Grid reference at start: SU475677
Time: 2-3 hours
Parking: Car park in centre of Newbury and find a suitable
place in Chieveley as there is no designated car park.
BERKSHIRE WALKING AND SAFETY
at Victoria Park in Newbury (you can park in the car park opposite
the path through the park that brings you out onto Park Lane.
takes you out onto a busy main road, where you need to take the
underpass straight ahead.
left out of the underpass, onto the path with the Harvester restaurant
on your right.
the road using the pedestrian crossing, and follow the road straight
see that the path straight ahead deviates away from the road to
the right, and is fenced off.
is the first bit of open countryside you'll cross as you leave
this path, away from the main road.
path takes you past Shaw Park on the left, and woodland on the right.
the path by a metal gate, crossing the River Lambourn over a bridge.
the path to a T-junction where you'll see a school straight ahead.
after the sign saying cyclists dismount, turn left up the footpath.
the footpath comes out onto Love Lane, turn right.
down Love Lane to meet the B4009. Turn left towards Hermitage.
you're alongside the cemetry on your right, take the road half left
through the housing estate.
the track to the left of the sign for Highwood Close.
on the track, past Highwood Farm, keeping the farm house on your
underneath the powerline, and continue through a wooden gate.
going along with the field boundary to your left and pass through
another wooden gate.
footpath leaves the field boundary and crosses the middle of the
you go over a slight rise you'll see a Red Farm on your left.
path comes out on an asphalt road, cross this and continue following
the footpath straight ahead.
landscape was just changing from summer to autumn as we walked
path here doesn't follow the field boundary but goes through the
middle of the field, heading towards the left hand end of the trees
the field through the metal gate.
path follows the field edge on the right side, but then leaves the
boudary and heads towards the wooden gate.
on following the field boundary and leave this field through another
you reach the gate, you can see the roofs of Grange Farm to your
following the field boundary on your right, pass through another
passing through the gate, there is scrub land on your left and a
field on your right.
after you pass a corrugated farm building on your right, take a
footpath on the left, crossing a stile.
pass through lots of exposed, open farmland
following the path through the woods, over another stile.
footpath comes out on Curridge Road, where you turn left.
Oaklands estate on the right.
following the lane, and it'll take you over the A34 on a roadbridge.
right after you've crossed the bridge, and then immediately turn
left into Arlington Lane, following the sign for Winterborne.
pass the Mary Hare School on your left.
up the hill, and take the road off to the right (which says no through
this road passing Snelsmore barn.
follow the footpath straight ahead, but turn left onto the asphalt
a pond on your left and Snelsmore Farm on your right.
walk is quite a long one - so pace yourself!
on this road, passing a stone sign saying Kites Abbey.
following the footpath into the woods.
you approach the motorway, you'll see a bridleway to the left.
this, and you'll walk parallel to the M4.
reach a path on the right, that turns back sharply, almost going
back the way you have just walked.
takes you across the M4 on a footbridge.
the bridleway right, onto the field boundary.
you cross the field, towards Church farm, you can see Chieveley
ahead of you.
you reach the road turn right and when you reach the main road turn
left, taking you into the centre of Chieveley.
Part Five of the Berkshire Way
Way Part Six