The Wellington Arms, Baughurst (3.0m)

Website-on-Pub RG26 5LP SU 5846604
About twelve miles from Newbury. Take the A339 towards Basingstoke, and turn L at Headley for Ashford Hill. At the end of this road, turn L at the T junction and follow the road past the Ship, uphill and past the Pineapple, then turn R for 1 mile passing the Badgers Wood, then a further mile and a bit to find the Wellington on the L.
Now an excellent but expensive restaurant rather than a pub, though they do have draught beer. For special occasions only!

Return back up the road for 100 yds and take the bridleway on the L, which brings you out onto a metalled lane in 700 yds.Turn R then shortly L onto another metalled lane that changes into a grassy bridleway. When this turns to the R, turn L through a metal gate onto a curious FP that descends through a narrow wood to another metal gate, where go very sharp L through yet another metal gate. The FP contiues with a wood on the R, then crosses the open field to a stile at the entrance to a wood. Go down some steps to a footbridge over a small stream. (This is not the FB on the map - you will pass near this later). Now bear R as the FP continues through woods for some 300 yds, emerging into a field. Cross this to a metal farm gate, then turn L to an almost adjacent similar gate. Through this turn immediately R onto a FP, ignore a R fork, go up through a slightly boggy area through a wooden gate and follow the grassy path near a L hand field boundary to a road. Turn R for a few yards to Hillside Farm, then take the FP on the L. Keep near the RH side of the field, through a narrow section, and then into another field that leads to a farmyard. Go down a short track to a metalled lane where turn R for 100yds before taking the FP to the L. Follow this as it appears to be the drive to a redbrick house, but take the marked turn L over a FB near an ornamental pond and a summer house. Go through a wooden door and follow the path near the LH side of fields, crossing a gravel track from Church Farm on the L, and in a further 500 yds fork L into a boggy lane that comes out in the pub car park.

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