Clues To Go    -    Newbury (Donnington) to Kingsclere

The route (crossing county borders between Oxfordshire,  Berkshire & Hampshire) starts from the village of Donnington, just north of Newbury. There are no questions to be answered there, so if you wish you could start from Newbury town centre.

Staying south of the M4, the first section visits Boxford, Winterbourne, Curridge, Hermitage, Bucklebury &

While negotiating the backroads, watch out for horseriders, as there are many stables in this part of the county.

On the way you will see beautiful, rolling countryside & picturesque villages. There is a stop by the Kennet & Avon canal at Aldermaston Wharf, before the route concluds in Kingsclere, close by Watership Down.

 

The King supposedly refered to in the   name, Kingsclere, was King Alfred, as the village is mentioned in his will. 'Clere' means either 'bright' or 'clearing'.

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