The White Hart Hampstead Norreys (4.0m)

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About seven miles from Newbury along the B4009 towards Streatley.
Now the only pub left in Hampstead Norreys, the White Hart is a comfortable country pub that serves good beer and fairly plain pub grub.

From The White Hart, go back towards Newbury, cross the road and go through the churchyard, then across the sports field in front of the village hall. Join a footpath on the line of the old Didcot-Newbury railway, and follow this for a mile or so. 100yds after it passes under a road bridge, find a way up the bank on the right, and double back to cross the bridge. (The way here is now obstructed with brushwood, and you will have to get out onto the road to get back to cross the bridge. There is a reasonable verge on the opposite side of the road). Follow this lane for 600yds then go L onto a track and shortly over a stile onto a FP across fields. When this reaches another lane, turn L and take the first track on the R in front of Eling Farm. Follow this until a stile leads to a FP going half L across a field to an obvious gap in the hedge. Drop down through the next field to a ford across the stream and come out on a road. Go L and L again, crossing a footbridge, then turn R on a FP that soon enters the wood. Continue forward till you meet the back gate of the churchyard, where go R for the pub.
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