Grid reference at start: SU483838
Time: 3/4 hours
Parking: In car park beside Ridgeway at grid reference
above, and in car park at Lardon Chase.
BERKSHIRE WALKING AND SAFETY
the car park, walk in an easterly direction onto The Ridgeway, with
the A34 to your left.
The Ridgeway as it dips down underneath the A34.
of The Ridgeway is rutted and can be difficult to pass after
the path as it bends round to the left.
to the main Ridgeway path, seeing some corrugated pig sheds on the
right, and Didcot Power Station behind and to your left.
the path is crossed by others, continue following the main Ridgeway.
out for a tap on the right for drinking water by the entrance to
a Byway crosses The Ridgeway, continue straight ahead on the main
Ridgeway passes mainly over farmland and woodland.
out for the sign directing you left following the main Ridgeway
should be able to see electricity pylons straight ahead of you.
should now see Didcot Power Station to your left.
path descends towards Streatley and becomes a tarmac road.
on the tarmac road and don't take the footpath on the right by Wynders.
past Thurle Grange Farm on your right and see the golf club ahead
and on your right.
from the top of the golf course.
Thurle Grange on your left.
the road past Golf Cottages on the right and take the footpath directly
after the cottages on the right.
the footpath sign straight across the golf course, as it slopes
quite steeply upwards.
path continues out of the golf course, into woods, bearing right.
will get you to the car park at Lardon Chase where you should have
left your second car, the end of this part of the Berkshire Way.
Part Seven of the Berkshire Way
Way Part Eight