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Berkshire Walk – December 2018

This month’s walk takes us west to the village of Leckhampstead tucked amongst the rolling Berkshire Downs which form part of the North Wessex Downs area of outstanding natural beauty. Known as Lecanestede in the Domesday Book we head south through the village to the brick and flint St James’ Church which was built in […]

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Berkshire Walk – November 2018

This month’s dog & horse friendly wander is based at West Ilsley, tucked amongst the rolling landscape of the Berkshire Downs that make up part of the North Wessex Downs area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). The village was the original home of the Morland Brewery. John Morland, a local farmer, started brewing his much-sought-after

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Book – Walking in the Chilterns

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. Little more than an hour – yet a world away – from inner-city London, the rolling chalk hills of the Chilterns promise peace and tranquility amongst lush green countryside

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Berkshire Walk – October 2018

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 village of Ashampstead, mentioned at the time of the Norman Conquest, when William the Conqueror gave the lands to William FitzOsborn,

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Berkshire Walk – September 2018

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). The area has a history going back several thousand years; Roman artefacts and graves have been found hereabouts and the

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