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Walking at California Country Park

We went walking at California Country Park on a wet December day, but still had an enjoyable walk. The walk took us around Longmoor Lake which is a 0.9 mile walk, along flat paths. You can extend this walk into the woodland, see map if you choose to extend this to a 2.2 mile walk. You can also walk to the FBC Centre which has a large play area plus bike / scooter track and multi-ball area, if you would like to extend your day out and walk. You will find sign posts directing you to the FBC centre at the far end of the lake, away from where you park at California Country Park.

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Longmoor Lake Wokingham
Signs to FBC Centre at California Country Park

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Where did we walk?

From the car park, we walked past Jackson’s Cafe and the play area and then headed down to the lake. We then turned left at the lake and followed it all the way round until we looped back towards the cafe and playground. The walk took us about 45 minutes (with little legs in tow).

Cafe and Play Area at California Country Park
Lake Walk at California Country Park

The walk was flat and buggy friendly (the paths were mainly hard standing but there were a couple of tree routes to navigate). The walk is also dog-friendly and there is wildlife to see on the route including swans, ducks and cormarants, plus squirrels. We also noticed a dead tree-truck which had lots of holes in it and looked like a woodpecker had been pecking at it!

Wildlife at California Country Park
The play area

The play area at California Country Park was opened in April 2021. It is a fantastic play area with pirate ship, large wooden play area and slide, climbing frame, trampoline, water play area, swings and much more. Click here to read all about the Play Area.

There is also a paddling pool at California Country Park which is next to the play area. It opens during the warmer summer months.

California Country Park Play Area
California Country Park Play Area
Jackson’s Cafe

Next to the play area you will find Jackson’s Cafe. Click here to see the menu.

Where can you park?

At the time of posting this post the car parking charges were;

£1.70 per hour – up to and including 4 hours. Over 4 hours was a £6.80 flat fee. The car park operate a ‘Check In’ and ‘Check Out’ system.

You can also purchase season parking tickets. Click here for more information.

What else is at California Country Park?

At California Country Park there are electric car charging points in the car park.

Electric Car Charging Points at California

There is also a dog wash.

Dog Wash at California Country Park
Where is California Country Park?

California Country Park can be found off Nine Mile Ride on the B3430. By sat nav enter RG40 4HU. There are brown signs for California Country Park as you approach the country park on the main road.

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Have you explored Dinton Pastures Country Park in Wokingham and The Look Out in Bracknell?

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