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Berkshire
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Primary Destinations
Bracknell • Maidenhead • Newbury • Reading
Other Important Destinations
Abingdon • Hungerford • Wallingford • Windsor • Wokingham
Current Highway Authorities
Bracknell Forest • Oxfordshire • Reading • West Berkshire • Windsor and Maidenhead • Wokingham
Borders
Buckinghamshire • Gloucestershire • Hampshire • Oxfordshire • Surrey • Wiltshire
Highways England Roads
M4 • A34 • A404(M) • A404

Berkshire is a traditional county in southern England. The county council was abolished in 1998 and so the county is now administered by a number of separate authorities. The traditional county town is Abingdon, although the county council always sat in Reading.

Geography & Economy

Bracknell

The county is boot-shaped, with the winding River Thames as its northern boundary, whilst the southern boundary is far straighter. Much of the west of the county is hilly, including the Berkshire Downs, whilst the east is flat and built-up. Berkshire has a strong association with horses, given that it contains Ascot, Newbury and Lambourn. The M4 corridor runs through the county, with the eastern section being particularly well-known for technology companies. The royal residence of Windsor Castle has given rise to the title of the Royal County of Berkshire and also serves as a major tourist attraction.

Roads

The A3290 leaving Reading

Berkshire is well-served by its road network, and also by the M3 and M25 which run just outside the county. There are fewer roads in the west, due to the hilly nature of the area. Interestingly, the roads across Windsor Great Park were not deemed to be public roads in 1922 and so were not classified, leading for example to a gap in the A332; the park was classified later in the 1920s.

Non-trunk roads are maintained by Oxfordshire County Council in the north and the Unitary Authority of West Berkshire in the west. The built-up eastern section of the county is shared between Reading, Wokingham, Windsor and Maidenhead and Bracknell Forest. Highways England maintains the M4 across the county and the A34 which runs north-south in the west, as well as the A404(M)/A404, which links the M4 and M40 in the east. Construction of the A34 Newbury Bypass in the 1990s was controversial and saw extensive protests by environmentalists and others opposed to its construction.

Route From To Length
A30 Hounslow Land's End 284 miles View
A30 Hounslow Bagshot 16.8 miles View
A30 Hounslow Land's End 284 miles View
A3017 Windsor town centre Windsor Great Park 0.7 miles View
A3018 Crowthorne Finchampstead 1.3 miles View
A3031 Reading Town Centre Three Mile Cross 2.0 miles View
A3032 Hare Hatch Charvil 2.5 miles View
A3034 High Street Maidenhead Station 0.2 miles View
A3045 Reading Bracknell View
A3063 Old Windsor Datchet 1.4 miles View
A3064 King Street High Street 0.2 miles View
A3065 Hare Hatch Sonning 2.6 miles View
A308 Knightsbridge Bisham 35.8 miles View
A308(M) Stud Green Maidenhead 0.6 miles View
A3095 Sandhurst Hawthorn Hill 10.6 miles View
A32 Alton Gosport 29.1 miles View
A321 Henley on Thames Blackwater 17.8 miles View
A322 Guildford Bracknell 16.4 miles View
A327 Farnborough Reading 19.3 miles View
A328 Englefield Green Old Windsor 2.0 miles View
A329 Wentworth Thame 49.9 miles View
A329(M) Winnersh Bracknell 4 miles View
A3290 Winnersh Reading 3.5 miles View
A33 Reading Redbridge, Southampton 52 miles View
A330 Maidenhead Sunningdale 11.8 miles View
A331 Windsor Ditton Park 3.4 miles View
A338 Bournemouth Bessels Leigh 90.4 miles View
A339 Newbury Alton 34.7 miles View
A34 Winchester Salford 200 miles View
A340 Basingstoke Pangbourne 18.9 miles View
A343 Lopcombe Corner Newbury 26.7 miles View
A4 London Avonmouth 129.8 miles View
A4(M) Huntercombe Maidenhead Thicket 6 miles View
A4 Marlborough Newbury 17 miles View
A4 Newbury Reading 18 miles View
A4 Reading Slough 21 miles View
A4008 Hurley Temple 0.8 miles View
A4014 Marlborough Street Gloucester Street 0.1 miles View
A404 Marylebone, London Maidenhead 43.4 miles View
A404(M) Holyport Burchett's Green 2.3 miles View
A4094 Maidenhead Loudwater 6.9 miles View
A4095 Bicester Faringdon 32.8 miles View
A4130 Burchetts Green Rowstock 29.6 miles View
A4141 South Hinksey Eynsham 7.5 miles View
A4144 Peartree Redbridge 4.9 miles View
A415 Witney Berinsfield 20.5 miles View
A4155 Southcote, Reading Bourne End 20.7 miles View
A417 Streatley Hope under Dinmore 97.5 miles View
A4183 Abingdon Sunningwell 2.2 miles View
A4185 Chilton Rowstock 3.6 miles View
A42 Reading Birmingham 90 miles View
A420 Headington, Oxford Bristol 79.5 miles View
A423 Heyford Hill, Oxford Ryton on Dunsmore 22.8 miles View
A423(M) Maidenhead Thicket M4 Jct 8/9 near Holyport 2.4 miles View
B3016 Colt Hill The Throat 10.8 miles View
B3017 Winkfield Row Bracknell Forest 2.6 miles View
B3018 Bracknell Twyford 7.5 miles View
B3019 Englemere (W) Ascot 1.0 mile View
B3019 Finchampstead Road Wokingham Station 0.4 miles View
B3020 Windlesham Sunninghill 2.3 miles View
B3021 Old Windsor Datchet 3.0 miles View
B3022 Newell Green Slough (S) 9.4 miles View
B3023 Castle Hill Bridge Road 1 mile View
B3024 Windsor Twyford 10.9 miles View
B3025 Dedworth Road Maidenhead Road 0.4 miles View
B3028 Bray Wick Maidenhead 1.8 miles View
B3029 Bracknell Hawthorn Hill 3.3 miles View
B3029 Wokingham Henley 9.7 miles View
B3030 Arborfield Cross Whistley Green 2.4 miles View
B3031 Whitley Wood Christchurch Road, Reading 2.0 miles View
B3031 Christchurch Road Caversham Road 1.8 miles View
B3032 King's Road Bath Road 2.0 miles View
B3034 Woodside Bill Hill, Wokingham 8.4 miles View
B3051 Overton Heath End 10.8 miles View
B3052 Newtown Road Greenham Road 0.3 miles View
B3173 St Leonard's Road Goslar Way 0.61 miles View
B3270 Whitley Wood Winnersh 4.0 miles View
B3345 Reading Lower Caversham 1.27 miles View
B3348 Eversley Crowthorne Wood 5.7 miles View
B3349 Wokingham Alton 27.3 miles View
B3350 Shinfield Road, Reading (S) Shepherd's Hill, Woodley 2.5 miles View
B3350 Shinfield Spencers Wood 1.7 miles View
B3383 Oakley Green Bullock's Hatch 0.29 miles View
B3408 Bracknell Amen Corner 2.2 miles View
B3421 Benham Hill Newbury Town Centre 1.3 miles View
B3430 Martin's Heron Finchampstead 7.3 miles View
B383 Chobham Cranbourne 8.1 miles View
B4000 Highworth Speen 24.6 miles View
B4001 Petwick Chilton Foliat 14.8 miles View
B4007 Harcourt Hill Harwell 11.7 miles View
B4007 Broad Street Caversham Road 0.4 miles View
B4009 Newbury Tring(W) 46.5 miles View
B4016 Blewbury Drayton 9.8 miles View
B4017 Farmoor Steventon 11.7 miles View
B4018 Bath Street Abingdon Station 0.1 miles View
B4019 Faringdon Broad Blunsdon 6.2 miles View
B4044 Eynsham Botley 4.2 miles View
B4192 Hungerford Swindon 12.8 miles View
B4446 Bath Road Charvil Lane 0.9 miles View
B4447 Maidenhead Cookham 3.3 miles View
B4493 Harwell Didcot 3.1 miles View
B4494 Newbury Wantage 13.9 miles View
B4495 Summertown New Hinksey 7.1 miles View
B4507 Wantage Ashbury 9.2 miles View
B4508 Kingston Bagpuize(W) Sevenhampton(E) 11.4 miles View
B4640 Burghclere Newtown 2.1 miles View
B4650 Cirencester Faringdon 18.3 miles View
B470 Cowley Windsor 8.0 miles View
B471 Pangbourne Woodcote 4.2 miles View
B477 Hare Hatch Wargrave 1.1 miles View
B478 Charvil Hatch 1.9 miles View
C200 Reading College Earley 1.6 miles View
C201 Queens Road The Mount 0.9 miles View
C202 Erleigh Road Addington Road 0.3 miles View
C203 Kendrick School Christ Church Reading 0.5 miles View
C204 Shinfield Road borough boundary 0.4 miles View
C205 Royal Berkshire Hospital Erleigh Road 0.5 miles View
C206 Reading School Whiteknights Road 0.5 miles View
C300 n of Whitley Whitley Wood 1.8 miles View
C301 Brunel Retail Park Leighton Park 1.5 miles View
C302 Whitley The Cowsey 0.7 miles View
C303 Whitley Wood Shinfield Road 1.1 miles View
C304 Worton Grange Industrial Estate Whitley Wood 1.0 mile View
C400 Coley Tilehurst 3.2 miles View
C401 Caversham Bridge Tilehurst 3.0 miles View
C402 Tilehurst Station borough boundary n of Calcot 1.7 miles View
C403 Southcote Oxford Road 1.8 miles View
C404 The Meadway Grovelands Road 0.5 miles View
C405 The Meadway Holybrook Farm (borough boundary) 1.3 miles View
C406 Bath Road Burghfield Road 1.3 miles View
C407 Tilehurst Station Tilehurst 1.7 miles View
C408 Tilehurst Road Cow Lane 0.5 miles View
C409 Tilehurst Overdown Road 0.6 miles View
C410 Tilehurst Road Oxford Road 0.2 miles View
C411 Berkley Avenue Coley 0.5 miles View
C500 Broad Street Reading IDR 0.3 miles View
C501 Oracle Centre Castle Hill Roundabout 0.3 miles View
C502 Broad Street Bedford Road 0.3 miles View
C503 Broad Street Central Point 1.1 miles View
C504 Greyfriars Church Pinnacle 0.2 miles View
E05 Greenock Southampton 454 miles View
E1 London Southampton 66.6 miles View
E105 London Fishguard 253 miles View
E30 Cork Felixstowe 541.2 miles View
Ermin Street Silchester Gloucester View
Hatfield - Reading Turnpike Hatfield Reading View
Icknield Way Salisbury(?) Hunstanton(?) View
The Longest Lane Hyde Park Corner, Westminster St George's Circus, Southwark 297.8 miles View
M31 Reading Wisley 22 miles View
M4 Chiswick, Middlesex Pont Abraham, Carmarthenshire 191.9 miles View
23 Reading Sandown View
NCN4 Greenwich Fishguard View
Oxford Ring Road Oxford 15.6 miles View
POLO Channel Tunnel Harwich View
T13 Winchester Preston View
T38 Basingstoke Newbury View
T42 West of Maidenhead Oxford View
T9 London Bristol View 

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Berkshire
JunctionsAndover Road Interchange • Bath Road Junction • Beedon Interchange • Botley Interchange • Bray Interchange • Braywick Roundabout • Chieveley Interchange • Chilton Junction • Cox Green Interchange • Donnington Interchange • East Ilsley Interchange • Holyport Interchange • Kingston Bagpuize Roundabout • Litchfield Interchange • Park Road Roundabout (Faringdon) • South Hinksey Junction • Stanford Road Roundabout • The Thicket Roundabout • Theale Interchange • Three Mile Cross Interchange • Tubney Wood Roundabout • Tufton Interchange • Watchfield Roundabout • West Ilsley Interchange • Wickham Interchange • Winnersh Interchange
CrossingsCookham Bridge • Longridge Bridge • Maidenhead Bridge • New Thames Bridge • Queen Elizabeth Bridge (Windsor) • Windsor Bridge
RoadsA30 • A30/Hounslow - Bagshot • A30/Sandbox • A3017 (Windsor) • A3018 (Crowthorne) • A3031 (Reading) • A3032 • A3034 (Maidenhead) • A3045 (Berkshire) • A3063 (Windsor) • A3064 (Maidenhead) • A3065 (Twyford) • A308 • A308(M) • A3095 • A32 • A321 • A322 • A327 • A328 • A329 • A329(M) • A3290 • A33 • A330 • A331 (Windsor - Ditton Park) • A338 • A339 • A34 • A340 • A343 • A4 • A4(M) • A4/Marlborough - Newbury • A4/Newbury - Reading • A4/Reading - Slough • A4008 (Berkshire) • A4014 • A404 • A404(M) • A4094 • A4095 • A4130 • A4141 (Oxford) • A4144 • A415 • A4155 • A417 • A4183 • A4185 • A42 (Reading - Birmingham) • A420 • A423 • A423(M) • B3016 • B3017 • B3018 • B3019 (Ascot) • B3019 (Wokingham) • B3020 • B3021 • B3022 • B3023 (Maidenhead) • B3024 • B3025 • B3028 • B3029 (Bracknell) • B3029 (Wokingham - Henley) • B3030 • B3031 • B3031 (Central Reading) • B3032 (Reading) • B3034 • B3051 • B3052 (Newbury) • B3173 • B3270 • B3345 • B3348 • B3349 • B3350 • B3350 (Shinfield) • B3383 • B3408 • B3421 • B3430 • B383 • B4000 • B4001 • B4007 (Harcourt Hill - Harwell) • B4007 (Reading) • B4009 • B4016 • B4017 • B4018 (Abingdon) • B4019 • B4044 • B4192 • B4446 • B4447 • B4493 • B4494 • B4495 • B4507 • B4508 • B4640 • B4650 • B470 • B471 • B477 • B478 • C200 (Reading) • C201 (Reading) • C202 (Reading) • C203 (Reading) • C204 (Reading) • C205 (Reading) • C206 (Reading) • C300 (Reading) • C301 (Reading) • C302 (Reading) • C303 (Reading) • C304 (Reading) • C400 (Reading) • C401 (Reading) • C402 (Reading) • C403 (Reading) • C404 (Reading) • C405 (Reading) • C406 (Reading) • C407 (Reading) • C408 (Reading) • C409 (Reading) • C410 (Reading) • C411 (Reading) • C500 (Reading) • C501 (Reading) • C502 (Reading) • C503 (Reading) • C504 (Reading) • E05 • E1 (Old System) • E105 (London - Fishguard) • E30 • Ermin Street • Hatfield - Reading Turnpike • Icknield Way • Longest Lane • M31 • M4 • NCN23 • NCN4 • Oxford Ring Road • POLO • T13 (Britain) • T38 (Britain) • T42 (Britain) • T9 (Britain)
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