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Sunday, 11 June 2017

North Wessex Downs

Book 2 Walk 9 – Kintbury to Great Bedwyn T=2.09
Length: 21km (13 miles) Toughness: 5/10

09:04 Bedwyn train from Paddington arriving at Kintbury at 10:26. Buy an off-peak day return to Bedwyn.

Return trains direct from Bedwyn to Paddington are at 14:54 and 16:45 (journey time 82 - 90 mins). Later trains at 18:54 and 20:54 involve a change at Reading and take up to 2 hours.

The fairly early start is because there is only a 2-hourly Sunday train service on the Bedwyn line. Starting out through woods and pastures, the walk ascends, after an early pub lunch, to a fine ridge route along the North Wessex Downs. Picnickers may prefer to delay their lunch till they reach the top of the downs.

You will need to download the Walk Directions.


Archibald said...

Plan to go

sylvia said...

4 on this lovely walk on a warm day with occasional strong breezes especially on the ridge. Swan Inn was very quiet but the two who ate there reported it good. I walked on after lunch by myself, waited for the others but didn't see them and caught the 16.44 train. Cross Keys pub in Bedwyn looks like a private house now but I think the Three Tuns is still open. This is a great walk, wonderful views of wide open countryside, saw red kites close above our heads and later a hare sitting on the path. Should be walked more often!

Anonymous said...

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