The Boot, Stanford Dingley (4.0m)

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About twelve miles from Newbury. Take the A4 to Thatcham and turn L for Upper Bucklebury, then follow the road on for 4 miles to Chapel Row, where L at the triangle then first R SP Stanford Dingley. After about a mile and a half you come to the Boot on the R.
A popular pub that has good beer, and provides excellent if somewhat pricey meals and snacks. The other pub in the village, the Bull now supplies excellent sandwiches and other bar snacks, together with expensive meals in the restaurant. Alternatively you can start and finish this walk at the Pot Kiln in Frilsham at the NW corner of the map.

Go further on the lane from the pub, turn L at the T junction, pass the Bull (circled on the map) and take the first stile on the L to a field path which goes fairly near the River Pang. Go R on another path at a T junction, then L to follow even closer to the river. Where this meets a further path at a T, go R and follow the path over a metalled lane and up the side of the drive to Rushden's Farm. Skirt the farm and take the path forward up the side of and then into the woods. Keep going in the same direction till you come out on a lane by the Pot Kiln. Turn R then R again into a farm drive, and L in 300yds to pass through a Christmas tree plantation and then out into fields. Bear R to follow the edge of the woods on a sometimes muddy track that comes out in 1200yds at Pangfield Farm. Turn L through fields, where the path goes R to meet a metalled lane , where turn L then R on another FP that comes out at Stanford Dingley church. Turn R and follow past the Bull to return to the Boot.

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