Circular route from the centre of the market town of Wantage. Good selection of road, gravel, mud with excellent dog walking potential. Ends walking via the old Berks & Wilts canal and back into the centre of town.
Amazing walk this, half of my longer Wantage circular. Get dropped off on the Ridgeway crossing the A338 south of Wantage, then walk past the massive and ancient Segsbury Camp then down from the hills into the Thames Valley via the two Letcombe villages and back into Wantage. Nothing too difficult here, but there are some steep bits and as always the Ridgeway is exposed, so don’t expect mercy from wind/rain etc. You can cut the walk shorter by going through Sedgbury Camp and by-passing one of the villages, but personally I think it’s worth doing the whole route.
Start: Ridgeway A338 in South Oxfordshire
End: Wantage A338
Distance: 3.91 miles
Time taken: 1 hour 27 mins
Elevation change: rolling hills with one steep
Dog walking: 60% off lead. Walk includes crossing fields with animals.
Track condition: Stretches of grass, chalk and deep mud. Over half the route is path and track.
Accessibility: Stiles, steep grassy sections, narrow paths