Spring walks around Berkshire

As nature wakes up after winter, why not head to the woodland at Cliveden, The Vyne or Maidenhead and Cookham Commons to see the trees coming into leaf. There are lots of places to see signs of spring on a walk around Berkshire and the Thames Valley.

Family walking dogs

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 100 gardens and parks in England and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. From Monday 6 July, we’re gradually opening gardens and parklands in Wales. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. All National Trust houses remain closed for now. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Blue hyacinths in the Long Garden at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire


The Cliveden estate in Buckinghamshire has miles of winding walks to enjoy. Spring time woodland walks offer swathes of snowdrops, before bountiful bluebells bloom around April, as well as the most spectacular vista of the iconic house from afar. All Cliveden's walks enable you to enjoy unique views over the Thames Valley.

Oak tree on Cock Marsh, Berkshire

Maidenhead and Cookham Commons

There's a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt on 11 April at Pinkney's Drive near Maidenhead 11am-2pm. Discover oak trees, wildflower meadows and meandering marshes on a walk around Pinkneys Green, Maidenhead Thicket or Cookham Commons.

Daffodils in between trees in the sunshine

Greys Court 

Discover the wider estate at Greys Court on the estate walk, which takes in the outer areas of this peaceful place. Through woodland and fields, discover wonderful views across the rolling Chilterns Hills and find signs of spring, such as daffodils and wild flowers popping up along the route. The Spinney Woods at Greys Court becomes home to a carpet of bluebells in May.

A clump of primroses

Basildon Park 

The bulbs are flowering in the gardens at Basildon Park. Or take a longer stroll to see some impressive views of the mansion through the trees across the parkland. Look out for spring flowers such as violets, cowslips, cherry blossom and primroses. 

The woods at The Vyne in summer.
Walking trail

The Vyne 

Walking boots at the ready, it's time to experience The Vyne's woods in spring. Uncover forgotten traces of history by following this easy circular route before heading on to our Brewhouse tea-room for a bite to eat.