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Nice alternative to wander around

Nice alternative to wander around than Greenham Common, especially in the recent blazing hot... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Thatcham, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit!

Great for a stroll and a picnic and my daughter loved it - lots of wildlife and was lovely seeing... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
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9 Jul 2018
“Nice alternative to wander around”
12 Jun 2018
“Well worth a visit!”
Overlooking the Kennet Valley, Bowdown Woods is the Berks, Bucks, & Oxon Wildlife Trust's biggest woodland reserve in Berkshire - and for sheer variety of wildlife throughout the year, it's hard to beat.
111 Burys Bank Road | Rg19 8db, Thatcham RG19 8DE, England
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Nice alternative to wander around than Greenham Common, especially in the recent blazing hot sun. Some tracks, some notice boards with details

Thank steveculshaw
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Great for a stroll and a picnic and my daughter loved it - lots of wildlife and was lovely seeing the bluebells!

Thank chinke
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely walks some very flat with tarmac lots of birds and wildlife a great experience every time I visit A1.

Thank chocNewburyBerks
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This took me a while to find it originally as there's no real signposts from the road and it looks as though it's entering into someone's private property but we got there in the end! Now I visit there regularly as there's always something new...More

1  Thank Jo P
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We attempted to follow the circular walk featured on the website, which took 4 hours at a leisurely pace. The map on the website was not really adequate at certain points along the walk and I would recommend using an Ordnance Survey map. The countryside...More

Thank Indeana
Reviewed 28 June 2016

What a lovely place to run and walk so close to Newbury or Thatcham town centres. Worth a visit. Peaceful and intriguing.

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 22 May 2016

One of the best spots I have been to for bluebells I found about this place from searching best bluebell wood walks in the uk It was lovely lots of different routes and ups and downs so in just a mile loop you can feel...More

Thank gillf4
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We walk here frequently with our dog and this is her all time favourite place to explore! It's abundant with wildlife and there's a lovely river winding through the woods Nature at its finest

Thank Lmjc16
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

As it is the bluebell season I thought what a nice way to spend a Sunday morning exploring this wood. Full of beautiful bluebells in abundance. With the odd primrose and dainty white daisies. The entrance from the main Bury's Bank Road looks just like...More

Thank jampes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The bluebells are awesome and the air was full of birdsong - also saw a deer! Great time of year and a fantastic area to walk. Entrance to the woods (and parking) not too obvious. Free parking and free access

2  Thank Ann S
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