Please Note: this walk has already happened.

A walk for all the family with Letcombe Brook Project Officer. From Betjeman Park we will follow the Letcombe Brook through the historic market town of Wantage before heading out into farmland at the southern edge of the AONB.  At Letcombe Regis we will re-join the brook and explore the Local Wildlife Trust’s Letcombe Valley Reserve where we should be able to look for wild brown trout and perhaps catch a glimpse of a kingfisher or little egret.  Retracing our steps to Wantage we will be looking out for farmland birds.

Walk Leader/organisation: Mark Bradfield, Letcombe Brook Project Officer.

Walk Information

  • Booking: Free – Booking essential – 20 places
  • Distance & approximate duration: 5 miles linear (out & back) – approx. 3 hours
  • Difficulty:Fairly easy but with some steep steps and possibly wet muddy ground. Narrow paths for most of route
  • Accessibility: Family friendly but not wheelchair friendly
  • Dogs: Sorry, no dogs
  • Nearby Refreshments: Plenty of lunch options in Wantage Town Centre
  • Meeting point: Betjeman Park, Wantage OX12 9DD. What3Words: Concluded.glaze.fenced
  • Public Transport: Stagecoach buses to Wantage stop in nearby market place
  • Public car parks: Parking in the Beacon car park
  • Closest Toilets: Toilets at Beacon Car Park

For general booking information, health and safety advice, terms and conditions please see our useful information page.

Further Information

Why not explore nearby Wantage, visit the Saturday market, visit the Vale and Downland Home – Vale & Downland Museum (valeanddownlandmuseum.org.uk).

For more information about the Letcombe Brook Project, see http://letcombebrook.org.uk/

For more information about Letcombe Valley Nature Reserve, see https://www.bbowt.org.uk/nature-reserves/letcombe-valley

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Letcombe Valley Pond - credit J Akam