We’ll take a look at the wildlife history and social geography of this wild and mysterious part of Reading. This large, wet and little-visited part of our town is under a mile from the town centre. It is peaceful and full of interest.
Adrian Lawson has been exploring these marshes for years, and has some surprises for those that join us.
- Look for rare trees and rarer birds.
- Explore strange earthworks and stranger streams.
- Walk over the giant sponge that soaks up floodwater and saves Reading from drowning.
- Imagine a surprising future with a bit of a wild imagination.
The walk is free, and everyone is welcome no matter the age, but it is challenging. It is very wet and, in places, very muddy. Be prepared!
- Adrian Lawson on the Whitley Pump
- Winter flocks on Coley meadows
- Whitethroats and I
- 1962 air crash wreckage found at Kennet Meadows
- Katesgrove’s bountiful river valley
- Dawn chorus at Coley Meadows
- Reading’s Lost Railway