Ridgeway Ramble, 11.5 miles, moderate

June 16, 2024 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bury Down car park
Didcot OX11 0PH
Alex & Caroline

This 11.5 mile circular walk from Bury Down car park takes us along the Ridgeway and through the villages of Farnborough, Catmore and West Ilsley.

Advance booking is not required, but if you plan on attending this walk, please indicate this on Meetup if you can, so others can see that there will be plenty of people going.

Pace: medium.

Walk details

We start our walk at the Bury Down Car park on the Ridegway with stunning views of the surrounding area. We head west along the Ridgeway before heading south to the village of Farnborough – the highest village in Berkshire (according to an anonymous Google source)! Continuing in a southerly direction we make our way across open fields to Catmore – population 28! (2001 Census). It is from Catmore that we make our way through the woods towards West Ilsley and back up to the Ridgeway.

Travel details

By public transport

Unfortunately there is no public transport available to this walk. Feel free to use either our Facebook group (members only) or the comments section on the Meetup event page to arrange lifts – there are often members who are happy to help!

By car

The Ridgeway car park at Bury Down is on Bury Lane and can be accessed either from West Ilsley or from the A34. Please note that the postcode covers a wide area and may not take you to the correct location on its own. Parking is available on both sides of the road.


  • Please bring a packed lunch and a drink.
  • It might be muddy – please wear suitable footwear.
  • Please feel free to contact the leaders with queries about the walk, or if you are delayed on the day.