Theale to Burghfield Bridge

A lovely walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal to The Cunning Man pub.

Technical sheet
No. 2876598
A Theale walk posted on 10/01/20 by Leanne Reed. Update : 10/01/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h05[?]
Distance Distance : 7.23km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 6m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 6m
Highest point Highest point : 48m
Lowest point Lowest point : 41m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Theale
Starting point Starting point : N 51.430207° / W 1.069042°
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Description

(D/A) From the car park, take the path alongside the canal which is heading northeast and is called Kennet and Avon Cana Trail. Alternatively, you can park at the Theale train station about half a mile away from the official departure point (D/A)

(1) Pass Sheffield Bottom lock and then, Garston Lock.

(2) Walk through a short wooded area, pass under the M4 bridge and continue on this path until you reach the next junction.

(3) Cross the bridge over the canal on your left. Once over the bridge, turn right to enter a field and continue the walk alongside the canal.

(4) At the end of the field, cross the turnstile and continue walking passed Burghfield Lock.

(5) Cross the bridge with ramps on your right.

(6) Continue along the canal path and you will see a pub on your right, just before Burghfield Bridge.

(7) Once there, enjoy a break if you like. Follow the same route back to the car park.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Parking
1 : km 0.35 - alt. km 0.35
2 : km 0.97 - alt. km 0.97
3 : km 1.57 - alt. km 1.57 - Bridge
4 : km 2.62 - alt. km 2.62 - Turnstile
5 : km 3.02 - alt. km 3.02 - Bridge
6 : km 3.3 - alt. km 3.3
7 : km 3.61 - alt. km 3.61 - Pub
D/A : km 7.23 - alt. km 7.23 - Parking

Useful Information

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During the walk or to do/see around

The Cunning Man pub (7) has plenty of outdoor seating for a sunny day and cosy fireplaces for those winter afternoons. If you want lunch at the weekends, don't forget to book as it gets very busy. I highly recommend their chocolate brownie with Bailey's ice cream !

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