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April - August 2019

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We have introduced some easier walks to our Thursday and Sunday programme (highlighted with a footprint below)

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Tuesday 2nd April 10:30, 13 miles: Get to know the Forest! Walk through Swinley Forest, Wishmoor Bottom, Lightwater Country Park, Surrey Hills and the Lookout. Morning is quite hilly but flat in the afternoon. There are roads to be crossed but few, if any, stiles. Start: SU852663 Great Hollands Recreation Ground car park on South Road. RG40 3EE. Bring packed lunch. Leader George S, 07703 662747 (Text only please as I am rather deaf).

Thursday 4th April 10:30, 4 miles: Swallowfield - Rivers, Romans and Royals! A pleasant stroll through its country lanes with a little bit of history thrown in. Start: SU731647 All Saints Church, Swallowfield RG7 1TJ. Leader Sally B, 01344 774468 or On Day 07876 141817.

Thursday 4th April 10:30, 5.2 miles: Circular walk via Medmenham Hill Fort, down to the Thames and back under Danesfield House with a last view of the Thames before returning to start. Start: SU823861 Triangle between Hollowhill and Pullingshill Woods. SL7 2DS (approx). Leader Dougal M, 0118 924 1979 or 07719 450283.


5th-8th April: Dovedale weekend.


Tuesday 9th April 10:00, 11 miles: Try this flat farmland walk via Westley Mill, Long Lane Farm, Holyport and Maidens Green. Start: SU873726 Frost Folly CP, Moss End RG42 6EN. Bring packed lunch. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740.

Thursday 11th April 10:30, 6 miles: Roman Bracknell - Caesar's Camp and The Devil's Highway. Start: SU852663 Car Park by Great Hollands Recreation Ground (opposite Easthampstead Crematorium). Leader Derek S, 0118 978 5447 or 07816 037164.

Sunday 14th April 10:00, 6 miles: See Canary Wharf from Bagshot Heath and urban Wellingtonias. Start: SU917619 Lightwater Country Park at the end of The Avenue off Guildford Road GU18 5YL. Leader David M, 07932 246232.

Sunday 14th April 10:00, 10 miles: Simon's Wood, Horseshoe Lakes and Finchampstead Church. Start: SU813635 Simon's Wood N.T. Car park Wellingtonia Avenue, Crowthorne. Bring packed lunch. Leader Stephen S, 07776 148720.

Tuesday 16th April 10:15, 13 miles: A walk through the rolling countryside to the east and south of Odiham along the Three Castles path, through the villages of Crookham and Crondall, west to Horsedown Common and return via Odiham itself with an opportunity for liquid refreshment. Start: SU747517 CP NW of Odiham on Basingstoke Canal. RG29 1DH. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:30 at SU716670 Clares Green Road by Spencers Wood Pavilion RG7 1DY for car share. Leader Richard H, 0118 988 4118 or 07884 113491.

Thursday 18th April 10:30, 6 miles: Binfield Heath and Shiplake College. Farmland overlooking the Thames Valley including 2 miles on the Thames Path National Trail on the Oxon side. Start: SU753759 RG4 6TS in front of the French Horn. Leader Ian M, 07429 337369.

Sunday 21st April 10:00, 6 miles: From Maidensgrove through Stonor Park, Southend then Turville Heath and onto Pishill arriving back at Maidensgrove via a nice steep hill. Start: SU720887 Russell's Water Common, the Maidensgrove end RG9 6HA. Leader Peter D, 0118 377 4820.

Tuesday 23rd April 10:00, 12 miles: Nuffield, North Stoke, Hailey. Not as long or hard as my usual walks. Start: SU667874 Nuffield church car park RG9 5SW. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mike E, 0118 944 1400 or 07833 646908.

Thursday 25th April 10:30, 5 miles: A walk around Mattingley, Hound Green, Hazeley Heath and Dipley in the quiet and unspoilt (and relative flat) north Hampshire countryside. The walk crosses the River Whitewater twice, and includes fine views of Bramshill House, ending at a 15th-century church. Half a dozen stiles. Start: SU736581 Car park outside Mattingley Church, RG27 8LA. Leader Steve V, 07740 406869 or 0118 987 3901.

Sunday 28th April 10:00, 5.7 miles: A walk around Witheridge Hill; a pub trail with a mix of woodland and open fields and views towards Nettlebed. A small pub car park (for patrons) and some off road parking so car pool if you can. Start: SU696841 Car park and off road adjacent to the Rising Sun pub. Leader Adrian & Sheila G, 07968 554423 or 07342 642690.

Sunday 28th April 10:00, 10 miles: West Wycombe, attractive walk in the Chiltern Hills. Start: SU826947 West Wycombe CP on Chorley Road. HP14 3AP. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:10 at SU809687 Wokingham BC CP, Shute End, Wokingham. RG40 1BN for car share. Leader John & Bobbi G, 07754 869152.

Tuesday 30th April 10:00, 12 miles: Circular walk taking in the McAlpine estate where hopefully we will see the wallabies and back through Culham Court. Start: SU786845 Park at the riverside car park beyond the Flower Pot pub. Post code RG9 3DH. Bring packed lunch. Leader Linda A, 07776 126663 or 01491 411011.

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Thursday 2nd May 10:30, 6 miles: A pleasant walk around Arborfield, The Great Copse and then the river Loddon. An easy walk through tranquil and gently undulating farmland and woods. Start: SU763666 Arborfield Royal British Legion club car park. Eversley Road, Arborfield, RG2 9PR. Leader Nick J, 07785 257992 or 0118 932 8758.

Sunday 5th May 10:00, 6.3 miles: River Enborne & Huntsmoor Hill; wonderful views on the Berkshire/Hampshire border. Start: SU537643 CP of Travellers Friend pub, Crookham Common Road, Thatcham RG19 8EA (permission obtained but please share cars where possible). Leader Graham S & Karen D, 07966 002016 or 0118 977 6586.

Sunday 5th May 10:00, 12 miles: Circular walk climbing from Goring along the Chiltern Way through woods and fields to Path Hill and then the Hardwick Estate. Returning to Goring via Whitchurch on Thames and the Thames Path. Start: SU601800 End of Manor Road, Goring, RG8 9EP. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mary B, 0118 926 7208 or 07557 432878.

Monday 6th May: Wokingham May Fayre. See above.

Tuesday 7th May 10:15, 13.8 miles: Forty Green, Penn Woods, Misbourne Valley, Old Amersham, Hodgemoor Woods, Knotty Green (circular). Join us for an undulating walk in the Chiltern Hills exploring the Misbourne Valley and Amersham Old Town, with 1200 ft of ascent. Start: SU932922 Forty Green Road beside cricket ground, Forty Green, Beaconsfield (HP9 2UA). Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park CP (CP nearest the road), Twyford Road, Wokingham (RG40 5QQ) for car share. Leader Paul L, 07768 585657 or 0118 979 0190.

Thursday 9th May 10:30, 4 miles: Harpsden Woods and Marsh Lock. Starting with a gentle ascent to Harpsden Woods then descending across fields to Lower Shiplake. Returning along the Thames towpath via Marsh Lock. Start: SU771817 Mill Lane car park, Henley. RG9 4HD1. Leader Kath P, 0118 978 0901 or 07775 694011.

Thursday 9th May 10:30, 5 miles: Walk to Mapledurham to see the bluebells in Park Wood. Start: SU695772 The Pack Saddle RG4 7UD. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740.

Sunday 12th May 10:00, 7 miles: Chobham village, Fairoaks Airport and McLaren Park, returning along Mill Bourne, a slightly longer short walk but mainly flat. Start: SU974619 Chobham High Street car park (free on Sundays). GU24 8LZ. Leader Richard K, 01276 37313 or 07733 343307.

Sunday 12th May: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Tuesday 14th May 10:00, 11.6 miles: A circular walk to the north of Nettlebed, taking in Cookley Green, Russell's Water, Pishill and Maidensgrove. The walk is mainly good underfoot, with approx 850' of climb spread over the walk. A walk with good views and woodland paths, good for the mind and the body. Start: SU702868 The Green, Nettlebed, Henley-on-Thames RG9 5BA. Bring packed lunch. Leader Bill D, 07887 627885 or 01628 529016.

Thursday 16th May 10:30, 5 miles: Hambleden, Medmenham and the Thames. Farmland, woods and Thames meadows. Start: SU785855 Mill End CP near Hambleden RG9 3AY. Leader Graham C, 07719 993787.

Sunday 19th May 10:00, 5 miles: Woolhampton, along canal to Aldermaston Wharf, then to Aldermaston and across fields back to Woolhampton. Start: SU572664 Public section of the Car Park at the Rowbarge pub, Station Rd, Woolhampton RG7 5SH. Leader Stewart M, 07901 514832 or 0118 966 3111.

Sunday 19th May 10:00, 13 miles: Visit villages and the Ridgeway in West Berkshire with this circular loop starting from the edge of the Goring Gap. Start: SU566812 On Ridgeway, a mile to the west of Goring and Streatley Golf Club RG8 9QE. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU733678 Shinfield Green RG2 9EH for car share. Leader Richard H, 07884 113491 or 0118 988 4118.

Tuesday 21st May 10:15, 12.1 miles: A spring walk from Sonning up towards Sonning Common and then along to Harpsden. Dropping down the valley to Shiplake with a final stretch along the Thames path back to Sonning. Start: SU750760 Roadside parking along the unused road at Sonning Eye, RG4 6TT (approx postcode). Bring packed lunch. Leader Nick J, 07785 257992 or 0118 932 8758.

Thursday 23rd May 10:30, 5 miles: A mainly flat walk through forestry plantations and fields via Warren Heath, New Mill, Eversley and Warbrook. Start: SU779609 The green at Eversley Church. RG27 0PX. Leader John R, 0118 979 8703 or 07969 592394.

Sunday 26th May 10:00, 7 miles: A hilly walk round Fawley with fine views of the Chilterns countryside and maybe an odd animal encounter. Start: SU739856 Layby in Middle Assendon RG9 6BB. Leader Chris R, 07710 534818.

Sunday 26th May: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Tuesday 28th May 10:15, 14 miles: Walk in the footsteps of the ancients  no, not the person in front of you! A pretty walk with fine views, on and off the Ridgeway from Post Box Cottage through Crows Foot, Compton, Several Down and Blewbury Down. Start: SU566812 Post Code approx RG8 9QT. CP far end of Rectory Road, Streatley near Post Box Cottage (51.527232, -1.184141). It's about 2 miles along Rectory Rd. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Tywford Rd, Wokingham, RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Keith B, 07780 464115.

Thursday 30th May 10:30, 4.2 miles: EASY walk through varied countryside from Eversley Churchyard to Heath Warren Wood & Warren Heath. No stiles & only short easy hillocks. Start: SU779609 Round the green next to Eversley Barn Antiques and St Mary's Church. RG27 0PX. Leader Sue G, 0118 348 1506 or 07747 771949.

Thursday 30th May 10:30, 5 miles: A leisurely walk in the Chiltern Hills, through woodlands and meadows with stunning views of Red Kites soaring over the Hambleden Valley. Start: SU785865 Car Park behind the Stag & Huntsman Inn, Hambleden. Leader Gerry C, 07805 356708 or 07805 356708.

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Sunday 2nd June 10:00, 4 miles: A pleasant circular walk around Goring Heath and Nuney Green, with only a couple of hills to tackle. Start: SU657792 Careful road side parking in Deadmans Lane near the old Post Office crossroads RG8 7RX. Leader Graham St, 07913 403345.

Sunday 2nd June 10:00, 10 miles: The High Hampshire Hobble walking in the north west corner of Hampshire. We discover the highest hill, the highest village and the highest pub in the county. Much of the walk is along a ridge although are a few steep ascents, but effort can be rewarded with food and drink at the Jack Russell PH. Start: SU390581 Beside Faccombe Church or at Jack Russell SP11 0DS. Bring packed lunch. Leader Christine H, 07775 860169.

Tuesday 4th June 10:00, 15 miles: Join us on a walk through the rolling and open countryside of West Berkshire, taking in Aldworth, a pleasant part of the Ridgeway with superb views, East IIsley and an old railway line. Start: SU526762 Hampstead Norreys village hall CP, Newbury Hill, RG18 0TR. Bring packed lunch. Leader John D, 07713 233089 or 07713 233089.

Thursday 6th June 10:30, 5 miles: Around Barkham taking in Barkham Church and The Coombes. Start: SU797668 Redlands Farm Park Car Park Evendons Lane Wokingham RG41 4ED. Leader Roger C, 0118 978 0235.

Saturday 8th June 11:00, 6.3 miles: Build up a thirst for Twyford Beer Festival with a walk through Charvil Nature Reserve, along the Loddon, and back through Hurst. Some stiles. Walk will start after arrival of 10:52 from Maidenhead and 10:48 from Reading (will change if timetable changes). Please check website nearer the time. Beer festival details https://twyfordbeerfest.co.uk. Please note that this is a joint walk with Berks Weekend Walkers. Start: SU790757 Twyford Station outside ticket office. Parking available at Polehampton Close CP, RG10 9RP. #1.50 for 4 hours, #4 up to 10 hours. Walk will be passing through this CP. If you let walk leader know, we can 'pick you up' on way. Leader Jo F, 07979 595043.

Sunday 9th June 10:30, 6 miles: A gentle walk over Finchampstead Ridges, the Blackwater lakes and nature reserves. Start: SU813635 NT car park at Simons Wood. RG45 6AE (N:51.36563, W:0.83358). Leader Ricardo S, 07816 095144.

Sunday 9th June: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Tuesday 11th June 10:15, 11 miles: Chilterns Challenge with many rises and falls of up to 100m. 4 hrs 15 mins not including stops. Assistance dogs only. Start: SU752938 Ibstone Common near Fox Country Inn HP14 3XT. Bring packed lunch. Leader Martin D, 07875 283404 or 07875 283404.


12-19th June: Bellevaux Holiday


Thursday 13th June 10:30, 3.4 miles: A pleasant circular walk, at a gentle pace, through the woodlands of Warren Heath and Heath Warren. Start: SU779609 The green in front of Eversley Church RG27 0PX. Leader Margaret T, 0118 978 8540 or 07917 002202.

Thursday 13th June 10:30, 5 miles: A favourite summer's walk along country lanes & meadows, past Thatcher's Ford, the gurgling Blackwater river & Swallowfield Park (5 stiles). Start: SU753646 Park by the cricket field, Church Lane (off Castle Rd) Farley Hill RG7 1UL. Leader Jane T, 0118 978 4319 or 07899 734799.

Sunday 16th June 10:30, 5.1 miles: An undulating walk around Russell's Water, Park Corner and Pishill Bank. Start: SU711890 Near The Five Horse Shoes pub on Russell's Water Common RG9 6EX. Leader Margaret T, 0118 978 8540 or 07917 002202.

Sunday 16th June 10:00, 12 miles: Stoke Row, Nuffield and Well Place. Start: SU631838 Layby on A4074 near Woodcote OX10 6AR. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:00 at SU809687 Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BD for car share. Leader Graham C, 07719 993787.

Tuesday 18th June 10:00, 15 miles: Circular walk from Hurley along the Thames path into Marlow, then on through the woods to Hambleden, via Medmenham, returning to Hurley via Aston and along the Thames path. Start: SU825840 Hurley Village car park (free) SL6 5NB. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mary B, 0118 926 7208 or 07557 432878.

Wednesday 19th June 18:00, 5 miles: Eating first the best Fish and Chips in Henley, (at special negotiated price of #6 or sausage and chips #3. Veggie also available.) Then a walk taking in Happy Valley and Greys Court. Optional good value drinks in the Catherine Wheel Henley (Wetherspoons) after. A lovely summer's evening walk. Start: SU760827 Henley Town Hall steps. FREE car parking after 5pm in both town car parks. Leader Linda A, 07776 126663 or 01491 411011.

Thursday 20th June 10:30, 6 miles: Moderate walk from Peppard Common including Chiltern Way and Greys Court. Start: SU710820 Peppard Common near the Red Lion pub after parking in the side road at the top of the Common. RG9 5LB. Leader Jo F, 07979 595043.

Sunday 23rd June 10:30, 6 miles: From Farley Hill down to the River Blackwater and then a stroll through the forest of Bramshill. A varied walk through pine plantation, farmland and quiet country lanes. a final climb out of the Blackwater valley back up to Farley hill. Start: SU752647 Park Carefully by the cricket field on Church Lane (off Castle Road) Farley Hill RG7 1UL. Leader Nick J, 07785 257992 or 0118 932 8758.

Sunday 23rd June 10:30, 10 miles: Pleasant walk across heath and through woods. This is a joint walk with the Mid Berks group. We are hoping that joint walks on a Sunday will become a feature of both our programs. Start: SU974619 Chobham car park GU24 8LZ. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:45 at SU809687 Wokingham BC CP, Shute End RG40 1BN for car share. Leader John T, 07982 721114 or 0118 979 8070.

Tuesday 25th June 10:15, 13 miles: Grimm's Ditch and Pulpit Hill. Fine countryside and woodlands walking from middle of nowhere along Grimm's Ditch(es) to Pulpit Hill in the Chilterns AONB, somewhere between Prince's Risborough and West Wycombe. Some hills. Start: SU823989 CP at 51.6836,-0.8106 on Smalldean Lane, off A4010 east of Saunderton railway station. HP27 0PR. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Martin L, 07860 254249.

Thursday 27th June 10:30, 5.4 miles: Green Lanes of St Lawrence. An easy walk across farmland in the Parish of Waltham St Lawrence. Start: SU829769 The Bell PH RG10 0JJ. Leader Ian M, 07429 337369.


Sunday 30th June 10:30, 6 miles
: A pleasant walk in the Pang Valley through Rotten Row and Bradfield. Start: SU584723 Rushall Manor Farm (2 miles west of Bradfield), RG7 6DL. Leader David T, 07899 938397 or 0118 977 4184.

Sunday 30th June: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

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Tuesday 2nd July 10:00, 13 miles: Exploring the Woods and Byways of Crowthorne and Wokingham Without. Edgbarrow Woods, Ravenswood, Gorrick Woods, Chapel Green, Hatch Ride, Devil's Highway and Three Castles Path. Flat. Start: SU841637 Morgan Recreation Centre CP, Crowthorne. RG45 7LA. (Turn left after mini roundabout at South end of Crowthorne High St.). Bring packed lunch. Leader John G, 07754 869152.

Thursday 4th July 10:30, 6 miles: A figure of eight walk along the River Blackwater, Moulsham Green, Finchampstead Ridges with a gentle climb to Beech Hill. Start: SU820620 Horseshoe Lake CP, Mill Lane, Sandhurst GU47 8JW. Leader Carmel H, 07961 790398 or 07961 790398.


Saturday 6th July: Hog roast. See flyer on NEWSLETTER page.


Sunday 7th July 10:00, 6 miles: Finchampstead Ridges and Yateley Lakes. Pleasant walk from the Finchampstead Ridges, though woodland, farmland, along the Blackwater River and Yateley Lakes. Returning through Finchampstead Village. Total ascent 300'. Start: SU813635 National Trust Car Park on Wellingtonia Avenue RG45 6AE. Lat 51 21' 55" Lon 0 50' 0" . Leader Mark P, 07788 824121 or 0118 979 5615.

Sunday 7th July: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Tuesday 9th July 10:15, 12 miles: Lovely walk over N Hampshire hills with far reaching views and discover the tunnel of the old Basingstoke Canal. Start: SU722513 Greywell Pumping Station, Deptford Road, near RG29 1BS. Bring packed lunch. Leader Sue H, 07855 069324.

Thursday 11th July 10:30, 6.1 miles: A delightful walk from The Horns public house around Crazies Hill and Warren Row. A popular walk with splendid views of the Thames and touching the Chiltern Way. Start: SU800809 The Horns Public House, Crazies Hill, RG10 8LY. Leader Nick J, 07785 257992 or 0118 932 8758.

Sunday 14th July 10:00, 5.6 miles: A stroll in the Chilterns from pretty Hambleden. Start: SU785865 Car park behind Stag and Huntsman, Hambleden RG9 6RP. Leader Daphne & Pat P, 07785 331375.

Sunday 14th July 10:00, 12 miles: A ramble round the Silchester and Mortimer countryside, including the old Roman town, on the Hampshire and Berkshire border. Start: SU626622 Car Park on Silchester Common. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:25 at SU809687 Wokingham BC CP, Shute End, RG40 1BN for car share. Leader Sue R, 0118 978 8988 or 07966 702349.

Tuesday 16th July 10:30, 12 miles: Fancy a walk round Windsor Great Park, or round Virginia Water? Why not come along and do both! Fairly flat with a few gates. Includes walking along paths that ridden horses may also use. Start: SU953734 Rangers' Gate car park on A332. SL4 2JA. Bring packed lunch. Leader George S, 07703 662747 (Text only please as I am rather deaf).

Thursday 18th July 10:30, 4.8 miles: Thames Path from Whitchurch-on-Thames to Goring, THEN RETURN BY TRAIN to Pangbourne. Superb views and two fairly steep hills. Start: SU636774 Take second right after crossing toll bridge from Pangbourne (Hardwick Road) and then next right, Swanston Field. RG8 7HP.. Leader Ian H, 0118 947 1524 or 07815 415427.

Thursday 18th July 10:30, 5.7 miles: Clay Copse, Chalkhouse Green, Bird Wood and Chapman Farm. A pleasant walk on the borders of the Chilterns. Start: SU725767 Clayfield Copse Recreation Ground Caversham Park Road RG46AA. Leader David B, 0118 934 1084 or 07738 016588.

Sunday 21st July 10:30, 5 miles: Bucklebury Common and the Pang Valley, combining the rich and varied delights of West Berkshire. Start: SU556690 Parking area on Bucklebury Common. Leader Ellen H, 07715 553979 or 0118 934 1084.

Sunday 21st July 10:30, 10 miles: North to Woodcote and back around the farms. Depending on the weather and wishes of the group we could have a quick drink at a Woodcote pub. This is a pretty walk through farms, woods, not forgetting the alpacas. A Joint Walk with Mid Berks Group. Start: SU636768 Meet on south side of Whitchurch toll bridge (in small car park) but depending on your route you can park either side of the bridge. Bring packed lunch. Leader Alison M, 07816 191399.

Tuesday 23rd July 10:15, 12 miles: Flattish walk across several commons. Start: SU974619 Chobham Car Park GU24 8LZ Weekday charge #1.60 - cash only. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:30 at SU807697 Cantley Park CP RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader John T, 0118 979 8070 or 07982 721114.

Thursday 25th July 10:30, 4 miles: Brookwood Victorian cemetery with War Graves and destination of the Necropolis Railway. Start: SU946560 Public CP beside Pirbright green GU24 0JE. Leader David M, 07932 246232.

Sunday 28th July: For a shorter walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Sunday 28th July 10:00, 13 miles: Around Lambourn & The Berkshire Downs. A moderately paced gallop around horse racing country. Start: SU325788 Public CP in Hungerford Hill (B4001), Lambourn RG17 8NN. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Derek & Jenny S, 0118 978 5447 or 07816 037164.

Tuesday 30th July 10:15, 11 miles: Around Upper Basildon and Ashampstead. Start: SU596773 Basildon Village Hall, Bethesda St, Upper Basildon RG8 8NU. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Graham C, 07719 993787.

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Thursday 1st August 10:30, 5 miles: South Bucks Woods. Davenport W to Bovingdon Green, Marlow Common to Homefield W, Bockmer End to Widefield W, Hog W to Hollowhill W. Start: SU823861 Triangle between Hollowhill and Pullingshill Woods. SL7 2DS (approx). Leader Dougal M, 0118 924 1979 or 07719 450283.

Sunday 4th August 10:00, 5 miles: A trip from Englefield Green to the Air Force Memorial; the River Thames via the Magna Carta Memorial to John F. Kennedy's Memorial to Windsor Great Park Saville Gardens and return to Cooper Hill Lane car park. Start: SU996718 Cooper Hill Lane car park which is free TW20 0LB. Leader Peter D, 0118 377 4820.

Sunday 4th August: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Tuesday 6th August 10:15, 12 miles: Bucklebury, Bradfield and the river Pang. Pub stop at 9 miles. Start: SU560694 Bucklebury Common CP (N of road from Bucklebury) RG7 6QD. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Twyford Rd, Wokingham RG405QQ for car share. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740.

Thursday 8th August 10:30, 6 miles: Little Marlow, Bloom Wood & Coldmoorholme. Start: SU883875 Car Park in Coldmoorholme Lane (opposite and just past Spade Oak Hotel) SL8 5PS. Leader Derek S, 0118 978 5447 or 07816 037164.

Thursday 8th August 10:30, 4 miles: A scenic stroll through the Walthams and Shottesbrooke Park with a little bit of history along the way. Start: SU830768 The Bell at Waltham St Lawrence RG10 0JJ - only 3 spaces at the pub but plenty of street parking and also around the pound'. Leader Sally B, 01344 774468 or 07876 141817 on day.

Sunday 11th August 10:00, 5 miles: Moated farmhouses by the River Loddon. Start: SU680580 Public CP just North of White Hart PH on old A33. RG27 0AQ. Leader David M, 07932 246232.

Sunday 11th August 10:00, 10 miles: Simon's Wood, Horseshoe Lakes and Finchampstead Church. Start: SU813635 Simon's Wood NT car park Wellingtonia Avenue, Crowthorne. Bring packed lunch. Leader Steve S, 07776 148720.

Tuesday 13th August 10:15, 12 miles: Loop to the west of Oakley and return via the source of the River Test and Wayfarers Way. Start: SU570509 Car Park on B3400 west of Oakley RG23 7HD. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU716670 Road parking on Clares Green Road just east of Farriers Arms RG7 1DY for car share. Leader Richard H, 07884 113491 or 0118 988 4118.

Wednesday 14th August 19:00, 4 miles: Evening stroll from Arborfield Cross past Arborfield Church, Carter's Hill, by Bearwood Lake and back through the Coombes. Please ring leader beforehand if intending to eat afterwards; arrive at 06:45 in order to give food choices and bring cash so that a collective payment can be made. Start: SU761671 The Bull, Arborfield Cross RG2 0QD. Leader Richard H, 07884 113491 or 0118 988 4118.

Thursday 15th August 10:30, 5 miles: A walk round the lesser-known paths of Bracknell Forest. Start: SU853662 Car park to Great Hollands Recreation Ground (Entrance on B3430) RG40 3EE. Leader George S, 07703 662747 (Text only please as I am rather deaf).

Sunday 18th August 10:30, 5 miles: Widbrook Common and Cliveden Reach. Walking near Sheephouse Farm ,then crossing Widbrook Common (N.T.),then N to Cookham Village and returning via Cliveden Reach. Start: SU902825 Pay Car Park in Lower Cookham Road A4094 near Boulters Lock SL6 8JN. Leader Ian & Marianne M, 07429 337369.

Sunday 18th August: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Tuesday 20th August 10:00, 14 miles: Henley and surrounding areas. Start: SU771817 Mill Lane car park. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mike E, 07833 646908 or 0118 944 1400.

Thursday 22nd August 10:30, 5.8 miles: The Thames Path, Goring, Streatley, Holies Hanging, Lardon Chase and Lough Down, with stunning views of the famous Goring Gap. No stiles, but one steep climb. Start: SU601800 Southern end of Manor Road, Goring, RG8 9ED. Leader Steve V, 07740 406869 or 0118 987 3901.

Sunday 25th August 10:30, 6 miles: Aldworth circular. Ancient yews and Stone giants. Start: SU555796 Park in the field behind The Bell Inn RG8 9TL. Enjoy a pint afterwards. Leader Adrian G, 07968 554423 or 07342 642690.

Sunday 25th August 10:00, 10 miles: Gentle hilly ramble in the south Chilterns. Start: SU702868 Nettlebed roadside parking near the green. Bring packed lunch. Leader John L, 0118 987 2496.

Tuesday 27th August 09:30, 12 miles: Summer Special - A walk AND a boat trip. Walk of 8 miles avoiding the Thames Path so includes hills, woods and quiet lanes in order to catch Salters boat at 1pm in Marlow. Fare #11.90 each. Beverages and drinks available on boat. Suggest packed lunch. Boat arrives Henley at 3.15pm and then 4-mile walk back to cars across fields with good views down to the Thames and Temple Island. Start: SU785855 Park free at MILL END car park near Hambleden RG9 6TL. Bring packed lunch. Leader Linda A, 07776 126663 or 01491 411011.

Thursday 29th August 10:30, 5.8 miles: A circular walk from Beech Hill via Stratfield Mortimer finishing with a march along the Devils Highway. Start: SU697644 Parking at Beech Hill Memorial car park or in Wood lane Beech Hill. Leader John A, 0118 977 4183 or 07780 966598.

We hope you enjoy our walks. We need more volunteers to lead. We will help you plan your first walk and would love to welcome you to the team. Give me a call I look forward to hearing from you.

Nick Johnson

0118 932 8758 nickjohnson@hotmail.co.uk

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