updated May 2024

Walks Around Reading

15 car free country walks near London in South East England that are linked to form a ring around Reading. They are easily reached by train from London and Reading and local stations. The linear walks through the scenic Thames Valley and Chilterns countryside all have car free access and are between 4 and 11 miles long.

The walks are varied and visit many places of interest. Nearby attractions are also described.

Walks from Railway Stations

Circular and linear walks from railway stations in the Thames Valley and Chilterns which are easily reached from London and Reading. These varied walks, along the banks of the River Thames and through the beautiful countryside of Berkshire and Oxfordshire, have something for everyone.

Thames Valley Circular Walk

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Click the blue spots for walks from railway stations.

Click the green lines for walks around Reading.

Click the red lines for the stages of the Thames Valley Circular Walk.

Refreshment is available on most of the walks, usually at a pub or two on or near the walk. A good reason for leaving the car at home.

Thames Valley Circular Walk

A long distance walk winding around The Thames Valley and surrounding hills in some of the loveliest countryside near London in South East England.

With access by train from London and Reading and with comfortable accommodation along the way, this long distance walk can be enjoyed in sections over 2 or 3 days, or in its entirety, taking on average about 9 days to complete.

Sections of this long distance walk may be suitable for one day excursions by train from London or from local stations.

Go to Walks Around Reading, Walks from Railway Stations or Thames Valley Circular Walk for maps showing routes between railway stations, printable walk details and a wealth of supporting information.

We hope you enjoy these car free walks in the Thames Valley and Chilterns and appreciate how much lovely countryside there still is so near London in South East England.