St Margaret's Church, Catmore (3.0m)

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About 8 miles from Newbury up the B4494 to Lilley, where take the second of two adjacent R turnings SP Catmore and West Ilsley. In 3/4 mile, use the surprisingly large park on the L.
A very interesting small church, dating from the 12C, that you should access following the footpath besides the black barn, signed 'Historic Church'. (Click on the photo for further information). A popular candle-lit carol service is held there before every Christmas.
For a pub lunch after your walk and visit, either follow the lane forward for two and a bit rather twisty miles to the Harrow at West Ilsley, or return to the B4494 and take the turning immediately L then second R after a mile, and R again after another mile for the Fox at Peasemore; about three miles in all.

Continue forward along the lane for 150yds and turn L along a track. Follow this for about 1200yds until its meets a hedge, then turn R on the path uphill for 500yds passing through some anti-vehicle bollards. Then bear R and R again to follow the Old Street track, which meets a metalled lane on a sharpish bend. Follow the lane for 300yds, leaving it for a FP SO through a field. This meets a wood at a farm gate, and after another 100yds turn R along another track to reach the church in 500yds.
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