Loddon Nature Reserve Twyford 1.5 Mile Walk

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The shallow edges of the lake at Loddon Nature Reserve are the perfect spot to head to when the kids are welly-ready and raring to go!

We spent a lovely couple of hours splashing in the lake, scaling logs and spotting birds. The flooded gravel pits that make up the lake and islands provide the perfect conditions for birds. Look out for gadwall, tufted duck, pochard and snipe. Although I think our noisy splashing scared them away (sorry birds).

The second half of this circular walk takes you past the railway bridge. Here we stood under the tunnels and screamed as the trains went past overhead. Highly recommend giving this a go right now to let off some steam!

There’s lot’s of great photo opportunities on this walk too so make sure to bring your camera. I especially loved the weeping willows as a background to the lake, the leading lines of the old rusty gate and the brightly coloured graffiti on the old railway bridge. And if you’re more into nature photography there’s a huge variety of wildlife.

Although there are boardwalks most of walk is on earth paths. In the winter it can get pretty muddy and wellies are a must. It can be slow going for little legs but as it’s only a short walk, with plenty of benches to stop at, it’s worth the slow squelching progress.

The best bit of this Twyford walk is that you can park at the Waggon & Horses pub and treat yourself to a drink and their famous Waggon Roast at the end. If you’re heading here when the weather is warmer they have a large child friendly beer garden. complete with a kids wendy house. Perfect to keep the kids busy while you enjoy a well earned drink!

Loddon Nature Reserve Photos

Keep an eye out for more photo walks around Berkshire on my blog or follow #PhotoWalksBerkshire on Instagram.

Anna x

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