Chestnut Walk

Chestnut Walk, Reading: Address, Chestnut Walk Reviews: 4/5

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Brian M
Reading, UK11 contributions
Tree felling
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is a wonderful place to visit and if you wish to see these trees it would be wise to do so now as I believe Reading Borough Council is planning to cut them ALl down .
Written February 2, 2020
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nnmercman
Camberley, UK12,636 contributions
Picturesque setting
Dec 2019
Not sure about the history of this short avenue of eighteen mature Horse Chestnut trees but it’s a nice setting, with river Kennet to the one side and Abbey ruins on the other. Unfortunately the trees are dying and diseased and all will be felled and replaced in 2020 with Sweet Chestnuts. Guess it will take many years before they mature to the same level and it will be interesting to see the new plantings. A real shame that trees which have lasted for such a long time are having to be removed :-(
Written December 17, 2019
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leondvince
Reading, UK23 contributions
visit while you can!
Sep 2019
Nice bit of greenery in the centre of Reading beside the reopened Abbey ruins. Such a shame that all the horse chestnut trees that give the walk its name are due to be felled. Apparently they are defective and dying, and will be replace with sweet chestnuts, but I wonder how long it will take for these new trees to reach the same level of maturity.
Written September 25, 2019
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T_Hotel_Inspectors
London, UK837 contributions
pleasant but short
Dec 2018 • Solo
it s short walk with tree lines which is the seller but nothing else much other than visiting the castle
Written January 2, 2019
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kwh55
Paderne, Portugal185 contributions
Peaceful walk
Jul 2018
Lovely place for a peaceful walk right in the central area of Reading.close to the old abbey which has just seen some repair work.close to waterways and found it fairly quiet after walking through the main town centre.
Written October 14, 2018
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Picturesque and relaxing
Jul 2018 • Couples
A tree-lined walk in town by the river Kennet that is a great area to come and just chill out, very relaxing.
Written July 17, 2018
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand1,852 contributions
Beautiful commemoration
Mar 2018 • Solo
I really liked this walk along part of the Kennet and was interested in the sculptures and commemorative plaques. Being in the shadow of Reading gaol I thought this an appropriate place for a free spirit such as Oscar Wilde to be commemorated in such a lovely way.
Written March 25, 2018
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sheepygold
london4,810 contributions
A little disappointing
Jan 2018 • Solo
Maybe coming back here early Summer when the trees are in candle would improve the look of this place but it is generally rather unkempt and the view is nothing to write home about. There are various memorials to Wilde but nothing outstanding and the modern undeveloped prison doesn't help the outlook.
Written January 19, 2018
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Jock M
Ashford, UK187 contributions
Don't leave Reading without it!
Oct 2017 • Couples
A great addition to the usual Reading walks. Easily added to station/Oracle walkabouts. Will only improve as the gaol is redeveloped.
Written October 15, 2017
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John W
Reading, UK27 contributions
A quiet corner
Dec 2016
Between the River Kennet and Reading Gaol this cool and shady place has sculpted gates and railings commemorating Oscar Wilde, who was imprisoned in the gaol in the late 19th century, for what is no longer a crime. The prison is famous because of his poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol, which you can read on-line
Written February 15, 2017
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