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This 5¾ miles (9¼ km) long route can be enjoyed by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. It is within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and starts from the village of Compton in the heart of the downs in Berkshire, about 5 miles (8km) west of the River Thames at Goring-on-Thames. It follows lovely rolling downland tracks and a stretch of The Ridgeway.
Terrain and conditions
• Mostly on downland tracks.
• This route is moderately strenuous for walkers but with no steep sections.
• No stiles or gates.
• Some paths can be muddy and slippery after rain. The byway heading south from Lowbury Hill is open to vehicles so the surface can be churned up with wheel ruts.
• There may be seasonal vegetation on the route.
We hope you'll enjoy this ride. If you do please consider making a small donation to help us continue to care for the Ridgeway National Trail and provide information about it.