Reading Walks Festival



Reading Walking Festival 2024


This May, Reading's welcome there second Walking Festival! Running from 11-19 May, Reading Walks Festival is about telling the stories of Reading aswel as walking for pleasure, so you don't need to be a seasoned hiker to take part and you’ll find that our volunteer guides have lots to share with you along the way.

Reading has 1000 years of history to share, from a centre of medieval religion to Victorian industrial powerhouse – the stories live on in our urban townscape. And, with the Thames and Kennet & Avon Canal flowing through the town, Reading is home to picturesque waterside walks, surprising green spaces and easy access to the surrounding countryside in the Chilterns, north Hampshire and West Berkshire.

Choose from over 40 walks ranging from 40-minute wanders to a 2-day pilgrimages. The handy grading system will let you know whether walks are easy, medium or hard, as well as the distance and approximate times, so you can choose the right walk for you. The majority of the programme is also free to attend thanks to the generosity of the volunteer guide leaders who are proud to share their town with you. Plus Reading's brilliant transport connections means that most of the walks are designed so that the start/end points can be reached by public transport.  

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Map & Directions

Opening Times

Reading Walks (11 May 2024 - 19 May 2024)

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