Reading to Basingstoke

The Reading to Basingstoke is a 23.5-mile route on the National Cycle Network, connecting Reading to Basingstoke.

This route uses National Cycle Network 23 to take you from Hampshire into Berkshire.

The route is largely traffic-free between Basingstoke Town Centre and Chineham, and then follows quiet lanes passing Silchester and then through West Berkshire and on to Reading.

You will pass various points of interest along the way including:

  • Calleva Atrebatum, Roman Silchester - a well-preserved Roman settlement managed by Hampshire County Council and English Heritage
  • Stratfield Saye House - the ancestral home of the Duke of Wellington
  • and Wellington Country Park - 350 acres of wooded parkland with many outdoor activities suitable for children.

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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

The Reading to Basingstoke is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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