West Berkshire is situated in the South East of England and is bordered by Hampshire to the south, Wiltshire to the west and Oxfordshire to the north. The Berkshire districts of Reading and Wokingham are to the east.
Walbury Hill near the village of Inkpen is the highest point in south east England at a hight of 297metres.
The Lambourn Downs, part of the North Wessex Downs, cover a large part of the area; 231 square miles in fact. In days gone by the poor chalk soil meant the land was unsuitable for crops and so was used for breeding sheep and horses. Today the area is famous as a centre for horse racing.
The River Thames passes briefly through the area. Other water courses of note are the rivers Pang, Lambourn, Kennett and Bourne. The Kennett and Avon Canal also passes through the area starting at Bristol and ending at Reading.