Terry’s Reading Walkabouts

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Terry’s Town Centre walk takes about 2-3 hours and takes in the following (not in order):-
  •  Harris Arcade, Town Hall, Important Abbey history, Forbury gardens (inc. the grizzly end of the last Abbot) & Reading Gaol!
  • River Kennet & Canal towpaths
  •  Shopping, Restaurants & Leisure
  •  English Civil War & the very important part Reading played in ‘The Glorious Revolution of 1688’
  •  Reading’s strategic position, the importance of the coming of the Railways and Reading’s rapid growth
  •  The Devastating WW2 Air Raid in central Reading & past Military campaigns
  •  The 5 B’s that made Reading famous inc. the site of what was the world’s biggest biscuit factory
 Plus plenty more and I will try to answer any questions you may have on the way.

To book call:

07505 351517 or email: terry.dixon89@virginmedia.com

I set up Terry’s Reading Walkabouts (guided walks) with the aims/objectives:-

1 To get fitter in a proactive way,

2 To pass on my love of Local history, culture, famous people, Myths, battles, gardens, architecture, gardens, buildings, and more in a fun way

3 I have lived here all my life (my parents before me) & feel that many people now living or travelling to Reading (RDG) do not know about or fully appreciate it’s history, facilities and opportunities e.g. the beauty & accessibility of the Thames, King’s & Hills Meadows.

4 I’m a people person & greatly enjoy meeting, and helping people. I cannot think of a better way of doing, then hosting my Walkabouts.

5 To raise monies for many local charities These are fun & interactive ways to find out about Reading.


There are 16 different Themed Routes:-

1 Town Centre, Abbey, Forbury Gardens, famous 5B’s & much more!

2 Reading to Caversham return, part via the River Thames

3 Influential Women of Reading Part 1, now my book

4 Influential Women of Reading Part 2, now my book

5 Baker Street Conservation Area (CA)

6 Downshire Square CA – Bricks & Water

7 Reading’s Architecture – 5 famous architects in the world have buildings in Reading

8 Reading’s Proud Photographic Heritage – Birth of Photography started in Reading!

9 Reading Past Crime & Punishment – very popular

10 Ghost walkabout (Evening or Daytime) Best for Autumn or Winter

11 Rising Sun Arts Centre 30th Aniv. – Alfred Waterhouse, Pubs, London St, Southampton St,. very old Areas of Reading.

12 Castle Hill/Coley Heritage

13 Edible Reading – Famous Factories, People, Places & Products

14 New for 2022/23 Tilehurst My Home Village Launched March

15 New for 2021/22 Huntley & Palmer’s 200th Aniv. Year Launched April

16 New for 2021/22 The Mount, Redlands & Alexandra Roads Conservation Areas – Launching Sept 22

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    Date And Time

    Saturday, 1 January 2022 to
    Saturday, 31 December 2022


    Various locations in Reading Town Centre

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