Hungerford Town Walks

Hungerford is a beautiful town in Berkshire, England, with many scenic walking trails to explore. You can explore the town using our Heritage Trail guide which you can find here, or you can find more opportunities to stretch your legs by visiting the Hungerford Virtual Museum website which has lots of walking guides.

More Walks

One of the most popular walking trails is the Combe Gibbet Circular trail, which is approximately 7.3 miles long and takes around 3 hours and 14 minutes to complete. This trail offers a mix of natural and historic sights, taking in Gallows Down and the 17th century Combe Gibbet with its dark past, crossing Summer Hill along Wigmoreash Drove, passing Combe Wood and Linkenholt Hanging, and returning to the start via Sandpits Down. There are lovely views over the surrounding area and scenic paths along the way where you can keep an eye out for wildlife.

Another great option is the Hungerford Common and Kennet Canal Circular trail, which is approximately 2.9 miles long and takes around 1 hour and 4 minutes to complete. This is a lovely circular route that begins in Hungerford and explores the banks of the River Dun and Hungerford Common. Along the way, you can take in views over the water and common, with scenic paths and chances to spot some wildlife.

If you’re looking for a more challenging walk, consider trying the Hungerford and Ramsbury Circular trail, which is approximately 9.6 miles long and takes around 3 hours and 31 minutes to complete. This walk is mostly flat apart from a section with some steep up and downs which make it a nice challenge. Parts of the trail are muddy especially past the river but for the most part, the walk is on firm ground.

Above and Below Hungerford

A walk around the Hungerford countryside to look at the interaction between geology, wildlife and human history. Starting and finishing on Hungerford Common.
About 7 miles or 11km.

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