There is something to be said for packing up a picnic hamper with your favourite finger foods and enjoying a leisurely al fresco lunch in beautiful surroundings.
The National Trust always offer scenic locations with plenty open space. Runnymede is famous for being the site where King John sealed the Magna Carter in 1215. There are two art installations to admire, ancient ruins, meadows and riverside walks making this a prime spot to stop and soak in your surroundings. Cliveland, Taplow also offers a number of choices within the grounds whether it be the Water Garden in the Captain’s Field or the shady woodlands.
McIlroy Park offers a hidden gem in Tilehurst nestled among housing. It provides an ideal vantage point to appreciate the stunning views over the Thames Valley and Readings landmarks.
The historic park and woodlands of Lily Hill Park are set in 56 acres with plenty to explore making this a place to return to! You will also find England’s longest picnic bench here – with room for 80 people! So, invite all the family.
Wherever you choose to lay your picnic blanket, Riseley is perfectly situated with a multitude of lush gardens, country parks and riverside beauty spots all easily accessible.