3.7 of 5 (19 votes)

Circular walk around Sonning Common

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Oxfordshire, England, about 7.99km (4.96 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:00. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 47m (154ft)
Loss 47m (154ft)
Max. Elevation 110m (360ft)
Elevation (total) 94m (308ft)
Start & End
Bird in Hand Public House
Distance 7.99km
Duration ~2:00
Created by WodgerCox on 28 Jun 2011
This walk starts and finishes at The Bird in Hand, a country pub that welcomes walkers, dogs etc. The walk is easy, with some stiles and road walking, but mostly across fields.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


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This circular walk starts and finishes at the Bird in Hand country pub. There is a bus stop opposite the pub, with several services calling here. www.birdinhandsonningcommon.co.uk
Upper House farm About 2.15 km (~1.34 miles) from
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From the pub, follow the Chiltern Way northeast, through Crowsley Park to Upper House farm.
Crossroads About 1.76 km (~1.09 miles) from
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Go past the farm and a patch of woodland. At the crossroads, turn left along the road.
Left onto footpath About 0.15 km (~0.09 miles) from
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Alongside the woodland, turn left again, keeping the woods to your left.
Near Sonning Common About 1.40 km (~0.87 miles) from
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The path leaves the wood and crosses a field to the road; turn left on to the road and head towards Crowsley.
Crowsley About 1.36 km (~0.85 miles) from
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At Crowsley, head back down the lane along your original route to the pub.
Pub again About 1.17 km (~0.73 miles) from
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Back to the pub for a pint before the bus home.

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