Dinton Pastures Country Park
Enjoy 7 lakes, 2 rivers, 3 bird hides and several meadows in this terrific 335 acre park in Hurst. There are excellent facilities with a Rangers Office, cafe, picnic area and the Dinton Activity Centre where kayaking, canoeing, sailing, powerboating and climbing activities are available. The Museum of Berkshire Aviation and the headquarters of the British Entomological and Natural History Society are also located in the park.
It's a great place for birdwatching with a number of species to see on the water. There are three bird hides where you can enjoy the scene.
PostcodeRG10 0TH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Dinton Pastures Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Dinton Pastures Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a cafe on site at the park with outdoor seating and nice views across the park.
The park is great for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. There are seperate dog walking trails and the cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
About a mile to the north you can pick up the Twyford Walk and explore the Loddon Nature Reserve and Charvil Country Park. There's a number of pretty pools here with lots of birdlife to look out for on the water. There's also riverside trails along the River Loddon and a decent pub right next to the reserve.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Berkshire Walks page.