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California Country Park

California Country Park

Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 4HU.

California Country Park covers 40 hectares and is set within 100 acres of ancient bogland and lowland heath. It offers scenic walks, wildlife watching, fishing and more. The park is open daily throughout the year. 

The footpath around Longmoor Lake is hard surfaced. Other trails through the park are not and may be unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs in wet, muddy conditions.

No barbeques or open fires are allowed. 

Find out about events in our what's on leaflet (PDF document).


Car parking charges are:

Weekdays (from 1 October to 1 March)

  • Up to 4 hours: £1.20 per hour
  • 4 hours plus: £6.00 flat rate

Weekdays (from 2 March to 30 September)

  • Up to 4 hours: £1.50 per hour
  • 4 hours plus: £6.00 flat rate

Weekends: all year (including Bank Holidays)

  • Up to 4 hours: £1.50 per hour
  • 4 hours plus: £6.00 flat rate  


  • £16 flat rate per day (all year)

Parking season tickets

  • Standard 6 months: £75.00
  • Standard 12 months: £150.00
  • Concessionary 6 months: £56.00
  • Concessionary 12 months: £112.50 

To apply for a season ticket, complete our online form.

Pay and Display tickets are available from the car park ticket machines. Car parking charges apply from 6am to 10pm daily. All income goes to the maintenance of California Country Park.

The access gate to the car parks is only open between 9am and 5pm. Please ensure that you have left the car park in time for the gates to be locked at 6pm. An unlocking penalty fee of £88 will apply after that time. 


Serving fresh, homemade, locally sourced food  Jackson's California Lake is a lovely place to refuel in the peaceful backdrop of the country park.  

Public toilet facilities are available with disabled access.

To find out more including opening times:

Dogs are welcome at California and we provide dog bins for you to use. Please respect others by keeping your dog under control and don't allow them to foul in public areas. We don't allow dogs in the play park and near the paddling pool.

There are 2 walks at the park. 

The Longmoor Lake walk is 0.9 miles long.

The Woodland Walk is 2.2 miles long. The Woodland Walk takes into the 8,000 year old Longmoor Bog on a specially constructed board walk. This is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest, due to it's abundance of rare sedges and mosses. This includes the Heathland, Longmoor Lake and woodland.

To find out more about these routes download California Country Park walks (PDF document).

A children's play area is located near the bog and heathland. Boardwalk and laid paths provide easy access. Interesting wildlife such as sphagnum mosses, springtime orchids, adders, and silver studded blue butterflies can be found here and on the heathland. 

California Country Park paddling pool
California Country Park paddling pool

Paddling Pool now open

Bookings for California Country Park paddling pool are now open. 

Book online before you visit

You must book before you arrive. You will not be able to purchase tickets on the door via the cafe or ticket machines. 

Book a pool session

This year we are using an online booking system to ensure we comply with track and trace and social distancing guidance for outdoor pools. 

  • Price: £2.50 per person entering the poolside area
  • Each session will last 1 hour and 45 minutes, with a 15 minute window for our staff to clear out the pool and register the nest group in
  • Session times will start every 2 hours, with a limit of 30 people in the pool and poolside area per session
  • All children must be supervised

No dogs allowed

Unfortunately we don't allow dogs in the play park and paddling pool.

Camping and caravan park - a privately run chalet and touring park, with camping facilities near the park. Call 0118 973 3928 or email  enquiries@californiapark.co.uk for further information and bookings.

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