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Walking Close to the River Pang

Walking Close to the River Pang

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. The distances are between 4 and 9 miles.

. This guide describes eleven varied and interesting circular routes in Berkshire close to Pangbourne and Bucklebury. The source of the fourteen mile long River Pang lies near the village of Compton. It flows south and east to a confluence with the Bourne and turns north to join the Thames in the centre of Pangbourne.

The area around Pangbourne is rich in associations with the children's book 'The Wind in the Willows'. The author Kenneth Grahame lived in the town from 1924 and died at his home, Church Cottage. Walk five goes through the grounds of Brockhurst School which occupies Marlston House, the country estate of George Palmer of Huntley and Palmers biscuits fame.

The walk locations are:
Bucklebury and Quavies - 6 miles
Ashampstead Common and Adder's Lane - 6.25 miles
Withy Eyot and Sulham - 5.25 miles
Aldermaston Wharf and the Kennet and Avon Canal - 5.25 miles
Bucklebury Common - 8.75 miles
Bradfield and Scratchface Lane - 4.5 miles
Bradfield Southend and the Valley of the Pang - 7.75 miles
Pangbourne and Mapledurham Lock - 6 miles
Theale and Sulham Brook - 4.5 miles
Ashampstead Common - 3.75 miles
Pangbourne and Berry's Copse - 5 miles

ISBN 9781907669682 Pages 24 (2011 reprinted 2018) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 2.20