Beacon Hill and Burghclere circular, 10 miles, moderate/challenging

May 15, 2022 @ 10:30 am
Beacon Hill car park
Newbury RG20 9LP

A walk taking in Beacon Hill, Burghclere, a Common and a dismantled railway line.

Booking is required for this walk, which is limited to 15 walkers, via the form here.

Pace: fast. Ascent: 573m.

Walk details

We start by ascending Beacon Hill. This is a short but steep part of the walk. The reward is views across Hampshire and Berkshire. The challenging part of the walk now complete we will cross the A35 to Old Burghclere and then head north. The lunch stop will be in Earlstone Common. If we’re lucky we may be able to see a Deer here. Shortly after lunch we will stop at the Carpenter’s Arms. Once refreshed, the route follows part of the old Southampton to Didcot railway line and other tracks until we reach old Burghclere. From here it’s a short walk back to the car park.

Travel details

By car

Meet at the car park for Beacon Hill, which is just off the A34.

There is unfortunately no public transport to this walk. Feel free to use either our Facebook group (members only) or the comments section on the Meetup event page to arrange car sharing.


  • If you or someone else from your household has COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend.
  • Please bring a packed lunch and a drink.
  • It might be muddy – please wear suitable footwear.
  • Please feel free to contact the leader with queries about the walk, or if you are delayed on the day.