Places

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Englefield Estate has re-opened its doors for filming and photography following temporary closure during the coronavirus pandemic

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Enjoy a socially distanced summer with our days out guide...

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

In the days before the motor car took over our lives, most people relied on the country bus. Barrie Hedges shares the story of family-owned business Reliance Motor Services, which served rural West Berkshire.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Family friendly with gorgeous green spaces, the Thames-side village of Caversham is said to be one of the best places to live in the UK. We explore why...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Our new columnist, Toni Kent, is an author and stand-up comedian who lives in West Berkshire with her husband, two children and two dogs. Here she shares her observations on family life

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Walks

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Enjoy a scenic walk exploring a number of nature reserves and lakes from Twyford to the edge of Dinton Pastures Country Park, says Colin Wharton.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

A classic Berkshire country walk, this easy-to-navigate circuit starts by following the towpath along the Kennet and Avon Canal for a mile and a half.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Colin Wharton takes you on a historic walk through Greenham Common, Bowdown Woods, Crookham Common and along the Kennet and Avon Canal.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The close proxmity of the North Wessex Downs and the Kennet and Avon Canal make Newbury the perfect base for a walking trip.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A selection of walks in the Berkshire section of the North Wessex Downs AONB.

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Events

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

If you’ve missed going to the cinema over the past few months, then boy, do we have a treat or two in store for you. Get your popcorn at the ready as we’ve brought you a round-up of the best open-air big screen Berkshire movie nights this summer.

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Enjoy a socially distanced summer with our days out guide...

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Wildlife

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sarah Rodi spoke to Grace Johnson, Hedgehog Officer at Hedgehog Street, about their new campaign to halt the decline in our native hedgehogs.

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Monday, May 11, 2020

If – or when – you think about sheep you might be excused for thinking about the rolling hills of Wales or possibly the valleys of the Yorkshire Dales, but in fact, Berkshire has a claim to be the Sheep Capital of Britain

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Bees are vital to our survival; they’re the world’s most important pollinator of food crops. Sarah Rodi speaks to Elisabeth Barton at Oakdale Bees in Windsor, who has fulfilled a lifelong passion to care for these marvellous creatures

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

The echoing bellow of a lion can be heard for miles; the baying of wolves is a warning to all and the screams of chimpanzees let you know that you might just be about to interrupt a family dispute. You would never hear those sounds in Berkshire though – or would you?

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Animals are always a source of joy so we have gathered some zoos and wildlife parks across the country (and beyond) that are livestreaming animal enclosures

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