Autumn is a lovely time of year to get out and about and stretch your legs. Wrap up warm and take in the beautiful Berkshire Autumnal colours, take a little bag and collect some conkers, acorns, sticks and leaves and enjoy the fresh air and picturesque surroundings. We have been of plenty of walks in the area – here are some of our favourites.
Lily Hill Park in Bracknell is made up of 23 hectares of public open space with woodland areas, open green space, ponds, sculptures and wildlife to explore. Read about one of our many walks to Lily Hill Park here.
South Hill Park in Bracknell has two large lakes to walk around, a nature trail in the woodlands, and a couple of children’s play parks. There are plenty of conkers to collect during Autumn here too! Read about our visit here.
Windsor Great Park is full of wonderful walking routes. One of the most popular is the Long Walk. You will find the Copper Horse at one end and Windsor Castle at the other. It is a lovely flat walk so perfect for buggies and the views are incredible. Read about our walk to the Copper Horse here. If you head towards the castle you could also try the Queens Walkway which is a free self-guided walking trail of the historic town. Read more here.
Woodland Walk at the Pinewood Centre in Wokingham is set in 18 acres of land. Along the way you will find a pond, a wooden fitness trail, sculptures, park areas and the miniature railway. Read more about our walk here.
Hurley Lock can be found along the River Thames and is so picturesque as you can watch the boats pass and feed the ducks too. Once you have completed your walk there is a little play area in Hurley you could visit. Read about our walk here.
Dinton Pastures Country Park is a lovely place to spend a few hours. You can walk around the lake, feeding the ducks and jumping in muddy puddles as you go around, and then finish off in the large playing area. You can read more here.
Snelsmore Common can be found near Newbury. There are several different walking routes here. You will find lots of places to make dens and if you are lucky you might catch sight of the ponies that live on the Common. Read about our day out here. If you are prepared for a longer walk you can make it to Donnington Castle from here too.
Simons Wood is in Finchampstead. You can take several routes through the woodland with trail arrows showing you the way. The path through the trees is buggy-friendly. Look out for Heath Pool which is a lovely large pond filled with lily pads. Read more about our forest walk here.
Finchampstead Ridges is closeby to Simons Wood in Finchampstead. This is a lovely walk with some vantage points giving spectacular views of Surrey and the aircraft coming into Blackbushe Airport. Read about our walk here.
Bucklers Forest in Crowthorne contains several different walking paths, all of varying lengths and all buggy and dog friendly. You can also find some great muddy puddles here when it has been raining! Read more here.
Black Park Country Park can be found in Wexham near Slough. You can take a walk around the lake here, stopping off at the play area along the way. There are several information boards along the route detailing the various wildlife. you can read more about our walk here.
Popes Meadow is a 13.7 acre parkland site in Binfield. Here you will find lots of open green spaces, a pond and a play area. Read more about our visit here.
Lightwater Country Park is a fantastic place to explore with plenty of woodland and several ponds. You will find nature fact boards along the trails and there is a play area too. You can find out more here.
Maidenhead Thicket can be accessed via a pedestrian motorway bridge when parking on Henley Road. Children will love following the colourful nature trail signs along the routes. Read about our adventure here.
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