Distinguished by landmarks such as Windsor Castle and its surrounding parks, as well as by being home to parts of the River Thames and the Thames Valley, Berkshire is also one of the most convenient counties to reach from London. There’s a lot of journeys that you can take in Berkshire, from travelling to Windsor Great Park, to taking a boat ride down the Kenneth & Avon Canal, or going on a long drive around sites like LEGOLAND and Buckle Berry Farm. Some top journeys in Berkshire, then, include: Windsor Great Park Part of the Crown Estate, Windsor Green Park offers acres and acres of land for exploration by cycle and foot – you can see deer, visit historic buildings within the Park, and take in the estate’s diverse wildlife.
Kenneth & Avon Canal For a more unusual journey, consider hiring a canal boat for a ride down the Kenneth & Avon canal; this can tea you through to the Thames Valley, and can enable you to see some of the best of the county from the vantage point of your own chartered attorney Lake Another Windsor location that’s ideal for wandering around and watching events, Downey Lake was one of the venues for the rowing during the 2012 London Olympics; while the water is private property, there’s lots of great walks to be had around it.
Beale Park If you want to go on a long drive with the family around the Berkshire countryside, then a stop off at Beale Park is recommended – located near to Pang Bourne, Beale Park is home to wildlife, archery events and other activities, and can make for a great day out during the Summer. Reading to Goring Loop for cycling routes around Berkshire, you can take advantage of relatively quiet roads between Reading and Goring ad back again; a 20-mile route can be taken alongside the A4074 to Goring Heath, before returning to Reading via Pang Bourne and Parley Rise.
Ridgeway National Trail Part of this National Trail runs through the Western part of Berkshire, and allows you to hike and take long journeys along the River Lilbourn and the River Pang; other routes include the Thames Path, which can cover miles of flat walking.LegolandAnother day trip in a car can take you to LEGOLAND in Windsor; the theme park has been open since 1996, and features a wide range of different rides, as well as the chance for children to have their own go on a specially built race track.
Ascot to Windsor 7 mile walking footpath can be explored from Ascot Racecourse through to Windsor Castle, taking you through a large section of Windsor Park through countryside towards the gates of Windsor Castle.Bucklebury Farm Another day trip opportunity can be had at Buckle berry Farm, which is near to Reading; the Farm offers 74 acres of parkland, deer, and many other animals; the Farm has more than enough space to explore and tea in its farmyard attractions, making it an excellent destination for small children.
Museum of English Rural Life Only a short drive from London, the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading can make for a great day trip by car or train; explore the museum’s exhibits on English country history, and look for its regular guided tours and occasional folk musical festivals and fetes. Author Bolivia loves to explore Berkshire in her car and particularly likes finding new places to take her family. If you’re looking to buy a new car for exploring Berkshires he recommends visiting Inchcape Toyota Sand Hurst.