The Coombes WoodsParks & Walks
- All the family
An enchanting woodland walk.
There are various access points to these woods via residential roads, so please park considerately. You will also find a few spots to park down Coombes Lane, just past the residential houses (RG41 4SU).
If you take the main track from Coombes Lane, there are great views over the stunning Bearwood golf course on the right hand side. There are then various paths to your left which are signposted to take you on a variety of walks around the woodland and beyond.
There's a great circular route and map of the woods to download from the myjourney_wokingham website, which in turn links to the Barkham Parish Council website. You can follow the full 2.7 miles Coombes Circular Walk, or shorten the walk by following the paths just around the woods itself. Stick to the marked paths though, as most of the woodland is private land.
If you're lucky, you might even spot a wild deer (including a stag/rudolf!) in the surrounding fields.
The main track down from Coombes Lane is very muddy, so wellies are advised (in the winter months) and it may not be suitable for pushchairs.
Enjoy the peace and quiet of this enchanting woodland. It can be quite lonely though, so it's worth considering going with a friend.
Photos by Julia Morrison as part of a collaboration for Wokingham Rocks Wednesday Walk series. Julia is available to book for family shoots, pets shoots and new born shoots.