Hungerford Marathon-ish, 20 miles (with dropout options after 12 and 16 miles), challenging

July 8, 2017 @ 9:40 am
Hungerford Railway Station
07507 938003

The walk will start at 09:40 from Hungerford railway station (south side). This is shortly after the arrival of the 09:04 from Reading which arrives in Hungerford at 09:38. If the train is delayed, the start of the walk will be too. Parking is also available at the station, where charges apply.

A few of us BWs are training for an ultra-marathon and this is designed to be part of our training. We will head off from Hungerford station across the common and walk cross country (minimal road walking) to Newbury. The way back will be along the tow path.

If you don’t fancy doing the full 20 miles, there are two options to shorten this walk:
1 – Walk to Newbury and get the train home from there (total approx 12 miles)
2 – Get the train home from Kintbury on the way back to Hungerford (total approx 16 miles).

Pub stop at The Dundas Arms in Kintbury on the way back & also at the Downgate in Hungerford at the end of walk. For anyone not wanting to stay at the pub, the train station is a 5 minute walk away. Please bring a pack lunch and any snacks you’ll want to eat along the way – as well as plenty of water as it’s a long walk!

**Please note we will be aiming to do 3 miles an hour as an average pace**

Sat Nav: RG17 0EA or 51.4146 -1.5117

Grid Ref: SU340685