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Country pursuits

There’s no need to go far from Hampstead Norreys, to enjoy outstanding natural beauty and important national history.

Our hills, valleys and woods are home for abundant wildlife, including woodpeckers, barn owls, deer, and red kites soaring on thermals above you.

The Ancient Ridgeway is nearby, guided walks with a local historian can be arranged and maps are available on request.

The Berkshire Shooting School, Pangbourne, Berkshire
5.8 miles
Recognised as the finest facility of its kind

Trout fishing at Barn Elms Farm, Bradfield, Berkshire
6.5 miles
Barn Elms Lake is a beautifully, tranquil and relaxing trout fishing location with a spring fed chalk stream lake situated on a working farm in the idyllic Pang Valley, deep in rural Berkshire.

Golf at Donnington Valley Golf Club
7 miles
The parkland course is set in beautiful rolling countryside in the heart of Berkshire, and is a challenging 6353 yards, 18 hole, par 71 from the back tees. Although some of the holes are quite forgiving the closing four holes are regarded as one of the toughest finishes in the country, with water featuring prominently on 15th, 16th and 17th holes.

Horse racing at Newbury Racecourse
7 miles
For over a 100 years, Newbury Racing has been one of the United Kingdom’s most celebrated destinations for all who like to lay a wager on a fine horse and skilled rider. Jump and flat meetings are at its core and Newbury Spring Festival is an annual cultural feast of drama, music and art.

Part of the Cyclists Welcome Scheme, we’re committed to catering for the needs cyclists approved by Visit England,
Off-road cycling rides with a local enthusiast can be arranged.