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.
At the top end of pub catering. Draft beer available.

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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