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
- 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.
- 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.
- Walking from Baths Island to Windsor Bridge, Windsor
- A walk at Shepherd Meadows and River Blackwater, Sandhurst
- Walking at Englemere Pond Nature Reserve, Ascot
- Walking at South Hill Park, Bracknell
- Walking at Popes Meadow, Binfield
Popes Meadow is a gentle walk which also has a play area and duck pond.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Savernake Park, Winkfield, Bracknell Forest
- 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.
- A walk around Horseshoe Lake, Sandhurst
- 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.
- A walk at Thames Valley Park, Reading
- A Walk at Dorney Wetlands
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