Whether it’s a crisp morning or a beautiful sunny afternoon, it’s always nice to get some fresh air and venture out with the family and your pooch!

There are many great areas in and around Reading and across Berkshire that are perfect for walks with your four-legged friend and for you and your family to enjoy.

Pangbourne to Purley

This is the walk that follows the Thames path downstream from Pangbourne to Purley, through green grassy fields and leafy paths. There are also many lovely cafes to stop at in Pangbourne if you need a quick pick me up. The fields and meadows are also perfect for a summer picnic!

Sulham Woods, Tilehurst and Sulham, Reading

There are many beautiful flowers and wildlife around these woods. So put on your wellies and start in either Little Heath Road or Long Lane. You could even venture a bit further out and walk down to Wilder’s Folly.

Dinton Pastures

This park is open daily throughout the year. It offers a variety of habitats including seven lakes, two rivers and meadows. Three public bird hides provide secret viewing of ducks, geese, swans and all sorts of water birds.

Caversham to Sonning

This path walk takes in some riverside walking on the Thames Path National Trail and is suitable for most pushchairs and buggies.


Start at The King William Pub in Hailey. This short walk takes you through peaceful Oxfordshire countryside. On your way back, return to the pub where you can enjoy fine views over the surrounding countryside. Ipsden is almost equidistant from Reading and Oxford.

The Ridgeway

Following a route used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers, the 87-mile-long Ridgeway passes through ancient landscapes through downland, secluded valleys and woodland.

If you’re currently living in or around the Reading area or planning to move there in the near future, then make sure you check out these areas to walk in!