When staying at Cholsey Grange CL I don’t do many short walks, the exception being my regular couple of miles through the woods in the morning with Crosby. However, I have a few things to do today and don’t have a lot of time for walking so have decided rather than rush a long walk I will take a steady stroll from the site.
Leaving the caravan I go through the metal gate at the far end of the site and turn left and walk downhill into the woods and then in the valley in the woods I turn left and follow the clear path.
My route from here is very straightforward, I stay on the path at the bottom of the valley for just over two kilometres until I reach a stile besides a gate leading to a track besides an arable field.
Turning right I stay on the track as it skirts the field and passes fields with horses in. On reaching a stile beside a gate I cross and then almost immediately go through a gate on the left to join the Chiltern Way. This fenced path goes uphill and then through another gate to follow the hedge line around the edge of an arable field.
I follow the path through a belt of trees and then through a gate to enter another field and continue besides the hedge.
At a junction of paths besides a gate I follow the way-marker pointing left on the Chiltern Way and head diagonally across a field towards a clump of trees encircling a pond.
After going through a gate I cross the driveway to Studdridge Farm and enter a field, within a few metres the Chiltern Way goes to the left through a gate and I follow it across a couple of fields towards Commonhill Wood.
At a fork in the path I go to the right to stay with the Chiltern Way as it heads down through trees to the edge of a field.
The footpath now runs along the edge of the field as it descends to a corner where the path divides. I go left leaving the Chiltern Way to follow a footpath steadily ascending through Hartmoor Wood.
This path brings me back up to the farm buildings of Cholsey Grange where I return to the site via a gate into the caravan and motorhome storage area and head back down the driveway to the caravan where I get a good view of most of the four mile route I have just walked.
To follow my walk you will need Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 171 – Chiltern Hills West
16th August 2021
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