3. Freemans Marsh


Travelling west out of Hungerford, by rail or on the canal towpath, you leave the Kennet valley and cross Freemans Marsh, another area of common land. The railway here continues to be elevated as it starts the climb up the valley of the river Dun. All the viewing points in the area are affected by the growth of vegetation and any recent clearance work done by Network Rail at the line side. Here an occasional steam-hauled special has just crossed the canal and river before entering the marsh and the outskirts of the town:


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