Wild Walks

Wild Walks

Woodland walk by Matthew Roberts

Enjoy a Wild Walk through our beautiful counties.

All these circular routes take you through at least one BBOWT nature reserve as well as the surrounding countryside.

There is a leaflet for each walk that has full details of the route and information about the area and local wildlife. Download and print at home or save on your phone. We recommend you take an OS map with you too.

Walks in Berkshire

Red kite

Red kite by Jon Hawkins/Surrey Hills photography

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. There is a shorter 10km route that starts at Inkpen Common. OS Explorer Map 158, 1:25,000 scale, covers the route.

Download the route

Wildmoor Heath

Wildmoor Heath by Andy Fairbairn

Sandhurst Wild Walk

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

Download the route

Greenham Common

Greenham Common by Adrian Wallington

West Berks Walk One

Enjoy varied wetland wildlife, ancient woods and rare heathland. Starting in Thatcham, this 6-mile circular walk takes in Bowdown Woods nature reserve. Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 158 1:25,000 scale, covers the route.

Download the route

Kingfisher

Kingfisher by Margaret Holland

West Berks Walk Two

Walk along the River Enborne, through woodland and pastures. Starting at Thatcham railway station, this 6-mile circular walk takes in part of of Greenham and Crookham Commons. Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 158 1:25,000 scale, covers the route.

Download the route

Walks in Buckinghamshire

Dancersend

Dancersend by Mick Jones

Tring Park Wild Walk

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

Download the route

Tufted ducks

Tufted ducks by Margaret Holland

Tring Reservoirs Wild Walk

Stroll along the waterside and look for waterbirds on this gentle 13km walk. Starting at Tring railway station, it 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.

Download the route

Walks in Oxfordshire

Reed bunting

Reed bunting by Amy Lewis

Cothill Wild Walk

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.

Download the route

Foxholes nature reserve

Foxholes nature reserve by Andy Fairbairn

Foxholes Wild Walk

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

Download the route

Hartslock nature reserve

Hartslock nature reserve by Laura Parker

Goring Wild Walk

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

Download the route

Warburg Nature Reserve

Warburg Nature Reserve by Kate Titford

Henley Wild Walk

This varied 21km circular walk through the Chilterns takes in parkland, farmland and woodland. Starting in Henley, it 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.

Download the route

 

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