Meet at Kintbury station for a 1.15pm start. If you are coming from Reading, take the 12.39pm departure which will arrive at Kintbury station for 1.07pm. If you are coming from Newbury, take the 1.01pm departure – walkers coming from Reading will be on the same train. If the train is late, the start of the walk will be too. Limited parking is available at Kintbury station.
This afternoon’s walk will start with us wandering along part of the Kennet and Avon canal before starting our walk up Irish Hill. We will meander our way across the Berkshire countryside, crossing farms and fields view some great views across open fields. We will pass through ‘Cowleaze’ a small woodland, on our way back towards Kintbury.
We will stop at the Blue Ball Pub in Kintbury before we start our stroll back along the final stretch of the Kennet and Avon canal before reaching Kintbury Station which is the end of the walk.
There is an option for another pub stop here at The Dundas Arms, next to the station for anyone who has time to wait before a train home.
The footpaths may be a bit muddy so please wear suitable footwear. There are a few styles on this walk to go through and over.
Please bring snacks and something to drink. There will be no lunch stop on this walk.
Sat Nav: RG17 9UN or 51.4025 -1.446
Grid Ref: SU386672