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The top 20 Attractions in Berkshire

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    1

    Grazeley Road (from Beech Hill)

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Another quiet little road down from Beech Hill. There are some rough patches of road but very little traffic whatsoever

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    Rhys
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    2

    Crossing the Thames at Pangbourne

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Whitchurch Bridge carries the road between the villages of Pangbourne, Berkshire, and Whitchurch-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.The bridge is a Grade II listed building and is one of two remaining private toll …

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    3

    St Mary's Church, Beech Hill

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Located in the heart of Beech Hill village, the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin was designed by William Buttefield.

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    Nice and friendly country pub on the Kennet and Avon canal (as well as National Cycle Network Route 4), this is one of my favourite places in Berkshire.

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    Douai Abbey

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Nice decent from here to Woolhampton, be careful at the bottom with the junction with A4. If coming from A4 you have a decent climb which starts off tough but eases the further up you go.

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    Chris T
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    The Ridgeway

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Awesome long section of white, chalky double and singletrack perfect for mountain bikes and gravel bikes. Once on the Ridgeway, the terrain is gently undulating and you'll see some of the most incredible views!

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    This conservation area is set on the hillside above the River Thames and offers plenty of walks and views. Under the care of the Wildlife Trusts, Hartslock is a woodland …

    Tip by
    Kit P
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    8

    Cycle-friendly M4 Overpass

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This shared-path overpass allows you to cross the M4 without having to go trough the nearby triple-lane roundabout and A4 stretch.

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    St Mary’s is of considerable historic interest as the only executed work in England by George Jonas Wigley, a significant figure in nineteenth century Catholic life and ecclesiology. While the …

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    10

    Country Ride Up & Down

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This gentle climb up to Bradfield is quite a nice warm-up going into the hills coming from West Reading.
    The road is a little narrow, so you may sometimes be …

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    11

    River Thames at Pangbourne

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The river Thames marks the boundary between Oxfordshire to the North and West Berkshire to the South a few miles either side of Pangbourne and is here crossed by the Whitchurch Bridge, connecting Pangbourne with Whitchurch-on-Thames.

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    12

    Nunhide Lane gravel track

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Easy and relatively well-maintained gravel stretch, this flat(ish) section is ideal for those cyclists who want to take a shortcut away from cars between Tidmarsh and West Reading, while not …

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    13

    Combe Gibbet

    Hiking Highlight

    Combe Gibbet is a macabre monument on the top of Gallows Down. The structure was erected in 1676 to hang the bodies of George Broomham and Dorothy Newman. Broomham and …

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    14

    Streatley Hill

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Streatley Hill - one of the Top10 hills in the UK apparently for road cycling. around 1.2km long, reaches gradients of 22% n some places. 2020 Hill Climbing Champoinships taking place here in October. Bring oxygen and a climbing rope.

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    d8smt
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    15

    St Nicholas Church - Sulham

    Road Cycling Highlight

    This Grade II listed Anglican church was originally built in the 13th century, but it was rebuilt in 1836-8 (with extensions of 1875) by Rev. John Wilder, Vice-Provost of Eton …

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    16

    Community shop and cafe

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Cyclists friendly cafe with really welcoming staff. The food on offer in the cafe and shop is excellent. The hosts couldn’t be more accommodating. Make sure you have plenty of …

    Tip by
    Tony
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    17

    MTB Ridgeway White Roads segment

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    This Ridgeway segment from Swindon to Goring on Thames includes miles of chalk trails, with some historic ruins beside the trail.
    I rode this one way; parked my car in …

    Tip by
    Tim
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    18

    Hosehill Lake

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Covering 23.5 hectares on the edge of Theale, Hosehill Lake is a lovely nature reserve. Here, you will find sprawling meadowland, wild Exmoor ponies grazing and colourful butterflies. The site …

    Tip by
    Amy
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    19

    The Spring Inn on Bath Road

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Nice and cosy rural pub, despite being on a main road this place offers some outdoor seating in the back which is a little better shielded from noise and traffic than the tables by its side.

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    20

    Streatley Gardens

    Hiking Highlight

    This riverbank park is the perfect picnic spot with its vibrant trees, well-kept lawns and waterfront setting. Ponds and beautiful flowerbeds show how well this village takes care of its …

    Tip by
    Kit P

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