Walking

Walking at Hawthorne lane

With its rich varied landscape and extensive rights of way network, Bracknell Forest borough has some excellent walking opportunities available to those who want to explore this natural heritage on foot.

From short accessible rural routes to longer walks that take you across the borough and beyond, there are walks available for those of all interests and abilities. 

Guided walks 

Ranger-led walks take place around the borough all year round. This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people whilst your body reaps the benefits of exercise in the fresh air. For information about organised walks in your area please see our leaflets below:

Countryside walks

Four countryside walks that take you through some of the highlights of the boroughs scenery are described below. Map and directions are provided for each. For a more detailed map refer to Ordnance Survey Explorer map 160.

Wildmoor, Broadmoor and the Devil’s Highway

4.1 miles / 6.6km
This anti-clockwise route takes you through woodland, heathland and a section of the old Roman Road lying to the east of Crowthorne. Start point: Wildmoor Heath car park, off Crowthorne Road.

Binfield, ‘The Hill Farm Lane Circuit’

2.5 miles / 4km
This walk takes you through attractive farmland in the parish of Binfield. Start point: Jack O’Newbury pub on Terrace Road North.

Warfield, ‘The Northern Lanes’

6.7 miles / 10.8km
This longer walk follows paths across farmland of northern Warfield. Start and finish point: Frost Folly, the country car park in Wellers Lane.

The Winkfield Circular Walk

2.8 miles / 4.5km
This anti-clockwise walk will take you through picturesque Berkshire farmland. Start point: The car park for St Mary’s Parish Church in Winkfield.

Accessible rural routes

Three leaflets are available that describe short countryside walks around Bracknell Forest aimed at less mobile or less agile countryside users. Each leaflet contains information regarding the route distance, path surface, gradient, obstacles and gives the route a wheelchair rating.

Jock's Lane and The Cut

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Larks Hill and West End

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Frost's Folly and Warfield Church

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Bracknell Forest Ramblers Route

The Ramblers Route is a 26mile / 41.8km walking trail which follows footpaths, woodland tracks, bridleways and some stretches of road, passing through coniferous forest and heathland in the south to unspoilt open farmland to the north.

The route circumnavigates Bracknell Town and is made up of two loops, forming a figure of eight circuit. Each loop can be completed as a separate circular walk; with the Southern Loop 13 miles/20.9km long and the Northern Loop 19miles/30.5km long.

The walk is not physically demanding, but inexperienced walkers should only attempt the route in stages. Certain sections can also be wet and muddy after rain, particularly those through woodland areas.

PDF file downloadDiscover Ramblers Route in Bracknell Forest (PDF, 4007kb)

Blackwater Valley Path

This long distance path follows the River Blackwater from its source south of Aldershot to Swallowfield where it meets the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The 23 mile/37km path passes through countryside, parks and nature reserves along its route which is also well served by public transport.

For further information including map and booklet of the route visit the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership website.

Clubs

Perhaps you would like to meet similar minded people and get more involved in walking with a club? More information can be found on the websites for Rambling Clubs and The Ramblers Association.

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