Places of interest on the walks are listed. Some may be worth a separate excursion. Click here to skip to the attractions near parts of the Thames Valley Circular Walk.
Walk Around Reading 1: Windsor to Ascot
Windsor Castle Lower Ward

Windsor Castle Lower Ward
Petr.noha) / CC BY 3.0

Windsor Castle

Open daily except when being used for state ceremonies. The semi-state rooms are open in the winter months.

Walk Around Reading 2: Bourne End to Windsor
Dorney Lake

Dorney Lake

Dorney Lake

Venue for the 2012 Olympic rowing events. The park and arboretum are open to the general public on most days.

Walk Around Reading 3: Bourne End to Marlow
Deer in the Chilterns

Deer in the Chilterns

The Chilterns (also on Walk 5: Sonning Common to Henley and Walk 6: Sonning Common to Pangbourne)

An area of outstanding natural beauty a short train journey from London.

Walk Around Reading 4: Marlow to Henley
Hurley Lock

Hurley Lock

Henley Royal Regatta

An annual rowing event that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Henley Regatta

Henley Regatta

River and Rowing Museum

An attractive, modern museum funded from private money with much of local and international interest.

Walk Around Reading 7: Pangbourne to Theale
Englefield House

Englefield House on the Englefield Estate
Pam Brophy) / CC BY-SA 2.0

Englefield Estate

Home to the Benyon family for many years, the gardens of this Elizabethan mansion have restrictive opening hours. Much of the extensive estate is accessible at all times.

Walk Around Reading 10: Mortimer to Bramley
Calleva Atrebatum at Silchester

Amphitheatre at Calleva Atrebetum in Silchester
Pam Brophy) / CC BY-SA 2.0

Calleva Atrebetum at Silchester

Reading University is tracing the site's development from before the Roman Occuptation to its abandonment in the 5th Century.

Wellington Country Park

There's plenty here for everyone. Safe play areas for children, water sports, nature trails and lots more.

Walk Around Reading 12: Hook to Winchfield

Galleon Marine

Boats can be hired from the Galleon Marine, opposite the Water Witch pub.

Walk Around Reading 14: Crawthorne to Martin's Heron

The Look Out Discovery Centre

A heritage centre with a lookout tower and extensive forest trails. An adventure playground for young children.

Walk Around Reading 15: Martin's Heron to Ascot
Outrageous hat at Ascot


Ascot Racecourse

The chance to buy yourself an outrageous hat.

Thames Valley Circular Walk Stage 5: Kingsclere to Woolhampton

Greenham Common

10,000 years of chequered history and plans for the future.

Thames Valley Circular Walk Stage 6: Woolhampton to Streatley
Wolf at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust in Beenham

Wolf at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust in Beenham

UK Wolf Conservation Centre

Sadly, the Centre is now closed to the public although the wolves will still be cared for there. Information about their well-being may be found on the website.

Thames Valley Circular Walk Stage 7 & 8: Streatley, Stonor, Marlow

The Chilterns

26 miles through an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Thames Valley Circular Walk Stage 8: Stonor to Marlow
Stonor House

Stonor House

Stonor House and Deer Park

Opening times and information for visitors.

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