The Three Horseshoes circular walk, Brimpton

This circular walk brings you to visit Brimpton countryside walking along River Enborne.

Technical sheet

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A Brimpton walk posted on 11/09/23 by Newbury Pub Walks. Last update : 28/09/23
  • Walking
    Activity: Walking
  • ↔
    Distance: 7.30 km
  • ◔
    Calculated time: 2h15 
  • ▲
    Difficulty: Easy

  • ∞
    Return to departure point: Yes
  • ↗
    Vertical gain: + 55 m
  • ↘
    Vertical drop: - 53 m

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    Highest point: 106 m
  • ▼
    Lowest point: 62 m
  • ⚐
    District: Brimpton 
  • ⚑
    Start/End: N 51.379246° / W 1.198358°

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Description

Start: The Three Horseshoes (RG7 4TL) Grid ref. SU 559 646

(S/E) From The Three Horseshoes, walk back West towards Newbury and turn left in towards the church.

(1) Take the footpath that skirts the church.

(2) On reaching the open field, turn left and walk down the hill for about 400 yds until the track reaches the road.

(3) Immediately take another track to the right and follow this close to the River Enborne (it becomes to a footpath) for about 1000 yds.

(4) When it reaches a rather posh footbridge with a stile at the entrance, eschew it and follow the river bank to the right on the near side, eventually reaching a gravel lane by a second bridge.

(5) Ignore the bridge and follow this lane (Hyde End Lane) for some 1200 yds to the Newbury-Brimpton road.

(6) Take the footpath across the field opposite the road triangle.

(7) On reaching another lane (Manor Lane), turn right and follow the track North then North-East for about 1500 yds to a main road.

(8) Go right for 400 yds along the road.

(9) Then take a track on the left for 400 yds.

(10) At the junction, turn right on a footpath which shortly reaches a road (Wasing Road). Take another footpath on the left that leads past houses to reach Brimpton Lane where you turn right (North) to walk back to the pub. (S/E)

Waypoints

  1. S/E : km 0 - alt. 86 m - The Three Horseshoes
  2. 1 : km 0.18 - alt. 91 m - Church
  3. 2 : km 0.25 - alt. 93 m - Open field - Down hill
  4. 3 : km 0.75 - alt. 67 m - Road - Towards River Enborne
  5. 4 : km 1.89 - alt. 69 m - Posh footbridge
  6. 5 : km 2.38 - alt. 67 m - Footbridge - Hyde End Lane
  7. 6 : km 3.7 - alt. 106 m - Newbury-Brimpton road
  8. 7 : km 3.95 - alt. 104 m - Manor Lane - Road triangle
  9. 8 : km 5.67 - alt. 63 m - Main road
  10. 9 : km 6.14 - alt. 68 m - Track left
  11. 10 : km 6.55 - alt. 66 m - Junction - Footpath right
  12. S/E : km 7.3 - alt. 85 m - The Three Horseshoes

Useful Information

Start: The Three Horseshoes (RG7 4TL) Grid ref. SU 559 646

Driving to start: About eight miles from Newbury via Bury's Bank Road. Turn right up the hill at the end, and keep SO (passing The Travellers Friend) until you arrive.

Parking : The Three Horseshoes pub has now closed. If you cannot use its car park, go back a bit and park in the lane leading to the church.

Refreshments: The nearest pubs for lunch are the Coach and Horses and the Berkshire Arms on the A4 in Midgham, or the Hind's Head in Aldermaston.

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