"To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles."
- Mary Davis
Scenic walks around Brightwalton, Newbury
Brightwalton resides in The North Wessex Downs, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It has a unique and spectacular landscape that includes tranquil open downland, ancient woodland and chalk streams. The AONB is ideal for walkers, cyclists and riders to enjoy panoramic views along open chalk escarpments, as well as rights of way through woodland and alongside rivers and parts of the Kennet and Avon Canal. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty means it's within a precious landscape whose distinctive character and natural beauty are so outstanding that it is in the nation's interest to safeguard them.
We are lucky enough to have a plethora of walks to choose from.
The Terepin family have put together details of a wonderful route around Leckhampstead incorporating Oak Ash and Spray Wood. The walk includes familiar paths and perhaps one or two slightly less familiar ones around Leckhampstead, a picnic spot or two and wonderful views to the south towards Inkpen on a reasonably clear day make this a favourite. Beautiful early spring carpets of snowdrops, and later daffodils at Oak Ash, are followed by stunning bluebells at Spray Wood to look forward to in April and May. We have uploaded the details as a PDF so you can download to your phone or print in advance.
In addition there is a North Wessex Downs booklet with two village walks available to download below.
Please note that the bus services have changed since this leaflet was printed. Up to date bus details can be found here. Details of further walks and information on the North Wessex Downs AONB can be found at the North Wessex Downs website here.
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