The Long Walk & Windsor Castle.
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.
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Walk Distance: 3 km
Walk Duration: 1 hour at preschooler pace, not including paddle/picnic time.
Ordnance Survey: OS Explorer 171 Chiltern Hills West; OS Landranger 175 Reading & Windsor
Suitable for: babies in carriers, little legs (just be careful near river), all the family. Off-road pushchairs fine but there are a couple of kissing gates that would make getting …
Walk Distance: 5.7km
Walk Duration: 1hr 20 (at a leisurely stroll)
OS Map: OS Landranger 175 Reading & Windsor; OS Explorer 160, Windsor, Weybridge & Bracknell;
Suitable for: Pushchairs, bikes, all the family;
Walk features: Forest walk, playground, teashop, Lookout Discovery centre, baby changing, historic interest, mountain biking area;
Swinley Forest …
Walk Distance: 6.2 km
Walk Duration: 1hr 45
OS Map: OS Landranger 175, OS Explorer 159
Suitable for: All-terrain buggies, jogging buggies and baby carriers (just about possible on most days with basic pushchairs too)
Walk features: Thames Path National Trail, riverside path, city start, riverside meadows, childrens playground, pubs, teahouse, accessible …
Walk Distance: 5.2km
Walk Duration: 1hr 25
OS Map: OS Explorer 172 Chiltern Hills East;
Suitable for: babies in backpacks, little legs, all-terrain pushchairs (in dry weather and along Thames Path stretch only)
Walk features: Thames Path National Trail, riverside walking,perfect picnic spots, boats, ducks, pubs, railway.
Walk distance: 4.52km
Walk duration: 1 hour
Suitable for: Buggies and slings
Dinton Pastures Country Park is a great place to go walks with a buggy. This loop walk is just one of several buggy friendly routes, with a leaflet with all walks on available from the cafe located next to the …
Walk Distance: 1.9km
Walk Duration: 40 mins at a slow amble, allow an hour for a snail-paced, puddle jumping toddler!
OS Map: OS Explorer 171 Chiltern Hills West or OS Landranger 175 Reading & Windsor: however the permissive path used here is not shown on the OS Map and the route …
Walk Distance: 6 km (or as much of it as you want to do)
Walk Duration: 1 hour 45
OS Map: OS Explorer 159 – Reading, Wokingham & Pangbourne, OS Landranger 175 Reading & Windsor
Suitable for: Pushchairs (exit Thames Path at Scours Lane to …
Walk Distance: 9km
Walk Duration: 2 hours (including breaks)
OS Map: OS Landranger Newbury & Wantage 174; OS Explorer Newbury & Hungerford 158;
Suitable for: Families, off-terrain pushchairs (ridge section only), babies in backpacks.
Walk features: Iron-age hill fort, Berkshire County Top, Marilyn, great views, shortened & easy walk options