Combe Gibbet

Combe Gibbet
Inkpen Beacon
RG17 9EL

Travel a little under 10 miles south-west of Newbury town centre and you’ll find Combe Gibbet at the summit of the spectacular Inkpen Beacon. A 7.6 metre high double gibbet standing in the middle of a neolithic long-barrow, Combe Gibbet was erected in 1676 to hang two locals found guilty of murder, although it is believed the current gibbet is the sixth replacement of the original.

The surrounding area offers mouth-wateringly beautiful views across the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a number of scenic walking routes to explore. It’s also the starting point for the 70-mile Wayfarers Walk, with the Inkpen Beacon to Kingsclere section leading you 13 miles over Walbury Hill, around the estate of Highclere Castle, around Beacon Hill, and past Watership Down.

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