Calleva Atrebatum and the Silchester Trail from Bramley, 8 miles, easy

June 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am
Bramley Station
Zak & Shannon
07810 896288
  • This walk is limited to 16 walkers + the walk leaders.
  • Do not turn up for a walk without prior booking, else we will have to turn you away
  • Follow all safety advice given by the walk leader
  • It is recommended you bring hand sanitizer or gloves in case you need to touch gates/stiles/etc
  • If you or someone else from your household has COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend.

This 8-mile circular walk from Bramley follows the route of the Silchester Trail, including a full circuit of Calleva Atrebatum (originally an Iron Age settlement and later a Roman town), as well as the nearby amphitheatre that has more often featured on our walks in this area.

Meet at Bramley (Hampshire) station at 11am, following the arrival of the 10:38 service from Reading (the walk leader will be on this train). There is no car park at the station, but there is a free car park on Jibbs Meadow just around the corner. Otherwise, please park legally and considerately nearby.

The walk heads northeast out of Bramley, before crossing the railway at Clapper’s Farm and proceeding through the “Park Pale” towards Calleva Atrebatum. Passing the 12th century Church of St Mary the Virgin, we’ll stop for lunch outside the amphitheatre, before making a complete circuit of the site, including sections of the Roman town wall which are still standing. Taking another route through the churchyard, we’ll then cut back through the Drove which goes through the middle of the site, before returning to Bramley.

If Calleva Atrebatum is busy, as it sometimes can be, then we’ll split the group in two after lunch, covering exactly the same paths but in a different sequence, and joining up again for the return leg of the walk.

From here, the route heads south from the western edge of the town wall, via the hamlet of Three Ashes and the Bramley Frith woodland, and back to Bramley, where there may be the option to stop for a drink at the Bramley Inn (space permitting). Trains back to Reading run every hour.

Book a place on this walk by completing the Google Form. We will only use the contact information you provide to get in touch about the walk, or to share if requested with NHS Test and Trace.

If after booking, you need to cancel your place on the walk, please email so that we can make your place available to someone else.

Please only contact the leader with queries about the walk or if you are delayed on the day.