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Walking Close to Newbury

Walking Close to Newbury

by: Clive Brown
One of a range of 'no frills' local walking guide booklets which admirably achieve their objective of getting you out in the countryside amongst beautiful scenery on carefully chosen routes full of interest. The directions are simple and detailed and include clear pencil drawn sketch maps.

This guide describes twelve varied and interesting circular routes in the countryside close to Newbury and the River Kennet. The distances are between 4 and 9.5 miles. Newbury was founded by the Normans in the aftermath of the Conquest. Sources of its prosperity have included the cloth trade and as a staging post between London and Bath before the railway age.

Watership Down (walk 3) is the real life location of the fictional rabbit warren created by Richard Adams in his novel enjoyed by children and adults. The down is part of the Sydmonton estate, owned by Lord Lloyd Webber, the composer.

The walk locations are:
Boxford and Mount Hill - 7.25 miles
World's End and Oareborough Hill - 7 miles
Kingsclere and Watership Down - 8 miles
Burghclere and Ox Drove - 5.5 miles
Newbury and Hamstead Park - 9.5 miles
Burghclere and Ware Copse - 4.75 miles
Greenham Common - 5.25 miles
Brimpton and the Enborne Valley - 5.5 miles
Donnington Castle - 4.5 miles
West Woodhay Down - 5.75 miles
Upper Buckleberry and Buckleberry Common - 3.75 miles
Winterbourne - 4.5 miles

ISBN 9781907669743 Pages 24 (2012 reprinted 2016) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 2.20