easy to follow and marked paths. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates plus two stiles and you may be sharing one field with cattle or horses. (The tea rooms are closed for refurbishment from Oct 17 to Jan 18, but it is still possible to park and follow this route). Allow 3 hours.

Aldermaston Wharf is located just off the A340, close to its junction with the A4 Bath Road. The walk starts and finishes from the Canal Visitor Centre and Aldermaston Wharf tea rooms pay and display car park. The parking fee is £2 for 4 hours (correct Oct 2017) and the fee is payable at the adjacent tea room when this is open and via the honesty box at other times. Approximate post code RG7 4JS.

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Poppy Davies
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HikingFloodedMuddy

Great trail - really enjoyed it. It was very flooded in parts due to recent weather so we had to wade through deep water in parts of it but part of the adventure. Nice parts along the canal and then ending in fields and farmland.

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Kylie S
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Harrowing. Was almost killed by a stampede of horses. Imagine being Mufasa and merely surviving. Would not recommend.

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A C
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Madiha Razaq
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Neil Ferguson
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