Walks

Walks

This page describes some of the lovely walks in the area. Most of them are circular and around 5 miles.
For general information about access to the countryside, including Open Access Rights, see the Countryside Agency Website.
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Please make sure you follow the countryside code when out and about.

 

Why do it?

This circular walk around the parish, takes in some of the natural and man made features. It 
takes about 2.5 hours starting and finishing at the entrance to the recreation ground next to the Jekyll & Hyde.  

Why do it?

This walk takes you past the 13c deconsecrated church of All Saints in the centre of old Stratfield Turgis and on to the 18c church of St Mary the Virgin at Stratfield Saye, two buildings with very different architectural styles. It is a gentle flat walk winding over fields and lanes crossing the river Loddon.

Why do it?

See a beautiful 13c Church and follow the river Loddon across fields and water meadows. It is fairly flat with a few stiles, but can be boggy in places.

We orgainise regular village walks as a social event, but also to ensure the footpaths remain in a good state.

The 2007 Autumn Village walk took place on October 28th 2007. More info here.

The 2007 Spring Village Walk took place on April 22nd. More info here. 

The 2006 Spring Village walk took place on April 23rd. The route is available here

This walk takes in some of the beautiful features and countryside of the parish of Stratfield Turgis. It takes about 2hrs 30 minutes of gentle walking allowing for some sightseeing along the way, and is predominantly flat with a couple of large stiles to negotiate. The inaugural parish walk took place on the 11th September 2005

The 2007 Autumn Village walk took place on October 28th 2007

The 2009 Autum Village walk, 'Woods and Water', took place on October 6th 2009.

Lovely walk last Sunday.

Partly off public footpaths so you won't be able to follow it all.

Map attached

Lovely figure of eight walk on the 11th May taking in the Loddon, Bridleway and All Saints church.

The weather was beautiful for the Stratfield Turgis Summer 2014 village walk. This took a different format allowing for 2 shortish loops with a picnic in the middle.

Other Walks

There are a number of beautiful walks around Reading to be found here. This includes a walk from Bramley to Hook skirting Stratfield Turgis.

Slightly further afield Defra (The Department for Food and Rural Affairs) promotes a number of conservation walks and rides across permissive paths. More information is available from http://www.defra.gov.uk/rural/publicaccess/default.htm. Of local interest are three. Click on the text to find out more details.

The Vyne near Sherbourne St. John
Poors Farm near Basingstoke
Church Lane Farm near Basingstoke

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