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Places to Walk

Berkshire Mummies have been busy exploring Berkshire to discover places to walk throughout Berkshire which are family friendly. Each walk written on this blog has be tried and tested.

Berkshire is a fantastic place to walk with so much choice from Walks by Water, Buggy Friendly Walks, Woodland Walks plus Walking Trails. Berkshire certainly has plenty of choice to offer.

10 things to do at The Look Out in Bracknell

10 things to do at The Look Out in Bracknell

We really enjoy visiting The Look Out and Swinley Forest in Bracknell. There is plenty on offer for the family and our family just adore being in the woodland setting. Here are 10 things to do at The Look Out in Bracknell. Please read the Look Out's Covid update before travelling. 1) Go for a Segway Ride 2) Complete a Go Ape course 3) Build a Den (there is a den building area next to the play area) 4) Discover the woodland play area. You must pre-book the park. 5) Go to The Look Out Discovery Centre (currently closed). 6)…
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Family Friendly Walks in West Berkshire

Family Friendly Walks in West Berkshire

There are many fantastic family friendly Walks in West Berkshire, the ones we have tried and recommend are listed below. As we discover more West Berkshire Walks we will add them to the list. Family Friendly Walks in West Berkshire A Walk at Aldermaston Wharf, Aldermaston Aldermaston Wharf is a canal walk, where there is plenty to see including Aldermaston Lock and the electric lifting bridge. The walk takes you past Aldermaston Tea Rooms. This walk is dog friendly and buggy friendly. A walk at The Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham The Nature Discovery Centre is a lovely place to walk,…
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Walking at Hungerford Wharf

Walking at Hungerford Wharf

Walking at Hungerford Wharf is a flat and scenic walk, the route we took was a circular walk which included walking through the town of Hungerford and along the canal at Hungerford Wharf. About Hungerford Wharf Hungerford Wharf was once a busy industrial canal which is now popular for walking, cycling, fishing, boating and canoeing. At Hungerford Wharf you will find The Rose of Hungerford and The Kennet Horse Boat Company. In Hungerford itself there are a number of places to get food from shops, bakeries and hotels including The Three Swans. Where did we walk? We parked the car…
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Bluebells in Berkshire and the surrounding area

Bluebells in Berkshire and the surrounding area

Below you will find a list of places to find Bluebells in Berkshire and the surrounding area. Bluebell season takes place in mid-April and early-May and there are several places to see the beautiful wildflowers in Berkshire. Bluebells are wildflowers and protected. Where to find bluebells in Berkshire Basildon Park, National Trust, Reading, between Mid-April to May the bluebells at Basildon Park transform the woodland. Pick up a welcome map from the visitor reception and head to the woods to see the bluebells. Admissions charges apply. Click here for more information. Tickets to visit Basildon Park must be booked in…
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Walking at Horseshoe Lake in Sandhurst

Walking at Horseshoe Lake in Sandhurst

Post lockdown, in April we went walking at Horseshoe Lake in Sandhurst. We did a whole loop of the lake, which is 1.2 miles. Where did we walk? From the free car park (details at the end of this post) we went left to meet up with the footpath (walking away from Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre). We then followed the path which had the River Blackwater on our left and Horseshoe Lake could be seen through the trees to the right. We followed the path to the kissing gate. At this point you could have gone left and continued following…
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Woodland Walk at the Pinewood Centre

Woodland Walk at the Pinewood Centre

Have you discovered the Woodland Walk at the Pinewood Centre in Wokingham? As well as two large play areas there is a cafe, popular miniature railway, various clubs and activities, a playing field, allotments, picnic areas, a pond and woodland walk set in almost 18 acres. Where did we walk? From the car park we walk left toward the allotments and playing fields towards Dickies Pond.  On the way to the pond we discovered the Pinewood Trim Trail, which is in effect a free wooden fitness trail for 12 years plus in a woodland setting. From here we followed the path…
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Walking at Piglittle Field in Binfield

Walking at Piglittle Field in Binfield

Piglittle Field is a walk in open green space which is linked to Keephatch Park Nature Reserve and Pope’s Meadow if you wish to extend your walk in the direction of Wokingham or Binfield. Walking at Piglittle Field in Binfield allows you to walk in open green space with designated footpaths. Where did we walk? From the car park we entered Piglittle Field on our right and did a loop around the first field. You could extend the walk by heading into the next field in the top left hand corner of the field. In the second field there is…
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Walking along the Jubilee River

Walking along the Jubilee River

We loved walking along the Jubilee River. It runs between Maidenhead and Windsor and is a 7.2 mile man-made flood relief channel which was was completed in 2002 the year of the Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee, hence the name Jubilee River. Where did we walk along the Jubilee River?  We parked the car at the car park by Slough Weir and walked from here. It is a free car park next to the Jubilee River, just off the Eton to Slough Road. Once parked we turned left onto the path that runs along the river and almost instantly had Slough Weir…
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Savernake Park in Bracknell Forest

Savernake Park in Bracknell Forest

Savernake Park in Bracknell Forest (Winkfield) is a brilliant location to explore with the kids. The walk isn't very long and mainly around the balancing pond and open green space next to the park, but it's flat and the paths are surfaced so good for buggies and wheelchair access. It's a lovely place for a stroll and dogs are also welcome on the site too. What is at the park? There are two play areas, side by side both with wooden play equipment. One for older children and the other for younger children. Both playgrounds are fenced. In the play…
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Longest picnic table in England made from a single piece of wood

Longest picnic table in England made from a single piece of wood

Did you know that Lily Hill Park in Bracknell Forest has the longest picnic table in England made from a single piece of wood? What is the history behind the picnic table? According to the sign next to the picnic table it is 'crafted from a fir blown down in Lily Hill Park'. The picnic table was funded by the Bracknell Conservation Volunteers, Summer 2020. Where can I find the longest picnic table in England made from a single piece of wood? The picnic table can be found in the centre of Lily Hill Park. If from the main car…
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