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Kingsclere

Hampshire


Slow Ways linking Kingsclere and Basingstoke, Newbury, Overton, Tadley, Thatcham, Vernham Dean, Whitchurch (Hampshire)

England / Hampshire / Kingsclere

Kingsclere’s seven Slow Ways are 46% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 6/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

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 Kingsclere from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Kingsclere—Basingstoke
Kinbas one Verify me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 263m Descent 249m
Kingsclere—Tadley
Kintad one Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 120m Descent 122m
Kingsclere—Tadley
Kintad two Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 104m Descent 105m
Newbury—Kingsclere
Newbkin one Pioneer me Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 165m Descent 143m
Newbury—Kingsclere
Newbkin three

Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 149m Descent 123m
Overton—Kingsclere
Ovekin one Review me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent 280m Descent 297m
Thatcham—Kingsclere
Thakin one Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 118m Descent 97m
Vernham Dean—Kingsclere
Verkin one Pioneer me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 427m Descent 457m
Whitchurch (Hampshire)—Kingsclere
Whikin one Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 233m Descent 201m

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Collective progress

42% of Kingsclere’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

6/9

reviewed

0/9

surveyed

0/9

verified

4 people have contributed to Kingsclere’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Kingsclere

83km out of 134km have been walked and reviewed

149km of reviews have been shared in Kingsclere

Latest Updates

A walk across the SE corner of the North Wessex Downs AONB. There’s a moderate ascent up the escarpment (Photo 2) onto the North Wessex Downs. The route leaves the woods behind for fields (Photo 6) and a quiet lane....

Martin Ellis

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It follows the River Test to its source at Ashe (Photo 1) and across fields into Deane. A footpath leads through the northern edge of Great Deane Wood (Photo 4); a welcome relief from the heatwave....

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A walk from Newbury in Berkshire across into Hampshire; taking in Greenham Common, fields and woodland to arrive at Kingscleve on the edge of the North Wessex Downs. The route leaves the lane for footpaths across fields to eventually join the Brenda Parker Way (a long-distance path across Hampshire, Photo 4). The route soon leaves the Way for a more direct path into Kingsclere (Photo 5)....

Martin Ellis

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The walk crosses the river into Berkshire and then through fields and woods to finish in Thatcham on the Kennet & Avon Canal. The walk into Thatcham was the same route as Thatcham to Tadley (see Thatad 1): a mixture of tarmacked lanes and wooded footpaths. The Slow Way crosses the River Kennet and Kennet & Avon Canal, passes the train station, and there’s an urban walk into the centre of town. There’s a footpath to the west (SU528644) which provides a more direct N-S route into Thatcham, as well avoiding the Crookham Common Road walk....

Martin Ellis

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The route leaves the Wayfarer’s Walk along a footpath south. The route continues south along a farm lane and then a narrow footpath (Photo 7). Lanes, and finally a footpath, lead SW into the centre of Whitchurch....

Martin Ellis

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Kingsclere to Tadley (Kintad 1) review. A Hampshire Slow Way through woods past a nature reserve, followed by country lanes. The route briefly joins the Brenda Parker Way (a long-distance path across Hampshire) through woods; but soon turns south at the corner of the Ashford Hill nature reserve (Photo 2). The route southwest towards Kingsclere alternates between wide footpaths past fields and woods, and tarmacked lanes (Photos 3 & 4)....

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Kintad one

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Shortly after leaving Tadley Post Office the route turns right off Mount Pleasant. Towards the bottom of the hill the route turns right into pastures, passing round some houses before coming out on the A339....

Barry Dale

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Newbury—Kingsclere

Ursula added Newbkin three, a new walk from Newbury to Kingsclere

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The route crosses the road to continue across Greenham Common on mainly gravel tracks popular with walkers, runners, and cyclists. On exiting the Common there is a small section of road to follow (no pavement) to reach the path across Sydmonton Common....

Ursula

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Shortly after leaving Tadley Post Office the route turns right off Mount Pleasant. Towards the bottom of the hill the route turns right into pastures, passing round some houses before coming out on the A339....

Barry Dale

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It runs parallel to the railway to the Milestones roundabout and Winklebury, where it goes behind the FA football complex and Winklebury Centre....

Duncan Reid

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I walked the second half of the route, from Wootton St Lawrence to Kingsclere (7 miles). Warren Bottom Copse was full of bluebells and the high ground between Hannington and Kingsclere opens up panoramic views and fantastic cloudscapes, particularly the thunderstorm that pursued me back from Kingsclere! The bench on the green in front of Hannington church is ideal for a drinks break and on arrival in Kingsclere the choice includes McColls, Spar, the Honesty Cafe and a pub....

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Kingsclere—Basingstoke

Slow Ways added Kinbas one, a new walk from Kingsclere to Basingstoke

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Kingsclere—Tadley

Slow Ways added Kintad one, a new walk from Kingsclere to Tadley

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Kingsclere—Tadley

Slow Ways added Kintad two, a new walk from Kingsclere to Tadley

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Newbury—Kingsclere

Slow Ways added Newbkin one, a new walk from Newbury to Kingsclere

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Overton—Kingsclere

Slow Ways added Ovekin one, a new walk from Overton to Kingsclere

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Thatcham—Kingsclere

Slow Ways added Thakin one, a new walk from Thatcham to Kingsclere

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Vernham Dean—Kingsclere

Slow Ways added Verkin one, a new walk from Vernham Dean to Kingsclere

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Whitchurch (Hampshire)—Kingsclere

Slow Ways added Whikin one, a new walk from Whitchurch (Hampshire) to Kingsclere

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Kingsclere, Wed 24 April

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Kingsclere’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU5257758670

Lat / Lon

51.32471° / -1.24682°

Easting / Northing

452,577E / 158,670N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Kingsclere'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

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