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Grays Farm Opens For Summer

It’s that time again. East Berkshire commuters, who make that regular trip down Wokingham’s Heathland Road, will have noticed the seven foot strawberry is back… and we all know what that means… Grays Farm is open for strawberry picking! Strawberries, rhubarb, broad beans, spinach and carrots are all in season at the moment, with the […]

June 11, 2015 0
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Family Walking in Berkshire

“There’s nothing for kids to do around here”. How many times have we heard this? Once you’ve done the theme parks, bowling and cinema, what’s left? From the North Hampshire Downs in West Berkshire through Swinley Forest to Windsor Great Park in the East. There are so many places to discover and hours of walking, […]

June 11, 2014 0
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Donnington Castle

Just north of Newbury, in West Berkshire, is a quiet little spot that is not only a beautiful place to spend the day, but perfect for flying kites and steeped in history. Donnington Castle provides views across Lambourn Valley, including Newbury and its racecourse. Entry to the car park is (currently) free and there is […]

August 11, 2013 0
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Down to the Woods Today

If you go Down to the Woods Today Our regular walk in the woods has been a favourite since we first discovered it a year ago. We were introduced to Mill Pond (not to be confused with its more urban namesake 2.5 miles directly North West) by the book Kiddiwalks in Berkshire. This is a […]

April 24, 2012 0
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Blog Spot

The blog will become a regular feature to introduce you to the wide variety of fun and interesting places there are to visit in Berkshire. Most places we visit are free. Even in the rain, the country parks, nature reserves, woods and hills of Berkshire can be such exciting places. My boys love being outdoors […]

April 24, 2012 0
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Country Parks and Nature Reserves

Berkshire is dotted with many Nature Reserves and Country Parks, not only in rural areas but nestled in the most unexpected places, such as Jubilee River, between Slough and Maidenhead, or Swinley Forest which virtually surrounds Bracknell. Our county is a uniquely picturesque place with many beautiful areas ripe for exploring, from The North Wessex […]

January 6, 2012 9
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Walking to Keep Fit

Getting fit, and staying healthy, doesn’t have to be hard. There is an easy way to do it. Almost anyone can do it, it fits into any schedule, and it can be done alone or with a partner. It isn’t a miracle cure, but at times it sure seems like it. Once you start walking […]

January 5, 2012 0
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Swinley Forest

Swinley Forest, near Bracknell, is the perfect place to start your adventure. Mountain bikes are available for hire, if you don’t have your own. There are several miles of mountain bike trails and nice straight paths for more leisurely cycling. The forest is also the home of Go Ape where, if you’re brave enough, and […]

January 1, 2012 5
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