Checkpoints

There are 20 checkpoints across the four routes. Take a look at the pages for the various routes to see which of the checkpoints are covered for each route. Here is a summary of the checkpoints and their locations.

Purley

Location: SU669763
This is the start location for the Classic only. It is located in Purley-on-Thames

Pangbourne Working Men's Club

Location: SU635767
This is the start location for the Scout event and is located in the village of Pangbourne.

Gatehampton

Location: SU608799
This is the first checkpoint arrived at by Classic and Scout hikers. It is located near to the village of Goring-on-Thames.

Stitchen's Green

Location: SU587797
This is the second checkpoint arrived at by Classic and Scout hikers.

Warren Farm

Location: SU567813
This is the third checkpoint arrived at by Classic and Scout hikers. It is also a major refreshment and first aid point. The checkpoint is on part of The Ridgeway.

Fairmile

Location: SU544826
This is an off-road checkpoint and fourth in sequence. It is visited by Classic and Scout hikers.

Blewbury

Location: SU527854
This location was the start of the Explorer event until 2018, hikers having been transported out from Tilehurst. It is visited by Classic and Tim's Junket hikers. From 2013 it was no longer visited by Scout teams. It is located in the village of Blewbury.

Churn Bridge

Location: SU509833
This off-road location was a new checkpoint for 2013 and is only for Scout teams. The location is by an old railway bridge that was once part of the DNSR.

East Hendred

Location: SU458850
This location is visited by Classic and Explorer teams. It is located between Blewbury and Catmore on The Ridgeway

Catmore

Location: SU453812
This location is visited by Classic and Explorer teams. It is located between East Hendred and East Ilsley in the tiny hamlet of Catmore.

East Ilsley

Location: SU493808
This location is based at the Ilsleys Primary School in East Ilsley and is visited by all hikers. Prior to 2013 it was the end for Scout and Jubilee hikers.

Cheseridge

Location: SU504785
This off-road location was a new checkpoint from 2013 and covers Tim's Junket and Scout routes. It is located between East Ilsley and Compton.

Compton

Location: SU514798
This was a new location from 2013 based at Compton Scout HQ in the village of Compton in West Berkshire. It provides a finish location for Scout teams as well as a start and finish for Tim's Junket, from 2018 the Explorer hike also checks-in and starts here.

Banterwick

Location: SU508777
This location is west of Hampsread Norreys and is for Explorer and Classic hikers.

Haw Farm

Location: SU552772
This location just east of Hampstead Norreys is for Explorer and Classic hikers.

Ashampstead

Location: SU568757
This off-road checkpoint location is for Explorer and Classic hikers. It is located between Haw Farm and Pangbourne College.

Pangbourne College

Location: SU621756
This checkpoint is located at Pangbourne College and is for Explorer and Classic hikers.

Sulham

Location: SU642736
This off-road location is for Explorer and Classic hikers.

Water Tower

Location: SU663729
This landmark location is situated next to Tilehurst Water Tower for Explorer and Classic hikers.

79th Reading

Location: SU672744
This is the final location of the Explorer and Classic events. It is also the check-in location for the Classic event and is the main control centre for the Three Towers Hike.