Walking Routes & Hiking Trails
The County of Berkshire is bisected by the Thames Valley with higher land rising to the north and south of this great river. The county has mane areas of woodland with trees that prefer acid soils. These include Bracknell Forest, Windsor Great Park, Crowthorne and Stratfield Saye Woods. The highest land lies along the Hampshire border to the south The highest point in the county is Walbury Hill at 297 metres above sea level. The open upland areas compete with Newmarket (Suffolk) for horse racing training and breeding. Away from the towns cereal crops are widespread.
The Berkshire walks listed vary from easy circular walks to more demanding and longer routes. All walks are free to download and print and all routes have GPS files. The walks cover most of the attractive countryside in the County including the Thames Valley and across the Berkshire Downs. Many of the walks include attractive villages and historic buildings. Long distance footpaths including the Thames Path, Chiltern Way and the Ridgeway offer an excellent basis for shorter circular walks.