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|Author: Claire, Published: 14 Jun 2011||Walk rating : Rating:|
|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.
|Into Wicks Green|
Start point: 51.4392 lat, -0.7854 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.
Start point: 51.438 lat, -0.7906 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 kissing gate and keep to the field edge for nearly 400m until you exit into Carters Hill.
Start point: 51.4419 lat, -0.7912 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|
Start point: 51.4435 lat, -0.7904 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|
Start point: 51.446 lat, -0.7857 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|
Start point: 51.4402 lat, -0.7771 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.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2011 by the author clairesharpuk and may not be reproduced without permission.
A really lovely walk!!
|By Amysturt on 01 Feb 2016|
A good walk, but unable to get directions page on my tablet (Samsung Tab3 10)
|By Derek on 05 Sep 2016|
Good walk in picturesque countryside. Just to note that at Stage 2, 'Across fields', it's currently a kissing gate at the top rather than a second chain gate.
|By meganjgraham on 17 Apr 2017|
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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