Parkland

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Prepare your walk

Get your walking boots muddy with one of our waymarked walks

There are four different way-marked walks to discover the parkland. Put your wellies on, choose your route and enjoy your walk.

Download our Parkland Map

Friday nature walks

Join us for a nature walk around our magnificent parkland. They are led by our warden or a member of the Reading and District Natural History Society and leave from the stableyard at 11am each Friday.

History

Requisitioned in wartime and used as a tank training area, the parkland sustained large amounts of damage. The Iliffes went about repairing the landscape, work which is now continued by us.

Seasonal changes

  • Bring a picnic and discover the hidden corners of the garden © David Sell

    Summer

    Beautiful orchids can be found in the hidden valley. It's the best time for butterfly and bug watching.

  • Autumn leaves in the parkland at Basildon Park © National Trust

    Autumn

    The tree leaves cover the parkland. Find some berries and spot different fungi on the walks.

  • Basildon Park covered in winter snow © National Trust

    Winter

    The winter trees offer a new perspective of the parkland, giving you more depth of field to explore it.

  • See the stunning bluebells in the parkland during early Spring © National Trust

    Spring

    Bluebells and buttercups start to come out in the parkland, while birds get busy building their nests.

What we're working on this season...

  • Tree maintenance
  • Developing play spaces
  • Tackling the thistles

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