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Finchampstead Ridges and Blackwater Valley

EASY 17 reviews

Finchampstead Ridges and Blackwater Valley is a 6.4 kilometer loop trail located near Crowthorne, Berkshire, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Distance: 6.4 km Elevation Gain: 125 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly



bird watching




A circular walk from Simons Wood near Crowthorne in Berkshire. The walk heads south through the heath of Finchampstead Ridges and then through the Moor Green Lakes Nature Reserve to reach the River Blackwater. After following the river the walk turns back north to pass through paddocks and woodland to reach the start. The walk has a number of steady climbs and descents and includes a number of kissing gates but no stiles. The woodland and field paths can be very muddy after wet weather and there is also some road walking along quiet country lanes. The walk passes through a few paddocks which may be holding horses so take care with dogs here. There are no toilets or refreshments on route. Approximate time 2 hours.

6 months ago

Love this walk, the bluebells are out currently and worth seeing

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Enjoyable walk with wooded areas, fields and lake- and river-side. There are toilets and refreshments at the lakeside activity centre - probably seasonal though.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

lovely walk. Only one steep decent just after the start and a gentle ascent around 3.5mile mark but otherwise a great easy walk. :)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Enjoyed this walk in February and will probably do it again in the Summer

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fantastic walk - really peaceful with some great scenery. Brilliant!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Perfect walk on a hot sunny day. Plenty of opportunity for dogs to cool off in the river and much of the walk in quiet shady woodland. Loved it!

Monday, May 09, 2016

This is a fantastic walk with plenty of things to see and a mix of terrain. Many places to stop for a rest too. Thanks!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Fab here today. Boats are on the water. Clear blue skies.

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