Pete's Walks - Hambleden, Colstrope, Medmenham, Fawley (page 2 of 7)

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Google map of the walk

On reaching a bridleway, I turned right and followed the hedge-lined bridleway to another part of Great Wood. The bridleway continued through the wood, gradually dropping down hill until it reached a junction in a valley bottom. I continued straight on, rising slightly up the other side of the valley. After maybe a quarter of a mile, a waymark post on the left marked where a path went off on that side. I took that path, rising very gently for a while through the trees.

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The bridleway after I turned right, heading back to Great Wood

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The bridleway after I turned right, heading back to Great Wood

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The bridleway continuing through Great Wood

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The bridleway continuing through Great Wood

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The bridleway continuing through Great Wood, approaching the junction in the valley bottom

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The path continuing from the junction in the valley bottom

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The path after I turned left

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The path after I turned left

On reaching another junction (as with the one in the valley bottom, the track going left was not a public right of way), I again went straight on, along a surfaced track that dropped downhill, soon running just inside an edge of the wood (with fields to my right). Shortly after leaving the wood (there was now a good view to the left, over the Hambleden valley near Colstrope), the track turned left to reach Bacres Farm. Here the track (now the farm drive) went right, but I took a path going straight on, crossing part of a large meadow to reach a painted gate and a road junction.

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The path along the surfaced track, descending just inside Barn Wood

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The path along the surfaced track, descending just inside Barn Wood

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The path along the surfaced track, continuing from Barn Wood

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View left from the track, over the Hambleden valley near Colstrope

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The path through the meadow, approaching the road through the Hambleden valley

I crossed the road through the Hambleden valley and went down Colstrope Lane. The lane turned left as it entered the hamlet of Colstrope, When it turned right, I went straight on along a footpath (part of the Chiltern Way) heading north along the valley. It followed a hedge on my left through a meadow, then ran through a small area of trees to reach a lane or drive. I turned right here, soon passing a property named The Hyde on my left.

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The lane into Colstrope

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The lane continuing through Colstrope

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The path going north from Colstrope along the Hambleden Valley

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The path going north from Colstrope along the Hambleden Valley

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The path after I turned right along the lane near The Hyde