The Boot circular walk, Stanford Dingley

This circular walk brings you to visit Stanford Dingley surroundings. Walk along River Pang and enjoy woodlands on the way.

Technical sheet

A Stanford Dingley walk posted on 12/09/23 by Newbury Pub Walks. Last update : 28/09/23
  • Walking
    Activity: Walking
  • ↔
    Distance: 8.63 km
  • ◔
    Calculated time: 2h40 
  • ▲
    Difficulty: Easy

  • ∞
    Return to departure point: Yes
  • ↗
    Vertical gain: + 71 m
  • ↘
    Vertical drop: - 71 m

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    Highest point: 132 m
  • ▼
    Lowest point: 60 m
  • ⚐
    District: Stanford Dingley 
  • ⚑
    Start/End: N 51.438682° / W 1.171364°

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Start: The Boot, Stanford Dingley (RG7 6LT) Grid ref. SU 577 713

(S/E) Go further on the lane from the pub, turn left at the T-junction, pass the Bull.

(1) Take the first stile on the left to a field path which goes fairly near the River Pang.

(2) Go right on another path at a T-junction, then left to follow even closer to the river.

(3) Where this meets a further path at a T-junction, go right and follow the path North over a metalled lane and up the side of the drive to Rushden's Farm.

(4) Skirt the farm and take the path forward up the side of and then into the woods. Keep going in the same direction (North) till you come out on a lane by the Pot Kiln after 1.8 Km or so.

(5) Turn right then right again into a farm drive, and left in 300yds to pass through a Christmas tree plantation and then out into fields.

(6) Bear right to follow the edge of the woods on a sometimes muddy track that comes out in 1200yds at Pangfield Farm.

(7) Turn left through fields, where the path goes right to meet a metalled lane.

(8) Turn left then right on another footpath that comes out at Stanford Dingley church.

(1) Turn right and follow past the Bull to return to the Boot. (S/E)


  1. S/E : km 0 - alt. 61 m - The Boot, Stanford Dingley
  2. 1 : km 0.45 - alt. 63 m - The Bull - Stile left
  3. 2 : km 1.29 - alt. 60 m - River Pang - T-junction
  4. 3 : km 2.29 - alt. 65 m - T-junction
  5. 4 : km 2.73 - alt. 83 m - Rushden's Farm
  6. 5 : km 4.53 - alt. 104 m - Lane by the Pot Kiln
  7. 6 : km 5.62 - alt. 94 m - Edge of the woods
  8. 7 : km 6.81 - alt. 83 m - Pangfield Farm
  9. 8 : km 7.62 - alt. 76 m - Metalled lane
  10. S/E : km 8.63 - alt. 61 m - The Boot, Stanford Dingley

Useful Information

Start: The Boot, Stanford Dingley (RG7 6LT) Grid ref. SU 577 713
Alternatively, you can start and finish this walk at the Pot Kiln in Frilsham at the North-West corner of the map.

Driving to start: About twelve miles from Newbury. Take the A4 to Thatcham and turn left for Upper Bucklebury, then follow the road on for 4 miles to Chapel Row, where left at the triangle then first right SP Stanford Dingley. After about a mile and a half you come to the Boot on the right.

Refreshments: The Boot, a popular pub that has good beer, and provides excellent if somewhat pricey meals and snacks. The other pub in the village, the Bull now supplies excellent sandwiches and other bar snacks, together with expensive meals in the restaurant.

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