Please Note: this walk has already happened.

On the longest day we enjoy an early walk up to the top of the North Wessex Downs. Starting in the village of Inkpen we walk towards West Woodhay and then climb to the top of Walbury Hill (297m) is the highest point in the NWD AONB for spectacular views across 3 counties of Wiltshire, Hampshire and Berkshire.

We then carry on along the ridge to the infamous Combe Gibbet – there is a story of murder and ghosts!

Then descend back to Inkpen for an optional coffee and cake at the start in the Honesty Cafe at the Crown & Garter.

Walk Leader/organisation: Ashley from WALX Wessex

Walk Information

  • Booking: £8 non-members of Wessex WALX – booking essential – 15 places
  • Distance & approximate duration: 6 miles – approx 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate. The climb up Walbury Hill takes the easier line but is still quite challenging. We will take it at the pace of the group. The descent from Combe Gibbet is also quite steep.
  • Accessibility: Not suitable for wheelchairs. Suitable for older children
  • Dogs: Sorry, no dogs
  • Meeting point:  Crown and Garter, Inkpen. RG17 9QR. What3Words: cracking.hoops.senders
  • Public Transport: No buses at this time of the day.
  • Parking: Park along the bridleway behind the pub. Please share lifts where possible
  • Nearby Refreshments: Coffee shop and pub at the start/end
  • Closest Toilets: Toilets are available in the pub at start/end.

Further Information

Poles are optional. If you would like to try nordic walking poles,  see information on the booking page

For information about Berkshire Wessex WALKX, visit

This walk is brought to you by our partner:

Walkers - credit Wessex WALX