Walks near Twyford: some itineraries around Stanlake Park
Either before or after a few glasses of wine, many people, especially dog walkers, often ask us where they can do some walks near Twyford, close to Stanlake Park.
Loddon Nature Reserve
We would recommend the Loddon Nature Reserve which is located on the western side of Twyford (the other side of the village from Stanlake Park). The walk starts from the Waggon and Horses pub at the northern end of the reserve. It’s located a short walk west from Twyford Train Station. From here you can pick up footpaths heading south along the river and the lakes which are formed from flooded gravel pits. Here you’ll see lots of wildlife so look out for wildfowl with gadwall, tufted duck, pochard and snipe to see on the water. If you continue south to Copper Bridge you can turn around and follow footpaths north through Charvil Country Park. At the northern end of the park you’ll also find Charvil Water Meadows which is another nature reserve on the London floodplain. This is one of our favourite dog walks near Twyford! If you want to check the walk on Google Maps the post code is RG10 9AJ.
For more walks near Twyford, a little further afield you can find Dinton Pastures Country Park. The park lies 3 miles south of Stanlake Park towards Winnersh/Wokingham. It’s a huge nature reserve covering 450 acres and includes 4 lakes where you can paddle board or kayak (available to rent). It’s an ideal spot for dogs as there are self-service dog washing facilities! This is also one of the top dog walks in Berkshire! If you want to head to Dinton Pastures please locate the postcode on Google Maps for RG10 0TH.
Public footpaths near Stanlake Park
Perhaps you’d like to do a circular walk near Twyford, starting and finishing in our estate? There are a couple of public footpaths nearby that could be useful for that. In fact, one public footpath cuts through the Stanlake Park estate. From Stanlake Park head out of the gate to the main road and turn right. Just over the bridge is a public footpath heading right. Along here you’ll get a wonderful view of the majestic Manor House. As this is a private home, this is as close as you can get to the house (please do not approach the house or exit the public footpath, as our livestock is also in the nearby fields). Continue along the path until you come to Southbury Lane, continue left into Ruscombe Lane then first left into Stanlake Road to complete the loop. Be warned, there are limited pavements here so you may just want to head back along the pathway you’ve come from to stay safe.
Our final walk near Twyford from Stanlake Park is on the opposite side of the road to the above walk. Out of the gate cross over and turn right. Before the bridge there is a public footpath to the ‘Ancient Oak’ tree. Continue after the tree to Broadwater Lane. To head back to Stanlake Park, turn left then take the first right into Broad Hinton, you should see another public footpath back to the main road or continue through the housing estate if you prefer.
After your walk around Twyford, is a good time to head back to Stanlake Park for more English wine and maybe a picnic, after all, you deserve it after your healthy walk. If you have a dog, we always supply water bowls for our furry friends, and remember in our Wine Bar there’s plenty of non-alcoholic options and hot drinks, including cream teas with homemade scones, available everyday.