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  • aerial view of Horris Hill Prep School – a collection of large red brick houses set in 85 acres of wooded heathland

    Horris Hill Prep, Newbury

    Muddy says: A small, high-achieving rural prep with a brand new Lower School. We think you'll love the family vibe, welcome emphasis on individuality, 'joining in' and good manners.

  • Marble statue of the Duke of Sutherland Cliveden Berkshire

    13 lovely Autumn pub walks

    Sunny, crisp days and 50 shades of autumn colour palette. It's the best time for a seasonal stroll before collapsing in front of a cosy fire with wine. Here's Muddy's favourite pub walks.

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    St George’s, Windsor Castle

    More than just a chi-chi address, St George's is a school with royal links, excellent academics, kindness is King and music oozes from every corner.

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    August fun coming right up

    What's that coming over the hill? Is it a social life? Oh yes it is. You Muddy Guide is back and we've gathered up all the fabulous August fun just for you.

  • Prodigal-Son-Sky-One

    What’s in: what to watch this week

    Rubbish weather got you down? Settle on the sofa with a cuppa and binge-watch some of these new TV and film releases instead.

  • Woman and popcorn outdoors

    Lights, camera… outdoor action

    Pack your picnic and give your social life CPR this summer! From Toy Story to Sherlock Holmes, here's my definitive guide to outdoor cinema and theatre.

  • Fairmount HOtel and Spa Windsor Park digital image

    Superflashy Newsflash

    Movers, groovers and gossipers I have news. We’re talking hot new hotel openings, new foodie hotspots and award-winning gin.

  • Feeling hot hot hot? 13 places to keep your cool

    Hey hot stuff! Bit sweaty? Here's Muddy's pick of the best pools, river spots and watery fun to cool down in. Just add SPF.

  • Child retro car with balloons

    What’s on outdoors (yes, really!)

    The time has finally come to put on some real clothes (joggers don't count, sorry) and have some fun in the fresh air – at a social distance, of course.

  • Headline walks in Berkshire and beyond

    Looking for a walk worthy of front page news? Check out these 11 headline-grabbing walks from the highest points and best views to the coolest landmarks.

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