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Berkshire Walks

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Basildon Park3 miles (5 km)A walk around the beautiful Basildon Park near Reading. There are 4 different waymarked trails through the 400 acres of parkland and woodland that surround the 18th century mansion house. The walk also takes you through the beautiful garden with its maze, wildflower meadows and rose garden. View Full Details>>
Beeches Way16 miles (25 km)Follow the Beeches Way through the Chilterns AONB from the River Thames at Cookham to the Grand Union Canal at West Drayton. View Full Details>>
Bisham Woods2 miles (3 km)These woods near Marlow have some nice walking trails to try. Bisham Woods actually consists of several woods including Quarry Wood, Fultness Wood and Inkydown Wood. The area covers nearly 400 acres and are considered 'the richest ancient woods in Berkshire'. There's lots to see with bluebells, beechwoods, ponds, woodland orchids and some climbs with great views over the Chilterns and Marlow. Other features in the wood include anice house constructed in the 1760’s and Bisham Quarry which provided the stone for Windsor Castle. View Full Details>>
Blackwater Valley Footpath23 miles (37 km)This is a nice easy waterside walk along the Blackwater River from Aldershot to Swallowfield. View Full Details>>
Bracknell Forest Ramblers Route26 miles (42 km)This circular walk takes you on a tour of the woodland and countryside of Bracknell Forest in Berkshire. The walk passes through varied scenery including coniferous forest, heathland and unspoilt open farmland. View Full Details>>
Bucklebury Common3 miles (5 km)This large area of common land in Berkshire covers 350 hectares (860 acres). It consists of heathland and broadleavedwoodland of oak, ash and beech. There are miles of public footpaths and bridleways suitable for cycling. Other features include 12 ponds, several greens and a variety of flora and fauna. View Full Details>>
California Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)This country park is located near Wokingham in Berkshire and has two lovely short walks View Full Details>>
Caversham Court Gardens0 miles (0.5 km)Explore these beautiful award winning gardens on the banks of the River Thames on this short walk in Reading. View Full Details>>
Chiltern Way Berkshire Loop28 miles (45 km)This walk runs from the outskirts of High Wycombe to Crowsley Park, near Henley on Thames View Full Details>>
Cliveden House2 miles (3 km)Explore the stunning gardens and woodlands surrounding this Italianate mansion near Maidenhead. The grounds include several beautifully laid out gardens. The Rose Garden with red, orange and yellow flowers, the oriental water garden with Chinese pagoda and the Long Garden with stunning floral displays and topiary. There are also miles of woodland paths with stunning views back to the gardens and over the surrounding Berkshire countryside. Look out for elephant, bear and tiger wood carvings as you go. The grounds also extend down to the River Thames so there is the opportunity for some waterside walking too. View Full Details>>
Combe Gibbet2 miles (3 km)This walk climbs to the interesting structure of Combe Gibbet and continues on to Inkpen Hill. The gibbet was erected in 1676 for the purpose of gibbeting the bodies of George Broomham and Dorothy Newman. The gibbet was placed high on Gallows Down as a detterent to other criminals. It's now a popular tourist destination with great views and a number of footpaths to follow through the surrounding countryside. The hill is also a popular climb for cyclists with a number of bridleways to follow across Inkpen and Walbury Hill. View Full Details>>
Cookham River Circular Walk4 miles (5.7 km)The little village of Cookham is situated in a particularly delightful spot by the River Thames. This area of the Thames Valley is thought to have inspired the 'Wind in the Willows' children stories, by the author Kenneth Grahame, who lived in nearby Cookham Deane. This circular walk takes you along a section of the river to Cock Marsh, before returning through the countryside to the village. There's lots of interesting flora and fauna to look out for, particularly around the wetland meadows of Cock Marsh where there are many breeding waders and specialist plants. On the climb to Winter Hill you can enjoy lots of wildflowers and wonderful views over the Thames Valley. View Full Details>>
Dinton Pastures Country Park3 miles (5 km)Enjoy 7 lakes, 2 rivers, 3 bird hides and several meadows in this terrific 335 acre park in Hurst View Full Details>>
Donnington Castle3 miles (5.5 km)Enjoy a stroll around this historic castle before visiting the nearby Snelsmore Common on this circular walk in Newbury. View Full Details>>
Dorney Lake4 miles (6 km)This purpose-built rowing lake in Buckinghamshire has a traffic free National Cycle Network trail running past it on one side and the Thames Path on the other. As such you can make a circular walking trail using these two trails or a linear ride from Eton Wick to Dorney Reach if you are on your bike. The lake was used as the rowing venue for the 2012 Olympics in London. View Full Details>>
Finchampstead Ridges2 miles (3.5 km)This circular walk takes you through this peaceful common near Crowthorne. There are a number of delightful woodland trails, heather, bracken and two tranquil ponds to relax next to. From the high points on the ridges there are wonderful views over theRiver Blackwater Valley. The walk also visits Simons Woods where there is a very large Heath Pond. Look out for a variety of wildlife including the Green Woodpecker. View Full Details>>
Greenham Common4 miles (7 km)Explore the Greenham and Cookham Commons on this circular walk near Newbury. Greenham Commonis a formerRoyal Air Forcestation. Opened in 1942, it was used by both theRoyal Air ForceandUnited States Army Air Forcesduring the Second World War and the United States Air Forceduring theCold War. View Full Details>>
Jubilee River6 miles (10 km)Follow the Jubilee River path from Maidenhead to Eton on this waterside walk or cycle on the border of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. It's a delightful, peaceful trail with the gentle river surrounded by attractive woodland and countryside. The river path follows National Cycle Route 61 for most of the way. View Full Details>>
Kennet and Avon Canal Walk76 miles (122 km)A splendid waterside walk from the Thames at Reading, through Thatcham, Newbury, Hungerford, Pewsey, Devizes, Bradford on Avon to Bath. Most of the walk follows the towpath making for an easy, relaxing walk. View Full Details>>
Lambourn Valley Way22 miles (35 km)Travel from Oxfordshire into Berkshire along the Lambourn Valley Way and enjoy woodland, parkland and a series of quaint towns and villages. View Full Details>>
Maidenhead2 miles (2.5 km)Enjoy a short walk through the pretty Maidenhead Thicket located on the western outskirts of the town. There are miles of woodland walking trails with snowdrops, common spotted orchids and other wildflowersto see. You'll also visit the earth-banks and ditches of Robin Hood’s Arbour, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The glade was used by outlaws who used the woods as a hideaway. View Full Details>>
Newbury4 miles (6 km)The delightful Berkshire town of Newbury is a great place for waterside walks along the rivers, canal and lakes you can find in the area. View Full Details>>
Newbury to Kintbury and Hungerford Canal Walk9 miles (14 km)Enjoy an easy stroll along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Newbury to Hungerford via the lovely village of Kintbury. It's a beautiful section of the canal with several pretty locks, old stone bridges and views of the River Kennet which runs alongside the canal. There's lots of wildlife to see too with kingfishers, mute swans, coots, moorhens and herons visitors to the area. At the end of the walk you can catch a train directly back to Newbury. View Full Details>>
Pangbourne Circular Walk2 miles (4 km)This nice 3 mile circular walk around the Berkshire village of Pangbourne includes waterside stretches along the River Thames and the River Pang. View Full Details>>
Pilot Hill2 miles (3.5 km)Climb to the highest point in Hampshire on this walk on the Berkshire/Hampshire border. The walk starts from the Inkpen Beacon car park about 2 miles north west of the hill. From here you pick up the Wayfarer's Walk and follow it past Walbury Hill and the pretty West Woodhay Down. At 297m (974ft) Walbury Hill is the highest point in Berkshire and South East England. At the summit you can enjoy more great views over the county and explore the Iron Age Hill fort of Walbury Camp. View Full Details>>
Reading Circular River Walk2 miles (3.5 km)This circular walk takes in a number of waterways including the River Thames, the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal. You'll also visit the pretty Forbury Gardens, Reading Abbey and the historically significant Holy Brook. View Full Details>>
Reading to Henley10 miles (16 km)Enjoy an easy riverside walk along the Thames Path on this walk from Reading to Henley-on-Thames via Sonning. The route runs for just over 9 miles so the walk should take about 3-4 hours. At the end of the walk you can catch a train or bus back to Reading. It's a lovely section of the river with pretty locks, little islands and great views of the surrounding countryside. View Full Details>>
River Pang4 miles (6 km)Enjoy an easy stroll along the River Pang and through Sulham Woods on this circular walk in Berkshire. The walk starts in Pangbourne and heads south along the river towards Tidmarsh. You can continue along the river towards Bradfield and Stranford Dingley but this route heads into Sulham Wood where there are some nice woodland trails. View Full Details>>
Snelsmore Common Country Park4 miles (6.5 km)This circular walk takes you around the peaceful Snelsmore Common Country Park in Newbury and on into the surrounding countryside along public footpaths. The park comprises a variety of habitats including lowland heathland, heather, gorse, wet bog and woodland. Snelsmore is also home to a number of rare birds including Nightjar and Kestrel. You can also see ponies, small deer and rabbits as you make your way along the parks many footpaths. View Full Details>>
Sulham Woods3 miles (5 km)Follow a series of waymarked trails in this woodland area near Tidmarsh. There's lots of different trails to try with a mix of open countryside and woodland to enjoy. The site includes Broadleaved, mixedandyewwoodland with lots of bluebells in the spring months. You can start your walk from Sulham village or from nearby Tidmarsh. There is a car park on Sulham Hill Road just to the east of the village. View Full Details>>
Test Way45 miles (72 km)Travel through the Test Valley on this 44 mile walk through Hampshire and Berkshire. View Full Details>>
Thatcham Discovery Centre1 miles (2 km)This delightful nature reserve in Thatcham is the perfect place for an easy waterside stroll in Berkshire. There are well laid out footpaths taking you to several lakes, reedbeds, along the Kennet and Avon Canal and to the Thatcham Community Orchard. There are very good facilities with a car park, bird hides, picnic area, a lakeside cafe and an excellent visitor centre with interactive wildlife and natural history displays. View Full Details>>
The Chase Nature Reserve2 miles (2.5 km)This National Trust owned nature reserve has 143 acres of woodland to explore on a number of footpaths. It is located near to the villages of Woolton Hill and Enborne Row on the Hampshire/Berkshire border. The area consists of broadleaf and coniferous woodland with streams and lots of interesting flora and fauna to look out for. The snowdrops in early spring are particularly lovely. There is a car park just off station road which gives direct access to the trails. View Full Details>>
The Long Walk Windsor Castle9 miles (14 km)This route in Windsor Great Park takes you along the famous 'Long Walk' to Windsor Castle. The path was laid out byKing Charles IIand the planting of its trees completed byWilliam of Orangein the 1680s. You can walk the length of the tree lined path which runs from the castle to Snow Hill at a distance of 2.65 miles (4.26km). Along the way you can look out for the resident Red Deer which are often seen in the area. View Full Details>>
Three Downs Link102 miles (164 km)This is a walking and cycling path following bridleways through Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. The trail runs from Exton, in Hampshire, to Dean Hill, near Hungerford. You will pass through open chalk downland, along rivers and canals and through some pretty villages. View Full Details>>
Tri Lakes Country Park5 miles (8 km)Enjoy waterside walking trails in this lovely country park near Sandhurst and Yateley. The park has numerous pretty lakes, an animal park, an indoor play area and an excellent lakeside cafe. Sandhurst railway station is right next to the park so you can easily come by train. View Full Details>>
Valley Gardens3 miles (5.5 km)Explore these stunning, colourful gardens located in Windsor Great Park. There are 250 acres of landscaped gardens and woodlands to explore using a series of well defined walking trails. View Full Details>>
Virginia Water Lake4 miles (7 km)Enjoy a waterside walk around the beautiful Virginia Water in Windsor. The lake is located within the wonderful Windsor Great Park and is surrounded by woodland and gardens. A well defined walking path runs around the lake taking you to a number of interesting sites. You'll pass the 18th century ornamental cascade and the Leptis Magna Ruins - a Roman style temple built from columns and lintels brought from the ancient city of Leptis Magna in the early 19th Century. There is also a striking 100-foot high Totem Pole and the Virginia Water Pavilion built from wood from Windsor Great Forest. View Full Details>>
Walbury Hill1 miles (1.5 km)This walk takes you to the highest point in Berkshire at Walbury Hill near Hungerford. The hill summit stands at 297m (974ft) and proffers wonderful views over the surrounding Berkshire countryside. At the summit you will also find the Iron Age Hill fort of Walbury Camp. The hill is also a popular climb for cyclists with a number of bridleways to follow across Inkpen and Walbury Hill. View Full Details>>
Wayfarer's Walk71 miles (114 km)Starting at the town of Emsworth on Chichester Harbour, follow this fabulous 70 mile walk through the heart of Hampshire and on into Berkshire. View Full Details>>
Wellington Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)This 350 acre park is very popular with walkers with four splendid nature trails to follow. One trail even allows you to get up close to the resident herds of Red and Fallow deer. There is also a 35 acre lake with picnic and BBQ areas, an Animal Farm with a Petting Barn, Miniature Golf and a Miniature Railway. The park is located a few miles south of Reading. View Full Details>>
Windsor Great Park8 miles (12.2 km)A circular cycle or walk around the beautiful Windsor Great Park in Surrey. The park includes 5,000 acres of parkland, which includes a Deer Park, lakes, avenues, gardens, woodland and open grassland. National Cycle Network route 4 runs right through the park while the Three Castles Walk runs along the Long Walk Avenue where there are fabulous views of Windsor Castle. Cyclists please note that cycles are not permitted on theLong Walk. View Full Details>>
Windsor River Walk6 miles (9.8 km)Enjoy a riverside stroll along the Thames Path in Windsor and Eton on this lovely waterside walk in Berkshire. The circular walk visits Eton Wick, Eton Great Common, Eton College and Datchet. There's weirs, old bridges, lots of boats and splendid views of Windsor Castle, Eton College and the Berkshire countryside to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Wokingham Way55 miles (89 km)This circular walk follows the Wokingham Borough unitary boundary visiting Reading, Bracknell and View Full Details>>

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