This is a mentored walk so may be a little slower than the usual.
Though only an hour west of London by train, this walk has a decidedly West Country feel, far removed from the more manicured charms of the Home Counties. In the morning, it passes through an idyllic series of woods and pastures, with largely gentle gradients. It then climbs up onto a long ridge, giving views as dramatic, but even more unspoiled, than any on the South Downs. The rest of the walk follows the Test Way, a broad track along the top of this ridge, before descending to the valley and the pretty village of Great Bedwyn.
We will have a drink, and something to eat those who’d like to, at the end of the walk in Great Bedwyn at the Three Tunes Freehouse.
There are direct trains from Paddington to Kintbury every hour. Those coming by train will need to buy a return ticket to Great Bedwyn, those driving will need to get the train as well to get back to Kintbury. Exact times will be confirmed closer to the time.
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