Dinton Pastures Country Park is located in the parish of St Nicholas Hurst, in the borough of Wokingham, near the town of Reading in the English county of Berkshire.

The park covers 335 acres and the River Loddon flows through it. The park also houses the Museum of Berkshire Aviation and the headquarters of the British Entomological and Natural History Society.

Mushroom, Lavells, 10 Oct, sized

Dinton Pastures Country Park was opened to the public in 1979 after 14 years of gravel extraction and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including wigeon, pochard, goldeneye, swans, coots, mallards, gulls, nightingales, bitterns, smew and numerous species of dragonflies.

Three Little Grebes

The park includes seven lakes, including Black Swan Lake, White Swan Lake ald Lavell’s, as well as a number of ponds. There are three public bird hides for those wanting to get a good view of some of the wildlife.


There are play areas for kids and a cafeteria.