Looking for a great trail near Reading, Berkshire? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, walking trails, kid friendly trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. You'll also find some great local park options, like Museum Park or George Field. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Reading ranging from 1.9 to 4.9 miles and from 141 to 347 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Other than crossing the motorway twice this is a beautiful and peaceful route. Lots of opportunities to let a dog off the lead too.

Completed June 2019. Lovely flat trail, clear instructions/waypoints, beautiful nature and photo opportunities! Would recommend for an easy Sunday walk.

19 days ago

lovely flat walk with a welcome sit down by Ruscombe church. very dry underfoot as very little rain in past weeks.

The walk starts out in a most picturesque place with stunning views of life in the water, the area is most acquatic. The path is easily accessible (difficulty: Easy) and it requires little effort to stay on track. Again, the views are wonderful and most enjoyable. There is ample opportunity for a rest or picnic along the way, as well as a few pubs on the water. Walking in June we witnessed an abundance of wildlife. Although there is no designated swimming site, here and there people were playing water sports and swimming. Great overall walk!

Great way to get some exercise and fresh air locally. Have done this walk several times now in both directions!

Nice way to use a couple of hours while car being serviced and to learn a bit of Reading history.

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I am very unfit and found some of the inclines hard work, but the paths are mostly easy and there are some nice views.

Nice walk, so many options within the park itself to wander off on other trails, I appreciate this mapped trail wanted to encourage appreciation of the all the main points, so bit difficult to follow at times compared to the other circular loops in countryside where only one obvious path choice exists, but otherwise quiet this time of year and enjoyable as family. Also very nice hot chocolate from the cafe at the end.

This was muddy but a really varied, picturesque ramble. The only moment of confusion was near the beginning: �cross weavers way� should be �cross the bridge into weavers way�. We will definitely walk it again in summer (and, after reading the previous comment, won�t try it after torrential rain!)

Surprisingly tranquil walk around and through central Reading....and one which oozes history!

I'd say this is an average walk, compared to others in local area. The first 2/3 are a series of long single-track woodland paths flanked with trees. This means there's not too much variety of points of interest, and it shades from the sunshine beaming elsewhere for long periods. However the last 1/3 is lovely once you arrive in Shottesbrooke Park, with the churchyard and walking past the beautiful red-brick orchard. Also ending a 2 hours walk with a 15th century pub is always a bonus! Overall 3/5.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Lovely walk, started off thinking glad I didnt wear wellies BUT it did get quite muddy after the stream so be careful if it's been raining. The second half of the walk is along lanes BUT they are very quiet and we only came across 2 cars.

Beautiful woodland paths with plenty of shade even on the hottest of days. I wouldn't do this walk in winter unless I fancied a mud bath 😊

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Did this walk late August 2017 and the route was really overgrown in places and very muddy too! Very pretty with a delightful mixture of scenery. However some parts were so water-logged, it would probably be better to do this after a long dry spell!

Really pretty walk with a few mild inclines. Walked this with an 8 year old and he did fine (slept well that night). You could easily do this as a loop but we parked at Pangbourne Station and walked the trail to Goring station to get the train back (5 minutes). See some wildlife, wild flowers, plenty of river activity and some stunningly beautiful houses along the way. The village of Goring-On-Thames is so pretty. The Swan pub at Pangbourne train station let's dogs in, it is right on the river and has plenty of outdoor space during the nice weather

April 2017 - enjoyed this walk; although it is has become overgrown in places. Note to dog owners - please clear up your dog mess.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Such a lovely, easy walk. By the time I parked and walked to the lock and walked all the way to the Swan Pub & back we actually did 6.67 miles. I had my dog off lead for pretty much the whole time and the river is very calm and slow flowing so she jumped in and out with no bother. The trail is more or less completely flat the whole way, if it has been raining there can be a few muddy spots but walking boots will be absolutely fine. The lock and weirs are pretty, there are lots of swans, geese and ducks all around and across the bank you pass by a huge Alpaca farm. In Pangbourne there is a nice green for picnics with a pretty bridge or there are a few pubs that allow dogs. We ate at the Swan and the food was incredible (it has outside area as well over looking the river and Pangbourne weir.)

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The first 15-20 mins of this walk is reasonable, venturing through through horse paddocks and crop fields. Beyond that however, it's just a long straight line down the side of a fast (and noisy) train line, followed by walking back up 40/60 mile hour roads which aren't especially pleasant.

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