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Walks by Water in Berkshire

There are lots of wonderful ‘Walks by Water in Berkshire’, whether it’s walking by the River Thames, the Kennet and Avon Canal, a pond or lake. Here are some family friendly walks which we have tired and enjoyed.

I have listed a number of walks below, click on the links for a more detailed blog post about each walk, with information about parking.

Walks by Water in Berkshire

  1. Walking at Simon’s Wood, Finchampstead

    The walk at Simon’s Wood is predominately a woodland walk through a fantastic woodland, however it has a pond in the middle of it and makes a lovely family walk with an opportunity to feed the ducks. Island on the pond at Simons Wood

  2. Walking at Aldermaston Wharf, Aldermaston

    The canal walk at Aldermaston Wharf is brilliant along the Kennet and Avon Canal. You can see the boats coming through the lock, the electric car bridge in operation and there is also a highly recommended tea room. Aldermaston Lock at Aldermaston Wharf

  3. Walking from Baths Island to Windsor Bridge, Windsor

    This is a River Thames, riverside walk in Windsor, which gives you the opportunity to extend the walk into Windsor and / or Eton. The walk also has fantastic views of the Windsor Castle. View from Baths Island

  4. A walk at Shepherd Meadows and River Blackwater, Sandhurst

    This walk along the River Blackwater is a walk through fields as you follow the river. There are bridges to cross and a chance to see some cows. River Blackwater

  5. Walking at Englemere Pond Nature Reserve, Ascot

    Englemere Pond is a large size pond found at the Nature Reserve. There is a circular walk around the pond and through woodland.
    Englemere Pond Nature Reserve Ascot Bracknell Forest

  6. Walking at South Hill Park, Bracknell

    There are several walking routes you can do at South Hill Park plus their outdoor nature trail. There are two lakes which you can walk around – the North Lake and South Lake. South Hill Park, Bracknell Forest

  7. Walking at Popes Meadow, Binfield

    Popes Meadow is a gentle walk which also has a play area and duck pond. Popes Meadow

  8. Walking at Dinton Pastures Country Park, Wokingham

    Dinton Pastures is made up of a series of lakes and is a wonderful place to walk with the family. There is also a fantastic play park at the country park. Dinton Pastures - Things to do in Berkshire

  9. Walking at Boulter’s Lock and Ray Mill Island, Maidenhead

    Boulter’s Lock and Ray Mill Island are perfect for a gentle stroll with the kids but there is lots to see including animals, boats, a water fountain and sculptures plus there is a sweet park, the lock and Boulters Weir. Boulters Lock

  10. Walking at Buckler’s Forest, Crowthorne

    The Buckler’s Forest site is made up of 100 acres and there are a number of walking routes to take, it’s based on the former Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) site and on your walk you may see some existing features of the research site including the fire tower. Whilst you walk around the site you will come across a series ponds with viewing platforms.A pond at Buckler's Forest, Crowthorne

  11. Savernake Park, Winkfield, Bracknell Forest

    The walk at Savernake Park is around a balancing pond. It isn’t long but great if you want a a stroll with a buggy along flat paths or you are looking for a walk with a park to play in. Balancing Pond Ducks

  12. Walking along The Jubilee River, Slough / Maidenhead

    The Jubilee River runs between Maidenhead and Windsor and is a 7.2 mile man-made flood relief channel. It’s an established waterway packed full of wildlife and makes a lovely flat family friendly walk. The Jubilee River

  13. A walk around Horseshoe Lake, Sandhurst

    This walk takes you along the River Blackwater and all the way round Horseshoe Lake in Sandhurst. There are designated footpaths around the walk. Horseshoe Lake Sandhurst

  14. Walking at Hungerford Wharf, Hungerford

    The walk at Hungerford Wharf is pretty and takes you past Hungerford Lock, a swing bridge and St Lawrence’s Church. It is flat, buggy and dog friendly. Hungerford Wharf

  15. A walk at Thames Valley Park, Reading

    Thames Valley Park walk is a flat walk along the Thames Path in Reading. The river walk allows you to walk in open fields and see lots of wildlife. Walking at Thames Valley Park

  16. A Walk at Dorney Wetlands

    Waking at Dorney Wetlands is a flat walk and good place to see a variety of wildlife including lots of different birds.
    Cormorant at Dorney Wetlands

If you have enjoyed reading about the above walks, click here for more walks in Berkshire and the surrounding area. Click here if you would like to discover parks in Berkshire.

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