A hop from Reading to Arborfield Green, 9 miles, moderate

September 4, 2021 @ 10:30 am
Reading Station South (by Three Guineas pub)
Rich S
07396 377696

Ideal for beer lovers, this 9-mile walk ends at two of Berkshire’s finest breweries, but everyone is welcome to enjoy the ramble from Reading then catch the bus back from Arborfield

Walk details

This is a linear walk from Reading Station to Arborfield Green. The start of the walk is urban, but we’ll follow footpaths, parks and quiet roads where possible to avoid the Reading traffic!

Once out of Reading the walk follows footpaths across open fields and woodlands, so sensible walking footwear must be worn.

The walk will end at Arborfield Green, Sheerlands Road bus stop. The Leopard bus service runs every 20 minutes back to Reading, and every hour back to Wokingham or Bracknell. Please bring a face mask for use on public transport.

There is no pub stop on this walk, but for those interested there will be the option of a short extension to the walk to visit 2 fantastic local breweries: Elusive Brewing and Siren Craft Brew (note that wine, spirits and soft drinks are also available). We’ll have an extended drinks stop before walking back to the bus stop in Arborfield Green.

Travel details

Multiple train and bus connections to Reading Station

Car parking is available around Reading town centre, but we encourage you to use public transport to get to the start of the walk


  • If you or someone else from your household has COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend.
  • You must follow all safety advice given by the walk leader.
  • It is recommended that you bring hand sanitizer or gloves in case you need to touch gates/stiles/etc.
  • Please be considerate to other path users and step aside to let people past – and don’t forget to say ‘hi’ or ‘thanks’!
  • Please bring a packed lunch and a drink.
  • It might be muddy – please wear suitable footwear.
  • If it’s a rainy day, please bring waterproofs.
  • If it’s a hot sunny day, please bring plenty of water and wear sun cream and a sun hat!
  • Please feel free to contact the leader with queries about the walk, or if you are delayed on the day.

Booking details

  • This walk is limited to 20 walkers including the walk leader.
  • Do not turn up for the walk without booking, else we will have to turn you away.
  • Book a place on this walk by completing this Google Form. Booking will open the Wednesday evening before the walk.
  • We will only use the contact information you provide to get in touch about the walk, or to share if requested with NHS Test and Trace.
  • If after booking, you need to cancel your place on the walk, please use the link in your walk booking confirmation email so that we can make your place available to someone else.
  • If you have any queries, please email walkbookings@berkshirewalkers.co.uk.