Pete's Walks - One-hour walk at Kensworth

I did this 1-hour local walk on Sunday 3rd August 2009. I hadn't walked for a few days, as I'd had two wisdom teeth removed on Tuesday, and consequently could only eat semi-solid foods such as soup, porridge and yoghurt for a few days afterwards. Anyway, I somehow hadn't really felt up to a long walk. This was my usual short stroll around the valley that lies immediately to the north of where I live, with a slight detour that added maybe 20 minutes to the walk.

I started off along the well-trodden footpath that starts by the small industrial estate towards the western end of Common Road, Kensworth, heading towards the quarry.

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Looking east along the valley, from the path to Kensworth Quarry - Hollicks Lane follows the hedgerow beyond the corn field

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Codling Bank

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Looking back across the valley - Isle of Wight farm is top right

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Part of the quarry path, heading east

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I took a detour, walking up and down this new section of permissive path around the quarry - hence the walk took 20 minutes longer than usual

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Having crossed Hollicks Lane near Church End, I took this path through a Bean field, turning right near the tree in the centre of the photo

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Taken from near the tree in the centre of the last photo, this is the path back across the valley to Malmes Close, Kensworth

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View west from the same point, towards the early part of the walk

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View back from near Malmes Close, Kensworth