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Lovely place for a peaceful walk right in the central area of Reading.close to the old abbey which has just seen some repair work.close to waterways and found it fairly quiet after walking through the main town centre.
I really liked this walk along part of the Kennet and was interested in the sculptures and commemorative plaques. Being in the shadow of Reading gaol I thought this an appropriate place for a free spirit such as Oscar Wilde to be commemorated in such...More
Maybe coming back here early Summer when the trees are in candle would improve the look of this place but it is generally rather unkempt and the view is nothing to write home about. There are various memorials to Wilde but nothing outstanding and the...More
Between the River Kennet and Reading Gaol this cool and shady place has sculpted gates and railings commemorating Oscar Wilde, who was imprisoned in the gaol in the late 19th century, for what is no longer a crime. The prison is famous because of his...More
its also called the 'oscar wilde walk' - my 3 year old daughter and i ...we used to take a walk every day & she used to talk to the trees, the squirrels & the ducks, with those beautiful chestnut tress and the chestnuts scattered...More
Chestnut Walk is a pleasant waterside stroll. However the main reason for my visit was the reference on the town guide map to an Oscar Wilde memorial.
Oscar Wilde is one of the town's most famous names. He spent time in prison here just for...More
Visiting the Art installations in nearby Reading Prison and having enjoyed an excellent lunch we cut through Chestnut Walk. On a sunny September afternoon and with time to spare we were happy to linger in this quiet spot and watch the Canal boats, swans and...More
A nice quiet location of Reading for tranquil reflection. Between Reading Prison and canal. Lovely trees showing of the four seasons well through the year and supporting local wildlife particularly squirrels.