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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.

Visiting The Basingstoke Canal

Visiting The Basingstoke Canal

The Basingstoke Canal makes a brilliant family day out with plenty to do and see - it is certainly worth visiting The Basingstoke Canal if you are looking for a free or low cost day out, depending on what you decide to do whilst you are there. Basingstoke Canal What's at The Basingstoke Canal There is loads to do when visiting The Basingstoke Canal including a play area, walks along the canal, boat trips, cafe, visiting the Basingstoke Canal Centre and gift shop. When we visited we parked the car (details below) and then went for a walk along the…
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Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island

Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island

Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island are both fantastic places to visit as there is plenty to see and explore, with the added bonus that it is all free. There was a public car park just up the road from Boulters Lock, you have to pay for it but it isn't too expensive. What is at Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island? Boulters Lock is a fantastic place to watch boats going in and out of the lock. Boulters Lock is right next to Ray Mill Island, so you just need to cross over the bridge to get onto the…
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Free Wokingham Trails

Free Wokingham Trails

Did you know there are three free Wokingham Trails which you can do for free? All of the trails can be found on the Wokingham Town History App which is free to download and gives you all of the locations for the trails and the things you are looking to spot. On the app you will also find a guided tour of the Grade II Listed Town Hall with audio-visual commentary. What are the trails? There are three trails which you can do around Wokingham on the app; Wokingham Mosaics Trail - find 10 mosaics in locations around the town…
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A walk at Frost Folly

A walk at Frost Folly

*The photos in this blog post were taken in July 2019. Please note, this year some of the footpaths are currently fenced off to protect the nesting birds but you can still witness the beautiful daisies. Frost Folly Country Park is part of the Warfield Parish in Bracknell Forest and consists of wildflower meadows, ponds and the opportunity to walk to Warfield Church if desired, otherwise there are plenty of paths to explore within the meadows themselves, we really enjoy a walk at Frost Folly. The Spring and Summer months are a great time to explore the country park as…
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Walking at Hurley and Hurley Lock

Walking at Hurley and Hurley Lock

We love walking at Hurley and Hurley Lock, it's one of our favourite places to visit in Berkshire along the River Thames. We enjoy taking a picnic, feeding the birds, walking the Thames path and watching the boats go in and out of the lock. The village of Hurley is picturesque and there is a stunning church in the village called St Mary The Virgin, Hurley. Where do you walk? Once parked, walk out of the car park and turn left walking away from the Hurley High Street. The is a narrow footpath which has brick walls and bushes either…
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Family Friendly Walks in Surrey

Family Friendly Walks in Surrey

As well as our family friendly walks in Berkshire we have also enjoyed and explored a number of Family Friendly Walks in Surrey just across the border, which are shared below. Click on each walk below to take you to a blog post all about the walk which we have tried and tested. Family Friendly Walks in Surrey Walking at Hindhead Common and The Devil's Punch Bowl, Surrey Hills There are a number of walking routes to take from the car park. You can select a route suitable for your level and also get fantastic views of The Devil's Punch…
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Walking at Windlesham Field of Remembrance

Walking at Windlesham Field of Remembrance

We recently went walking at Windlesham Field of Remembrance and it is a lovely location for a family morning or afternoon out. Windlesham is in Surrey and sits just over the border from Berkshire. What is at Windlesham Field of Remembrance? At Windlesham Field of Remembrance you will find large open fields surrounded by established trees plus a woodland walk, a play area and Fieldhouse Coffee which is a coffee shop and cafe. The cafe is open inside, for takeaway or click and collect. When we visited due to Covid restrictions you couldn't sit inside so we were served via…
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Walking at The Heath at Ascot Racecourse

Walking at The Heath at Ascot Racecourse

Did you know that you can go walking on The Heath at Ascot Racecourse during non-race days (click here for race day information). The Heath is a 1.7 mile circular walk which is flat and also home to Royal Ascot Cricket Club. Walking at The Heath is impressive as you can see the Ascot Racecourse grandstand throughout and also walk alongside the race track. There is also the added bonus of a play area in the middle of The Heath and the walk is perfect if you have little ones learning to ride a bike or on scooters.  Where do…
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Walking at Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punchbowl

Walking at Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punchbowl

There are plenty of walking options when walking at Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punchbowl which is a National Trust site in the Surrey Hills countryside. There are spectacular views overlooking the Devil's Punchbowl, wooden obstacles to climb, picnic benches, a cafe and toilet. Where did we walk?  From the car park we initially went straight ahead to look at the view over the Devil’s Punch Bowl the view is spectacular and I don’t think the photos do it justice. The top of the Devil’s Punch Bowl is easily accessed from the car park and there is a map of…
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Visiting Donnington Castle near Newbury

Visiting Donnington Castle near Newbury

The remains of Donnington Castle sit proudly on the top of a hill in Donnington which allows for great views of the Lambourn Valley. It’s free to visit the castle ruins (parking charges apply however) and there is a lovely walk too, we really enjoyed visiting Donnington Castle near Newbury for a unique picnic spot with walk. It's worth noting you can't get into the twin towered gatehouse. A bit of history about the castle The castle is 14th century and only the impressive twin towered gatehouse part of the castle still stands today. When at the site you can…
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