Following the old Wilts and Berks Canal, I continue the journey at West Challow Bridge. Most of the canal from here is private land, so this is not going to be an easy route to follow. Heading out as best as I can to follow the route, I’ve headed towards Sparsholt. This is a short walk, but it’s hard going in places with some footpaths deep in mud.
This track starts out easy along paths and field paths well walked. There are some amazing parts of the canal still intact, full of water and looking amazing.
Start: West Challow Bridge
Waypoint: End: Sparsholt
Distance: 2.6 miles
Time taken: 1 hour 17 mins
Elevation change: flat
Dog walking: 60% off lead. No dogs, walkers or cyclists. Several horses.
Track condition: Stretches of field grass and deep mud. Occasional road and track. In dry conditions this may be easier.
Accessibility: Some stiles, narrow paths, overgrown in places. Note that there are lengths of deep mud.