Recreation and Leisure

Recreation and Leisure

Something for everyone

Residents have easy access to countryside walks as well as sailingtennis, cricket, cycling and many other activities within easy travelling distance. Explore our Directory for more details.

There are also many activities at the Village Hall and our Barkham Village Residents Association run lots of events like a Quiz night, Barn Dance , etc and details can bee seen on their website

If you are looking for something to do try our Days Out page


Click here for the Barkham footpath map.

The Coombes is a woodland area designated as a Local Wildlife Site and as a Local Geological Site. It offers varied walking including dense woodland and open vistas with a whole network of footpaths.

Barkham Parish Council has initiated a project to encourage the use of footpaths in and around the parish.  As a first step, two new walking roues have been created, The Coombes Circular Walk and the Barkham Way running from Barkham Road to Rooks Nest Wood.  It is intended to provide improved signposts and way markers in due course.

Click here for details of The Coombes Circular Walk.

Click here for details of The Barkham Way.

For a longer walk around the Borough, try the Wokingham Way, 55 miles roughly following the borough boundary, split into 10 easy sections. Instructions can be downloaded here.

The Walking in Berkshire website links to more than 70 free Berkshire walks to download plus details of books, maps and local walking groups

Local walk are listed on Walking World site (Note: Access is via a subscription fee)

Local Walking Groups

Dinton Walking group run local walks in the area. They meet regularly at Barkham Village Hall.

Loddon Valley Ramblers Association Group also arrange walks in the area.

Local Clubs and associations.

There area has many clubs including a tennis clubcricket club, several golf clubs and a well-known private spa and gym complex that lies just outside the Parish boundaries.  Explore our Directory for more details of all the local clubs and associations.

There are numerous local clubs and associations which meet at Barkham Village Hall and can be seen on that page. The Hall offers facilities for celebrating events and meetings.

Sam Hosgood Sporting endeavour Fund

The Parish Council supports local athletes through the Sam Hosgood Sporting endeavour Fund. It was established by former Parish Council Chairman Sam Hosgood and is awarded annually in September to the finest young sportsmen and women in Barkham who compete for their county or country.

The awards are designed to help in a small way with the costs of training and travel. Applications can be made anytime between 1 May and 30 September. For more information contact our Clerk, Ellen Tims.


The centre of Wokingham has a full range of leisure activities including a local library , swimming poola ten pin bowling alley and it’s own football club.. Additionally we have our own local newspaper The Wokingham Paper which contains Barkham news , this can be purchased at Newsagents or on line