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Newbury to Hungerford via Kennet & Avon Canal
Introduction to Walk 2344

Photo from the walk - Newbury to Hungerford via Kennet & Avon Canal

County/Area - Berkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

Ascent - 150 feet / 45 metres

Time - 4 hours 40 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

A linear Berkshire walk that offers pleasant level walking with something of interest along the way. The route uses trains for the return journey. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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