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A 3.2 Mile circular pub walk, from the White Horse pub, Easthampstead Road, South

The White Horse is well known in the area for its freshly cooked homemade food and quality b This walk explores the fields, paths, lanes and sights of the area. Sadly much of the area is dest

The walk is relatively flat, one particular path towards the end (7 and 8) can become muddy ve ground is sodden. There are a few sections of walking on roads without pavements so take car Walk time 1 to 1.5 hours Bookings recommended (0118) 979 7402. Please be courteous and park as far back in the pub car park as you can. Turn left out of the White Horse Car Park, use the footpath towards Wokingham then (1) First turn on left into the Private Road leading to Ludgrove School. You soon pass the pheasant farm pens, a small pond dedicated as a nature reserve and before long the school entrance. Another 50 yards further and you’ll see the small Footpath with remains of an old iron kissing gate. (2) Take this narrow path under a canopy of branches. Follow the path, it is straight and climbs gently. Continue straight for about 100 yds further the path merges with a track. You’ve entered Grays farm. Keep to the foot-path until a tall metal gate and fence is reached. (3) Left towards the Farmhouse and Pick-YourOwn shop. Journey time approx. 25 minutes. Take the concrete farm entrance/exit to Heathlands Road and turn right (4). After 60 yards, cross the road taking the Holme Grange Crafts entrance. This is an excellent shortcut through to the Crooked Billett pub as well as stopping of for a cuppa in the Craft Village. (This is not a public right of way, and if closed continue down Heathlands Road and left onto Honey Hill.) Exit from Heathlands via the lane onto Honey Hill by The Crooked Billet (food and beer here is very good too) then continue, left into Redlake Lane, down the slope to the ford.

Mad Cow Issue 40  

Issue 40 of the Mad Cow - Magazine of the Berkshire South-East ("BSE") branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale)

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