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Thatcham Discovery Centre

1 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.
The reserve is a great place for wildlife. Look out for birds including fieldfare and redwing. The wildflowers attract various butterflies such as garden tiger, butterbur, waved black, holly blue, and gatekeeper.
To extend your walk you could head south of the reserve to Bowdown Woods and Greenham Common. At Bowdown Woods Nature Reserve you will find exceptionally rich woodland and a variety of wildlife including birds, reptiles, dragonflies and butterflies. Greenham Common is covered in heather and gorse and has nice wide footpaths to follow. There's alsowildflower filled grasslands and wetland areas which attract dragonflies and birdlife. The woods and common are located just half a mile south of Thatcham Discovery Centre.

Thatcham Discovery Centre Postcode

RG19 3FU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Thatcham Discovery Centre OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Thatcham Discovery Centre, Seating Area - - 37520

Thatcham Discovery Centre, Seating Area

Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre - - 9568

Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre


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