Bramley, Silchester & Pamber Forest Winter Wander, 8.5 miles. easy

February 23, 2020 @ 11:15 am
Bramley Railway Station
07779 165604

Meet at Bramley station for an 11.15 start to this linear walk. If travelling from Reading take the 10.38 (arrives 10.55), buying a return to Bramley. If coming from Basingstoke take the 11.07 (arrives 11.13). If you’d like to make use of them there are parking spaces at the end point, Mortimer station.

We’ll head out through Bramley Frith Wood and then take a turn into the tiny village of Latchmere Green, to find ourselves in Pamber Forest. This large area of ancient woodland is home to numerous species of trees and much wildlife, including lots of butterflies and deer.

Here we’ll make our way down paths and across Roman roads towards Silchester, where we’ll stop for refreshment at the village green-set Calleva Arms – Calleva Atrebatum being the Roman name for the Iron Age settlement which once stood nearby.

We’ll follow a short section of the Brenda Parker Way which runs along an ancient wall, marking the edge of Calleva. Just beyond that we’ll also stop off for a quick look at the remains of the settlement’s Roman amphitheatre.

Making our way out of the Iron Age we’ll cross gently rolling countryside towards our end point at Mortimer station.

Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. Also, please wear appropriate footwear, and if possible walking boots – the paths and forest may be muddy.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a linear walk.

Sat Nav: RG26 5BX or 51.3303 -1.0605

Grid Ref: SU655594