Grid reference at start: SU340686
Time: 2.5-3.5 hours
Parking: Car park in the centre of Hungerford and in
car park at Combe Gibbet.
BERKSHIRE WALKING AND SAFETY
Hungerford station, pass the Railway Tavern pub on your left following
the road up the hill.
the t-junction with Howard's pet care opposite, turn left walking
past the police station.
the Common through the gate to the left of the cattle grid
past the Downgate pub on your right.
through the pedestrian gate, alongside the cattlegrid, and onto
right onto the path across the common.
veer diagonally left, off the path and across the Common, heading
towards Inkpen gate.
you're about half way across the common, you can see the sign for
the cattlegrid at the other end of the common.
you reach the concrete road, turn right and walk through Inkpen
gate, alongside the cattlegrid.
for the cattle grid at the far end of the Common
on the road, passing a turning to Sanham Green on the right.
road is quite winding and busy, so take extra care.
the road bends sharp left, go straight on following the public footpath
a barn and several red brick houses on your left.
on the tarmac road and ignore any other footpath signs.
can see Inkpen Hill and Gallows Downs ahead, and slightly to the
on this road for one mile, you'll see a large corregated barn ahead
on the right, which houses a light aircraft.
on the road, passing Anvill's farm house on the right.
past the farm buildings, there are some redbrick houses on your
left, turn right down the footpath.
out for the footpath sign to your left. before you reach the woods.
left onto the footpath, with the woods on your right.
now on a section of the Berkshire Circular Route.
across the field. You'll see two gates ahead. Go to the one on the
left hand side and cross the stile into the next field.
the fenceline on your left, across another stile.
on going, past the silver birch trees, and you can see Inkpen beacon
on your right.
through the kissing-gate, and pass in front of stables on your left
and tennis courts on your right.
is Totterdown House.
the path that takes you along the connifer hedge, the path follows
the route of the drive and you soon end up back on the drive.
the drive away from the house
the drive downhill, the drive comes out onto Sadler's Road.
the road and go over the style opposite you.
takes you along a tree-lined path.
over another stile and keep on the track to the left.
over another stile and you go into Inkpen Lower Green.
right onto the road.
going on the road, ignoring the first footpath sign to the right.
the Old Craven Arms house on the left.
the footpath on the right, just by Holme Dean.
this path between two fields
now on Sands Drove Track, where you meet another track turn left.
right when you meet the road.
the road to Ham and Shalbourne.
you're leaving Penn, past the sign, follow the footpath to the left.
Down is now right ahead of you.
on the footpath, now signposted to your right.
can now see Combe Gibbet on the left end of Gallows Down - your
destination on this part of the walk.
the public bridleway to the right, and continue on the track through
the tunnel of trees.
through the tunnel of trees and gear yourself up for a steep
you come out of the trees, there's a steep climb ahead of you, as
you make your way to the top of Gallows Down.
path up onto the downs is not easy to follow, but when you do reach
the top, look for a gate to the right, which takes you onto the
left onto the Test Way.
can see this copse of trees from the top
your way along the ridge, past Combe Gibbet, and onto the car park
you can already see in the distance.
Gibbet where they used to hang people
Part Two of the Berkshire Way
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