Great walks for kids in Berkshire

Why not try some new winter walks around Berkshire with the kids. There's a variety of walks for little legs and older children to get the whole family out and enjoying the fresh air. You can also take your furry friends on leads on these walks.

Stark tree on the Basildon Park estate

Basildon Park 

There are 400 acres of glorious parkland to explore at Basildon Park, but the best way to go about it is to follow one of the four way-marked trails ranging from half a mile to three. Warning - the half-miler could take most of the morning as there's a sheltered dell in the woods that's perfect for den-building and balance-beaming.

Child balancing on a log in the woods
Walking trail

Cliveden 

This is a gentle stroll along the cliff edge above the river Thames that gives Cliveden its name. The walk starts from the woodland car park and and there's a play trail half way along to keep things interesting. Buggy and dog-friendly.

Beautiful autumn colour in the woodlands

Greys Court 

The clue's in the title of Sir Felix's Gentle Walk at Greys Court. It's a lovely 25 mins meander through beech woodland and around the top of the estate. For a slightly longer walk (3km), the estate walk is great for older kids as it end up at the den-building area in the woodland below the tea-room.

Frost on oak leaves at Sheffield Park Sussex
Walking trail

The Vyne 

At just over a mile, the woodland walk at The Vyne is an easy stroll along the medieval parkland boundary and into the woodlands. There are the remains of medieval fish ponds to spot, and wetland birds to watch from the purpose-built hide.