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If you’re a Jane Austen fan, then you’ll be interested to walk in her footsteps in Reading. She attended the Abbey School there and shortly afterwards began writing, and perhaps even based Mrs Goddard’s school in Emma on her time there... Words: Bernard Bale

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Henry VIII was a bit of a rotter but one thing he did bestow on us was romantic ruination courtesy of his Dissolution of the Monasteries. Here are the best monastic memoirs from the county of Berkshire | Words: Stephen Roberts

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Steve Davison takes us across a patchwork of ancient fields in the North Wessex Downs as we visit Jude Fawley’s ‘Marygreen’

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Although Berkshire’s usually jam-packed Halloween events schedule has been diminished this year, there’s still a fair few things going on to keep the kids entertained throughout the October half term

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Colin Wharton takes you on a lovely bike ride from Wokingham to Arborfield

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Two attractive Berkshire villages, and they both offer a little bit of everything… | Words: Sarah Rodi and Thomas Newport

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We’re heading to the west of Reading for a wander through historic Ashampstead and Yattendon, home of the West Berkshire Brewery

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Celebrate the autumn season by meeting a Berkshire maker of beautiful home decor

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Test your local knowledge with our county quiz and enter to win afternoon tea for two at De Vere Wokefield Estate | Words: Adam Jacot de Boinod

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Steve Davison heads to West Ilsley for a dog (and horse) friendly five and a half mile journey over the North Wessex Downs, which can be adapted for cyclists or walkers

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Get out and enjoy the late summer sunshine at a free sculpture exhibition, with a riverside walk, or at one of Sarah’s favourite bars

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From giant plants to space rockets to monsters, see 60 sculptures in an exclusive outdoor event at Newbury’s Elizabethan Manor

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Berkshire walk near Inkpen Common

Friday, September 11, 2020

Steve Davison heads to West Berkshire and the North Wessex Downs for a fairly long and hilly walk, passing a grisly reminder of a bygone era

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This year has been the most challenging of times for theatres across the globe, but there’s lots you can do to help Berkshire’s arts scene, from using their cafes to making a donation...

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See a mummified cat’s head and visit one of the county’s oldest buildings this September

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Berkshire walk around Crazies Hill

Friday, September 4, 2020

Steve Davison takes a walk through the rolling countryside around Crazies Hill in East Berkshire and finds an ancient spring along the way

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The team at our local National Trust property share the details of the TV presenter’s visit

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The Royal Borough’s visitor manager picks her top attractions from Duck Tours to the Magic Portal Escape Experience

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Windsor

Berkshire, with its Royal connections and proximity to the capital, has rocked the national headlines more than most counties. Here are our favourite moments...

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Buckinghamshire and Berkshire are no longer bordering on hostility… but the rivalry bats on, says Jan Raycroft

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