Berkshire - Countryside

    Greenham and Crookham Common
    This former military site has been restored and opened to the public. There are enjoyable walks through heathland, and access to old military sites. Access is via car parks of Bury's Bank Road, Greenham.

    The Holies and Lardon Chase
    Maintained by the National Trust, this area of woods and downland offers excellent walking and wonderful views. Access via a carpark on Streatley Hill.

    Hungerford Common
    This common enjoys good views over the Kennet, with good walking access.

    Snelsmore Common Country Park
    A combination heath and woodland, Snelsmore provides an important nesting ground for several bird species, including nightjar and woodlark. There are toilet and picnic facilities, marked walking trails, bridleways, and cycle tracks. Access is via car parks off Wantage Road (B4494), Newbury.

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    9 Leverton Cottages, Hungerford

    9 Leverton Cottages

    This beautiful thatched cottage is grade II listed and has recently been renovated. The cottage is set amongst fields on a private lane that leads to the the River Kennet. …
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    Stoke Park Hotel And Spa

    Stoke Park Hotel And Spa

    Stoke Park Club with its 27 hole golf course Stoke Poges and award winning spa SPA SPC is one of the most special places in the world. With a recorded history of more than nine hundred years the 350 acre estate provides a unique combination of the traditions of a … more >>

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    Bird in Hand Country Inn

    Bird in Hand Country Inn

    The Bird In Hand is a delightful Country Inn with a history that spans 600 years. When you step through our doors you catch a glimpse of the past... and walk in the footsteps of King George III. Located in Berkshire, just outside London, it affords easy access to the … more >>

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