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Country Pursuits

Country and Sporting 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 National Trail 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 – ww.rbss.co.uk

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. www.barnelmsfishery.co.uk


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.


Golf at Goring & Streatley Golf Club

7 miles

Goring & Streatley Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 71 golf course much of which is laid out over free draining chalkland, with a newly installed state of the art irrigation system. This combination gives you the golfer dry conditions in the Winter and beautiful lush fairways and approaches in the Summer, perfect for all year round golf.


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.



We are committed to catering for the needs of cyclists. For people Cycling the Ridgeway, our holiday cottages are perfectly located.