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West Berkshire downs from East Garston
Introduction to Walk 1737

Photo from the walk - West Berkshire downs from East Garston

Region - North Wessex Downs

County/Area - Berkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.4 miles / 12 km

Ascent - 750 feet / 227 metres

Time - 4 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

A Berkshire walk from East Garston exploring the Lambourn Valley and the rolling downland lying to the north. The route follows paths and byways in quiet countryside in an area renowned for training racehorses. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.

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