Area: Berkshire

Category Berkshire
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'The Berkshire & Mid Thames Group generally walk on the 3rd Sunday of each month and the 1st Saturday evening from May to September.'

Category Berkshire
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Member of the Ramblers - Berkshire Area Grouping

Category Berkshire
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Member of the Ramblers - Berkshire Area Grouping

Category Slough
Size (acreage)500
Type of Website
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'Over 500 acres of woodland, heathland and open space, including over 10 miles of well-surfaced tracks and all the facilities and activities you need for a great family day out.'

Category Bracknell Forest
Type of Website
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'With its rich varied landscape and extensive rights of way network, Bracknell Forest borough has some excellent walking opportunities available to those who want to explore this natural heritage on foot.'

Category Bracknell Forest
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Member of the U3A - Berkshire Grouping

Category Bracknell Forest
Type of Website
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'Parks and countryside sites in Bracknell Forest ... Ranger-led walks take place around the borough all year round. This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people whilst your body reaps the benefits of exercise in the fresh air. For information about organised walks in your area please see our leaflet.

Description from

Bracknell Forest Council

Category West Berkshire
Overview

'Bucklebury is a village and civil parish in West Berkshire, England. The village is about 5 miles (8 km) north-east of Newbury and ranges between 1 and 3 miles north of the A4 road. It has a population of 2,066. Bucklebury Common is just over 1 square kilometre (0.39 sq mi) and is one of the major village commons in the ceremonial and historic county of Berkshire.'

See also

Bradfield, Bucklebury, Stanford Dingley [Fancy Free Walks] (PDF)

Category Wokingham
Type of Website
Overview

'We organise about 60 leisurely paced 4 to 6 mile walks on weekdays and weekends throughout the year, usually within a 10-15 miles radius of the centre of Wokingham. We also arrange some London walks and others further afield ...'

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Member of the Ramblers - Berkshire Area Grouping

Category West Berkshire
Size (acreage)1000
Type of Website
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'Following the purchase of the former RAF Greenham Common Airbase in 1997, 750-acres were immediately transferred to the control of the local council to be restored as common land ... Greenham Common was reopened with unrestricted public access in 2000, providing a natural resource of national importance.'

Category Reading
Type of Website
Overview

'The Harris Garden is situated on the Whiteknights campus of the University of Reading, Berkshire, UK. It is an important amenity and access is granted to all who wish to visit ... '

Category Wokingham
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Berkshire Area Grouping

Category Reading
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Berkshire Area Grouping

Category Reading
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Berkshire Area Grouping

Category Berkshire
Type of Website
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'We have nine Berkshire Area groups: seven traditional groups covering the county; a 20s & 30s group and a flexi group – something for everybody!'

Category Reading
Type of Website
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'Normally has a day-walk on two Saturdays each month throughout the year. Various group members take turns to lead the walks. Most walks are between 8 and 12 miles long, with a pub lunch. Walks start within a 25 mile radius of Reading, an area which includes sections of the Thames Valley, Berkshire Downs, Chiltern Hills and North Downs ... We also walk Long Distance Walks in stages over two to four years.'

Category Reading
Type of Website
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'A friendly independent walking club which has been enjoying the local countryside for over 80 years.'

Category Reading
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Member of the U3A - Berkshire Grouping

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'The Royal Borough manages around 1,977,911 sq m/ 198 hectares of parks and open spaces. The Parks team achieved Purple Flag status for eight of their parks in 2013 - Braywick, Desborough, Grenfell, Kidwells and Oaken Grove in Maidenhead and Alexandra Gardens, Goswells, Clewer Memorial Recreation Ground and Home Park in Windsor. Within these parks, open spaces and play areas, there are opportunities for sports activities, informal play, a brisk walk or a gentle stroll in pleasant surroundings ...'

See also

Nature and Conservation [RBWM]

Category Bracknell Forest
Type of Walk
Overview

Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Berkshire Grouping

Category Wokingham
Overview

'The Shinfield Parish Volunteer Group have created six leaflets, each one about a different walk that you can do in the parish. The walks are generally short and not too taxing.'

Category Slough
Type of Walk
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Buckinghamshire Grouping

Category Bracknell Forest
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Member of the Ramblers - Berkshire Area Grouping

Category Berkshire
Type of Website
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'We are a medium sized friendly walking club based in the Berkshire area. We have about 50 members and an average walk turnout of about 15-20 people. We walk in all weathers and throughout the year ... Stride was formed in June 1994 by a group of like minded people, members of the local National Trust Volunteers, who felt there was a need for a walking club catering for the needs of the younger age ranges ... Since then we have increased our membership and age restrictions have disappeared. Anyone over 18 is welcome.' 

Category West Berkshire
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Member of the Ramblers - Berkshire Area Grouping

Category West Berkshire
Type of Website
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'Walking and cycling around the district is fun and easy, with a large number of planned routes to help keep you safe, avoid busy roads, and get you to your destination faster. There's a number of different walking and cycling maps on this page to help you find the best way of getting around town, or to explore the area. They have been individually drawn to show paths and routes which are open for you to use on foot or by bike.'

Category Bracknell Forest
Type of Website
Overview

'Wildmoor Heath is a large 99 hectare lowland heath site that provides a rich habitat for wildlife, including several rare species of birds ... The site is jointly-owned by Bracknell Forest Council and the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust and managed in partnership as a nature reserve.'

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Member of the Ramblers - Berkshire Area Grouping

Category Wokingham
Type of Walk
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Berkshire Grouping

Distance (miles)8
Type of Walk
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'An interesting walk on good paths following the route of the royal procession from Ascot through Windsor Great Park and offering a "surprise" view of Windsor Castle.'

One of 15 Car-Free Walks Around Reading.

Description from

Supporters of Oxfam

Distance (miles)16
Overview

'A walk from the River Thames near Cookham to the Grand Union Canal at West Drayton.'

Category West Berkshire
Distance (miles)90
Overview

'We have compiled a series of walks across Berkshire which makes up what we're calling the Berkshire Way ... We'll take you across the county, from west to east ... It means you can take a walk across any part of the county, and rest assured you'll cross some fantastic countryside.'

Description from

BBC

Category Bracknell Forest
Type of Website
Overview

'The Council is looking for people who are passionate about the countryside, promoting access for all and can contribute positively to the work of the LCAF. No formal qualifications are needed to become a member, but interested people will ideally have a broad range of knowledge, interest and experience relevant to countryside access.'

Description from

Bracknell Forest Council

Category Bracknell Forest
Distance (miles)26
Overview

'Walking trail which follows footpaths, woodland tracks, bridleways and some stretches of road, passing through coniferous forest and heathland in the south to unspoilt open farmland to the north.'

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Bracknell Forest Council

Category Bracknell Forest
Type of Website
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'The Bracknell Forest Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) is a ten-year strategic document covering the entire borough, and sets out how we as the Highway Authority intend to improve the management, provision and promotion of our rights of way network ...'

Description from

Bracknell Forest Council

Category Chiltern
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'The Berkshire Loop is not really a separate long-distance path, it is an extension to the Chiltern Way. It was created in 2010 by the Chiltern Society, to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Chiltern Way. I have recorded it here as a separate route, as it was created after both of my walks along the Chiltern Way ...'

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Description from

Pete's Walks

This walk runs from the outskirts of High Wycombe to Crowsley Park, near Henley on Thames. The route includes several long sections along the River Thames where you will pass a series of delightful riverside towns and villages. These include Cookham and then Henley on Thames, home to the famous annual regatta. The path also includes a couple of lovely wooded sections through Mill Wood and Cayton Park with the Chitern Hills providing a beautiful backdrop for the duration of the walk. - See more at: http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/chiltern-way-berkshire-loop-walking-route#sthash.4WPposZ7.dpuf
See also

Chiltern Way Berkshire Loop [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Category Wokingham
Overview

'If you live/work in Earley you may have a favorite walk that you take in and around the area. Here you will find details of those walks that our members have documented.'

Description from

Earley Environmental Group

Category West Berkshire
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'A meander through the quiet valleys and nature reserves of the Berkshire/Hampshire border, quieter now they no longer reverberate to USAF planes. As a finale, the route climbs to the high, windswept, spectacular reclaimed site of Greenham Common airbase.'

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Out of the LOOP

Category Bracknell Forest
Overview

'Frost Folly Country Car Park, was officially opened by Jean Frost on 13th August 2003. The land was donated by her late husband, Chris Frost, to the Warfield Parish Council, to be used as a countryside amenity. During the last several years, the Parish Council has slowly turned it into a Countryside Car Park and it is the starting point of several circular walks, most of which are accessible for those in wheel and power chairs ... '

However, the Link on the Warfield Parish Council Website that I originally used for this description seems to have disappeared.  So I have replaced  it with an alternative from AllTrails.

Description from

AllTrails

Category West Berkshire
Overview

'Hamstead Marshall is well served by public rights of way on which it’s possible to walk off-road through scenic countryside for an hour or more, hardly leaving the parish. Four circular walks are detailed ... centred on either the White Hart or Hamstead Mill.'

Description from

HamsteadMarshall.net

Category West Berkshire
Type of Walk
Overview

'Self-guided Historic Town Walks around the town, discovering lots about Hungerford's interesting history.'

Description from

Hungerford Virtual Museum [Hungerford Historical Association]

Category West Berkshire
Overview

'Located in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Inkpen offers a variety of walking environments including high chalk ridges, mixed farmland and deciduous woodland.'

Description from

Inkpen Rights of Way Committee

Category Reading
Distance (miles)57
Type of Walk
Overview

'Wandering across some of England's most beautiful countryside the Kennet and Avon canal links England's Canals via the River Thames at Reading with the Bristol Channel. As the canal's name suggest it's partially a river navigation since it uses the River Kennet between Reading and Newbury and the River Avon between Bath and Bristol. The purely "canal" part of the waterway is 57 miles in length out of a total distance of 100.25 miles.'

Description from

John Fox

Distance (miles)13
Type of Walk
Overview

'Annual event allows walkers to raise money through sponsorship for their favourite charities whilst enjoying a very interesting walk through some beautiful parts of the Berkshire countryside re-tracing the old boundary of the ancient town of Maidenhead in the Royal County of Berkshire. Alternatively, participants can do the walk just for fun or to help raise money for the Rotary Club's own charitable work.' Held Early October.

Category West Berkshire
Distance (miles)16
Overview

'A rewarding trek through Thames valley parkland, then climbing to the high fields and beech woods of the southern Chilterns, wandering through picturesque villages, before returning to the Thames at attractive Henley.'

 

Description from

Out of the LOOP

Category West Berkshire
Type of Walk
Overview

'Forty circular walks from pubs near Newbury, and nine linear walks from pubs on the Kennet and Avon canal.'

Description from

Newbury Pub Ambling Group

Category Reading
Overview

'15 car free country walks near London in South East England that are linked to form a ring around Reading. They are easily reached by train from London and Reading and local stations. The linear walks through the scenic Thames Valley and Chilterns countryside all have car free access and are between 4 and 11 miles long.'

This Website is Run by Supporters of Oxfam

Category Slough
Distance (miles)5
Type of Walk
Overview

'The 5 mile long Slough Arm travels in a fairly straight line from the Grand Union Canal at Cowley Peachey Junction into Slough terminating by Stoke Poges Road.'

Category Slough
Type of Website
Overview

'The Forum has been set up under The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to provide independent guidance to the council and other relevant organisations on sustainable access issues in the Borough.'.

Description from

Slough Borough Council

Category Slough
Distance (miles)5
Type of Walk
Overview

'A great walk taking in countryside, riverside, village and town. Discover an amazing variety of views, monuments and buildings, including shops and traditional pubs and of course the real butterflies and birds of this environmentally sensitive area.' Usually held late April/early May.

Description from

The Rotary Club of Slough

Category West Berkshire
Distance (miles)15
Overview

'Streatley, Aldworth, Ashampstead ... This wonderful long walk takes you from the picturesque Thames-side town of Streatley gently up into the hills to meet some giants and some old wall paintings.'

Description from

Fancy Free Walks

Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Spectacular in late spring and early summer when the flowers are in bloom.' ALERT South West Trains no longer have the franchise for this Area; so I have replaced their Link with one to the Saturday Walkers' Club.

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Saturday Walkers Club

Category West Berkshire
Distance (miles)44
Type of Walk
Overview

'Takes you from its dramatic start, high on the chalk downs at Inkpen, to  follow much of the course of the River Test to Eling where its tidal waters flow into Southampton Water. This is without doubt Hampshire's longest and  finest chalk stream, world famous for its superb trout fishing.'

Description from

Hampshire County Council

Distance (miles)125
Overview

'A long distance walk winding around The Thames Valley and surrounding hills in some of the loveliest countryside near London in South East England.'

Description from

Supporters of Oxfam

Distance (miles)11
Overview

'This splendid family friendly circuit takes in Windsor Castle, Eton College, Dorney Lake, the Jubilee River and the River Thames.' Note that several walks and starting and end points are possible around and about this interesting area.

Description from

Sustrans

Distance (miles)60
Type of Walk
Overview

'The route links Windsor and Winchester, via the third castle, Odiham.'

'The walk book (The Three Castles Path by David Bounds for the East Berkshire Ramblers’ Association Group) is excellent with very clear maps and very precise directions, as well as helpful comments on points of interest along the way - the hallmark of the East Berkshire Ramblers series of walk book books.'

Description from

Walking in the Country

Category West Berkshire
Distance (miles)70
Overview

'Walking on footpaths and tracks is the best way to enjoy Hampshire's lovely and diverse countryside. The Victorian nature writer Richard Jefferies pointed out, long before our dependence on the motor car, that "They only know a country who are acquainted with its footpaths. By the roads, indeed, the outside may be seen; but the footpaths go through the heart of the land". The Wayfarers Walk will take you into the heart of Hampshire - It traverses the eastern and northern parts of the County only, but still provides a fine selection of the coastline, woodlands, gentle rolling hills and rich green valleys for which Hampshire is renowned.'

Description from

Hampshire County Council

Category West Berkshire
Overview

About a dozen Walk Leaflets, each of which can be downloaded.

Category West Berkshire
Type of Website
Overview

'The "First Consolidated Definitive Map and Statement" (DMS) for West Berkshire is a document that provides conclusive evidence that the Public Rights of Way (PROWs) shown upon it existed legally on 01 January 2000 ... Whilst the DMS shows which PROWs have been legally recorded, for a more general view of the routes in your area you may prefer to consult our Online Map (our unofficial working copy of the Definitive Map), our PDF Working Copy of Definitive Statement (our unofficial working copy of the Definitive Statement) or an Ordnance Survey map.'

Description from

West Berkshire Council

Category West Berkshire
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Two circular walks around West Ilsley... 2 or 5 miles.'

Description from

Contributed by Fred Carter to the West Ilsley website

Distance (miles)1
Type of Walk
Overview

'Explore Windsor at your own pace by downloading our Heritage Trail. It takes in the historic parts of Windsor, around the walls of Windsor Castle, down towards and over the River Thames and into Eton. A printed version is also available from the Royal Windsor Information Centre for a small administration fee.'

Distance (miles)6
Type of Walk
Overview

'Loop around Windsor Great Park, once part of the royal hunting ground and now providing miles and miles of peaceful walking in amongst the hustle and bustle of East Berkshire.'

Description from

AllTrails

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