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This site is perhaps no richer ornithologically than many others in the surrounding area, but scores over them because of the existence of a long winding lane which gives easy vehicular access to this quiet spot deep in the Berkshire Downs. A disused railway line, a former rifle range, open gallops and several wide grassy trackways with unkempt hedges provide habitat for a good range of downland specialities.


From the A417 just west of Blewbury village follow Boham's Road (opposite Sebastopol Wines) to its conclusion by a bridge over a disused railway. Park thoughfully on the verge.

Rights of way.
Sutton Courtenay, Cholsey.
Dave Dunford