Wantage Centre
A circular walk from Wantage in Oxfordshire.
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This circular walk of about 5 miles starts at Wantage, birthplace of King Alfred the Great. The route is across field paths and tracks visiting Letcombe Regis and East Challow villages. Wantage has a Market day twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays and also a Farmers Market on the last Saturday of each month. OX12 8AE Directions to the start

Wantage Walk Map

1. Standing behind the Statue of King Alfred in the Market Place you will see the Church of St Peter and St Paul ahead. Walk to the church and turn left into Church Street. You will see the Museum at the next junction. Turn right here and follow and follow the road to the the Portway, ignoring Locks Lane. 2, Cross the Portway and enter the footpath to the left of the Croft. After one mile you reach a housing estate. Carry on ahead into Letcombe Regis passing the Greyhound pub. Turn right at the Church, following the sign 'Letcombe Basset and Lambourne' and when the road bends sharp left, go straight ahead. After a few paces the road bend right. Leave the road here for a path between banks of vegetation, following it as it curves right and then left. 4 at the intersection turn right and follow to the road. Turn left and then cross the road junction into Cornhill Lane. Begin the gentle descent, cross another track and continue down the slope. Avoid the right turn and keep ahead to the footbridge over the disused Wilts and Berks Canal. Turn right along the towpath. On reaching the A417 turn right heading to Wantage. Keep on this same route, passing King Alfred's School, over a cross roads. As you come into the outskirts of Wantage you will see The Lamb pub. Turn right here via the footpath that has a stream running on the left. Cross the footbridge and follow the path round with the stream on the right until you reach another footbridge on the right.( The Garden on the left is the John Betjamin Memorial Gardens.) Cross the river and walk up the slope back to the Church of St Peter and St Paul.

St Peter and St Pauls Museum Greyhound Letcombe Regis
St Peter and St Pauls
Greyhound Letcombe Regis
Church Letcombe Regis field Lamb pub
Church Letcombe Regis
Fields Letcombe Regis
Lamb Pub