Broadmoor Land and River Thames Path is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Sonning, Berkshire, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

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A circular walk from the charming village of Sonning in Berkshire. Sonning was described by Jerome K Jerome in his book, Three Men in a Boat, as the most fairy-like little nook on the whole river. This simple walking route takes you on a permissive track between quiet fields before joining the riverside path following the Thames for the return leg. The route is almost entirely flat, with little gradient to speak of. Whilst half of the route follows surfaced paths, the stretch of path alongside the river is narrow and can be muddy at times. There are no stiles on route but you will need to negotiate a couple of kissing gates and there are a couple of road crossings that need care. All the paths are fenced away from the fields so you will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock. Allow 1.5 hours.

Sonning village lies on the banks of the River Thames, three miles east of Reading in Berkshire. The main road running through the village is the B478. The walk starts and finishes at the road junction between High Street and Pearson Road. If you are coming by bus, there are bus stops on Pearson Road. If you are coming by car, there is roadside parking on Pearson Road, but please park with respect for the residents. Approximate post code RG4 6UL.

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rachael cartlidge
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Hayley Allen
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Very flooded in places so had to walk through the field next door. Will be a lovely loop once it dries out!

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Kate Drain
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Sergio GS
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Rachel Rachel
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We really enjoy this walk down the river and across fields, at the moment (December) it is very slippery and muddy and wet, wellies recommended for the flooded parts near the river too.

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Angela Frampton
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My first walk on the app on a crisp and sunny November day. Loved walking by the river, fields a bit muddy but lovely walk. Cuppa club serving take away coffees!..

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Daniel Temperley
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Good walk, when wet gets very muddy when walking alongside river. At the end of the walk can stop at coppa club and get a tea

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Jade King
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Rob Rodgers
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Very nice. Not a huge amount to see but beautiful countryside and some river sections

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Player2 DZ
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Susan K
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Tom Harrison
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Nice enough walk. Sonning is very pretty. Not a huge amount to see. Thames path is mostly covered. Coppa club looks lovely for a drink.

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Dawn Moone
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This was my first walk using this app, thank you so much - route was easy to follow and instructions absolutely perfect. As a new dog owner I am new to venturing out on walks like this and slowly building up confidence to follow public footpaths, permissive routes etc it was brilliant and now excitedly planning next walk!

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Player2 DZ
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James Wills
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Pleasant walk, nice and flat good for dogs on leads, parking could be an issue at busy times but we stopped on the road fairly close to the start with no issues.

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Claire Jones
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Very good. Took 2.5 hours with a 5 and 2 year old but they loved it. Not a huge amount of shade on the first half but second half better

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Emily Warne
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Lovely walk through Sonning giving you chance to look at all the amazing houses. Down a gravel farm track makes easy walking with fresh views and finishes off along the river bank. Would be ideal to stop off at the coppa club for a drink afterwards.

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Caroline Johns
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It was completely flooded in one part so had to turn back around! Apart from that very picturesque, was quiet and dog could walk off of lead for the most part

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Carlene Fox
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1 hour walk

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paulharris paulharris
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excellent short walk

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Mark Greenwood
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Great easy walk with nice views. Looking forward to Sunday lunch in the Bull Inn.

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duncan mclellan
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Great pub on route, be sure to cross bridge by pub and visit the Mill, lovely spot for a drink as well.

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Zen Warner
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Amy Rodgers
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Gennady Besedin
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Charlotte Towers
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Tejal Kothari
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Jenny Qiao
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Hannah K
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