This is no longer a mentored walk as Eva is unable to lead the walk. David Watts will now lead the walk. David will join the train at Reading.
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 Bedwyn, those driving will need to get the train as well to get back to Kintbury.
|Booking:||No need to book, just turn up!|
|Meet:||11:15 at Kintbury Station|
|Coming by rail:||Catch the 10:07 Great Western Railway train from London Paddington (the service to Bedwyn). Please check with www.tfl.gov.uk and www.nationalrail.co.uk for any timetable alterations before travelling. For the possibility of buying a GroupSave ticket (3-9 adults travelling together get 1/3 off), please meet at the paddington ticket office at London Paddington at 09:40 and look out for other members of Ibex.|
|Coming by car:||Station car park|
|Map:||OS Explorer 158 and 157|