All the walks begin at St Andrew’s church South Stoke. They vary in length but in the main are circular (ring) walks. No special equipment is required, but stout walking shoes are recommended as well as liquid refreshment.
Please remember to keep to the footpaths and shut gates behind you and remember that dogs should be kept on leads in woodlands likely to be used for rearing game, in the vicinity of farm animals and near farm buildings and not allowed to stray in growing crops.
Some of the walks are in part on roads, all minor, and two cross an ‘A’ road. Always take great care on these roads and obey the Highway Code.
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|Walk 1 - Little Stoke Ring - 2¾ miles|
|This is a pleasant, gentle walk and riverside following the Ridgeway Path for about half of the walk and Swans Way on the return leg. There are two stiles to contend with but apart from these, the going is relatively easy.|
|Walk 2 - Postman’s Path Ring - 4½ miles|
|This is a nice walk, a bit hilly in parts, but not arduous, with some great views from the top of Postman’s path. It can be muddy in wet weather. The last third of the walk is mainly river side following the Ridgeway Path. It crosses the B4009 twice, so take care.|
|Walk 3 - Grove Farm Ring - 4 miles|
|This is an easy road walk and can be taken in any weather conditions. The roads are in the main single track and quiet, but take care on the B4009.|
|Walk 4 - North Stoke Ring - 4½ miles|
|This walk like the Little Stoke Ring is a pleasant and gentle walk and again follows the Ridgeway Path and Swans Way. There are two stiles to contend with and the walk passes through the villages of North Stoke and Little Stoke.|
|Walk 5 - Cameron’s Copse and back - 3 miles|
|This is a nice walk a bit hilly in parts, but not arduous, with some great views from the top of Postman’s path. It can be muddy in wet weather. Camerons Copse was planted in memory of a local well-respected veterinary surgeon. The walk crosses the B4009 twice, so take care.|
|Walk 6 - South Stoke to Hailey (King William PH) - 3½ miles|
|This walk is recommended as a one-way walk, taken in the morning with lunch at the King William PH as a reward. So arrange a lift back. Alternatively for the more energetic walk off the lunch and retrace your steps back to South Stoke. This walk is fairly easy (a bit hilly) and pleasant and passes through the village of Ipsden and terminates at the village of Hailey. Take care when crossing the A4074.|
|Walk 7 - Goring Ring - 4½ miles|
|This walk is a combination of bridleway, road and woodlands and although a bit longer the combination makes this an interesting and varied walk. There are some great views of the North Downs and the Chilterns from the edge of Wroxhill Woods. The walk crosses the B4009 twice, so take care. No stiles.|
|Walk 8 - Four Arches and back - 1¾ miles|
|This riverside walk is more of a stroll than a walk but very pleasant all the same. The walk follows the Ridgeway Path. No stiles.|
|Walk 9 - Grand Ring - 6½ miles|
|This walk is for the more ambitious and takes in the Ridgeway Path and the Icknield Way as it passes through the villages of Ipsden, North Stoke and South Stoke. It is part path, bridleway, road and riverside. The roads in the main are single track and quiet, but care should taken crossing the A4074 and B4009.|