Sue Howman’s Walk

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Map by Ordnance Survey OS OpenData

As a local to Peppard and a keen walker, there are some lovely walks from Peppard Common to Bix, Henley, Greys Court, Stoke Row or Kidmore End. One of my favourites is a circular walk from the Red Lion (Peppard Common) to Greys Court with some spectacular views, lots of woodland, fields, a few tracks, quiet lanes and no roads!  You could be far from anywhere.

You return through Bromsden Estate, Shepherds Green, and are back in approximately 2½ hours. There is a shorter walk, starting at the Greys Court car park and returning to Greys via Rocky Lane.

Upon leaving the Red Lion, cross the main road to Greys Green golf course, take the footpath to the left of Dog Lane and follow it to the Greys Road, turn right taking great care along this very busy road. Then turn left across Greys Green cricket pitch then follow a footpath at the back towards the woods. At the gate/stile go down across the field to the gate, then straight towards Greys Court. Bear left to ‘1st gate to Felix’s Gentle Path’. After 50 yds go over footbridge and take left footpath towards woods.  Cross two fields and cross lane to 3rd field to woods.

At a crossing of paths, turn left, then first path marked yellow on tree, turn right through Famous Copse. With field on your left, conntinue to cross a stile to ‘farm field’, take a left across meadow crossing three stiles, then left to a farm track. Keeping to the right of the farm buildings, turn right to woodland. Take left path, through two gates to woodlands where path joins from left. Keep straight on through new plantations to your left. At crossroads of paths, go straight on to yellow waymark through woods to stile. Over meadow and along a tarmac track passing then turn  left through the Bromsden Estate, going through Scotland, to a cattle grid.

Turn left into Rocky Lane, at the pond turn right marked Shepherds Green ½ mile. At the main road, turn left towards Greys Green golf course to retrace your steps back to the Red Lion.

Sue Howman