Grid reference at start: SU476741
Time: 2-3 hours
Parking: On the road sensibly in Chieveley and in the
car park at the Ridgeway at Bury Down.
BERKSHIRE WALKING AND SAFETY
walk begins in Chieveley. You need to park up along the High Street
in the centre of Chieveley.
head North away from the High Street and turn left up Manor Lane.
right, following the footpath signs.
on the path, with houses ahead of you to the right.
the left turn signposted byway.
country lanes like this one are all you'll cross on this walk,
it's mainly on footpaths.
right onto the footpath, crossing the wooden stile into the farmer's
field. The path was overgrown with crops when we crossed it and
is quite tricky to follow. You need to head diagonally left across
reach a stile, go over this and follow the path along the fenceline
on the right.
you reach the road turn left.
immediately afterwards, turn right down the road signposted to Beedon
the footpath as it deviates left by a metal gate.
on this path, crossing Hayley Lane and passing some concrete bollards.
the right turn off the footpath signposted Byway.
bluebells were certainly out when we walked this in May.
on the main track.
the Byway sign on the left, taking you off the chalk track.
track will take you through the woods.
straight on as the path crosses another track.
the path with the fenceline on your right.
several paths cross, continue straight ahead.
oil seed rape fields are a stunning sight.
you'll meet another crossroads on the track, turn left down the
the bridleway round to the right.
the bridleway meets the public footpath, go right staying on the
path swings right past Hodcott House, crossing over a cattlegrid.
left onto the road, and the road bears right into West Ilsley.
right onto the road and almost immediately left onto the cart track.
Past cottages on the left and as the track forks, keep to the track
on the left.
the bridleway on the right, through the wooden gate.
you see Didcot Power Station straight ahead, you're in the right
following the path along the fenceline on the left, going through
another wooden gate.
following this path through another wooden gate.
you approach The Ridgeway you'll see Didcot Power Station straight
out for the car park to the left where you should have left your
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