Pangbourne - Purley - Sulham - Tidmarsh - Pangbourne

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Rivers, Romance and Reserves from Pangbourne.

The walk follows the Thames Path downstream from Pangbourne to Purley. It then climbs the valleyside to reach farmland where areas have been left fallow to encourage wildlife. Next it enters Sulham Woods, where you can expect to enjoy bluebells in May, then descends to the village of Sulham, where the churchyard is crammed with snowdrops and crocus in early spring. Continuing south leads to a pigeon tower built as a symbol of love. Next the route crosses Sul Brook and heads into Moore Copse Nature Reserve, where information boards help you to recognise the signs of wildlife. It then turns alongside the River Pang, at first in the reserve, then with views of grand gardens.

Turning over the river to reach 12th Century St Laurence Church in Tidmarsh (well worth visiting), the route has a short section on the road through the village before returning to footpaths between gardens and fields, before again reaching the banks of the River Pang. When crossing a bridge over it, look out for trout and maybe a kingfisher. Keeping beside the Pang brings you to a leafy lane back into Pangbourne.

England - South England - Berkshire - Thames Valley

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Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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