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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.

Horseshoe Lake
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.

River Blackwater


We followed the path to the kissing gate. At this point you could have gone left and continued following the River Blackwater. We however, went right, through the kissing gate and followed the path around the lake, back past Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre and back to the car park.

Views from the Horseshoe Lake Walk
Horseshoe Lake Sandhurst
Walking at Horseshoe Lake in Sandhurst

The path is flat all the way around the lake. The path is quite narrow in places with fences either side, so bear this in mind with regards to social distancing.

Walking at Horseshoe Lake


We also took food to feed the birds, however we only saw about 5 geese and they weren’t hungry! We spotted a swan sat quietly on it’s nest and observed two kingfishers next to the Riverblack Water. 

Click here for a map of the lake and the walking route.

We haven’t done it yet, but you can link your walk around Horseshoe Lake to Finchampstead Ridges and Simon’s Wood in Finchampstead.

Is the walk dog and buggy friendly?

The walk is dog friendly.

You could do the walk with a buggy because as it is flat all the way around. However, there are two kissing gates to navigate – you could however, walk along the River Blackwater instead of going around the lake. The paths were dry when we walked them in April but I have heard they are muddy during the winter.

What facilities are there?

There is Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre, click here to have a look what they offer.

There is also Lake View Italian Cafe which has a takeaway window in operation. The website says it’s open from 10am – 6pm.

Takeaway at Horseshoe Lake
Where can I park?

You can park for free at Horseshoe Lake, the car park is not massive. The address for the car park is Horseshoe Lake, Sandhurst, GU47 8JW. What3Words: terms.bother.dent

If you enjoy your walk along The River Blackwater during this walk, also have a look at ‘Walking at Shepherd Meadows and River Blackwater, Sandhurst’ for another great family friendly walk.

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