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East Ilsley

Berkshire


Slow Ways linking East Ilsley and Didcot, Goring, Hungerford, Lambourn, Newbury, Wallingford, Wantage

England / Berkshire / East Ilsley

East Ilsley’s seven Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 5/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to East Ilsley from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
East Ilsley—Didcot
Easdid one Verify me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 147m Descent 90m
East Ilsley—Didcot
Easdid two Survey me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 71m Descent 98m
East Ilsley—Goring
Easgor one Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 164m Descent 224m
East Ilsley—Wallingford
Easwal one Verify me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 210m Descent 147m
Hungerford—East Ilsley
Huneas one Pioneer me Distance 30km/19mi Ascent 355m Descent 369m
Lambourn—East Ilsley
Lameas one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 298m Descent 284m
Newbury—East Ilsley
Newbeas one

Double check Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 201m Descent 237m
Newbury—East Ilsley
Newbeas two Pioneer me Distance 22km/13mi Ascent 311m Descent 275m
Wantage—East Ilsley
Waneas one Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 162m Descent 183m

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Collective progress

47% of East Ilsley’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

6/9

reviewed

0/9

surveyed

2/9

verified

7 people have contributed to East Ilsley’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in East Ilsley

91km out of 166km have been walked and reviewed

193km of reviews have been shared in East Ilsley

Latest Updates

The marked footpath after crossing the road in Upton is very narrow and overgrown- so much so that a local villager commenting 'it's unusual to see someone walking down here!' - there is an alternative which would be more suited for wheels, turning left as you face the road and heading through the village on the path parallel instead. After exiting Upton the paths go through fields and meadows, some of the path here is not completely clear as it can be confusing knowing which is the path and which is just where the farmer has cleared a vehicle route....

FootpathFaye

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Good picnic spot next to the pond in East Ilsley, but also two pubs nearby....

Christine R

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East Ilsley to Wallingford (Easwal 1) review. Note: I walked Wallingford to East Ilsley. Wallingford is an attractive town with plenty of amenities. There is a plaque on the Winterbrook road (Photo 1) with information on the Agatha Christie Trail....

Martin Ellis

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But, when checking the usage on Strava heat maps (a good proxy for footpath usage rates) it's striking that one part of this route is extremely faint, the long N-S stretch running east of Brick Kiln Wood....

Daisy C

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Newbury—East Ilsley

Daisy C added Newbeas two, a new walk from Newbury to East Ilsley

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Lovely route following part of the Ridgeway, with beautiful views of rolling countryside all around....

Sarah_Sarah29

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Finally, it uses a small section alongside the Thames (Photo 5) before heading to the centre of Wallingford. It is largely off-road on byways, bridleways and footpaths with only a small section of road (no pavement) into Aston Tirrold....

Ursula

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The route takes a grassy path (Photo 1) ascending onto the Ridgeway National Trail. The Slow Way crosses over a dismantled railway and joins a tarmacked lane (Photo 3). The route continues north straight as an arrow, becoming a grassy path (Photo 4), then back to a lane on the approach into Upton....

Martin Ellis

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East Ilsey to Goring (Easgor 1) review. Note: I walked from Goring to East Ilsey. The Slow Way leaves the Ridgeway at a crossroads, taking a grassy path towards the road into East Ilsey (Photo 3)....

Martin Ellis

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On the second section I enjoyed a wander round the pretty village of East Hagbourne before continuing on the route. Starting in East Ilsley the route initially climbs up to the Ridgeway on a grassy track (Photo 1) before crossing the gallops (Photo 2 & 3) and descending down to join a no-through road at Churn Farm. The route then gently climbs on a track between the fields (Photo 5) before dropping down through woodland to Upton (Photo 6)....

Ursula

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A great route starting with a couple of gentle downland hills and then a flat finish along the railway path from Upton into Didcot. Starting in East Ilsley the route initially climbs up to the Ridgeway on a grassy track (Photo 1) before crossing the gallops (Photo 2 & 3) and descending down to join a no-through road at Churn Farm....

Ursula

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8km, the track becomes a quiet road and leads down past some houses and the golf club towards Streatley. There is no pavement until the road meets the busier Wantage Road at approx....

Ursula

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East Ilsley

Slow Ways Darren surveyed East Ilsley

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The route creator has curated an excellent route which has a mixture of soaring views, narrow 'secret' footpaths and delightful villages and churches....

Slow Ways Darren

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Easdid two

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Easgor One follows the Ridgeway across this beautiful part of Berkshire (although we walked this route in reverse)....

Slow Ways Darren

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Easgor one

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A pleasant route for walkers using sections of the Icknield Greenway and the Ridgeway. From Wantage marketplace, the route follows a series of pedestrian alleyways and residential roads before joining a section of the Icknield Greenway which doubles as a cycle route to the nearby Harwell Campus. Crossing the Icknield Greenway again, the route follows a narrow footpath alongside Ginge Brook before ending at the first stile of the journey. After crossing under the A34, the route leaves the Ridgeway on a footpath through the fields....

Ursula

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East Ilsley—Didcot

matthewsnape added Easdid two, a new walk from East Ilsley to Didcot

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East Ilsley—Didcot

Slow Ways added Easdid one, a new walk from East Ilsley to Didcot

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East Ilsley—Goring

Slow Ways added Easgor one, a new walk from East Ilsley to Goring

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East Ilsley—Wallingford

Slow Ways added Easwal one, a new walk from East Ilsley to Wallingford

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Hungerford—East Ilsley

Slow Ways added Huneas one, a new walk from Hungerford to East Ilsley

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Lambourn—East Ilsley

Slow Ways added Lameas one, a new walk from Lambourn to East Ilsley

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Newbury—East Ilsley

Slow Ways added Newbeas one, a new walk from Newbury to East Ilsley

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Wantage—East Ilsley

Slow Ways added Waneas one, a new walk from Wantage to East Ilsley

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East Ilsley, Sun 23 June

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East Ilsley’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU4930081170

Lat / Lon

51.52730° / -1.29072°

Easting / Northing

449,300E / 181,170N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of East Ilsley's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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