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Northern Whiteknights Walk

Explore one of Reading's historic parks with an expert guide

Join us for a fascinating walk led by the Friends of Reading University Group.

Explore the ‘northern’ part of the Whiteknights campus, focusing on the history and occupants of Foxhill, one of six Victorian houses built in the Park, and the growth and development of the University’ halls of residence. The trail also includes the site of the Marquis of Blandford’s New Gardens and visits the sites of Park House, Erleigh Park (now demolished) and the ice house. The trail will finish at Whiteknights Park House.

The walk will take approximately 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours. Please dress for the conditions – solid footwear and rain wear (if necessary). The trail may include some walking on uneven surfaces. Disabled access might be restricted; it is therefore not recommended for wheelchair users. 

The meeting point will be emailed to booked individuals approximately one week beforehand. Parking for attendees is available in Car park 1a (pay and display) on the Whiteknights Campus of Reading University, Whiteknights Road, Earley, RG6 6UR

Advance booking is essential as places are limited. Book online at htttp:// or face to face at The Centre for Heritage and Family History during opening hours.

About Berkshire Family History Society

This walk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity no. 283010.