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A quiet corner

Between the River Kennet and Reading Gaol this cool and shady place has sculpted gates and railings... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2017
John W
Reading, United Kingdom
An Excellent Stumble Upon

Visiting the Art installations in nearby Reading Prison and having enjoyed an excellent lunch we... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2016
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 Abbey Street, Reading RG1 3BA, England
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Reviewed January 2, 2019

it s short walk with tree lines which is the seller but nothing else much other than visiting the castle

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

A tree-lined walk in town by the river Kennet that is a great area to come and just chill out, very relaxing.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed October 15, 2017

A great addition to the usual Reading walks. Easily added to station/Oracle walkabouts. Will only improve as the gaol is redeveloped.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jock M
Reviewed February 15, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

its also called the 'oscar wilde walk' - my 3 year old daughter and i ...we used to take a walk every day & she used to talk to the trees, the squirrels & the ducks, with those beautiful chestnut tress and the chestnuts scattered...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Chestnut Walk is a pleasant waterside stroll. However the main reason for my visit was the reference on the town guide map to an Oscar Wilde memorial. Oscar Wilde is one of the town's most famous names. He spent time in prison here just for...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

Visiting the Art installations in nearby Reading Prison and having enjoyed an excellent lunch we cut through Chestnut Walk. On a sunny September afternoon and with time to spare we were happy to linger in this quiet spot and watch the Canal boats, swans and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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