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 Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames

Visiting Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames

Despite being in Oxfordshire, Henley-on-Thames is just over the Berkshire boarder (approx 25 minutes / 30 minutes from Reading / Maidenhead) and worth a visit. It's not only a quaint town to visit but you can have some great walks along the river watching the boats and wildlife. We enjoy visiting Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, its one of our favourite parts of the town. In terms of walking we generally head back from Mill Meadows towards the town for a walk, if we want a short walk we turn back at the bridge, by The Angel on the Bridge pub (this…
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Snowdrops 2020 in Berkshire and the surrounding area

Snowdrops 2020 in Berkshire and the surrounding area

Snowdrops often give an early indication that spring is on it’s way and the delicate white flowers are just beautiful to see during a walk. There are a few places where you can see snowdrops in Berkshire and the surrounding area, below are a few locations: Welford Park’s Snowdrop Season, Newbury, RG20 8HU. 29th January 2019 – 1st March 2020, 11am – 4pm (closed every Monday and Tuesday). The full snowdrop walk around the Beech Woods can take a fast walker 30 minutes but can take upto an hour at a slower pace.Adults - £8, Concessions - £6, Children 4+years…
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Winter Walks in Berkshire and a warm drink

Winter Walks in Berkshire and a warm drink

Walks are an important part of our families lives, we exercise the dog daily but also just enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air, away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. A chance to get some air in the lungs, watch the wildlife, spend some quality time together and make memories. We enjoy winter walks, especially on crisp cold winter days but we equally enjoy jumping in muddy puddles on rainy ones. Us adults sometimes will also treat ourselves to a hot drink after or during a walk at weekends as a little treat, this idea has…
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Walking at Dorney Lake

Walking at Dorney Lake

Lake currently closed. A message on the Dorney Lake Website reads: 'Site Closure. Due to safety issues, our grounds and parkland are to remain closed to the public from the 1st March 2021 until further notice'. Dorney Lake is a 2,200m purpose built lake owned and financed by Eton College, set in 400 acres of parkland. The land includes an arboretum and nature conservation area. The lake was made for and used in the 2012 Olympics and still has its Olympic rings on display today. The lake is situated in Dorney, Buckinghamshire not far from Eton and Windsor. The lake…
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A walk at Allens Field, South Ascot

A walk at Allens Field, South Ascot

On 23rd March 2019 we went for a family walk at Allens Field, South Ascot, having never been to the nature spot before. We went on a Saturday lunchtime and did not see anyone else walking there, so it was very peaceful and we were able to enjoy seeing our first bees of the year and two bright yellow moths / butterflies. You can take a 1.4 mile circular walk which takes approx. 20 – 30 minutes, around the site. Allens Field consists of woodland, wet woodland and grassland space. During our walk we just made up our own route…
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A family walk in Marlow

A family walk in Marlow

We enjoyed our family walk in Marlow along the River Thames. We parked in Higginson Park and walked along the tow path along the River Thames. The path was flat and well maintained with lots of families pushing buggies and walking dogs, there were a couple of well maintained bridges to walk over however. The walk was really scenic with views of Marlow Bridge and All Saints Church Bisham, across the water to look at. We fed the swans and ducks on the river during our walk and also watched the boats on the river. We also enjoyed watching the…
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Alice Holt Forest, Gruffalo Sculptures

Alice Holt Forest, Gruffalo Sculptures

On Sunday 6th January 2019 we had a family trip to Alice Holt Forest in Farnham, Surrey. The Forest is approx 23 miles from Bracknell, 28 miles from Reading and 29 miles from Windsor. We had never been to Alice Holt Forest but I knew there were Gruffalo sculptures there and I was keen for my little one to see them as we all enjoy reading The Gruffalo and the other children's books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The Forest which is Forestry Commission run is vast, spanning 850 hectares. Once parked we headed to the information desk to…
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A walk at Pope’s Meadow in Binfield

A walk at Pope’s Meadow in Binfield

Today we went for a family Sunday walk around Pope's Meadow in Binfield. Pope's Meadow is named after poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744) who lived in Pope's Manor adjacent to the site. There are designated paths around Pope's Meadow, which is a 13.7 acre parkland site in Binfield, Bracknell Forest. There is a free car park and play area next to it, with open green spaces, a couple of picnic benches and a pond. Our little one managed the walk we went on and it seemed just about the right length for little legs! The play area was a hit with…
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A day at West Wittering Beach

A day at West Wittering Beach

On Sunday 24th June we headed for a day on the beach at West Wittering in Chichester. It’s one of our favourite beaches to visit, especially as it’s a sandy beach with good car parking facilities (we paid £8.50 to park for the day, which we paid by card on arrival) and is generally a relatively straight forward journey from Berkshire, traffic dependant. We arrived at about 10.30am and the car park was very busy but there was still room to park. The beach was also busy but due to its size it still felt to me as though there…
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Binfield Easter Egg Hunt

Binfield Easter Egg Hunt

Today we took part in the Binfield Easter Egg Hunt which is taking place until Sunday 8th April 2018 in Binfield Village. There are 33 eggs hidden around the village and you can get a map for the egg hunt from Crema Coffee Shop or Binfield Village Stores. The Easter Egg Hunt maps are £2 each and I believe it’s certainly worth getting a map as the eggs are hidden over quite a large area. The surrounding main roads can be busy. Whilst we were on the egg hunt there were lots of people taking part, of all ages. It…
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