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A three mile circular walk from Aldermaston Wharf in West Berkshire. The walk starts at the visitor centre on the Kennet & Avon Canal before joining rural tracks and paths across several waterways and fields to reach the adjacent village of Padworth.
This walk is from iFootpath, a website and App to inspire people to get out and enjoy beautiful walks across the UK. Visit their website for full route information and maps.
The village of Padworth boasts a beautiful church, an imposing mansion house and old parkland. The return leg of the walk follows a pretty stretch of the River Kennet.
The walk is relatively flat with just a couple of very gentle slopes. The paths follow unmade tracks and grass paths across fields, parkland and alongside the river, all of which can be very muddy after rain and in the winter months. You will need to negotiate several gates, narrow footbridges and one stile (which is very low and also has open fence surrounds to allow dogs to pass through). You will be sharing a couple of the fields with horses and one field occasionally holds cattle, so take particular care with dogs. Allow 1.5 hours.
Aldermaston Wharf is located just off the A340, close to its junction with the A4 Bath Road. The walk starts and finishes from the Visitor Centre pay and display car park, which is marked with brown tourism signs from the A4. Approximate post code RG7 4JS.
Start point: Visitor Centre pay and display car park, RG7 4JS (approx)
End point: Visitor Centre pay and display car park, RG7 4JS (approx)
Distance: three miles
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