GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Inkpen Walks

6 miles (9 km)

This Berkshire based village makes a good start point for exploring theNorth Wessex Downs AONB. Inkpen is located just a few miles south of Hungerford. The settlement is noted for its rare crocus field and a noteworthy 13th century church.
This circular walk from the village explores Inkpen Common before climbing to the highest point in Berkshire at Walbury Hill. You'll also visit Inkpen Hill and Combe Gibbet, a historical structure with a grisly past.
The walk starts near the common at the 17th century Crown and Garter pub. There's parking here and a bakery so you can pick up some supplies before your walk. The route then follows country lanes south to Trapshill before climbing to the series of hills at Gallows Down. There are some excellent views over the county from this elevated spot.

Postcode

RG17 9QR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Inkpen OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Inkpen Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Inkpen

Pubs/Cafes

The Crown and Garter pub at the start of the walk, serves good quality pub food. There's also a pleasant garden area for warmer days.

Dog Walking

The woodland and country trails are great for fit dogs. The Crown and Garter mentioned above is also dog friendly with dog bowls available.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north into Hungerford and you can pick up some easy waterside paths along the Kennet and Avon Canal Walk.

Photos

Rush hour in Inkpen - geograph.org.uk - 3605419

Rush hour in Inkpen

Woodland, Inkpen Common - geograph.org.uk - 1216965

Woodland, Inkpen Common. A stream in an area of mature deciduous woodland near the south of the common. Outside this area it is mostly scrub with extensive birch and gorse.

The Crown and Garter - geograph.org.uk - 2688168

The Crown and Garter. This pub dates back to 1640 and makes a good start point for a walk.

Walbury Hill - geograph.org.uk - 763923

Walbury Hill. Britain's highest chalk hill viewed from Suggletone Down.

On Walbury Hill - geograph.org.uk - 2391712

On Walbury Hill

Combe Gibbet on Inkpen Hill - geograph.org.uk - 2456394

Combe Gibbet on Inkpen Hill

View from Inkpen Hill - geograph.org.uk - 2391901

View from Inkpen Hill

Inkpen crocus field

Inkpen crocus field. Near the centre of the village isInkpen Crocus Fieldsa large field ofMediterraneancrocuses, one of only two in theUnited Kingdom. According to the information plaque, the plants are believed to have been brought here by theKnights Templarin theMiddle Agesfor the production ofsaffron. It is currently owned by theBerkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.

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