The Butt Inn, Aldermaston Wharf (3.3m)
RG7 4LA SU 601670
About twelve miles from Newbury. Go on the A4 through Woolhampton, and take the turning R in just over a mile (Frouds Lane). At the Tee junction, turn L for the pub.
Turn L out of the pub and follow the road to cross the swing bridge and join the canal towpath. Keep on this for just over 1/2 mile to reach another road and swing bridge, where turn R on the road. Go ahead for 1/4 mile to cross the River Kennet, then a further 1/4 mile to FPs either side of the road. Take the one on the R that shortly turns 90 degrees L and fork R in a further 200yds and rise through fields and a wooded area to Padworth College, where you come to an ornamental lake. Follow past this, leaving the church on your R and take the FP down through fields going ahead towards Padworth Mill. Here you re-cross the Kennet by a series of footbridges, even passing a salmon ladder. The FP continues through a rather narrow section before emerging onto a wide track which is Mill Lane. In some 600 yds this comes out on the road near the Aldermaston Wharf swing bridge, so turn L to get back to the pub. OR turn L in 300 yds into the newish housing estate, the road out of which is much nearer the pub.