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Walking at Simon’s Wood, Finchampstead

Several Berkshire Mummies readers suggested I went walking at Simon’s Wood, Finchampstead – thank you to everyone who recommended this walk to me, we loved our visit. 

During our walk at Simon’s Wood it was wonderful to be fully immersed in the woods – with tall trees, thick woodland and well defined paths. 

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Wood at Simon's Wood Finchampstead

From the free car park we entered the woods where there was a wooden sign saying Centenary Trail, we could have taken alternative routes however. Once in the woods we followed the green arrows, which marked out the Centenary Trail for us. The trail arrows took us through a Simon’s Wood to Heath Pool – a large pond with wonderful lily pads and a small island in the middle which the ducks and geese had made home. 

Arrows for the Centenary Trail
Island on the pond at Simons Wood
Lilies at Simon's Wood

From the pond you could have carried on walking but after we had spent time enjoying the woodland and pond we headed back to the car park on the designated paths. We spent a good hour at Simon’s Wood. Next time we will take food for the ducks and geese.

Simon's Wood, Finchampstead

The walk we took through Simon’s Wood is buggy friendly (there are a few tree roots on the woodland floor however), we actually took a baby carrier this time but would be happy to take the buggy in the future and the walk was dog friendly too. 

Having looked at the map since getting home from Simon’s Wood, we decided we needed to return to the area and walk at Finchampstead Ridges just up the road from Simon’s Wood. We actually did that walk today and a blog post is on it’s way shortly – it was another lovely walk with a great view.

Simon's Wood Map
What facilities were there?

There was a free car park, but no toilets or food and drink at the site but there were a couple of benches down by Heath Pool.

Where to park?

To go walking at Simon’s Wood, Finchampstead you can park at Simon’s Wood Car Park, Wellingtonia Avenue, Finchampstead, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG45 6AE

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