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    Hambleden to Skirmett Circular

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    12.7 km
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    362 m
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    Hambleden to Skirmett Circular

    The Hambleden to Skirmett Circular takes you through the villages of Frieth and Skirmett while also unveiling countryside views stretching across the Chilterns. Most of this walk is along the pavement to avoid livestock in the fields, but the village lanes are quiet and offer unreal glimpses into the rolling hills

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    Route Description for Hambleden to Skirmett Circular

    The Hambleden to Skirmett Circular takes you through the Chilterns but avoids paths intersecting with cows and horses. You will spend a significant time meandering along the pavement, but the village lanes are quiet and offer countryside views. You will ascend two steeper hills, but the vistas from the top make the momentary pain worth it. From the car park, you’ll head north, embarking on your first steep climb and passing through woodland towards Frieth. Circle around, heading in the direction of Skirmett. On your way back, pass through Hatchet Wood and meet up with the start of your loop. From here, you’ll head back to the Stag & Huntsman the way you came, as this is a lollipop route. Make sure to enjoy a post-walk lunch!

    Getting to the Hambleden to Skirmett Circular Trailhead

    To get to the start of the Hambleden to Skirmett Circular, head to Henley-on-Thames and follow the A4155 before turning left onto Skirmett Road. Continue past Mill End Car Park towards the Stag & Huntsman. If parking here, be sure to get refreshments before or after your walk.

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      Yes - On Leash

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      Older Children only

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