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The above postcode is for the Cunning Man pub at Burghfield Bridge

From Theale Sheffield Lock

Retrace route back to A4
At roundabout take A4 signed to Reading
Straight over M4 (Jct 12)
Follow A4 towards Reading
Continue for 2.1 miles and filter right opposite the George & Dragon pub at traffic lights into Burghfield Road
Follow road over river and railway bridges
Over canal bridge (Burghfield Bridge)
Lock is south west of the bridge

PARKING - Our co-supporters parked in the pub car park (if you are there before opening time, this is not a problem but if it's open it would be courteous to buy something for the sake of being able to park with a clear conscience!)

It is quite a long walk to the portage. Exit the car park opposite the main road, through a pedestrian gate onto the towpath.  Turn left down the towpath for about 200 yards, cross over the large wooden bridge and trek about another 200 yards to the lock. 

If you can't get into the pub car park, park on the verge as best you can.

FOOD - There is a pub and also a cafe at Burghfield Bridge.  If you want to phone ahead to see if they are open their details are:
Cunning Man Pub 01189 598067
Bridge Cafe 01189 394885


MAP - click for OS map

Map - click SAT for aerial view

There is NO access to County Lock or Blakes Lock so the next vantage point is Dreadnaught in Reading