Walks in West Berkshire

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The Inkpen Wild Walk

This 17km circular walk includes ancient heathland, woods and downs, and spectacular views. Starting in Kintbury, it takes in Inkpen Common and Inkpen Crocus Field nature reserves. 

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Greenham Common

Starting in Thatcham, this 6-mile circular walk
takes in the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s (BBOWT) Bowdown Woods. 

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Greenham Common and  Crookham Common

Starting at Thatcham railway station, this 6-mile circular walk takes in the eastern edge of Greenham and Crookham Commons

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Whitchurch- on- Thames Walk: Water Woods and Hills

Starting by the river Thames, this 6 mile walk takes you through the historic village of Whitchurch and up into the Chiltern Hills.

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Walking in Inkpen

The Inkpen walk is about  two and a half miles long and takes you through undulating countryside.

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The Meadows and Woodlands of Streatley

Lardon Chase, the Holies and Lough Down are three adjacent National Trust countryside properties located above the village of Streatley and overlooking the Goring Gap

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Parkland Walks at Basildon Park

 Basildon Park is the  the perfect place for a refreshing winter walk. The winter trees open up new views of the garden and house, and you can see long vistas of natural beauty. Put on your wellies and coat and get ready to let off some steam!


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Goring to Pangbourne Walk

This walk takes you through the dramatic Goring Gap, with the hills dominating the Berkshire Downs to the west and the wooded Chilterns to the east.

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Watlington Hill Short Walk

A walk in Watlington, in a site of special scientific interest. Numerous species of wildflowers, ancient yew woodlands , butterflies, birds, rabbits, hares and deer. 

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Compton Circular Route

This route is within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and starts from the village of Compton in the heart of the downs in Berkshire. it takes in The Ridgeway.

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Compton Walks

Walks produced by the Parish Council of Frilsham, Yattendon, Basildon, Ashampstead and Hampstead Norreys.

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Rambling on The Ridgeway.

Invigorate yourself with two walks offering wonderful views across the open, rolling downland, woodland and intimate fields and lanes that create the enchanting and ever-changing backdrop to the Ridgeway

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East & West Ilsley Walk

This route lies within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, roughly 7 miles (12km) west of the River Thames at Goring-on-Thames. It includes a stretch of The Ridgeway along the scarp face of the Downs which gives tremendous views of the Thames Valley. The remainder of the route between the two Ilsley villages is classic rolling downland.

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The Lambourn Valley Way

The route follows public rights of way for the most part- the whole route is nineteen and a half miles but is split into shorter walks

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Donnington Walk

A wonderful walk for all the family, through areas of outstanding beauty, history and extraordinary wildlife. We encourage all who do this walk to take photos, comment and rate the route, tell us what you think!

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Discovering Kintbury

Once a busy industrial canal wharf, Kintbury is now a picture of tranquillity. It’s just the place to start exploring the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal.

Information for Snelsmore Common Country Park
Snelsmore Common Country Park

Everyone can escape the busy-ness of life by exploring the network of paths across this beautiful and varied heathland. There are marked routes and a number of Public Rights of Way.

Information for Thatcham Reed Beds
Thatcham Reed Beds

A great place for reedbed wildlife including a host of warblers and a variety of dragonflies and damselflies. You may also hear a cuckoo in spring.

Information for Donnington and Bagnor
A walk around Donnington and Bagnor

There is one short steep hill at the castle and a modest long climb from the river back up to the castle car park. The walk passes through an active golf course and along a hotel drive. It is important to stay on the Rights of Way and to look out for traffic. At the Bagnor river crossing there are two narrow footbridges with single handrails.

Information for Hampstead Norreys
Hampstead Norreys

Walks around Hampstead Norreys- Briddleways, Byways and Footpaths

Information for Hampstead Norreys Ancient Woods

Hampstead Norreys Ancient Woods

The woods are Ancient. Technically this means they have been here since at least 1600, but these have been here since long before that. You can tell that from the variety and density of the flowers that grow here and that are so beautiful in the Spring. Examples are the bluebells and wood anemones with which these woods are carpeted in the Spring.

Information for Ashampstead and Burnt Hill Commons
Ashampstead & Burnt Hill Commons

The Commons are owned by Yattendon Estates. Ashampstead Parish residents have unrestricted access under a legal agreement of 1974. Non-parishioners are restricted to the many paths shown on the map.

Information for Yattendon
Yattendon- Footpaths, Briddleways and Byways

Yattendon Parish lies in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Information for Hungerford

A walk around the Hungerford countryside to look at the interaction between geology, wildlife and human history. Starting and finishing on Hungerford Common.


Information for Beenham
Beenham- Footpaths, Briddleways and Byways

Beenham Parish lies in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Stanford Dingley Walk
Stanford Dingley Walk

A walk to explore the Countryside west and north of Stanford Dingley. Starting and finishing at Stanford Dingley church

Theale Walk
Theale Walk

A walk to explore the Countryside north of Theale. Starting and finishing at
the M4 footbridge

Lambourn Walk
Lambourn Walk – Stones and Horses

A walk around the Lambourn countryside to look at the interaction between geology, wildlife and human history.
Starting and finishing at Lambourn church.

Information for Hermitage
Hermitage Footpaths, Briddleways and Byways

Hermitage Parish lies in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Information for Compton
Compton Footpaths, Briddleways and Byways

Compton is in the Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty. The Ridgeway runs  on the boundary of Compton Downs

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