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The Horse and Groom and Hare Hatch Walk

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Reading, Berkshire, England

The Horse and Groom and Hare Hatch Walk is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near Reading, Berkshire, England and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 301 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Walking

Pub walk

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Getting There

A circular pub walk from the Horse and Groom in Hare Hatch, Berkshire. The Horse and Groom is a 300 year old coaching inn with beautiful beams and flagstones. The walk gives you chance to explore the surrounding countryside, a mixture of large arable fields and horse paddocks with a few small sections of woodland and lovely views. The walk is almost entirely flat and follows a mixture of field edge paths and grass tracks some of which can be a little overgrown, narrow and/or muddy at different times of the year. There are a couple of short sections of road walking so take care of traffic at these points. You will need to negotiate 6 stiles, the last 3 of which have wire fenced surrounds so dogs may need a lift over. Two of the fields are likely to be holding horses so take care with children and dogs. Approximate time 1.5 hours.

Hare Hatch is located between Twyford and Maidenhead in Berkshire . The walk starts and finishes from the Horse and Groom pub which is situated on the A4 Bath Road, at its junction with Milley Lane. Approximate post code RG10 9SB.

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Reviews (5)
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Recordings (1)
Completed (27)
Ann Jackson
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Quite a nice walk on the flat but the ground mos of the way is very uneven which made it hard work.

Mark Mark
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Enjoyable walk lovely scenery leading to the railway line quite flat along the railway line and gentle stroll through the copse. Make sure you try the scones with cream and jam in the garden centre.

Tim Tim
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First to Review

The first 15-20 mins of this walk is reasonable, venturing through through horse paddocks and crop fields. Beyond that however, it's just a long straight line down the side of a fast (and noisy) train line, followed by walking back up 40/60 mile hour roads which aren't especially pleasant.

david Sackman
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Neil Ferguson
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