England is back in lockdown and the government advice is to stay at home as much as possible.

However, there are a few exceptions to the rule and people can leave their homes to get some outdoor exercise.

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Luckily, there are some fantastic walking routes in and around Bracknell Forest; following them will keep you active and also let you explore places in the region you might not have visited before.

You can embark on these walks solo, with people you live with, or you can meet up with one other person from another household.

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Here are five local walking routes which are perfect to explore on a crisp, autumnal day in lockdown:

Swinley Forest

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Visit Swinley Forest to feel like you're in a children's fairytale book. You can spot these adorable toad stalls deep in the forest and it's got fantastic walking routes.

It has excellent pathways to keep you dry from the mud and has seven miles worth of walking routes.

Lily Hill Park

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Lily Hill Park is another great place to go for a walk with your family or one other household.

It's beautiful, spacious and exciting - with endless fields and woodland to run, walk and play.

California Country Park

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California Country Park is a 100-acre country park covering Long Moor.

Paths run through ancient bogland, past heathland and Longmoor Nature Reserve - dogs are bound to enjoy and make some friends!

Simons Wood

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If you really want to feel up close and personal with nature then Simons Wood in Finchampstead is another place to visit.

It has a a mixture of broadleaf woodland, pine forest and open heathland and is part of National Trust, which are open for visitors.

Take a packed lunch and enjoy the views of Heath Lake - it is gorgeous.

Frost Folly

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This site is a gorgeous picturesque walk to tick off your lockdown list. It is a peaceful place to walk with twisting pathways and delightful views over the surrounding countryside.

It has a beautiful meadow, hedgerows, scrubland and several small ponds for wildlife.