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Sound Bottom Walk

Ramsbury Walks – School Drove / Sound Bottom (Ramsbury Bridleway #8A/Byway #35) Until well into the 18th century, Sound Bottom provided the main coaching route west from London – presumably a better bet than the marshy Kennet Valley to the south. Even today, it’s a Byway Open to All Traffic, with its fair share of …

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The Best Seven Bridges

Ramsbury Walks – Seven Bridges Walk (Ramsbury #30) and Littlecote House Seven Bridges – circular 45 min (2mi) Seven Bridges and onto Littlecote 1 hour (2.5mi) This pretty and well-used footpath connects King’s Ditch (R#18B) with the C6 Hungerford Road out of Ramsbury and forms part of several popular circuits of the village. Watch your step – …

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A Hike to Membury Fort

Ramsbury walks – Membury Fort Hike Starting near Balak Farm, head up the byway (R#37 Ballyack) beside the farmhouse. Past a barn turn right over a stile, and head downhill (footpath R#25A) keeping north first of the hedge and then of the plantation at the bottom of the valley.  There is a small hunting lodge …

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Take In Marridge Hill

Ramsbury Walks – Lipyatt / Marridge Hill (Ramsbury Footpaths #21 and #32) This path originally linked Ramsbury with the hamlet of Marridge Hill and perhaps also with Lambourn, over the downs. Just where Crowood Lane leaves Ramsbury, a signpost by a gate points north. This section is Lipyatt (or Lippiat) and takes a shortcut over …

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A Walk to Kings Ditch

Ramsbury Walks – “Kings Ditch” (Ramsbury Bridleways #18B & 48) It’s easy to speculate that these bridleways follow the route of a Roman track linking Cunetio (Mildenhall) with the villa at Littlecote. The Kennet Valley was also an important east-west corridor for the Saxons and, although by the Middle Ages the main road seems to …

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Kennet Bridges walk

Ramsbury Walks – The Delightful Kennet Bridges walk This pleasant route can be walked in either direction. There are pubs and parking at each end and plenty of bridges in between. From Axford, there are any number of possibilities to get going: Hopper’s Lane (R#45), Stone Lane, and Crooks Lane (R#9) each have their charms …

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Lets Walk to Froxfield

Ramsbury Walks – Froxfield (Ramsbury Bridleway #18, Froxfield Bridleway #2) An old road from Ramsbury to Froxfield, this path starts by Ambrose Farm and heads south-east up the hill along the blackthorn hedge. Stop at the bench halfway up for views back over the village.   Through Whitehill Coppice, the path joins a concrete track dating from …

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The 20 Acres Walk

Ramsbury Walk – “20 Acres” (Ramsbury Footpath #39) This Ramsbury Parish footpath runs from Swans Bottom in Ramsbury to Love’s Copse, and its extension into Aldbourne from the parish boundary leads over the hill to Southward Lane. Starting at its southern end, follow the obvious track north – a memorial bench halfway along offers lovely …

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