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Berkshire Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find Berkshire walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

The Berkshire walks listed below 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.

1901Around Aldermastoneasy5.00
1982Hurley Circulareasy5.10
2660Lowbury Hill & Roden Downs from Comptoneasy/mod6.00
1947Coombe Gibbet & Walbury Hill near Inkpeneasy/mod6.20
2691Bradfield Circulareasy/mod7.20
2180Hamstead Park from Kintburyeasy/mod7.30
1737West Berkshire downs from East Garstoneasy/mod7.40
2275Lowbury Hill & The Fair Mile from Aldwortheasy/mod7.80
3484The Fair Mile & Unhill Bottom, near Streatleyeasy/mod7.80
3731Chaddleworth from Great Sheffordeasy/mod8.00
3572Lambourn Valley & Great Sheffordeasy/mod9.00
2344Newbury to Hungerford via Kennet & Avon Canal easy/mod9.00
3259Windsor Great Park Circularmoderate10.20
1385Windsor & Runnymede circulareasy/mod11.50
3420Cookham to Gerrards Cross via Burnham Beechesmoderate12.50

Walks that start in adjacent counties / areas.

Walks that start in adjacent counties or areas but cross the boundary and include sections of the route within Berkshire.

WalkDescriptionStarts In
2114Hampshire and Berkshire HeightsHampshire
1419The Lambourn Downs from near AstburyOxfordshire
1720Henley-on-Thames to Marlow along the Thames Path Oxfordshire
3128Henley-on-Thames, Aston and HambledenOxfordshire
3720Ham, Inkpen Hill & Lower Green CircularWiltshire
1814Staines to Windsor along the River ThamesSurrey

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Berkshire Guide

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 major towns and centres of population include Ascot, Eton, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough and Windsor.

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