Activity: Open Explorer Walx at Tidcombe & Hippenscombe Bottom

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Explorer Open WALX

Price: £10.00

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WALX Wessex

Walk Description:

Our weekenders continue with an Open Explorer Walx starting at Tidcombe and exploring the countryside towards Fosbury Hill Fort and Hippenscombe Bottom.


From one hour WALX in your local country park to a half day in the hills, our Explorer WALX capture the variety of scenery, themes and types of WALX that suit your lifestyle. If you love WALX to the pub or WALX with the dog or simply WALX in wild locations we have them all! Whether long, short, tough or gentle we welcome all ages and all levels.

Today`s Walk: Today we are at Tidcombe in the back country near to Great Bedwyn. We start at the church and then walk along the ridge towads Fosbury Hill Fort. We then descend to Hippensombe Bottom which is a long valley with steep side and specatacular features. You often see buzzards or kites riding the thermals. We then walk along the valley and rise up at Scots Pour and then back via roman road. This part has spectacular views towards Ham Hill and Berkshire and Oxfordshire on a clear day and then back down to Tidcomeb.

This walk is a longer walk and is open to non-polers. If you would like to try poles please contact me in advance to arrange to borrow some of our strapless activiator poles.

Length and Grade: A 8.5 mile walk with elevation gain of 300m - although there are hills we take the easier route gradually ascending in first few miles and then again at the end.

Location: Meet at Tidcombe church. Do share cars if this is safe to do so as parking is limited. you may need to park elsewhere in the village and walk up to the starting point.

Notes: There are no facilites on this walk so please bring a picnic for a mid walk break where we can sit and take in the views (weather permitting).

Please bring your own equipement or if you need to borrow poles you will be provided with Activator strapless poles which are much easier to clean.


If you have any Covid symptoms or are in contact with another person who tests positive for C-19 please do not attend the walk and use the cancel button on your confirmation to remove yourself. If you develop symptoms with 72 hours of attending a walk please let me know.