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The Packhorse and Chazey Heath Walk is a 3.2 mile loop trail located near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 3.2 mi Elevation gain 400 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Pub walk

Description
Waypoints (5)
Getting There

A circular pub walk from the Packhorse near Mapledurham in South Oxfordshire. The Packhorse was once a farm within the Mapledurham House estate dating back to the 1600s, but now provides an ideal place to enjoy refreshments before or after a walk in the Chilterns. The walking route performs a simple loop around this southern section of the Chilterns AONB, including a short stretch of the Chiltern Way, with chance to enjoy small belts of woodland, open fields and village lanes. The walk has a few gentle gradients, there are no gates and just one stile (with a dog gate beneath which is large enough for most dogs). The route follows a mixture of lanes plus field and woodland footpaths, some of which can be quite muddy in winter and after rain. There are a couple of sections of road walking with no pavements so take particular care along these parts of the route. Allow 1.5 hours.

The walk starts and finishes at the Packhorse pub which can be found on the main A4074 Woodcote Road, just a couple of miles north of Reading. Head north out of Reading through Caversham on the A4074, continue past Mapledurham Golf Club and through Chazey Heath and you'll find the Packhorse on the right. There is a large car park directly in front of the pub. Approximate post code RG4 7UG.

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Reviews (8)
Photos (3)
Recordings (4)
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Tiffany Fisher
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Hiking

A lot of road walking! But all in all a good walk. Took over 2 hours with 2 kids. Also a couple spots of fly tipping, and lots of liter that me and my kids tried to clean up. Not sure I’ll be doing this walk again.

Nadeem Shariff
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Hiking

Nice walk, mainly flat but one or two slight inclines.

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Andy Andy
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Nice little walk. Around point 2/3 we had to adjust. Map was helpful. Gap is in the middle of field

Duncan Davies
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First to Review

Nice walk with some great rural sections. Little bit too much road albeit mostly fairly quiet. We walked in good weather and some paths quite muddy.

Tom Ansell
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Alasdair Graham
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Callum Wylie
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dimitris dimitris
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