Pete's Walks - Berkshire Loop

About my walk

I walked the Berkshire Loop in both directions, thus making a 56-mile walk. I did it in four days spread between November 2010 and July 2011, each day walking about seven miles westwards, then turning round and retracing my steps. Thus at the end of the fourth walk I had completed the walk in both directions.

I didn't intend to spend so long between starting and completing the route. I wanted to do it only on sunny days so that it would look its best in my photographs, but I can usually only walk on Saturdays nowadays and sunny Saturdays seem to have been in surprisingly short supply. In the end, I finished it off on two successive Saturdays in early July 2011, even though the last day turned out to be disappointingly grey in the morning. Another reason why it took me so long was that I was rather put off by the thought of the lengthy journey to Berkshire from  my home near Dunstable, although in the event the motorway gods always smiled on me and I never had a journey longer than an hour.

Although I walked it in both directions, I have just described the walk in the westwards direction - this is the direction that the guide book follows.

Click here to see a very rough map of the Berkshire Loop  (but only if you have already read my disclaimer and notes regarding maps).

Note: I have numbered each photograph (in red) and inserted the same number in the text to show where in the walk the photo was taken.

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View across the Thames Valley at Winter Hill (Day 2)