Walks

Walks Programme

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Although we may break near a pub we cannot guarantee it and they are often busy at lunchtime on Sundays.  It is therefore advisable to bring a packed lunch on longer walks.
Please do not park in pub car parks unless you are using the pub, or the walk instructions say you may, in which case the leader will have obtained permission

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Tuesday 1st April: Circular walk via Speen & Lacey Green, 12 miles.  09.15 in Cantley Park CP (CP nearest the road), Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share, SU 807697 (RG40 5QQ); or 10.00 from Bradenham Church, SU 828972 (HP14 4HF) after parking opposite Church or around the green.  Please ring leader if meeting at walk start.  Bring packed lunch.  Leader – John T. 0118 979 8070.
Thursday 3rd April: Dinton Pastures Country Park, Woodley, 5 miles.  10.30 from Dinton Pastures free CP in Mohawk Way, Woodley (by Berkshire Aviation Museum), SU 776729 (RG5 4PA).  Leader – Ralph L. 0118 969 1228.
Sunday 6th April: A lovely afternoon walk – East Garston to Woodlands St Mary, 5 miles.  14.00 from CP of East Garston Village Hall (a green wooden building, permission obtained), Back Street, East Garston, SU 364768 (RG17 7EX).  And tea, cake & antiques afterwards!  Leaders – Graham S. & Karen D. 07966 002016.
Sunday 6th April: Yateley Common, Warren Heath & Eversley, a mostly level walk, 11½ miles.  10.00 from Simons Wood NT CP on B3348, 1 mile west of Crowthorne, SU 814636 (RG45 6AF).  Bring packed lunch.  Leader – David W. 0118 377 8251.
Thursday 10th April: Tyle Mill Lock, Kennet Canal, Aldermaston Wharf & Ufton Green, 5 miles.  10.30 from public CP at Tyle Mill Lock, Kennet Canal, Sulhampstead, SU 626692 (RG7 4BS).  Leader – Gerry C. 07805 356708.
Sunday 13th April: Swallowfield & part of the Wokingham Way, 6½ miles.  10.00 from Riseley Memorial Hall CP, Odiham Road, SU 723630 (RG7 1SD).  Leader – David T. 07899 938397.
Sunday 13th April: Nettlebed, Russell’s Water, Turville Heath, Stonor & back, 11 miles.  Some hills.  09.15 from St Crispins Sports Centre CP, London Road, Wokingham for car share, SU 820686 (RG40 1SS); or 10.00 by bus shelter, Nettlebed at the junction of A4130 & B481 after nearby roadside parking, SU 701868 (RG9 5BA).  Please ring leader if meeting at walk start.  Bring packed lunch.  Registered assistance dogs only, please!  Leader – David H. 07738 067096.
Tuesday 15th April: NT Lough Down, Streatley, Stichens Green, Ashampstead Green, Westridge Green & back, 10 miles.  Hilly start.  09.15 in Cantley Park CP (CP nearest the road), Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share, SU 807697 (RG40 5QQ); or 10.00 10.00 at NT Lough Down CP (nearest road) SU583807 (RG8 9AF).   Note secondary start place and route changed due to Thames Path remaining flooded. Please ring leader if meeting at walk start.  Bring packed lunch.  Registered assistance dogs only, please!  Leader – David H. 07738 067096.
Thursday 17th April: The southern edge of Henley, Harpsden, Bolney & returning along the Thames, 5 miles.  10.30 from CP at end of Mill Lane, Henley, off the Reading Road, A4155, SU 768817 (RG9 1HG).  Leader – Ellen H. 07715 553979.
Sunday 20th April: Cookham Dean to Winter Hill & back, 5½ miles.  10.30 from The Pound, free NT CP near Cookham Dean, SU 892853 (SL6 9SB).  Leader – Sue G 07837 412068.
Sunday 20th April: Burnham Beeches & Stoke Common, 10 miles.  09.15 in Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End, Wokingham for car share, SU 809687 (RG40 1BD); or 10.00 in Burnham Beeches main CP, SU 957851 (SL2 3PR) – small charge applies.  Please call leaders if meeting at walk start.  Bring packed lunch.  Leaders – Derek & Jenny S. 07816 037164.
Thursday 24th April: Beech Hill & Devil’s Highway, 5¾ miles.  10.30 from Beech Hill Memorial Hall CP, off Wood Lane (permission obtained), SU 697644 (RG7 2BB).  Leader – John A. 0118 977 4183.
Sunday 27th April: Maidenhead Thicket, Burchetts Green, Agricultural College & back, 4 miles.  10.00 from free NT CP off Henley Road, on outskirts of Maidenhead – east onto A4 from A404(M) then first left, SU 858809 (SL6 4GL).  Leader – Stewart M. 07901 514832.

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Thursday 1st May: Mapledurham House via Chazey Wood and Park Farm, then returning via Park Wood (bluebells) and Newell's Lane, 5 miles. 10.30 after parking at Pack Saddle PH (large car park at rear). Please consider using pub after walk. SU695772 (RG4 7UD).  Leader - Nigel K 0118 9791740.
Sunday 4th May: Circular Walk from Cookley Green to Ewelme with open views along the Chiltern Way and the undulating Swyncombe Downs 7 miles 10.00 after parking carefully on Cookley Green village green SU695901 (RG9 6EL) Leader – Chris R 07710 534818.
Tuesday 6th May: Circular walk around Windsor Great Park landmarks & Valley Gardens floral displays 12 miles. 10.00 in Cantley Park CP (CP nearest the road), Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share, SU807697 (RG40 5QQ); or 10.30 from start at Cranbourne Gate CP, Windsor on A332. SU947727 (SL4 2BT) Dogs on leads. Please ring leader if joining at the start of walk. Some small hills. Bring packed lunch, possible tea in The Village. Leader - Paul L 07768585657.
Thursday 8th May: Circular walk from Peppard Common, the Chiltern Way, Sam's Wood, Shepherds Green & Satwell. 5.5 miles 10.30 after parking in the side road at the top of the Common near the Red Lion PH, Peppard Common SU709818 (RG9 5LB). Leader Jo F 07979 595043.
Sunday 11th May: Circular walk via Well, Long Sutton and Odiham Castle along part of the 3 Castles Walk.12.5 miles 9.15 start at Library CP Denmark Street SU811683 (RG40 2BY) or 9.45 at CP NW of Odiham on Basingstoke Canal SU747517 (RG29 1DH). Bring packed lunch. Please ring leader if meeting at walk start. Leader – Susan R 07966 702349
Sunday 11th May: Circular walk through Stanford Dingley village, along the River Pang, through Bradfield College and back through the woods to the start. 5 miles. 13.30 (afternoon walk) After parking at Rushall Manor Farm, Back Lane, between Stanford Dingley and Bradfield (permission obtained) SU583723 (RG7 6DL).Followed by tea and homemade cakes in the car park at Rushall Manor Farm.(£1 towards ingredients please) Registered assistance dogs only, please! Leader Janet R 0118 9781093 or 07968 080139.
Thursday 15th May: A spring walk in beech woods with bluebells (not promising these!) on Chiltern hills through Russell’s Water to Shambridge Wood and Pishill. Several steep but short descents and climbs. 5½ miles. 10.30 at Upper Maidensgrove, Russell’s Water Common. Park on the edge of the Common. SU712889 (RG9 6EX) Leader - Sue G 01183481506 or 07837 412068.
Sunday 18th May: Circular walk from Tinker’s Green & Hemdean Bottom 6 miles. 09.15 in Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End SU809687 (RG40 1BD), Wokingham for car share; 10.00 at walk start in Mapledurham - CP at Mapledurham playing fields, on left off A4074 (Upper Woodcote Road), just after Little Woodcote Close if driving from Caversham SU698758 (RG4 7EZ). Leaders - Graham S & Karen D 07966 002016.
Tuesday 20th May: Circular walk from Yew Down, West Ilsley and Sheep Down Gallops 12 miles 9.15 Cantley Park CP (CP nearest road), Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share, SU807697 (RG40 5QQ). Alternatively 10.00 at public CP, 3 miles South of Wantage, near Yew Down, just off the B4494 on a track called Bitham Road. SU418841 (OX12 8PA). Please ring leader to give mobile phone number if meeting at Yew Down. Bring packed lunch. Leader - John G 01344 772267 or 07754 869152.
Thursday 22nd May: Circular walk through Pindar’s Wood, Greys Court & Earl’s Wood, Rotherfield Greys, North of Henley 5 miles. 10.30 after parking at St Nicholas Church, Rotherfield Greys OR in Malsters Pub CP ONLY if taking refreshment there afterwards. SU726823 (RG9 4QD) Registered assistance dogs only, please! Leader Barbara C 0118 9403158.
Sunday 25th May: Circular walk from Great Bedwyn along Kennet & Avon canal then through open countryside & woodland on borders of Berkshire & Wiltshire 5½ miles.10.30 from Great Bedwyn Station (free) CP SU279645 (SN8 3NZ).Leader – Marcus S 0118 9790249.
Sunday 25th May: Circular route in Chilterns via Hughenden Manor 12 miles. 9.10 for car share from Cantley Park CP (CP nearest road), Twyford Road Wokingham SU807697 (RG40 5QQ) or 10.00 at Great Missenden CP SP895015 (HP16 9AL). Bring a packed lunch. Please phone leader if going directly to start. Leader – John T 0118 9798070.
Thursday 29th May: A Thameside Walk through Aston and Henley, returning via towpath 6 miles. 10.00 after parking at Mill End CP near Hambleden SU785854 (RG9 6TL). Leader – Gwen M 0118 9402688.

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Sunday 1st June: A walk over gentle Chilterns Hills and woods passing through Stokenchurch 6½ miles. 09.15 in Shute End CP SU809687 (RG40 1BD), for car share or 10.00 from CP at Aston Rowant nature reserve adjacent M40 J5 SU732966. Please ring leader if meeting at walk start.Leaders – Pat & Daphne P 0118 989 3860 or 07785 331375.
Sunday 1st June: Circular walk over Gallowstree Common, Sonning Common, Stoke Row, Ipsden Heath, Checkendon. 13 miles. 9.30 start from Woodley Library CP SU762732 (RG5 4JA) for car sharing or 10.00 verge parking near Reformation PH in Gallowstree Common SU690802 (RG4 9BP). Bring packed lunch. Please ring leader if meeting at walk start. If walkers are intending to lunch/drink at pub they need to contact the pub (0118 972 3126) themselves to park on its car park Leader – Nick P 0118 969 7153.
Tuesday 3rd June: Circular walk from Middlehill Down over the Lambourn Downs & return via Ridgeway. (Not particularly hilly) 13½ miles. 9.15 for car share from car park at Spencers Wood Pavilion edge of playing field SU716670 (RG7 1DY) or 10.15 at car park at Middle Hill Down SU418841 . Bring a packed lunch, please inform leader if you’re going to go straight to the start. Leader – Richard H 01189 884118 or 07884 113491.
Thursday 5th June: Circular walk through Swallowfield Park, Thatcher's Ford, country lanes & the Blackwater River 5 miles. 10.00 after careful parking on Church Lane (off Castle Rd) Farley Hill by the cricket field SU753646 (RG7 1UL). Leader - Jane T 0118 978 4319 or 07899 734799.
Sunday 8th June: A riverside walk with views from Winters Hill. 5½ miles. 10.30 after parking at The Pound (Free National Trust CP SU892853 (SL6 9SB). Leader Sue G 01183481506 or 07837 412068. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF START OF THIS WALK AS THAMES PATH HAS BEEN CLOSED FOLLOWING EROSION BY FLOODING.
Sunday 8th June: Circular Walk along North Downs Way, Wey South Path, Downs Link & St Martha’s Hill 11½ miles. 9.00 for car share at WBC Shute End CP SU809687 (RG40 1EG) or 10.00 at CP on North Downs Way, Shalford Park, TQ003483 (GU4 8AW). Bring a packed lunch, please inform leader if you’re going to go straight to the start. Leader – Richard H 01189 884118 or 07884 113491.
Thursday 12th June: Circular walk from Crazies Hill, Bowsey Hill and Hennerton. 6 miles with some moderately steep sections. 10.30 from Horns PH CP at Crazies Hill (if visiting pub after walk) or roadside parking in village and on the Crescent (please do not park on grass verge) SU800809 (RG10 8NB). Leader – Bill B 07881 816863.
Sunday 15th June: Circular walk from Normandy, Worplesdon & Flexford 11 miles. 09.30 Sandhurst Library CP for car share, SU839614 (GU47 9BL) or 10.00 from Normandy Common CP, SU926516 (GU3 2DB). Please ring leader if meeting at walk start. Bring packed lunch. Leader - Richard K 01276 37313 or 0118 978 0901.
Sunday 15th June: Circular walk around Finchampstead including Longmoor Lake, Finchampstead Church, Fair Green, Fleethill and White Horse Farms 5 miles. 10.30 from California Country Park (first Car park) small charge applies SU785649 (RG40 4HT). Leader Kath P 07775 694011.
Tuesday 17th June: Circular walk via Eling and Wyld Court Rainforest 12 miles. 9.15am in Cantley Park (CP nearest the road), Road, Wokingham for car share SU807697 (RG40 5QQ) or 10.00 at Village Hall CP, Newbury Hill, Hampstead Norreys SU526762 (RG18 0TR). Bring packed lunch. Please ring leader if meeting at walk start. Leader - Graham C 07719 993787.
Thursday 19th June: Circular walk along the Kennet & Avon Canal then open country near Police College. Should be an arresting walk! 5½ miles. 10.00 after parking at Theale canal CP SU648704 (RG7 4AJ). Leader - Stephen S 07776 148720.
Sunday 22nd June: Circular walk from Warfield to Maiden Green then return via Jealotts Hill 6¼ miles. 10.00 in car park off Wellers Lane Warfield SU873726 (RG42 6EN) Leader - Stewart M 0118 9663111 or 07901 514832.
Sunday 22nd June: Circular walk through Warren Heath, Bramshill Plantation and Blackwater Valley Path, a mostly level walk and quite varied. New walkers welcome. 11½ miles. 10.00 after parking near Eversley Church SU780609 (RG27 0PX). Leader – David W 0118 3778251.

Wednesday 25th June: Evening stroll past Ludgrove School then through Gorrick Plantation 3½ miles. 18.30 after parking at The White Horse pub car park on the Easthampstead Road, after the level crossing if you are leaving Wokingham (permission has been given to use this car park) SU825675 (RG40 3AF) Leader David T – 07899 938397 or 0118 9784364.

Thursday 26th June: Circular walk through Chiltern Woods, Bockmer End, and Medmenham 5 miles. 10.30 after careful street parking on Thames Reach (parallel to A4155), RAF Danesfield, Medmenham SU820849 (SL7 2EB) Leader – Dougal M 01189241979 or 07719450283.
Sunday 29th June: Circular walk to Cranbourne Tower and the village 5 miles. 10.30 at Cranbourne Gate CP off A332 SU947727 (SL4 2BT). Leader - Judith C 07765064650.
Sunday 29th June: Circular walk via Nuffield, Hailey, Checkendon 12 miles. 9.15 at St Crispin's Centre, London Road, Wokingham for car share SU820686 (RG40 1SS) or 10.00 at Stoke Row village hall SU679840 (RG9 5QQ). Bring packed lunch. Please ring leader if meeting at walk start. Leader - Graham C 07719 993787.

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Tuesday 1st July: Circular walk from Stoke Row then Nettlebed and Hailey following Ancient Ways and Earthworks 11½miles. 9.15 in Cantley Park CP Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share SU807697 (RG40 5QQ) or 10.00 for roadside parking near Stoke Row Post Office SU682840 (RG9 5QL). Bring packed lunch. Please ring leader if meeting at walk start. Leader Elaine H 07899 798221.
Thursday 3rd July: Circular walk up Ashley Hill past the Dew Drop Inn then through Lot Wood 5 miles. 10.30 after parking at Royal Oak Inn Knowl Hill (permission obtained) if using the pub after the walk or in layby on A4 near former Seven Stars PH. SU825795 (RG10 9UX). Leader Alan B 07815 744756 or 0118 9616595.

Sunday 6th July: Coach Walk to Brockenhurst then walks through the New Forest followed by a visit to the Georgian port of Lymington. Organiser David M. 07932 246232.
Sorry the coach is now full, but if you phone David M on 07932 246232, there may be returns.

Thursday 10th July: Circular walk to west of Arborfield over farmland on both sides of River Loddon. 4 miles. 10.30 after roadside parking in closed end of Cutbush Lane, Shinfield near Shinfield Grange SU741690 (RG2 9AG). Leader – Ralph L 0118 9691228.
Sunday 13th July: 14.15 Circular walk from Swallowfield. Please refer to Walks programme for details.
Sunday 13th July: Circular walk from Hungerford to Chilton Foliat 12 miles. 9.15 in Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham for car share SU809687 (RG40 1BD); or 10.00 in Public Car Park by Hungerford Railway Station SU340685 (RG17 0DY). Bring packed lunch. Please call leaders if meeting at the start of the walk. Leaders - Derek & Jenny S 07816 037164 or 0118 9785447.
Tuesday 15th July: Circular walk over the Thames into Oxfordshire 12 miles. 10.00 after roadside car parking near Sonning Church SU755753 (RG4 6UH). Bring packed lunch. Leader - Steve M 07747 600377.

Wednesday 16th July: Summer evening stroll around Crazies Hill and Penny Lane 3½ miles. 19.00 from CP of The Horns PH Crazies Hill (permission obtained) SU800809 (RG10 8LY). Food is available after the walk for those wishing to eat. Leader - David M 07932 246232.

Thursday 17th July: Circular walk in the Chilton countryside via Turville, Fingest, Frieth and Skirmett. Some gentle hills involved! 5 miles. 10.30 after parking on the side of the road beside the Village Green in Turville SU767911 (RG9 6QX). Dogs welcome but will need to be on a lead. Leader - John A 0118 9774183.
Sunday 20th July: Circular walk along three rivers, two fords and a castle 5 miles. 10.30 after parking carefully at the roadside in Farley Hill near the church SU751644 (RG7 1UN). Leader - Vlad P 07778 852870
Sunday 20th July: A figure of 8 walk around Goring 12 miles. 09.15 from St Crispin’s Centre CP, London Road Wokingham for car share, SU820686 (RG40 1SR) or 10.00 from car cark at Goring, SU599807 (RG8 9DP). Bring packed lunch. Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Leader - Steve M 07747 600377.
Thursday 24th July: A riverside walk north side to Marlow bridge and back along south side. All flat. 5½ miles. 10.00 Hurley village CP next to the church SU825839 (SL6 5NB) Leader – Roger A 0774 230784
Sunday 27th July: Circular walk passing through the Loddon Valley Nature reserve, crossing farmland around Stanlake Park, returning through Ruscombe 4½ miles. 10.00 from car park in High Street off A3032 approx. 100yds from central traffic lights. SU787759 (RG10 9RP).Leader - Cathy O’N 0118 9619024 or 07940801261.
Thursday 31st July: Circular walk around forests and country lanes in Arborfield and Farley Hill, open views at Chill Hill 6 miles. 10.00 in car park at Arborfield Pavilion, Swallowfield Road, Arborfield - permission has been granted. About 200m down the Swallowfield Road from the "Bull Inn at Arborfield". Those wanting lunch there are advised to book ahead and could then park in their car park. SU760670 (RG2 9JR) Registered assistance dogs only, please! Leaders – Silvia & Ricardo S 01189761737 or 07846434861 (only on day of walk).

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Sunday 3rd August: Circular walk along field paths and tracks around Stratfield Saye then along the Devil’s Highway 6 miles. 10.30 after parking near St Mary’s church in Stratfield Mortimer SU668641 (RG7 3LQ) Leaders - Ian & Marianne M 07429 337369.
Sunday 3rd August: Circular walk up Whiteleaf Hill and around Chequers (Princes Risborough area) Hilly walk 12 miles. 9.00 at St Crispins Sports Centre CP, London Road, Wokingham SU820686 (RG40 1SS) or 10.00 at Whiteleaf Car Park .SP823036. Please contact leader if meeting at start. Registered assistance dogs only, please! Bring lunch. Leader – David H 07738 067096.
Tuesday 5th August: Circular walk through Lane End, Beacon's Bottom, Bledlow Ridge, West Wycombe Mausoleum. Hilly walk 13 miles. 9.15 in Cantley Park CP (CP nearest the road) Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share SU807697 (RG40 5QQ) or 10.00 in car park in the centre of Lane End SU807918 (HP14 3ER) Please no dogs. Bring lunch. Please ring leader if meeting at the walk start. Leader – David H 07738 067096.
Thursday 7th August: Circular walk around Theale Lake then Whitehouse Green 5½ miles. 10.30 after parking at Theale Swing bridge CP SU648705 (RG7 4AJ) Leader - Gerry C. 07805356708.
Sunday 10th August: Circular walk along Silchester fortifications 5 miles. 10.00 from Silchester Roman Town CP SU636629 (RG7 2HP) Registered assistance dogs only, please! Leader - Caroline L 0118 9781336.
Thursday 14th August : Circular walk in undulating Chiltern countryside around Sonning Common 7½ miles. 10.00 after parking considerately in lay-bys around the Red Lion PH Rotherfield Peppard avoid directy in front for Patrons. Please consider using pub after walk. SU709818 (RG9 5LB). Leader - Martin D 07875 283404 or 0118 9661536.
Sunday 17th August: Circular walk past Wasing Church then through Hyde End 6½ miles. 10.30 after verge parking opposite the ‘Pineapple’ PH on the B3051 at Brimpton Common. If you intend to visit the Pineapple after the walk, you may use their car park SU567629 (RG7 4RN) Leader David T – 07899 938397 or 0118 9784364.
Sunday 17th August: Circular walk along Watership Down and Kingsclere 10 miles. 9.00 at Wokingham Library CP, off Denmark Street, for car sharing. SU811683 (RG40 2AY). Alternatively, 9.45 in Kingsclere CP in Anchor Road, off Swan Street. SU526586 (RG20 5WF). Please ring leader to give mobile phone number if meeting at Kingsclere. Bring packed lunch. Leaders John & Bobbi G 01344 772267 or 07754 869152.
Tuesday 19th August: Circular walk through Wormsley Valley, then via Christmas Common, Ibstone Common, Stokenchurch 10½ miles either 9.20 from Bader Way CP, Woodley adjacent to Air Museum SU776729 (RG5 4PA) for car share or 10.00 at Watlington Hill CP, SU709935 (OX49 5HS). Please call leaders if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch. Leaders - Sue H & Sue S 0118 9661291 Mobile (on day of walk) 07855069324.
Thursday 21st August: Circular walk along the River Kennet and canal past Fobney lock and across Milk Maids bridge then back through Southcote & Holy Brook. Level walk, no stiles, 5 miles. 10.30 Park in Matalan overflow car park at Reading Link Retail Park, Rose Kiln Lane. Turn in by BP garage from A33. SU712721 (RG2 0HP) Leader - Barbara D 0118 9345506 or 07895 635001 (mobile only on day of walk).
Sunday 24th August: Circular walk along River Loddon to Dinton Pastures then back via Hurst 5½ miles. 10.30 from car park at Polehampton Crescent Twyford SU787759 (RG10 9RP). Leader – John W 0118 9320127.
Thursday 28th August: Circular walk from Datchet to the Playing Fields of Eton 5½ miles. 10.30 after parking at Datchet Station CP (£2.50 for 3 hrs) SU987769 (SL3 9ED) or in nearby streets. Leader – Ellen H 01189341084 or 07715 553979.

Sunday 31st August: Coach Walk along Shakespeare’s Way to Stratford upon Avon. Organiser David M. 07932 246232.
Sorry the coach is now full, but if you phone David M on 07932 246232, there may be returns.