Sulham Woods - West (longer walk)

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Just beyond the outermost western suburb of Reading, Tilehurst, lies the area known as Sulham Woods. Initially on level, high ground, the woods slope down westwards towards the valley of Sulham Brook and the River Pang, which flow side-by-side from south to north. There are in fact many woods and copses, some on high ground, some on the slopes and some in the valley. The woods are interspersed with fields, many cultivated, and open grassy stretches of countryside. The whole area is criss-crossed with footpaths and only one minor road, from Tidmarsh in the valley up through Sulham towards Tilehurst, passes through it.

This longer walk starts on the higher ground, first going south and then descending into the valley. Then we travel north on the flat before climbing back at the end. There are two or three easy short cuts which will be pointed out. The ascents and descents are fairly steep but overall the going is quite easy, but of course can be muddy in bad weather.

England - South England - Berkshire - Countryside


Great Views, Pub, River, Wildlife, Woodland
6/20/2020 - Gavin Bradshaw

For the most part I quite enjoyed this walk. There was a moderately steep path down and another up, but these were fairly short. The views were quite nice considering how close it is to Reading. The Sulham Woods area seems quite popular and you might find the parking area full.

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