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Snelsmore Common, Donnington Castle & Bagnor

Overview County: Berkshire Area: Snelsmore Common Country Park, Bagnor and Winterbourne (just north of Newbury) Distance: 7.5 miles Time: 4hrs Refreshments: Little refreshment hut at the parking of Snelsmore (not reliable), pub in Bagnor. This is a lovely walk to do in Berkshire when it’s not too hot as most of the walk is out …

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King Alfreds Cakes

What are King Alfred’s cakes, cramp balls & coal fungus?

King Alfred’s cakes (Daldinia concentrica), also known as cramp balls and coal fungus, are a type of inedible fungus. They are most commonly found in broadleaf woodlands. You will see them growing in groups, on dead or dying trees, most often, but not confined to, fallen Ash and Beech branches. King Alfred’s cakes are quite …

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Ashampstead Yattendon Berkshire Walk

Walk in Berkshire: Ashampstead, Yattendon

Overview County: Berkshire Area: Ashampstead, Yattendon Distance: 7.5 Miles (with optional short cuts) Time: 4hrs Refreshments: Pub, Café and Shop in Yattendon, and farm shop/café near Ashampstead This circular walk shows off the beautiful Berkshire countryside and the two lovely villages of Ashampstead and Yattendon– both of which we have said we want to revisit! …

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