A new edition of my guidebook – Walking in the Chilterns – has been published by Cicerone and is available now at https://www.cicerone.co.uk/walking-in-the-chilterns…for more information visit http://www.steve-davison.co.uk/chilterns.html
This month’s walk meanders through fairly level farmland to the west of Reading and visits the interesting villages of Ashampstead and Yattendon; the latter being home to the award winning West Berkshire Brewery.
The Hardy Connection – take a walk exploring the undulating chalk landscape of the Berkshire Downs to the east of Lambourn which form part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Head to Great Brickhill in North Buckinghamshire for a wander over the Greensand Ridge and along the Grand Union Canal.
Head to East Berkshire for a walk through 3 picturesque villages – Waltham St Lawrence, Shottesbrooke & White Waltham.
After seven years – how time flies – this was my last walk for Hampshire Life, I hope you have all enjoyed accompanying me on my walks exploring some of the most beautiful parts of Hampshire and I wish you all, lots of interesting walks in the coming months and years.
Head to Buckinghamshire for a Chiltern’s walk at Great Missenden.
This month’s walk meanders through the New Forest in the south-west corner of Hampshire.
Head to East Berkshire and blow the cobwebs away on a fairly long, but mostly level walk through Windsor Great Park. Once part of a vast Norman hunting forest, the park is a great place for a walk with its wonderful mix of ancient oak trees and wildlife, including a large herd of red deer.
This month’s walk starts out from Oakley to the west of Basingstoke. The village, which consists of East Oakley and Church Oakley – the latter being close to the church, was mentioned in the Domesday Book, though its history goes back much further than that as there are a number of ancient burial mounds, or tumuli, nearby.