“Weekend Walks West of Reading” by John Prior
Looking for ideas to entertain all the family during the school holidays?
This colourful book describes 12 short walks that are perfect for family outings, exploring the countryside and villages of South Oxfordshire and West Berkshire. None is more than 2 miles long and all include places of interest, stops for refreshments and a children’s playground.
The walks are in the Berkshire Downs and the Thames and Kennet valleys, within the triangle Reading – Didcot – Newbury. The starting points have been chosen for easy car parking and most can also be reached by train or bus. Information is given about the route to follow and sights along the way, with a map and photos. See spectacular views, ancient churches (one with giants!), farm animals and locks busy with boats – even a mystical maze!
Priced at £5.95, this 48-page paperback is available from Blackwells in Oxford, Waterstones and WH Smiths in Reading and Newbury, WH Smiths in Didcot, Inspiration in Goring, Garlands in Pangbourne, the Wallingford Bookshop, WordPlay in Caversham and the Discovery Centre at Thatcham.
It’s also on the Amazon website, where there are sample pages.
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
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