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West Berkshire downs from East Garston
Introduction to Walk 1737

Photo from the walk - West Berkshire downs from East Garston

County/Area - Berkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.4 miles / 12 km

Ascent - 750 feet / 227 metres

Grade - easy/mod

A Berkshire walk from East Garston exploring the Lambourn Valley and the rolling downland lying to the north. The route follows paths and byways in quiet countryside in an area renowned for training racehorses. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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