The Six Bells - Route 2

A fairly long walk but with no steep hills or other challenging obstacles.

Technical sheet
No. 4553545
A Warborough walk posted on 13/01/21 by The Brakspear Pub Trails. Update : 07/12/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h50[?]
Distance Distance : 6.09mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 30ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 30ft
Highest point Highest point : 197ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 154ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Warborough
Starting point Starting point : N 51.637427° / W 1.135454°
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Description

(D/A) With your back to the pub turn left and walk along The Green towards the War Memorial then turn right at the main road and walk past St Lawrence Church then cross over the main road with care and walk along a small side road (Henfield View) opposite. After about 50m leave the road and follow the footpath indicated by a finger post and follow the footpath across the field with a fine view towards Wittenham Clumps.

(1) When the path meets another path turn right and walk along the path until you reach a wooded area, at this point through a small gap you should notice a large man made pond, turn right here and follow the path under a power line. When you reach another path turn left along this path and at the next intersection turn right and follow the path (Pain Way) until you reach a concrete access road marked by a waymark post as a bridle path.

(2) Follow the access road until you reach a main road, carefully cross the main road and then turn left and walk along the verge for about 50m. Turn right on to a bridle path marked by a finger post and follow it for about 1.3km, then on the left look out for a small gap in the hedge concealing a footbridge, cross the footbridge into a large field. Continue following a path diagonally across the field past a tree in the middle of the field cross over a track and continue on following a path bearing slightly left across the field until the hedge line.

(3) Turn sharp right and follow the hedge line to the southern corner of the field then continue to follow the path into the next field still following the hedge line. After about 250m turn left through the gap in the hedge and cross over a footbridge then bear right towards another gap in another hedge line. Go through the gap and cross another footbridge then aim for the left hand corner of the field and go through a metal gate by a greenhouse in the back garden of a house.

(4) Then follow a track round to right past some houses until you reach a public road with The Chequers pub opposite. (You might consider this a time to take a break as you now 2/3 the way round the walk). Turn right (turn left if you are exiting the pub car park) and walk along the road for 150m until you reach a fork in the road.

(5) At this point turn right and walk along a tarmac access road to Lower Berrick Farm, after 40m bear right and cross a footbridge and go through a kissing gate to enter a small field. Cross the field diagonally and exit via another kissing gate. Follow the path through a small copse and exit via a kissing gate then bear left and walk along the edge of a field and then go through a kissing gate into another field.

(6) Follow the path along the edge of the field and when it turns sharp left in the corner of the field then continue to follow the path in same general direction for about 1.6km until you reach the outskirts of Warborough. Follow what is now a small lane (Green Lane North) past the cricket ground.

(7) Turn left into Green Lane South and follow the lane past the cricket pavilion and between some cottages. You will then emerge by a green with the Six Bells pub opposite.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 167ft - The Six Bells pub
1 : mi 0.52 - alt. 157ft - Path
2 : mi 2.04 - alt. 171ft - Access road
3 : mi 3.37 - alt. 197ft - Hedge line
4 : mi 4.09 - alt. 190ft - Public road
5 : mi 4.38 - alt. 184ft - Tarmac access road
6 : mi 4.83 - alt. 167ft - Path along the edge of the field
7 : mi 5.96 - alt. 164ft - Green Lane South
D/A : mi 6.09 - alt. 167ft - The Six Bells pub

Useful Information

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During the walk or to do/see around

St Lawrence Church in the centre of Warborough, dates from the 14th C but with some features such as the font (late 12th C) and the east window from the early 13th C. As can be seen from outside the building the bell tower was rebuilt in 1666.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.33/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5


Admin hiker
on Tue 07 Dec 2021 15:11:27 CET

Don't worry that's all good I was just asking. Just in case.

Maybe you will be able to get back there again at some point or myself.

Delphine - Community Developer


Walker
on Tue 07 Dec 2021 15:07:47 CET

I live about 50 miles away from this walk Aurélie, was only in the region for that day, and didn't have pencil and paper to take notes when I was there. Otherwise I would walk it again, take notes, and offer my modifications to the text. So I'm very sorry, but I can't help. Apologies.


Admin hiker
on Tue 07 Dec 2021 13:48:34 CET

Hi Simon,

Thanks again for this feedback ! That's awesome we can only improve that way to give the best experience.

Could you please suggest a description for the part where you mention : ""follow the path in same general direction for about 1.6 km until you reach the outskirts of Warborough", but a few more directions would probably be a good idea. Specially as this section entailed a rather difficult crossing of a sunken bit of river." ?

Thank you for your contribution.
Have a good day.

Delphine - Community Developper

Delphine - Community Developer


Walker
on Sat 20 Nov 2021 20:36:49 CET

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 20/11/21
Description quality : Very good
Easiness to follow the route : Good
Walk interest : Good

This walk was overall very pleasant, but a few sections of the path were very overgrown and the route not completely clear.
Also, one field had been ploughed and the path not (yet?) reinstated. It was only with the help of GPS that we followed the path exactly.
And one more field had the path fenced off in order to contain sheep.
A part of the instructions says "walk along the road for 1.5km until you reach a fork in the road", but this distance should in fact be only about 150 metres, and not 1.5 km.
Finally, the last part of the instructions say "follow the path in same general direction for about 1.6 km until you reach the outskirts of Warborough", but a few more directions would probably be a good idea. Specially as this section entailed a rather difficult crossing of a sunken bit of river.

I appreciate the effort put in to upload this walk, and my party thoroughly enjoyed it and found it very pleasant indeed and would recommend it to others. So my thanks to the author. These criticisms are given constructively and I suggest the walk and instructions need to be revisited.

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