Canal boat on the Kennet and Avon, Newbury

Newbury Canal Walk – Speen Moors

We decided to spend the day in the attractive market town of Newbury which lies in the heart of West Berkshire.  The town is approximately 30 minutes drive from Oxford and around an hour by train from London.  We left the car in the Newbury Goldwell car park beside the leisure centre on Northcroft Lane …

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Blakes Lock, Caversham

Reading – A Walk along the Thames

We decided to spend the day in Reading, a town in the Thames Valley to the west of London.  It's Berkshire's biggest town and also the largest in the UK to not have city status.  Reading is a popular commuter town with a train almost every five minutes into London and the fastest services taking …

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Kennet & Avon Canal

Aldermaston to Woolhampton on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Aldermaston is a small village in West Berkshire near to the Hampshire border, 46 miles (74km) from London and close to the towns of Basingstoke, Newbury and Reading.  It is best known as the home of AWE, which is located just a mile outside the village, and responsible for the UK's nuclear deterrent. We'd planned …

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Canal boats on the Kennet and Avon canal, Newbury

A walk along the Kennet & Avon canal in Newbury

What could be nicer on a warm, sunny spring day than to enjoy a leisurely wander along a canal towpath. With this in mind, we jumped in the car and drove to Newbury, a market town in West Berkshire. The town is approximately 30 minutes drive from Oxford and about an hour by train from …

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