Berkshire - Walk 1

Streatley - Lardon Chase, Lough Down and the Holies

Length 3.5 miles
Parking Car park at the top of Lardon Chase off the B4009.
Eating & Drinking The Swan at Streatley at point C. The Bull pub at Streatley traffic lights.
Route From the car park at the Start head through the gate onto Lardon Chase. Walk along the top of the ridge until you get to point A taking in the wonderful views. Turn left and through the gate onto Lough Down at point B. Follow the track down and through another gate. Turn right onto Rectory road. At the T junction turn left and then immediately right onto Townsend road. Follow Townsend road down to a T junction and turn right. Follow the road along taking the first left which leads onto Streatley Recreation ground. Go diagonally across the Rec and follow the track round past the Swan at Streatley at point C. Emerge at the Morrell rooms and go across Streatley High Street and along Vicarage lane. At the end of the lane turn right onto a footpath which takes you up to the main road at D. Cross the road and turn left to join the footpath on the other side. Follow the footpath through the woods until it comes out into a clearing with a steep slope on the right. Skirt around the steep slope and join the path which eventually becomes a tarmac road at E. Climb up the road and reach a gate which marks the start of the Holies. Follow the main track through the Holies past point F which takes you back to the car park.
Notes Steep climb down from Lough Down at point B and back up to the Holies at point E.
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Goring-on-Thames from Lardon Chase in the snow, Berkshire
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