Summer walks in Berkshire

Summer's here at last. Why not head to the woodland at Cliveden and play in the dappled shade, visit cool wetlands at The Vyne or picnic on the chalk grassland and sunny woodland glades of Maidenhead and Cookham Commons. There are lots of places to explore on a walk around Berkshire and the Thames Valley.

Welcome back sign in field

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A family walking in woodland


The Cliveden estate in Buckinghamshire has miles of winding walks to enjoy. Summer in the woodland is great for tree climbing and there's a children's play trail. There are spectacular views of the iconic house and the River Thames.

Wildflowers at Pinkneys Green, Maidenhead and Cookham Commons, Berkshire

Maidenhead and Cookham Commons

Discover oak trees, wildflower meadows fluttering with butterflies and meandering marshes on a walk around Maidenhead Thicket or Cookham Commons.

The woods at The Vyne in summer.
Walking trail

The Vyne 

Walking boots at the ready, you can uncover The Vyne's glorious woodlands and wetlands. Follow this circular route 1.3 mile route to discover forgotten traces of history, and beautiful views.

Basildon Park Spring

Basildon Park 

Discover the diversity of our flora and fauna in 400 acres of historic parkland at Basildon Park. You'll see myriad wildflowers emerging on the woodland floor on one of four waymarked walks around the parkland.