One of England’s oldest counties, home to Windsor castle and the Royal Berkshire Hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was born, Berkshire is steeped in history and royalty. Its history goes back much further than the kings and queens as we think of them today though, with the remains of several iron age hill forts to be found on the county’s hill tops walks.
Berkshire offers plenty of walks and cycle routes for the outdoor enthusiast and has access to some great open spaces. From gentle strolling by the Thames and historical walking in Windsor to bracing, breezy hiking on the Ridgeway or Berkshire Downs, there are walks for everyone. Berkshire’s County Top – Walbury Hill, is also the highest natural point in South East England at 297m and who could resist pushing their little prince or princess out in their baby carriage along the stately grandeur of Berkshire’s ultimate pushchair walk – the Long Walk at Windsor?
To get started, why not try out one of the Baby Routes walks suggested below or explore the following links for more ideas.
- The Ridgeway National Trail website provides information on this ancient walk that passes through some of Berkshire’s most splendid countryside.
- Berkshire Walkers (for 20s&30s) and the Berkshire Weekend Walkers are both part of the Ramblers and offer some great routes and group walking opportunities in the county.
- BBC Berkshire Way – a series of linear walks taking you right across the county of Berkshire. Great for seeing Berkshire’s walking highlights but does require reliance on public transport, lifts or two cars.