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Chairman's Walk

Reading, W Berkshire

161 km / 100 miles
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
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start and Finish: SU636768 - Pangbourne, W Berkshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Chairman's Walk

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Chairman's Walk: around the perimeter of West Berkshire  (West Berkshire Ramblers  - 2003 )
Route Description - PDF Chairman's Walk - an account of the walk in 2020 by Kathy Tytler  (LDWA ) Download File


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 174, 175, 186
OS Landranger Active 174, 175, 186
OS Explorer 157, 158, 159, 170, 171
OS Explorer Active 157, 158, 159, 170, 171

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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

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