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Binfield

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Binfield
Author: clairesharpuk, Published: 14 Jun 2011 Walk rating : Rating:star1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
Berkshire,
Walk Type: Footpaths and Byways
Binfield
Length: 3 miles,  Difficulty: boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
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A 3 mile walk around the lanes and fields in the parish of Binfield in Berkshire.

Until the early 19th century Binfield was situated in Windsor Forest and the remains of the oak tree at the Stag and Hounds public house is thought to have been in the middle of the forest. Binfield has connections with many famous historic characters including Alexander Pope and William Pitt.

The walk is relatively flat but does follow field edges which will be very muddy after wet weather. There are no stiles, but a number of chain gates (see photos) which are opened by pushing apart the two sides. These are quite easy for dogs to negotiate but would be impossible for any pushchairs/wheelchairs.

If you would like a drink or food before or after your walk you can use the car park of the Jack o' Newbury Pub on Terrace Road North in Binfield. (You may be lucky enough to meet Boston, the pub's resident standard poodle). Alternatively park on Wicks Green or one of the other nearby residential streets taking care to be considerate of the local residents. Approximate post code RG42 5PH.

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Into Wicks Green
Into Wicks Green

Start point: 51.4392 lat, -0.7854 long
End point: 51.438 lat, -0.7906 long

On leaving the Jack o Newbury pub car park turn right along Terrace Road North and follow the pavement to the first turning on the right into Wicks Green. Follow Wicks Green for approximately 100m and look out for the public footpath into the field on your right.

Across fields
Across fields

Start point: 51.438 lat, -0.7906 long
End point: 51.4419 lat, -0.7912 long

Pass through the chain gate and follow this field-edge path to its end at the top of the field. Turn right through a second chain gate and keep to the field edge for nearly 400m until you exit into Carters Hill.

Carters Hill
Carters Hill

Start point: 51.4419 lat, -0.7912 long
End point: 51.4435 lat, -0.7904 long

Turn right along Carters Hill and after 150m take the first public footpath on your left. This is a private drive as well as a public footpath but don’t be put off, follow the long tarmac drive up past the large house on the left.

Through the field of horses
Through the field of horses

Start point: 51.4435 lat, -0.7904 long
End point: 51.446 lat, -0.7857 long

Just past the large house look out for another chain gate which is the access point to the footpath through a hedge on the left. (This is very easy to miss so keep your eyes peeled). Cross this field (which will probably be holding horses) diagonally to the right and pass through another chain gate at the far end. Follow the footpath ahead with the hedge line to your left down to its junction with Billingbear Lane. Turn right and follow the road to its junction with the Twyford Road.

Hill Farm Lane
Hill Farm Lane

Start point: 51.446 lat, -0.7857 long
End point: 51.4402 lat, -0.7771 long

Cross Twyford Road and go almost straight across into Hill Farm Lane, an unsurfaced track with trees and fields on both side. At the top of the track turn right onto a tarmac road. Follow the road past a number of houses, the Binfield Archery Club and Football Club . The road ends at a t-junction with Stubbs Hill where you will see the cemetery opposite.

Past All Saints Church
Past All Saints Church

Start point: 51.4402 lat, -0.7771 long
End point: 51.4394 lat, -0.7853 long

Turn right and then bear right to follow the narrow pavement along Church Lane. Take the next left into Terrace Road North, next to Binfield All Saints Parish Church, where Alexander Pope sang as a choir boy in the early 1700s. The Jack o’Newbury pub will be on your right.

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