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FREE Group walk taking in the history and sites of Coley led by Terry's Reading Walkabouts

Old & New Coley part of Reading Guided Walk


Have you ever wanted to find out more about your local area? This is your chance to come along and hear all about some of the interesting and exciting things that happened in the past, led by experienced guided walk leader and history enthusiast Terry Dixon of Terry's Reading Walkabouts.& it is FREE!


You will come away with a sense of what the area would have been like in days gone by, plus get a chance to learn about more recent things that are happening and more about the fantastic mural that has recently appeared in the underpass in Coley.

Please arrive and register from 9.50. We will be aiming to begin the walk at 10am after registration and a safety briefing.

Location and how to get there: Meet near the wooden bridge over the Holy Brook off Brook Street West. Please note there are only a few two hour parking spaces near this venue.

You can walk to the start point from the surrounding area or town centre - It's just 6mins from Reading Police Station - just head to Brook Street West, RG1 6BB. Google map link here.

The nearest bus stop is Castle Street - Numbers 26 and 33:

See below walking route from Reading town centre...

Duration: The walk will be approximately 2.5km (1.5 miles) and suitable for all abilities. We estimate the walk, from start to finish, will take around 90 minutes. Throughout the walk, Terry will stop to talk about the sites but there will be limited chances to sit down – so be prepared to be standing for the full time. It is a circular walk, so we will finish back where we started.

What to wear: Wear layers of clothes, with an outer layer that is preferably waterproof, so if you start off cold and then get warmer, you can take a layer off. You can wear trainers or any comfy shoes. Oh, and we won't let a spot of rain get in the way! Sessions will take place in all weathers except very heavy rain.

Welcoming those living with disabilities: Our friendly team are able to support you. You can come along with a carer, or if you are alone, just let us know how we can support you when you register. NB parts of the route may not be suitable for a wheelchair, due to steep slops etc.

Free warm drink: Following the walk, everyone is welcome to join us for a drink and a chat at Holy Brook Nook.

Walk cancellation: In the unlikely event of us having to cancel, we shall contact you by email or telephone. Walks will go ahead even if it's raining.

Toilets: There are no toilets along the way so please make sure you have gone before the walk! If you need to visit or toilet before or after the walk you can go to the Esso Garage on Berkeley Avenue - 5mins walk away from Holy Brook Nook.

Dogs: No dogs except for Guide Dogs please.

You can find out more about Terry Dixon including details on money he has raised for local charities, as well as some of the other walks he has planned via his Facebook Group, Terry’s Reading Walkabouts

For more information please contact:

Katherine Green

OR Natalie Ganpatsingh 


Old Coley Avenue Postcard

Old Coley Avenue Postcard before current development

St. Saviour's Church hall

Excellent Reading decorative local brick work (polychromatic)