Wild Walks

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Enjoy a Wild Walk through our beautiful counties. All the routes take you through at least one nature reserve as well as the surrounding countryside.

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Walks in Berkshire

Explore east Berkshire: this gentle walk passes through heathland, pasture and forest. Starting in Sandhurst, this 9km circular walk takes in Wildmoor Heath nature reserve and part of Crowthorne Wood. OS Explorer Map 160, 1:25,000 scale, covers the route of this walk.

Explore west Berkshire: this walk includes ancient heathland, woods and downs and spectacular views. Starting in Kintbury, this 17km circular walk takes in Inkpen Common and Inkpen Crocus Field nature reserves. There is a shorter 10km route that starts at Inkpen Common. OS Explorer Map 158, 1:25,000 scale, covers the route of this walk.

Explore part of the West Berkshire Living Landscape.
Enjoy varied wetland wildlife, ancient woods and rare heathland. Starting in Thatcham, this 6-mile circular walk takes in Bowdown Woods nature reserve. Thatcham Reedbeds and Greenham and Crookham Commons are managed by BBOWT on behalf of West Berks Council. Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 158 1:25,000 scale, covers the area of this walk.

Explore part of the West Berkshire Living Landscape.
Walk along the meandering River Enborne, through woodland and pastures. Starting at Thatcham railway station, this 6-mile circular walk takes in the eastern edge of Greenham and Crookham Commons, which are managed by BBOWT on behalf of West Berkshire Council. Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 158 1:25,000 scale, covers the area of this walk.

Walks in Buckinghamshire

Explore Tring's reservoirs: stroll along the waterside and look for waterbirds on this gentle walk. Starting at Tring train station, this 13 km circular walk takes in College Lake nature reserve, a section of the Grand Union Canal and three reservoirs. OS Explorer Map 181, 1:25,000 scale, covers the route of this walk.

Explore Tring's parkland: enjoy scenic views, wooded valleys and ancient parkland on this walk through the Chilterns. Starting in Tring this 10km circular walk takes in Dancersend nature reserve and the Ridgeway National Trail. OS Explorer Map 181, 1:25,000 scale, covers the route of this walk.

Walks in Oxfordshire

Explore Cothill Fen: the most diverse wildlife area in Oxfordshire. Starting in Wootton, this 5 km circular walk takes in three nature reserves: Dry Sandford Pit, Parsonage Moor and Lashford Lane Fen.

Explore Foxholes: stroll through rolling countryside, woodland and quiet villages. Starting in Shipton-under-Wychwood, this 11km circular walk takes in ancient woodland at Foxholes nature reserve. OS Explorer Map OL45, 1:25,000 scale, covers the route of this walk.

Explore Goring: enjoy magnificent views of the River Thames and rare chalk grassland species. Starting in Goring, this 8km circular walk takes in Hartslock nature reserve and a section of the Thames Path. OS Explorer Map 171, 1:25,000 scale, covers the route of this walk.

Explore Henley: this varied walk through the Chilterns takes in parkland, farmland and woodland. Starting in Henley, this 21km circular walk includes Warburg Nature Reserve. There is a shorter 8km section that can start from the reserve or Nettlebed. OS Explorer Map 171, 1:25,000 scale, covers the route of this walk.

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