Do you feel like the roads around the village are getting too congested? Or maybe you just fancy a breath of fresh air? Then why not try one of our three, easy-to-follow walks in the countryside around Twyford or our ‘Get Twyford Walking’ map (published in 2012 and 2013).
Get Twyford Walking shows the maze of paths and alleyways within the village that can be used as peaceful short-cuts, Ruscombe Church takes you through Stanlake Park and Broad Hinton (2 miles or 4 miles), The River Loddon guides you past the former silk and flour mills before exploring the Loddon Valley (3 miles) and Charvil Country Park reveals the lakes and woodlands reclaimed from old gravel workings and now havens for wildlife (3.5 miles).
The maps were produced by former Twyford Together volunteer, Sue Goddard, with the help of Gerry Wise from the Twyford and Ruscombe Local History Society and James Turner from Hidden Britain.
At the time Sue said, “I would just like as many residents and visitors as possible to be able to appreciate the wealth of natural beauty and history we have so close to the village. The walks contain not only clear directions but also many interesting snippets about features passed en route.”
(Get Twyford Walking was first published in 2010 thanks to a grant from the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA). It proved so popular that all 6,000 copies were snapped up by local walkers. A fully revised 2nd edition of the map was printed in 2013 thanks to a grant from The Co-operative Membership Community Fund. This was supplemented by some remaining regional Government money and contributions from local Twyford businesses. Ruscombe, Church, The River Loddon and Charvil Country Park were produced in 2012. There are no plans currently to print any further copies).