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Wantage and Letcombe Regis is a 9.0 kilometer loop trail located near Wantage, Oxfordshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
165 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

historic site

A circular walk from the market town of Wantage in Oxfordshire. The walk follows an ancient path out to the nearby village of Letcombe Regis, famous for its links to horse racing, then heads north along bridleways before returning to Wantage along the disused Berks and Wilts Canal. There is plenty of historical interest, pretty settlements as well as lots of wildlife to enjoy as you make your way through this part of the North Wessex Downs. The walk has a few gentle gradients throughout. The paths are mainly surfaced footpaths and old track byways. There are no gates or steps on route, just one single stile to negotiate (which has an adjacent dog gate). The byways between Letcombe Regis and the canal are heavy clay, are deeply rutted with vehicle tracks and can be muddy all year round (so boots are required and wellingtons with grips are recommended in the wetter months). There are public toilets in the car park at the start of the walk. Approximate time 3 hours.

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