Area: Berkshire

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Bracknell-Forest/

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The Category Bracknell Forest is a subset of Berkshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Bracknell Forest which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Bracknell-Forest/

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The following Bracknell Forest Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Bracknell Forest U3A

- Walking for Health - Sandhurst

 

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Reading/

Category:Reading
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The Category Reading is a subset of Berkshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Reading which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Reading/

Category:Reading
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The following Reading Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Reading U3A

- Thames Valley Walking Club

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Vale-of-White-Horse/

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The Category Vale of White Horse is a subset of Berkshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with the Vale of White Horse which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Vale-of-White-Horse/

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The following Vale of White Horse Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Abbey Fishponds Nature Reserve

 

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/West-Berkshire/

Category:West Berkshire
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The Category West Berkshire is a subset of Berkshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with West Berkshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Windsor-Maidenhead/

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The Category Windsor & Maidenhead is a subset of Berkshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Windsor & Maidenhead which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Wokingham/

Category:Wokingham
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The Category Wokingham is a subset of Berkshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Reading which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Wokingham/

Category:Wokingham
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The following Wokingham Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Wokingham

 

www.goc.org.uk/groups/berkshire-mid-thames/

Category:Berkshire
Overview

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

www.berkshirewalkers.co.uk

Category:Berkshire
Overview

'Our walking and social group is aimed at people in their 20s and 30s and is part of the Ramblers Association. We are based in Berkshire, mainly around Reading, Newbury and Slough and provide walks at a variety of lengths on weekends and summers evenings.'

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/parks-and-countryside/outdoor-activities

Overview

'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.'

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/parks-and-countryside

Overview

'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

www.buckleburyparish.org/about-bucklebury/walks

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)

www.winnersh.gov.uk/dwg/

Category:Wokingham
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 ...'

www.bbowt.org.uk/nature-reserves/greenham-and-crookham-commons

Category:West Berkshire
Size (acreage)1000
Overview

'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.'

www.friendsoftheharrisgarden.org.uk/garden_map.html

Category:Reading
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 ... '

www.lvra.org.uk

Category:Wokingham
Overview

'Come and walk with us! You will find us a friendly and welcoming group of people. There is no commitment when you first walk with us, but we will ask you to join Ramblers if after two or three times out with us, you would like to do more both with us and to support the campaigning work of the Ramblers nationally ... '

www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-finder/areas/berkshire.aspx

Category:Berkshire
Overview

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

crc-reading.weebly.com

Category:Reading
Overview

'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.'

www.readingoutdoorgroup.org.uk

Category:Reading
Overview

'We try to offer a number of walks of different lengths each month. Our year-round Sunday walks can be anything from half-day walks of 5 or 6 miles, up to full-day walks of 12 miles or more. There are usually at least two Sunday walks of different lengths each month. During Summer we also organise short evening walks during the week, generally ending at a local pub.'

www.readingramblingclub.com

Category:Reading
Overview

'A friendly independent walking club which has been enjoying the local countryside for over 80 years.'

www3.rbwm.gov.uk/downloads/download/277/countryside_leaflets

Overview

'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 ...'

shinfieldparish.gov.uk/about-shinfield-parish/shinfield-parish-volunte...

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.'

sebr.org.uk/walksprogram.html

Overview

'We aim to have a walk on every Sunday, every Tuesday and every Wednesday. Occasionally there are extra walks, in particular we normally have at least one longish (10m) walk every month. Once a walk is confirmed we hope that it will not change. And where a date has no walk it may well do before the day. Always worth a check nearer the time.'

www.stridewalkingclub.org

Category:Berkshire
Overview

'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.' 

www.wberksramblers.org.uk

Category:West Berkshire
Overview

'We publish a programme / newsletter three times a year, towards the end of April, August and December, detailing the walks for the following four months. It is posted or emailed to all group members and to other Ramblers members who have registered with us. Additionally, details of all walks in the programme can be found on the Website and the Ramblers Walk Finder from about a month beforehand and, unless the details say otherwise, you can just turn up at the meeting point on the day. Details of the coach walks (for which pre-booking is required) are listed separately in the programme and on the Website.'

info.westberks.gov.uk/walkingandcycling

Category:West Berkshire
Overview

'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.'

www.bbowt.org.uk/nature-reserves/wildmoor-heath

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.'

www.roundreadingwalk.co.uk/walks-around-reading/walk1.htm

Distance (miles)8
Overview

'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

www.buckinghamshirepartnership.gov.uk/media/947265/beechesway.pdf

Distance (miles)16
Overview

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

www.bbc.co.uk/berkshire/outdoors/berkshire_way/

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

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/parks-and-countryside/public-rights-way/lo...

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

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/countryside-walks/countryside-walking-rout...

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.'

Description from

Bracknell Forest Council

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/parks-and-countryside/public-rights-way

Overview

'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

www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/vale-white-horse-walks

Distance (miles)5
Overview

'A walk exploring the hills, woods and villages to the south-west of Oxford.'

Description from

Oxfordshire County Council

www.petes-walks.co.uk/Long-distance%20paths.htm

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]

www.earleyenvironmentalgroup.co.uk/Walks/Walks.asp

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

out-of-the-loop.com/walks-by-county/berkshire/enborne-valley-greenham-...

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.'

Description from

Out of the LOOP

www.faringdon.org/faringdon-walk-cards.html

Overview

'Faringdon is set in lovely countryside, around which there are many walks and cycle rides. A group of volunteers from Faringdon have produced a set of 8 walk cards, with walks ranging from 4 - 7 miles, including Badbury Clump, Great Coxwell, Wicklesham, Hatford and Radcot ... '

Description from

Faringdon Community Website

See also

Faringdon Circular Walk [Oxfordshire County Council] (PDF)

corporate.thameswater.co.uk/About-us/Community/Great-days-out/Recreati...

Overview

'The four-mile walk around the reservoir offers views of the water, woodland paths, Thames riverside meadows and nature reserves ... We have recently built a trail suitable for wheelchairs, which links our accessible bird hide at Pinkhill Meadow with the hide at nearby Shrike Meadow ...'

Description from

Thames Water

www.alltrails.com/trail/england/berkshire/warfield-northern-lanes-circ...

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

www.hamsteadmarshall.net/getting-around/local-walks/

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

www.hungerfordvirtualmuseum.co.uk/index.php/town-walks

Category:West Berkshire
Overview

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

Description from

Hungerford Virtual Museum [Hungerford Historical Association]

www.inkpenvillage.co.uk

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

www.kennet-avon-canal.co.uk

Category:Reading
Distance (miles)57
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

www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/lambourn-valley-...

Distance (miles)22
Overview

'The walk starts at the Bronze age fort at Uffington Castle and heads south, following the River Lambourn through Lambourn, Boxford and Speen before a lovely stretch along the Kennet and Avon Canal takes you into Newbury.'

See also

Lambourn Valley Way - A Walk from the Whitehorse Hill to Newbury [West Berkshire Council] (PDF 'Document')

letcombebrook.org.uk/index.php/walking-trails/

Overview

'The Letcombe Brook, much loved by local people, is a chalk stream that runs from Letcombe Regis to East Hanney, providing water for local use today. It is home to protected species such as white-clawed crayfish and water voles. Chalk streams are globally rare, so the Letcombe Brook Project was set up in April 2003 to enhance and protect the natural beauty of the Brook.'

Description from

Visit Southern Oxfordshire

www.maidenheadbridgerotary.org.uk/boundary-walk.html

Distance (miles)13
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.

www.marchamsociety.org.uk/jubilee.php

Overview

'In the autumn of 2003, members of the Marcham Society built and repaired bridges and installed gates and signs in order to open up 5 miles of permitted paths ... There is a printed leaflet showing a full map of the paths and three self-guided walks ... or you can view a colour map of the Jubilee Walks.'

Description from

Marcham Society

newburypubwalks.org.uk

Category:West Berkshire
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

www.roundreadingwalk.co.uk

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

www.fancyfreewalks.org/Berkshire.html

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

www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/sunningdale-to-windsor/

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.

Description from

Saturday Walkers Club

www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryside/walking/testway

Category:West Berkshire
Distance (miles)44
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

www.roundreadingwalk.co.uk/thames-valley-circular-walk/

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

www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/jubilee...

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

walkinginthecountry.blogspot.com/p/long-distance-paths.html

Distance (miles)60
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

www.ramblers-oxon.org.uk/thevaleway/valeway.htm

Distance (miles)27
Overview

'Connecting the three market towns of Abingdon, Wantage and Faringdon ... Two other important Trails or recreational paths in Oxfordshire will be connected by the Vale Way, namely, the Thames Path at Abingdon, and the d'Arcy Dalton Way at Longcot.'

Description from

Vale of White Horse Ramblers

www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/wantage-circular-walks

Overview

'Using the historic town of Wantage as a base, explore the villages of the Vale of White Horse on foot and enjoy wonderful views of the countryside along the way'.

Route 1 - 9 miles;  Route 2 - 5 miles;  Route 3 - 7 miles.

Description from

Oxfordshire County Council

www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryside/walking/wayfarerswalk

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

www.westberkscountryside.org.uk

Category:West Berkshire
Overview

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

info.westberks.gov.uk/article/27493

Category:West Berkshire
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

www.westilsley.org/community/west-ilsley-15469/the-great-outdoors/

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

www.windsor.gov.uk/dbimgs/Heritage%20Walking%20Trail3%20(2).pdf

Distance (miles)1
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.'

www.alltrails.com/trail/england/berkshire/windsor-great-park-circular-...

Distance (miles)6
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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