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Historic Mapledurham

Reading Walks Festival 2024

Come and explore the beautiful hamlet of Mapledurham, tucked away in the glorious countryside right on the edge of Reading. Our 8.5km circular route has 3 hills and takes in views of Caversham Heath Golf Club, Mapledurham House and Mill, Park Wood and Chazey Wood. This is a fantastic route that will really get your blood pumping and will include a pause by the river and mill to soak in the surroundings before the final ascent. Starting and finishing at The Packsaddle pub where we can enjoy a special walkers lunch.

Key facts

  • Part of Reading Walks Festival 2024
  • Exercise - a healthy walk with some stopping points of interest. More walking/less talking
  • Medium – hard difficulty / 8.5km / 2.5 hours
  • Start point: The Packsaddle Pub, Woodcote Road, Chazey Heath
  • Walking boots/sturdy walking shoes
  • Bring a flask with a snack if required as we will pause for 10-15 minutes at The Mill
  • Toilets at the pub at the start and end
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Family friendly

About the walk leader

This walk is led by Walk Works' two experienced guides, Liz Bradbury and Caroline Gratrix.

"We have been walking around Reading and the surrounding areas for many years. We are first aid trained and fully insured and have been running Walk Works since 2020."

Getting here

Start point: Packsaddle pub

X40 bus from Reading to Oxford