Length: 21km / 13m
Toughness: 5 / 10
Transport: Take the 10:07 from London Paddington to Kintbury arriving at 11:06. Return trains from Great Bedwyn at 16:45, 17:41, 18:41, 19:42 with changes at Newbury and Reading and the last train at 20:32.
From the description:
Though only an hour west of London by train, this walk has a decidedly West Country feel, far removed from the more manicured charms of the Home Counties. In the morning, it passes through an idyllic series of woods and pastures, with largely gentle gradients. After lunch at a quiet country pub in Inkpen (the sort of place where the conversation at the bar is as likely to be about farming than the price of second homes), it then climbs up onto a long ridge, giving views as dramatic, but even more unspoiled, than any on the South Downs. The rest of the walk follows the Test Way, a broad track along the top of this ridge, before descending to the valley and the pretty village of Great Bedwyn.