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

If you are a dog owner, please see our policy on Dogs on Walks.

Members and walkers are reminded that they attend walks in this programme at their own risk and that they are responsible for their own personal safety.

Our Strenuous walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. They may include hills and rough country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness should contact the leader in advance. Wokingham Borough Council are making a charge (£1) for parking on Sundays in the town centre which will affect some walks & coach walks..

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Tuesday 2nd August: Walk from Dorchester via attractive Oxfordshire villages - Little Wittenham, Appleford and Long Wittenham, returning via the Thames Path. One steep ascent (up to Wittenham Clumps - Iron Age fort) otherwise generally flat. 12½ miles 09:00 Museum of Berkshire Aviation CP, Mohawk Way, Woodley (RG5 4UE) for car share SU777730 or 10:00 Public CP, Bridge End, Dorchester, Oxon, where there is a WC (OX10 7JR). SU578938 Bring packed lunch.Leader Mary B 0118 926 7208 or 07557 432878.

Thursday 4th August: Join us as we follow the quiet lanes and woods in Farley Hill, with open views in Chill Hill, and along three rivers. 5 miles 10:00 Park carefully at the roadside in Church Lane, Farley Hill (RG7 1UL) SU752647 Leaders Silvia & Ricardo S 0118 976 1737 or 07846 434861

Sunday 7th August: Leisurely walk for a summer Sunday. Stride out along lanes, across fields and through woods. Circular route from Evendons Lane via The Coombes and Barkham Church. 5½ miles 10:30 Free CP next to Scout Hut, Redlands Farm Park, Evendons Lane, Wokingham (RG41 4EH) SU797667 Leader Sue G 0118 348 1506 or 07747 771949

Sunday 7th August: A strenuous walk up and down the ridges to the south of Kingsclere, including Watership Down and part of the Wayfarers’ Way; 1250ft of ascent. 14½ miles 09:15 CP at School Green, Shinfield near the Parish Hall (RG2 9EH) for car share SU733678 or 10:00 CP near Stubbington Down, south of Kingsclere (RG25 3EJ). Please ring leader if joining at the start of walk. Bring packed lunch. Dogs on leads, please SU516565 Leader Richard H 0118 988 4118 or 07884 113491

Thursday 11th August: A waterside walk from Tye Mill Lock to Ufton Green, Aldermaston Wharf and Kennet Canal. 5 miles 10:30 Tye Mill Lock – CP or careful roadside parking (RG7 4BS) SU626692 Leader John A 0118 977 4183

Sunday 14th August: Come and try to find the rabbits at Watership Down and Cottington’s Hill. 6½ miles 09:00 Council Offices CP, Shute End, Wokingham (RG40 1BD) for car share SU809687 or 10:00 Free public CP off Swan Street, Kingsclere (RG20 5ND) but car sharing recommended. Please ring leaders if joining at the start of walk SU525586 Leaders Graham S & Karen D 0118 977 6586 or 07966 002016

Tuesday 16th August: This walk takes in some of the best rolling Chiltern Hills scenery, from vast fields to sheep cropped valleys between Britwell Salome and Swyncombe. 10 miles 09:15 Museum of Berkshire Aviation CP, Mohawk Way, Woodley (RG5 4UE) for car share SU777730 or 10:00 Behind the bus stop at Cookley Green on the B481 (RG9 6EN). Bring packed lunch SU695901 Leaders Sue A & Sue H 0118 966 1291 or 07855 069324

Thursday 18th August: Pleasant walk through woods, extensive views, short section of Oxfordshire Way, some hills. 5 miles 10:30 Adjacent to Bix church on Bix common, and lane alongside (RG9 6DA) SU728851 Leader Ian H 0118 947 1524

Sunday 21st August: An early walk from Pack Horse PH via Caversham Heath Golf course to Mapledurham, returning via Trench Green. Some steepish slopes. If you wish to lunch at the pub afterwards it is advisable to book on 0118 972 2140 as it is popular at lunchtime on Sundays. 6 miles 09:30 Pack Horse Public House CP (permission obtained) Upper Woodcote Road, Chazey Heath, on right hand side of A4074 coming out of Reading (RG4 7UG) SU692782 Leader Mary B 0118 926 7208 or 07557 432878

Sunday 21st August: Join us as we roam the villages of Britwell Salome, Brightwell Baldwin, Chalgrove, Cuxham, Pyrton; not very hilly. 13 miles 09:00 Council Offices CP, Shute End, Wokingham (RG40 1BD) for car share SU809687 or 10:00 Watlington village CP (OX49 5AB). Please ring leader if joining at the start of walk. Bring packed lunch SU690944 Leader Graham C 0118 978 2866 or 0771 999 3787

Thursday 25th August: Explore the west of Arborfield, over the rich farmland on both sides of the River Loddon. 4½ miles 10:30 Closed end of Cutbush Lane, Shinfield, near Shinfield Grange (RG2 9AF). A327 will be closed around Shinfield for a new roundabout. Suggest approach to Cutbush Lane on the B3270 from either direction. Cutbush Lane is signposted, on the roundabout where all the road works are. Pass the temporary traffic lights in Cutbush Lane, and park on the right near The Grange. Info on Wokingham Borough Council News Centre: A327 Temporary closure. SU741690 Leader Barbara D 0118 934 5506 or 07895 635001 (on day only)

Sunday 28th August: Follow the river Pang, then through Sulham Woods to Purley and Mapledurham lock, and back along the Thames to Pangbourne. 5½ miles 10:00 Station Road CP, Pangbourne (RG8 7AR) SU634766 Leader Cathy O 07940 801261

Sunday 28th August: Chiltern Villages and Film Locations – Hambleden, Frieth, Fingest, Turville (Dibley) and Chilterns Winery. 10 miles 09:30 Council Offices CP, Shute End, Wokingham (RG40 1BD) for car share SU809687 or 10:15 Public CP behind "Stag & Huntsman" PH, Hambleden (RG9 6RP). Please ring leaders with your mobile phone number if joining at the start of walk. Bring packed lunch SU785865 Leaders John & Bobbi G 07754 869152

Tuesday 30th August: See the gibbet at Walbury Hill and the hamlets of Buttermere, Linkenholt and Faccombe. 12 miles 09:15 Cantley Park CP, Twyford Road, Wokingham (RG40 5QQ) for car share SU807697 or 10:00 CP at the west of Walbury Hill, South of Kintbury (RG17 9EL). Bring packed lunch SU370621 Leader David H 07738 067096

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Thursday 1st September: A flat walk alongside the Kennet River then K & A Canal via Padworth Bridge and Fisherman's Cottage 5½ miles 10.30 from far end of CP of The Butt Inn, Aldermaston SU601670 RG7 4LA Insect repellent recommended (midges) Leader Nigel K 0118 979 1740.

Sunday 4th September: Coach Walk along part of the Mid Wilts Way to Devizes. See enclosed flyer.





3rd - 11th September: Ramblers' "Walk About Britain", a nationwide walking festival. See www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/walk-about.aspx.

Tuesday 6thSeptember: A moderate walk from Stokenchurch through Aston Wood 12 miles 9.15 from Cantley Park CP, Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share SU807697 RG40 5QQ or 10.00 at Kings Hotel CP Stokenchurch SU759963 HP14 3TA. Bring a packed lunch. Please phone leader if going directly to walk start John T 0118 979 8070 or 07982 721114 (only on day of the walk).

Thursday 8th September: Join us on this nearly flat walk taking in fields, farms and woodland from Beech Hill to Spencer's Wood 5 miles 10.30 fromWood Lane, Beech Hill. (Drive 400 metres down the lane. There is plenty of parking but please all park on the right hand side of the road to avoid any congestion.) SU702644 RG7 2BN Leader Ray S 0118 969 2735 or 07761 251217.

Sunday 11th September: Through woods and rolling Chiltern countryside from Nettlebed then Upper Maidensgrove 6 miles 10.00 fromOld Kiln Nettlebed village green SU703868 RG9 5BG Leader Chris R 07710 534818.

Sunday 11th September: An autumn walk near Polesden Lacey. Tea and other refreshments available at end of walk 12 miles 09:00 Council Offices CP, Shute End, Wokingham (RG40 1BD) for car share SU809687 or 10:00 CP off A246 near Fetcham (KT22 9DX). Please ring leader if joining at the start of walk. Bring packed lunch TQ151549 Leader John T 0118 979 8070 or 07982 721114 (on day only).

Thursday 15th September: Across fields to Shottesbrooke Church (where architect is said to have fallen from spire) then to Waltham St Lawrence and back across fields & Orchard Farm 6 miles 10.30 after verge parking near Littlewick Green Church SU840802 SL6 3RG Leader Alan B 0118 961 6595 or 07815 744756.

Sunday 18th September: Try this pleasant walk through the rural scenery of the parishes of Swallowfield and Finchampstead 5 miles 10.30 after careful parking in Church Lane (off Castle Road) Farley Hill by the cricket field SU752647 RG7 1UL Leaders Ian & Marianne M 07429 337369.

Sunday 18th September: A moderate walk from Tilford via Hankley Common, Thursley National Nature Reserve, Hindhead 12 miles 09:15 at Wokingham Borough Council Offices Car Park, Shute End, Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10.00 at CP south of Tilford (not the CP by the Green) SU875430 GU10 2DD. Please call leader if going directly to start of walk Leader Sue R 07966 702349.

Tuesday 20th September: Easy flat walk along River Thames and railway. Plenty of local history in Wallingford and surrounding area 10 miles 09.25 in Caversham park Recreation Ground for car share SU724768 RG4 6RU or 10.00 in Riverside Car Park Wallingford. (£2.40 charge) SU612895 OX10 8EB. Please call leader if going directly to start of walk Leader Martin D 0118 966 1536 or 07875 283404.

Thursday 22nd September: Join us for a walk around the fields, lanes and woods of Barkham Parish. This walk will go past Sand Martins Golf Course to Barkham Church, through Langley Pond farm & up to the Coombes to return via Doles Lane 5½ miles 10.30 fromCP next to Scout Hut at Redlands Farm Park, Evendons Lane, Wokingham SU797667 RG41 4EH Leader Sue G 0118 348 1506 or 07747 771949.

Sunday 25th September: A gentle walk through woods and fields and across streams between Burghfield Common and Mortimer 5½ miles 10.00 fromWokefield Common CP. at Goring Lane/Hollybush Lane crossroads SU653662 Nearest postcode RG7 3DP Leader Phillip R 0118 969 8771 07791 540994 (on day).

Thursday 29th September: A walk in West Berkshire exploring the countryside around Stanford Dingley, Rotten Row, Bradfield and encompassing the well wooded slopes of the Pang valley 6 miles 10.30 after parking at Rushall Manor Farm (permission obtained) SU584723 APPROXIMATE Postcode RG7 6DL (Use map reference for detail as no exact postcode exists for Rushall Manor Farm, because it is an educational farm which is uninhabited) Leader Nick J 07785 257992.

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Sunday 2nd October: A pretty country walk from Hartley Wintney to Dipley and Hazeley Bottom, returning via Hazeley Heath 6 miles 10.00 from CP in Monachus Lane, Hartley Wintney (currently no charge on Sunday; toilets) SU767569 RG27 8NG Leaders Pat & Daphne P 0118 989 3860 or 07785 331375.

Sunday 2nd October: Watch the racehorses on this strenuous walk from west of Lambourn through some of the Gallops, into the Vale and back up to the White Horse and return via Ridgeway 15 miles, 1,600ft of ascent 09.00 from CP at School Green, Shinfield near the Parish Hall SU733678 RG2 9EH for car share or 10.00 in CP at Ashdown Park, west of Upper Lambourn SU283823 RG17 8RE. Please call leader if meeting at Brightwell. Bring packed lunch Leader Richard H 0118 988 4118 or 07884 113491.

Tuesday 4th October: Enjoy a circular walk from Brightwell-cum-Sotwell via South Morton, Aston Tirrold and Aston Upthorpe to the edge of Little Wittenham to include the iron age forts at Blewburton Hill (Aston Upthorpe) and Castle Hill (Wittenham Clumps). Generally level walk with short inclines leading to the hill forts 13½ miles 09.15 from Woodley Air Museum Public CP, Mohawk Way, Woodley for car share SU777730 RG5 4UE or 10.15 after careful roadside parking near War Memorial at junction of Brightwell St, West End and Church Lane, Brightwell SU579908 OX11 0RX / OX11 0RY. Please call leader if meeting at Brightwell. Bring packed lunch. Leader Martin L 07860 254249.

Thursday 6th October: Trains, Boats & Firing Ranges - first cross the aqueduct alongside the Basingstoke Canal then past Pirbright Camp finally return across heath 5½ miles 10.30 from Frimley Lodge Park CP SU888562 GU16 6HY Leader David M 07932 246232.

Sunday 9th October: A gentle walk around the fields & byways North West of Maidenhead 5½ miles 10.00 from Free NT CP on Pinkneys Drive SU854815 SL6 6QG Leader Stewart M 07901 514832.

Sunday 9th October: Follow this moderate walk from Kingsclere through Hannington then Watership Down 12½ miles 09:00 at Wokingham Borough Council Offices Car Park, Shute End, Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10:00 in CP off Swan Street, Kingsclere SU525586 RG20 5ND. Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch Leaders Derek & Jenny S 0118 978 5447 07816 037164.

Thursday 13th October: Stretch your legs with this walk from Knowl Hill then taking in Cayton Park and Ashley Hill. A mixture of woods and open fields 6 miles 10.30 from Knowl Hill Village Hall CP (permission granted) SU822794 RG10 9UR Leader Jo F 07979 595043.

Sunday 16th October: A pleasant riverside walk along the Thames then past the Olympic rowing lakes and returning to Dorney 5 miles 10.30 from the free CP at Boveney (provided by Eton college) SU937777 SL4 6QG Leader David T 0118 977 4184 or 07899 938397.

Tuesday 18th October: Enjoy the beautiful autumn colours through Burnham Beeches nature reserve then pretty villages & lesser known paths 10 miles 9.15 from Cantley Park CP, Twyford Road, Wokingham for car shareSU807697RG40 5QQ or 10.00 in Burnham Beeches Main CP SU960850 SL2 3PR. Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch Leaders Elaine H & Shirley C 07899 798221.

Thursday 20th October: A morning stroll along Finchampstead Ridges then down to the Blackwater Lakes for bird watching 6 miles 10.30 from NT CP at Simon's Wood SU813636 RG45 6AE Leaders Ricardo & Silvia S 0118 976 1737 or 07816 095144.

Sunday 23rd October: A flat linear walk along the Holybrook, starting in Theale and finishing in the centre of Reading, 5 minutes from station, returning by bus or train 6½ miles 10.15 in CP Sheffield Bottom Lock Picnic Park, Swing Bridge, Hanger Lane, Theale (SU648704 RG7 4AJ), after meeting at Theale Station SU644708 RG7 4AA at 10am after catching 09.49 from Reading and walk to CP Leader Christine H 07775 860169.

Sunday 23rd October: A moderate walk across the open landscape of Hampshire, south of Hook, from Bartley Heath through North Warnborough and Mapledurwell 12 miles 09:30 at Wokingham Borough Council Offices Car Park, Shute End, Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10:00 after roadside parking near the Derby Inn, North Warnborough, just off the A287, approximately 750 metres south of J5 of the M3. (First exit off first roundabout) SU730525 RG29 1HD. Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch Leader Richard K 01276 37313 or 0118 978 0901

Thursday 27th October: A local walk mainly among pine trees; Crowthorne, Broadmoor, returning via Wildmoor Heath 5½ miles 10.00 from Morgan Centre CP, Lower Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne SU841637 RG45 7LA Leader Jane T 07899 734799.

CLOCKS WENT BACK ONE HOUR OVERNIGHT.
Sunday 30th October: A pleasant walk through Burnham Beeches for some autumn colour then Dorney woods to Littleworth common and back through the Beeches 5 miles
10.30 Burnham Beeches main CP (Parking charge £2) SU956850 SL2 3LB Leader Cathy O 07940 801261.

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Tuesday 1st November: Enjoy the riverside and then onto the hills around Remenham and finally through the deer park. Wonderful autumn tree colours 14 miles 9.15 from Cantley Park CP, Twyford Road, Wokingham for car shareSU807697 RG40 5QQ or 10.00 at Mill Lane CP Henley SU771817 RG9 4HB. Please bring packed lunch. Nearer the date confirmation may be given for us to have lunch at Burchett's Green College at student prices. Web site and Facebook will have details in October Leader Linda A 01491 411011.

Thursday 3rd November: A gentle walk around Holyport & Bray 4 miles 10.30 from CP of Belgian Arms PH (if planning to eat there) or careful parking in Holyport Street, Holyport SU893778 SL6 2JR Leader Ellen H 07715 553979.

Sunday 6th November: Join us on this walk with views across the Thames to Bisham and Marlow, a wander over Winter Hill, through Quarry Wood and into Cookham Dean 6 miles 10.30 from Winter Hill CP SU871861 Approximate post code SL6 9TN Leader David B 0118 934 1084 or 07927 694134.

Sunday 6 November: Ranmore, Tanners, Box Hill and Denbies vineyard. Join us for a strenuous hilly figure-of-eight walk in the Surrey Hills with 2100ft of ascent 13 miles 09.00 in Cantley Park CP, Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share, SU807697 (RG40 5QQ); or 10.00 from Ranmore West free car park, Ranmore Common Road, TQ125501 (RH5 6SY). Denbies vineyard can show fine autumn colours. This walk repeats last year's, when mists obscured the views. Please ring leader if joining at the start of walk. Bring packed lunch. Dogs on leads. Leader Paul L 07768 585657 or 0118 979 0190.

Thursday 10th November: A pleasant walk to Aston, up through Culham deer park to Remenham Hill and return via Remenham Wood 5½ miles 10.30 after careful parking around Remenham Church SU770841 RG9 3DB (approx) Leader Dougal M 0118 924 1979 or 07719 450283.

Sunday 13th November: An agreeable walk along the Blackwater and the Finchampstead Ridges area. Mostly flat but one ascent and descent towards the end of walk 6½ miles 10.30 from Horseshoe Lake CP (Moor Green Lakes) SU820620 GU47 8JW Leader Margaret T 0118 978 8540 or 07917 002202.

Sunday 13th November: From Pangbourne then Boze Down, Mapledurham, Goring Heath and Whitchurch; this walk follows the Thames valley for 11 miles 09.30 from Wokingham Borough Council Offices Car Park, Shute End, Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10.00 from CP in the centre of Pangbourne, off Station Road SU634765, RG8 7AW Leaders John & Bobbi G 07754 869152.

Tuesday 15th November: Join us for a moderate walk through fields and woodland from Peppard, via Dog Lane, to Henley, returning via Lambridge Wood, Bix and Shepherds' Green 10½ miles 09:00 at Woodley Air Museum for car share RG5 4UE SU777730 or 10:00 after careful parking opposite Red Lion pub, Peppard Common, near Henley on Thames RG9 5LB SU709819. Additional parking at Grey's Green Golf Club, Dog Lane, Peppard (50p payable at reception) RG9 5JU SU710819 Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch Leader Mary B 0118 926 7208 or 07557 432878.

Wednesday 16th November: LVR AGM. 7.30pm at Barkham Village Hall, Church Lane (off Barkham Street), Barkham RG40 4PL.

Thursday 17th November: A mainly flat walk with no stiles in this part of wildest Berkshire with possible sightings of alpacas, guinea fowl, etc. 5½ miles 10.30 from Rotherfield Peppard cricket club, Stoke Row Road. Alternatively, careful parking at the cross-roads almost opposite Peppard Stores. Or The Unicorn PH, 100 yards further on, on the right, if taking lunch there SU702815 RG9 5LX (nearest) Leader Ian H 0118 947 1524.

Saturday 19th November: Ramblers Berkshire Area AGM. 2pm at Knowl Hill Village Hall, The Terrace, Knowl Hill, Reading RG10 9XB SU823795. Berkshire Walkers Group is hosting the meeting this year - please come along and support the committee and the speaker. 10am: A choice of at least two walks (approx 4-5 miles). Hot & cold drinks will be available after the walk and packed lunches can be eaten at the hall. 12pm-2pm: There will be various displays in the hall, including a stand by St John Ambulance to discuss first aid whilst out walking. The AGM will be followed by a talk about how our individual decisions affects our garden birds by Professor Mark Fellowes of the University of Reading. Light refreshments will be available.

Sunday 20th November: Try this pleasant walk along the Thames, under the railway bridge, to North Stoke, which has an interesting 13th Century church, returning via Little Stoke and through the meadows 5 miles 10:00 after careful parking on the road by the Perch and Pike pub in South Stoke, Oxfordshire (or in the pub CP if you are staying for lunch; 01491 872415 to book for lunch) RG8 0JS SU599835 Leader Mary B 0118 926 7208 or 07557 432878.

Sunday 20th November: Explore this part of West Berkshire from Yattendon then Ashampstead through Bradfield to Bucklebury 12 miles 09:00 at Cantley Park CP SU807697 RG40 5QQ for car sharing or 09:45 from CP beyond The Square, Yattendon SU552745 RU18 0UF Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch Registered assistance dogs only, please! Leader Nick P 0118 969 7153 or 07837 962126 (only on day of walk).

Thursday 24th November: Enjoy this easy walk starting at Boveney Court then along Thames Path to Dorney Reach, Jubilee River and Dorney Wetlands and back via Dorney Common 5 miles 10.30 from Dorney Common public CP SU937777 SL4 6QG Leader Gerry C 07805 356708.

Sunday 27th November: Walk with us around Wargrave to Bowsey Hill then through Hennerton Golf Club 6 miles 10.00 from public CP behind Greyhound PH Wargrave (currently free on Sunday) SU786785 RG10 8AA Leader Peter D 0118 377 4820.

Sunday 27th November: A walk in Swinley Forest, then Wishmoor Bottom, Lightwater Country Park, Surrey Hill and the Lookout. Morning is quite hilly but a flat afternoon 13 miles 10.00 after parking in Great Hollands Recreation Ground CP SU852663 RG40 3EE Leader George S 07703 662747 Text only please.

Tuesday 29th November: Walk the North Downs East of Farnham via Wey Valley, Charleshill, Gatwick, Puttenham, North Downs Way & Greensand Way 12½ miles 9:00 at Spencers Wood Pavilion, Clares Green Road SU716670 RG7 1DY or 10:00 in CP at Waverley Bridge, east of Farnham on B3001 SU870454 GU9 8ES Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch Leader Richard H 0118 988 4118 or 07884 113491.

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Thursday 1st December: Follow us on this walk to Ruscombe, Stanlake Manor then Broad Hinton Housing estate over 2 stiles 5½ miles 10.30 from Hare Hatch Garden Centre OVERFLOW CAR PARK to left of entrance in London Road, A4 junction Hare Hatch near Twyford SU802779 RG10 9HW Leader Barbara D 0118 934 5506 or 07895 635001 (day of walk only)

Sunday 4th December: Coach Walk to Winchester Christmas Market See enclosed flyer.



Sunday 4th December: Meet the challenge of this strenuous walk from West Wycombe, through Wheeler End, Studley Green, Sprigs Alley, & Bledlow Ridge, 2220ft of ascent 15 miles 08.45 at Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End, Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 9.30 in the CP behind the defunct garden centre on Chorley Road, West Wycombe SU826947 HP14 3AP. Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch. Registered assistance dogs only, please! Leader David H 07738 067096.

Tuesday 6th December: Enjoy walking from Hambleden up to Rotten Row then through Pheasants, Skirmett to Southend 12 miles 09:15 at Airfield Museum CP Woodley SU777729 RG5 4PA for car share or 09:45 in CP at Stag & Huntsman PH Hambleden SU785865 RG9 6RP Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch. Registered assistance dogs only, please! Leader Nick P 0118 969 7153 or 07837 962126 (only on day of walk).

Thursday 8th December: Splendid views over the Thames Valley on this walk south west from Henley towards Harpsden & Mays Green 6 miles 10.00 from Mill Lane free CP SU771817 RG9 4HB Leader Judith C 07765 064650.

Sunday 11th December: A pleasant walk around Farley Hill and surrounding countryside 6 miles 09:30 at Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End, Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10:00 at George & Dragon, Swallowfield Church Rd, Swallowfield, Reading RG7 1TJ SU736646 RG7 1TJ Leaders Mark & Sue P 0118 979 5615 or 07854 476397.

Sunday 11th December: A moderate walk from Ewelme through Brightwell Baldwin then Britwell Salome through villages with unusual names 12 miles 09:00 at Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End, Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10:00 at Parsons Lane Recreation Ground, Ewelme SU648912 (OX10 6PG). Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch Leader Graham C 0118 978 2866 or 0771 999 3787.

Thursday 15th December: Come and enjoy this moderate circular walk to the North of Hambleden, through pasture and woodland. Some fine views and an outside chance of seeing, in the distance, Donner and Blitzen and the rest of the team grazing on Christmas Common prior to their big day! 5 miles 10.00 from public CP adjacent to the Stag and Huntsman PH HambledenSU785865 RG9 6RP Leader Bill B 07881 816863 (Traditional Thursday Walkers Christmas Lunch co-ordinated by Ian M 0118 979 1842).


17th December - 8th January: Festival of Winter Walks. See www.ramblers.org.uk/great-britain/resources/volunteer-resources/festivals-and-events-toolkit/festival-of-winter-walks-2016.aspx.

Sunday 18th December: Join our Chairman's mince pie & mulled wine Christmas walk from Knowl Hill through Juddmonte Farm 5 miles 10.30 from Lay-by on A4 at Knowl Hill (by the former Seven Stars PH); overflow in CP behind Flic's Café at far end of Lay-by (closed on Sundays; permission obtained) SU822794 RG10 9UR Leaders Graham S & Karen D 0118 977 6586 or 07966 002016.

Tuesday 20th December: A moderate walk up the Hamble valley through Skirmett, Fingest, Turville and Chiltern Vineyard & Luxter's Brewery 14 miles 09:00 at Cantley Park CP SU807697 RG40 5QQ for car sharing or 10.00 at CP behind The Stag & Huntsman PH at Hambleden SU785865 RG9 6RP. Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch Leader John G 07754 869152.

Thursday 22nd December: A pre-Christmas ramble around Finchampstead including Furze Hill and Fleet Copse 5 miles 10.30after careful parking around the green near Finchampstead Church SU793638 RG40 4LP Leader John A 0118 977 4183.

Thursday 29th December: Gentle walk from Charles Kingsley's church along part of Three Castles Path over Warren Heath to Lower Common & Warbrook 5 miles 10.30 after parking carefully on triangle outside Eversley Church SU780609 (RG27 0PX) Leader David M 07932 246232.

Sunday 1st January 2017: A gentle welcome to the New Year walking from Theale through North Street then Englefield Estate 4 miles 10.00 from CP at the east end of Theale High Street (free on Sundays) SU646715 RG7 5AG Leader Mary W 0118 977 0746 or 07833 582902 (day of walk only).

Sunday 1st January 2017: A strenuous welcome to the New Year with a walk via Chipperfield, Bovingdon, Ley Hill, returning along the Chess Valley 16 miles 09:00 at Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End, Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10:00 at Chorleywood Common CP, Ricksmansworth Road (A404) TQ033967 (WD3 5TL) Leader Graham C 0118 978 2866 or 0771 999 3787.

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