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Chairman's Walk

161 km / 100 miles

Reading, W Berkshire
The route, just below 100 miles in length, hugs the boundary of West Berkshire. The official start and finish is at Pangbourne. Running in a clockwise direction the route takes in Thames Path, Mapledurham, west of Tilehurst, sections of The Ridgeway, The Kennet & Avon Canal, Silchester (Calleva), the River Enborne, Greenham Common, Walbury Hill, Combe Gibbet, Hungerford, Lambourn Downs, the Ridgeway and back along the Thames Path to Pangbourne. It is also possible to link sections of the walk using public transport.

Also linked to E2 European Long Distance Path.


Path Type
Other Paths
Average Gradients; Canal; Downland/Wolds; River
Start and Finish
SU636768 - Pangbourne, W Berkshire
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Along Path
B & B Accommodation
7 Majendie Close  (bookable online)
4 Km
57 Km
Hilton Newbury Centre  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
57 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Chase Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
63 Km
B & B Accommodation
Highclere Farm  (bookable online)
3 Km
66 Km
The Bear Hotel  (bookable online)
2 Km
85 Km
Brambly Thatch Cottage  (bookable online)
1 Km
158 Km

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Route Profile:

160.3 Km (99.6 miles)
2,185 m (7,169 ft) ascent
291 m (955 ft)  maximum height