Here are several walks in Berkshire and the surrounding area where you can walk and also grab a hot drink. Click the links below for more information about each of the walks.
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Where in Berkshire can I walk and get a warm drink?
- Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island, Maidenhead
We really enjoy strolling around Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island – it’s a lovely gentle walk, perfect for little legs. There is a cafe on Ray Mill Island, which I believe is only open during the weekend in the winter. There is also The Boathouse at Boulters Lock which is a restaurant on the island itself.
- South Hill Park, Bracknell
South Hill Park is great to explore and has some lovely sculptures to spot 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.
- Dinton Pastures Country Park, Wokingham
- Snelsmore Common, Newbury
There are lots of different routes to take when walking at Snelsmore Common. The common is made up of a range of habitats which include woodlands, wet mires and heathland. There are free toilets in the car park, there is also a takeaway café that serves tea and coffee as well as cakes and bacon/sausage sandwiches.
- Pinewood Centre, Wokingham
There are many different walks to be had here, through almost 18 acres of woodland taking you past a wooden fitness trail, a pond and wooden sculptures. There are plenty of opportunities for den building too. There is a cafe with toilets, free parking and two great play grounds; one an under 12’s play area and an adventure playground.
- The Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham
There are three walking trail routes you can take around the lakes at The Nature Discovery Centre with lots of birds to spot along the way. You will also find the Lakeside Cafe here serving food and drink. The seating has a lovely view of the lake. There are two good sized play grounds too.
- The Lookout, Bracknell
Swinley Forest is a great place to go walking and den building, there is a cafe with serving hatch next to the play area. Here are more ideas of things to do when you visit The Look Out.
- Basingstoke Canal
It’s lovely to walk along the tow paths here. They are flat so perfect for buggies. There’s lots to see on the water to keep children entertained as you walk. There is a cafe for drinks too.
- Lightwater Country Park, Lightwater, Surrey
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.
- Windlesham Field of Remembrance, Surrey
Windlesham Field of Remembrance is a lovely location for a family morning or afternoon out. Windlesham is in Surrey and sits just over the border from Berkshire. There are several different walking routes to take and one passes a pond en route. Fieldhouse Coffee is available for a hot drink.
- Virginia Water Lake, Surrey
The walks around Virginia Water Lake are stunning, taking in the lake and also a waterfall along the way. There is plenty of wildlife to see on the water too. At Virginia Water Lake there is a kiosk and cafe at the entrance to the lake at the main car park.
- Walking at Ascot Racecourse
Did you know that you can go walking on The Heath at Ascot Racecourse during non-race days? The Heath is a 1.7 mile circular walk which is flat so perfect for scooters and buggies. Walking at The Heath is impressive as you can see the Ascot Racecourse grandstand throughout and also walk alongside the race track. There is also the added bonus of a play area in the middle of The Heath. You can walk to Ascot high-street for a coffee.
- Baths Island, Windsor
Windsor is a beautiful place to explore and we have always loved visiting the royal town. There are some fantastic walks around Windsor including along The Long Walk. We also enjoy walking from Baths Island to Windsor Bridge. If you walk to the end of the island, you will get a wonderful view of the River Thames with Windsor Castle in the distance. There are plenty of places to grab a drink in the historic town centre.
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