Walks are an important part of our families lives, we exercise the dog daily but also just enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air, away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. A chance to get some air in the lungs, watch the wildlife, spend some quality time together and make memories. We enjoy winter walks, especially on crisp cold winter days but we equally enjoy jumping in muddy puddles on rainy ones. Us adults sometimes will also treat ourselves to a hot drink after or during a walk at weekends as a little treat, this idea has prompted this blog post.
Here are a few walks in Berkshire and the surrounding area where you can walk and also grab a hot drink. Click the links for more information about each of the walks.
Walks in Berkshire:
Frost Folly Country Park in Warfield is a great open space, although when we went recently it was muddy, so we were glad we had our wellies. There is an opportunity to stick a hard standing footpath, if once parked in the Wellers lane car park you stay on the left hand side. You are able to walk to Warfield Church from here. Before our walk we have popped into Robyn’s Nest Cafe to grab a drink to take with us.
At weekends on Cabbage Hill, Bracknell you are likely to find Bean and Fizz set up on ‘the hill’ and serve hot drinks. There is a great atmosphere and it’s a lovely treat to have this pop-up facility whilst out walking. Keep an eye on the Bean and Fizz Instagram feed as it informs you when they will be at Cabbage Hill serving hot drinks.
We enjoy visiting strolling around Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island. There is a cafe on Ray Mill Island, which I believe is only open during the weekend in the winter. There is also Boulters a restaurant on the island itself.
Play area on Ray Mill Island
South Hill Park is great to explore and has some great sculptures as part of its nature trail. There is the Atrium Bar and Restaurant at South Hill Park where you can grab a drink or have a bite to eat. It does get popular for food so you might want to book in advance.
Grounds at South Hill Park
Dinton Pastures Country Park has a brilliant play area, great lakeside walk and also has a cafe which comes highly recommended, perfect for ordering a warm drink before heading for a walk.
Walks in the surrounding area:
At Virginia Water Lake there is a kiosk and cafe at the entrance to the lake at the main car park (Post Code: GU25 4QF). At busier times of the year their are often pop up kiosks serving drinks around the lake. You can also get refreshments from The Savill Garden.
Lightwater Country Park makes for a great winters walk around the lakes and woodland paths., there is also a brilliant play area. There is a cafe at the country park allowing you to grab a warm drink and bite eat.
Alternatively, why not take a warm drink from home, or take a reusable mug and get it filled up.
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