King Alfred Walk

View of the Devils punch bowl.

This circular walk will take you along Britain’s oldest road. The ridgeway or ancient trackway extends from Wiltshire along the chalk ridge of the Berkshire Downs to the River Thames at the Goring Gap. We will only be going for a few miles passing Segsbury Camp, an Iron Age hill fort and taking in the views of the Devil’s Punch Bowl, before dropping down into the village of Letcombe Regis. There is a nature reserve here and The Greyhound pub. If time allows both of these can be visited. From here we will walk from the village to Wantage. The historical birth town of King Alfred the Great. The market town of Wantage boasts a wealth of history, a museum, coffee shops and restaurants.

The walk is approximately 8miles with some ascent and descent. The option of guided or self guided is available…

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Claire Coard

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