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Walks and Events Programme . . . . SPACES STILL AVAILABLE ON COACH WALK TO BROADWAY SUNDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER . . . .

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August - December 2017

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Tuesday 1st August 10:15, 11½ miles: Moderate circular walk from Chazey Heath through woods, fields and lanes, via Caversham Heath Golf Course, Mapledurham, Hardwick House, Path Hill, Gutteridge Wood and Nuney Green. Start: SU692782 Packhorse Inn CP (permission obtained) Woodcote Road, Chazey Heath, Mapledurham, RG4 7UG. Meet: 09:30 at SU724768 Caversham Park Village Recreation Ground car park, RG4 6RU for car share. Please bring packed lunch. If going directly to start please contact leader. Leader Mary B, 0118 926 7208 or 07557 432878.

Thursday 3rd August 10:30, 4½ miles: A gentle stroll past Rebecca's Well then through Bottom Boles Wood. Start: SU800810 Rear of car park of The Horns if lunching, or careful road parking nearby. RG10 8LY. Leader Judith C, 07765 064650Please note Crazies Hill Road is closed – can access via Highfield Road but very narrow. Preferred route via A4 and Warren Row

Sunday 6th August 10:00, 4½ miles: Enjoy this walk over open landscape between Knowl Hill and Waltham St Lawrence via Chalkpit Bridge; then passes near Weycock Hill, the site of a Roman Temple. Start: SU722894 Layby in front of former Seven Stars pub, Knowl Hill on A4. RG10 9UR. Leader Graham St, 07913 403345.

Sunday 6th August 10:00, 15½ miles: Meet the challenge of this walk on the Ridgeway and along the Thames in this circular walk which includes some Oxfordshire villages and a Roman Temple. 1,300ft of ascent . Start: SU566812 CP near Warren Farm on Ridgeway (just to the west of Goring & Streatley Golf Club). RG8 9QE. Meet: 09:15 at SU733678 CP at School Green, Shinfield near the Parish Hall. RG2 9EH. Please inform Leader if going straight to the walk. Bring a packed lunch. Happy that people bring under-control dogs. Leader Richard H, 07884 113491.

Wednesday 9th August 19:00, 3 miles: An evening pub walk around Spencerׯod. Start: SU732687 Rear of CP of The Swan pub, Three Mile Cross; RG7 1AJ. Meet: 18:45 at SU732687 Meet to choose food for those wishing to eat at the pub after the walk. Leader Graham S & Karen D, 07966 002016.

Thursday 10th August 10:30, 5 miles: Follow this undulating walk in the Chilterns via Turville, Fingest, Frieth and Skirmett. Start: SU767911 Careful roadside parking in Turville village. The Bull and Butcher pub have agreed cars can use their car park for those wanting lunch. RG9 6QX. Leader John A, 0118 977 4183.

Sunday 13th August 10:30, 6 miles: A ramble over Finchampstead Ridges then down to the Blackwater lakes and past nature reserves. Start: SU813636 NT CP at Simon's Wood, RG45 6AE. Leader Ricardo S, 07816 095144.

Tuesday 15th August 10:00, 12 miles: A charming walk in the Chilterns starting at Woodcote and visiting Hailey and Ipsden. Start: SU645821 Woodcote Village Hall CP, RG8 0SD. Meet: 09:15 at SU751709 Car Share at Laurel Park, Marefield, Lower Earley RG6 3DZ. Bring packed lunch. Please call Leader if going directly to start. Leader Sue A & Sue H, 07855 069324 or 07854 286890.

Thursday 17th August 10:30, 5 miles: Enjoy extensive views and some hills on this walk past St Botolph's Church, Swyncombe and short stretch of Ridgeway path. Start: SU696901 Park in Cookley Green CP. Nearest postcode RG9 6EA. Leader Ian H, 0118 947 1524.

Sunday 20th August 10:00, 6½ miles: Try this challenging walk with some steep ascents & descents over the Chilterns from Russell's Water to Cookley Green, Swyncombe and passing through Ewelme Park. Start: SU709894 Russell's Water Common at far end near Five Horseshoes PH. RG9 6EU. Leader Peter D, 0118 377 4820.

Sunday 20th August 10:00, 10½ miles: Try this walk over the Downs from Snelsmore Common, round the River Lambourn circuit via Bagnor, Boxford and Winterbourne. Start: SU464710 Snelsmore Common CP approx postcode RG14 3BQ. Meet: 09:15 at SU808687 Wokingham Borough Offices, Shute End CP, RG40 1BN for Car Share. Please bring packed lunch. If going directly to start please contact leader. Leader John & Bobbi G, 07754 869152.

Tuesday 22nd August 10:15, 12 miles: A walk of two rivers, first along the Thames path then Jubilee river. Riverside walk via Bray lock, Maidenhead bridge, The Palmer Arms and Eton Great Common. Start: SU938777 Dorney Common CP near Boveney Court, SL4 6QD. Meet: 09:30 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for Car Share. Please bring packed lunch. If going directly to start please contact leader. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740 or 07512 880414.

Thursday 24th August 10:30, 6 miles: A walk through six farms - Castle End, Milleys, Blueyì ´hen Northbury & Southbury via Ruscombe. Start: SU802779 Overflow car park to left of entrance at Hare Hatch Sheeplands garden Centre, London Road Nr Twyford RG10 9HW. Leader Barbara D, 0118 934 5506.

Sunday 27th August 10:00, 5 miles: A late summer walk around Heathlands, Heath Lake and Gorrick Woods. Then a last look before Grays Farm is no longer at the end of September. Start: SU683811 Wokingham Library CP. There is now a Óµnday charge. RG40 2BB. Leader Cathy O, 07940 801261.

Sunday 27th August 10:00, 12 miles: A moderate walk from Tilford via Hankley Common, Thursley and Hindhead, with wonderful views and heather heathland. Start: SU875430 CP south of Tilford (not the car park by the Green) GU10 2DD. Meet: 09:15 at SU808687 Wokingham Borough Offices, Shute End CP, RG40 1BN for Car Share. Please bring packed lunch. If going directly to start please contact leader. Leader Sue R, 07966 702349.

Wednesday 30th August 18:30, 2 miles: A historical stroll through Swallowfield Park then a chance to visit Swallowfield House, a Royal residence from 1043-1553, and now a private house which is not now open to the public. Join us for a tour of the grounds, taking in several hundred years of the rich history of the house and the colourful characters who have lived there. Start: SU731647 All Saints Church Swallowfield RG7 1TH. Please contact Sally on Sunday 27th August to pre order supper at George & Dragon. Leader Sally B, 07876 141817 or 01344 774468.

Thursday 31st August 10:30, 6 miles: A pretty walk up and down both sides of the Hambleden valley. There are two short, but fairly steep ascents through shady woodland and one stile. Start: SU786865 Free village CP behind the Stag and Huntsman, RG9 6RP. Leader Margaret T, 0118 978 8540 or 07917 002202.

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Sunday 3rd September: Coach Walk to Broadway.See See flyer on Newsletter page .

2nd - 10th September: Ramblers’ “Walk About Britain", a nationwide walking festival. See www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/walk-about.aspx.

Sunday 3rd September: Coach Walk to Broadway.See flyer in previous newsletter, or the web site.

Sunday 3rd September 10:00, 4 miles and 5½ miles: Countryside around Goring, with a choice of routes, low level leisure route or uphill scenic route. Start: SU602806 Goring station (RG4 0EP) parking £2.90 or limited free parking (at time of going to press) in village centre CP. Leader Kath P & Richard K, 0118 978 0901 or 07775 694011.

Tuesday 5th September 10:15, 12 miles: Cross rolling countryside south from Walbury Hill then back along the Wayfarer's Way past Combe Gibbet. Start: SU380616 CP East of Walbury Hill on minor road about 2 miles from Inkpen. Approx postcode RG17 9EH (Note: not the CP west of Walbury Hill). Please call leader if going directly to start. Bring a packed lunch. Meet: 09:15 at SU751709 Car share at Laurel Park, Marefield, Lower Earley, RG6 3DZ. Leader Keith B, 07780 464115.

Wednesday 6th September 18:00, 3 miles: An evening stroll around Whiteknights; see how good you are at identifying trees. Discover 25 types of trees. Followed by an evening meal at the Queen's Head. Start: SU728719 Sports CP Shinfield Road Entrance, Reading University. Use 1st or 2nd CP on left (free after 5.00pm) RG6 6UA. Leader Christine H, 07775 860169.

Thursday 7th September 10:30, 6 miles: From Farley Hill down to the river Blackwater and then a pleasing walk through the forest of the Bramshill Plantation. A varied walk through pine plantations, farmland and quiet country lanes. A final climb up Farley Hill back to the start. Start: SU752647 Park carefully by the cricket field, Church Lane (off Castle Rd) Farley Hill RG7 1UL. Leader Nick J, 07785 257992.

Sunday 10th September 10:00, 6 miles: A varied undulating walk along the lanes and through the glades around Woodcote. Start: SU645820 CP (free) at Recreation Ground, Woodcote, at junction Reading Rd/Goring Rd RG8 0SD. Leader Daphne & Pat P, 07785 331375.

Sunday 10th September 10:00, 10 miles: Join us for 'A Wey' day along the River Wey from Compton. Start: SU957477 Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton Surrey GU3 1DJ. Park on verge not CP. Please phone leader if going directly to start. Bring a packed lunch. Meet: 09:15 at SU809687 Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP Shute End RG40 1BD. Leader John T, 0118 979 8070 or 07982 721114 (on day of walk only).

Thursday 14th September 10:30, 6 miles: If you go down to the woods today… a woody walk to Medmenham Ferry via Hill Fort and return via Danesfield. Start: SU823861 Careful edge-of-wood parking around triangle between Hollowhill and Pullingshill Woods SL7 2DS (approx). Leader Dougal M, 0118 924 1979 or 07719 450283.

Sunday 17th September 10:30, 5 miles: A ramble through the parishes of Swallowfield & Finchampstead; via Chill Hill & Joulding's Farm. Start: SU752647 Careful parking along Castle Road near St George's Field, Farley Hill RG7 1UL. Leader Marianne M, 07748 786905.

Tuesday 19th September 10:00, 11 miles: A pleasant walk around Dorchester with lots of ancient history. Assistance dogs only, please. Start: SU567923 Car Park at Wittenham Clumps, OX14 4QZ. Please call leader if going directly to start. Bring a packed lunch. Meet: 09:00 at SU725767 Car share from Caversham Park (RG4 6AA). Leader Martin D, 0118 966 1536 or 07875 283404 (on day of walk only).

Thursday 21st September 10:30, 4¼ miles: A steady walk from Knowl Hill around Waltham St Lawrence. Start: SU822794 Layby on A4 near former Seven Stars Inn RG10 9UR. Leader Derek S, 0118 978 5447 or 07816 037164.

Thursday 21st September 10:30, 4 miles: An easy amble around Sonning. No hills or stiles. Around the village, over farm tracks towards Charvil & return alongside the Thames. Start: SU755753 Berkshire County Sports Club CP, Sonning Lane, Sonning. RG4 6ST. Permission obtained. £1/car donation. Leader Sue G, 0118 348 1506 or 07747 771949.

Sunday 24th September 10:00, 6 miles: A varied walk through woods and fields around Goring Heath with fine open views to Mapledurham. One steep ascent and descent. Start: SU657792 Verge side parking in Deadman's Lane at The Old PO crossroads. RG8 7RX. Leader Chris R, 07710 534818.

Sunday 24th September 10:00, 12 miles: A pleasant route over Chilterns hills via Radnage, Rout's Green and Bledlow. Lunch stop at Lyde Garden (Lord Carrington's Estate). Start: SU759964 Public CP King's Hotel, Stokenchurch (E side) HP14 3TA. Please call leader if going directly to start. Bring a packed lunch. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Car share at Cantley Park, Wokingham RG40 5QQ. Leader Sue R, 07966 702349.

Tuesday 26th September 10:15, 11 miles: A river and countryside walk via Donnington Castle, Boxford, Wyfield Manor and Bagnor. Start: SU464710 Snelsmore Common CP, RG14 3BH. Please ring leader if joining at start of walk. Bring a packed lunch. Meet: 09:30 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740 or 07512 880414 (on day of walk only).

Thursday 28th September 10:30, 6 miles: Pleasant, mostly flat walk along the Blackwater and the edge of Finchampstead ridges. Start: SU820622 Horseshoe Lake CP, Mill Lane GU47 8JW. Leader Margaret T, 07917 002202 or 0118 978 8540.

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Sunday 1st October 10:30, 5½ miles: Enjoy distant views on this walk starting from the Bell Inn in Aldworth, towards Streatley and joining the Ridgeway heading west for a bit before returning to the Bell. Some easy ascents, no stiles. Start: SU555796 The Bell Inn (opens at midday) car park behind pub. (Landlord permission to park for lunch customers - excellent beer and wide selection of filled rolls.) Otherwise limited parking around village (RG8 9SE). Leader Adrian & Sheila G, 07968 554423.

Sunday 1st October 10:00, 14 miles: Join us for a strenuous walk in the Surrey Hills with 2400ft of ascent, through Headley, Buckland Hills, Colley Hill, Betchworth Hills, Juniper Top, and Mickleham Downs. Start: TQ193546 Nower Wood car park, Mill Way, Leatherhead, Surrey (KT22 8QA). Please call leader if going directly to start. Bring a packed lunch. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Car share at Cantley Park, Wokingham RG40 5QQ. Leader Paul L, 07768 585657 or 0118 979 0190.

Tuesday 3rd October 10:00, 14½ miles: A mostly flat route around Swinley Forest taking in Caesar's Camp and Englemere Pond to the north, and Bagshot and Surrey Hill to the south. Start: SU869668 Bracknell South Hill Park Arts Centre at far end of main CP, RG12 7AL. Bring a packed lunch. Meet: 09:15 at SU777730 Woodley Airfield Museum CP. Entrance on Mohawk Way nearly opposite Beaver Way (RG5 4UE). Leader Martin L, 07860 254249.

Thursday 5th October 10:30, 6¼ miles: From Spade Oak, follow Thames Path across a railway bridge, miss The Bounty, up a chilly Hill and round the bend to Marlow. Start: SU883875 Spade Oak free CP, SL8 5PT. Leader David M, 07932 246232.

Sunday 8th October 10:00, 5 miles: Playing fields of Eton: from the St Edwards School walk along roads to cross the River Thames, Then a circular walk around Eton Wick and the Playing Fields of Eton. Kind of. Start: SU952767 St Edwards School, Parsonage Lane, Windsor SL4 5EN. Parking has been arranged with the school. Leader Stewart M, 07901 514832.

Sunday 8th October 10:00, 12 miles: From Woolhampton, a circuit of Greenham Common. Start: SU572664 Free Public CP next to the Rowbarge pub at Woolhampton, RG7 5SH. Bring a packed lunch. Meet: 09:30 at SU763732 Woodley library Free CP RG5 4JA. Leader Nick P, 0118 969 7153 or 07837 962126 (on day of walk only).

Thursday 12th October 10:30, 6 miles: Follow this trail from Hambleden and Medmenham through farmland, woods then across Thames' meadows. Start: SU785865 Free CP behind Stag & Huntsman, Hambleden RG9 6RP. Leader Jo F, 07979 595043 or 0118 934 4704.

Sunday 15th October 10:30, 5½ miles: Try this walk with extensive views descending the Ridgeway from Nuffield, returning up the Chiltern escarpment through autumn woodland. Start: SU667874 Nuffield Church CP (voluntary donation) or parking on verge in front of Huntercombe Golf Club RG9 5SN. Leader Phillip R, 0118 969 8771 or 07791 540994 (on day of walk only).

Tuesday 17th October 10:00, 15 miles: Join us on steep ascending walk in the Chilterns, climbing from Hambleden to Holywick, descending to Medmenham, then on to Marlow through Harleyford, returning to Hambleden via the Thames path. Start: SU785865 Free village CP behind the Stag and Huntsman, RG9 6RP. Bring a packed lunch. Leader Mary B, 0118 926 7208 or 07557 432878.

Thursday 19th October 10:30, 6 miles: Stroll from Ockwells through Stud Green & Paley Street through flat farmland. Start: SU878790 Ockwells Park, Ockwells Road, Cox Green SL6 3YX; CP is 20 metres from the junction with Cox Green Road. Leader Graham C, 0118 978 2866 or 07719 993787.

Thursday 19th October 10:30, 4 miles: An easy amble around Lower Shiplake, then beside the lock. Start: SU764787 Playing field CP, Memorial Hall, Memorial Avenue, Shiplake (RG9 4DW). Leader Barbara C, 0118 940 3158.

Sunday 22nd October 10:00, 7 miles: An autumn stroll from Henley through Gillsmithers Wood then over Drawback Hill. Start: SU772817 Free car park at Mill Lane near Marsh Lock, Henley. (Mill Lane is a turning off the A4155 on the Reading side of Henley and the car park is next to the football field just after crossing the bridge over the railway line.) Post code: RG9 4HB. Leader David T, 07899 938397 or 0118 977 4184.

Sunday 22nd October 10:00, 9½ miles: A late autumn ramble from Christmas Common along The Ridgeway then through Pishill. Start: SU709935 CP at Christmas Common on the road to Watlington OX49 5HS. Please call leader if going directly to start. Bring a packed lunch. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Car share at Cantley Park, Wokingham RG40 5QQ. Leader Derek & Jenny S, 0118 978 5447 or 07816 037164.

Tuesday 24th October 10:00, 12 miles: Mostly flat walk around waterways and through country parks and nature reserves, near Ruislip (Bishops Wood Country Park for afternoon tea at Ruislip Lido). Alternative meeting at 12 Remenham Hill, RG9 3EE at 9.15am. Please phone/text leader if going directly to start. Bring a packed lunch. Start: TQ071891 FREE, Baywood CP off Breakspear Road North, Ruislip UB9 6LZ. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Car share at Cantley Park, Wokingham RG40 5QQ. Leader Linda A, 07776 126663.

Thursday 26th October 10:30, 5½ miles: Gather chestnuts on this delightful autumn walk mainly among pine trees; Crowthorne, Broadmoor, returning via Wildmoor Heath. Start: SU841637 Morgan Centre CP, Lower Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne, RG45 7LA. Leader Jane T, 07899 734799.

CLOCKS WENT BACK ONE HOUR OVERNIGHT. Sunday 29th October 10:00, 6 miles: Ruscombe and West End – a flat walk through fields and lanes around the perimeter of what was Ruscombe lake – drained in 1820. The walk incorporates part of the Wokingham Way. Start: SU787759 Polehampton CP in Twyford centre. Sunday car park charge £1 RG10 9RP. Leader Cathy O, 07940 801261.

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Thursday 2nd November 10:30, 4 miles: Historic Reading Three Rivers Walk. Easy stroll, mainly towpaths. Take in the history of central Reading (without the shopping!) Beginning with Holy Brook, Kennet Wharfs, Abbey, Prison, Blakes Lock, Brunel's Horseshoe Bridge, The Thames, Lock & Weir, Nature Reserve, the latest Thames crossing & Forbury Gardens. Start: SU717735 Amphitheatre BEHIND Reading Library RG1 3BQ. Buses 4 & 4X stop right outside - pick up in Wokingham Broad St/St Pauls Parish Church, free with bus pass! Nearest CP: Railway Station. Leader Sally B, 01344 774468.

Sunday 5th November 10:30, 6 miles: Follow the Thames Path through Little Marlow and Bloom Wood with one longish ascent, but not too steep. Rewarded by views across the Thames towards Marlow. Start: SU883875 Free car park in Spade Oak, at the end of Coldmoorholme Lane, beyond the Spade Oak pub, on the right. SL8 4PS. Leader David B, 0118 934 1084 or 07738 016588.

Sunday 5th November 10:00, 15 miles: A high downs walk with views to the Devil's Punchbowl and a visit to the hill fort of Segbury Castle. Middlehill Down over Woolley Down, Washmore Hill Downs & via Ridgeway. 1,000ft of ascent. Start: SU418841 CP at Middlehill Down. OX12 8PA. Bring a packed lunch. Meet: 09:15 at SU733678 Car Park at School Green, Shinfield near the Parish Hall. RG2 9EH. Leader Richard H, 0118 988 4118 or 07884 113491.

Tuesday 7th November 10:15, 10½ miles: Rolling chalk farmland walk around Hackwood Estate and Ellisfield, near Basingstoke. Start: SU652485 Large layby on A339 South of Basingstoke RG25 2NF. Bring a packed lunch. Meet: 09:15 at SU751709 Laurel Park, Marefield, Lower Earley RG6 3DZ for car share. Leader Sue H & Sue A, 07855 069324.

Thursday 9th November 10:30, 5½ miles: A mainly flat walk with no stiles in this part of wildest Berkshire with possible sightings of alpacas, guinea fowl, etc. Start: SU702815 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. Leader Ian H, 0118 947 1524.

Sunday 12th November 10:30, 5 miles, 0 ft of ascent: Stroll along quiet lanes, fields and woods in Farley Hill, then beside three rivers, with open views in Chill Hill. Start: SU752647 Careful roadside parking in Church Lane (Farley Hill) RG7 1UL. Leader Ricardo S, 0118 976 1737 or 07816 095144.

Wednesday 15th November: LVR AGM. 7.30pm at Barkham Village Hall, Church Lane (off Barkham Street), Barkham RG40 4PL.

Thursday 16th November 10:30, 7 miles: A walk of two parks, through Caversham Park & Crowsley Park via Binfield Heath. Start: SU725767 Caversham Park Recreation Ground RG4 6AA. Leader Alan B, 0118 961 6595 or 07815 744756 (on day of walk only).

Thursday 16th November 10:30, 4½ miles: A gentle stroll along the River Thames near Little Marlow. Start: SU858861 Riverside (free) car park off Gossmore Lane, Marlow. Turn right before dead end sign. SL7 1SZ. Leader Barbara D, 0118 934 5506 or 07895 635001 (on day of walk only).

Sunday 19th November 10:00, 6 miles: A pleasant walk around Farley Hill and surrounding countryside. Start: SU736646 George & Dragon, Swallowfield Church Rd, Swallowfield, Reading. Meet: 09:30 at SU809687 Wokingham Borough Council Offices Car Park, Shute End, Wokingham for car share. Leader Mark & Sue P, 0118 979 5615 or 07854 476397.

Sunday 19th November 10:00, 11½ miles: A walk visiting the traditional locations along the River Thames; Marlow Common & Hambleden. Start: SU825840 Hurley Village free CP, SL6 5NB. Bring a packed lunch. Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Jo F, 07979 595043 or 0118 934 4704.

Tuesday 21st November 10:00, 10½ miles: Join us to wander around the four parishes of Hampstead Norreys, Frilsham, Yattendon, Ashampstead. Start: SU526762 Village Hall CP, Newbury Hill, Hampstead Norreys RG18 0TR. Bring a packed lunch. Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Graham C, 0118 978 2866 or 07719 993787.

Thursday 23rd November 10:30, 5 miles: A pleasant walk to Binfield Heath, Shiplake Village and back to Sonning via the Thames Path. Start: SU750760 Careful parking on the side of the old blocked off road at Sonning Eye RG4 6TT. Leader Gerry C, 07805 356708.

Saturday 25th November: Ramblers Berkshire Area AGM at Holyport War Memorial Hall, Moneyrow Green Road, SL6 2NA SU891774. There is adequate car-parking. East Berks Group is hosting the meeting this year - please come along and support the committee and the speaker. 10:30am: A choice of two walks (approx 4-6 miles). 12:30pm: Hot & cold drinks will be available after the walk and packed lunches can be eaten at the hall. Take the opportunity to find out about other Berkshire groups, their walks, events, and work. 2pm: The AGM. 3-4pm: A talk by Robin Harford entitled “Walking With Plants: A Wild Edible Journey Through The Landscape”.

Sunday 26th November 10:00, 5½ miles: A gentle stroll through undulating farmland between Arborfield Cross & Farley Hill. Start: SU752647 Careful roadside in Church Lane, Farley Hill RG7 1UL. Leader Peter D, 0118 377 4820.

Tuesday 28th November 10:15, 12½ miles: North Downs walk from Dummer to Popham, down to Brown Candover & return via Wayfarers Way. Rolling countryside with few real hills. Start: SU590466 Dummer Golf Club (Just off Junction 7 of the M3. Park in right hand overflow CP). RG25 2AD. Bring a packed lunch. Meet: 09:30 at SU716670 Car share from car park at Spencers Wood Pavilion edge of playing field. (Clares Green Road) RG7 1AE. Leader Richard H, 0118 988 4118 or 07884 113491.

Thursday 30th November 10:30, 6 miles: Try this woodland walk via Beech Wood, Maharajah's Well and Checkendon Court. Start: SU659819 The Highwayman, Exlade Street,RG8 0UA. Please use far end of CP if lunching at the pub, otherwise road verges. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740.

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Sunday 3rd December 10:00, 5½ miles: Whitchurch Hill and Boze Down – a fairly energetic walk through Chiltern farmland. Start: SU634765 CP in centre of Pangbourne by the village hall (free on Sundays at time of printing) RG8 7AW. Leader Mary W, 07833 582902 or 0118 977 0746.

Sunday 3rd December 10:00, 13½ miles: Starting near Princes Risborough then Hotley Bottom through Dunsmore, and view Combe Hill monument, Ellesborough 2000ft ascent. Start: SP822036 Whiteleaf CP near Princes Risborough HP27 0LH. Bring a packed lunch. Please call leader if meeting at the start. Meet: 09:00 at SU809687 Car share at Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham, RG40 1BD. Leader David H, 07738 067096.

Tuesday 5th December 10:00, 10½ miles: A pleasant local winter walk through farmland, Yateley Common, Warren Heath and woods. Start: SU779609 Park on the green at St Mary's Church, Eversley RG27 0PX. Bring a packed lunch. Meet: 09:40 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Jane T, 07899 734799.

Thursday 7th December 10:30, 5½ miles: Follow our leader ambling on an easy walk along the lanes of Warfield. Start: SU873726 Frost's Folly free CP, RG42 6EN. Leader Judith C, 07765 064650.

Sunday 10th December 10:30, 4½ miles: A gently undulating walk without stiles, along Pudding Lane and Farley Hill. Start: SU752647 Careful roadside in Church Lane, Farley Hill RG7 1UL. Leader Ellen H, 0118 934 1084 or 07715 553979.

Thursday 14th December 10:30, 5 miles: Come and enjoy this moderate circular walk to the North of Hambleden, through pasture and woodland. Some fine views and a chance to burn some Calories off before Christmas! Santa says Festive Garb may be worn. Start: SU785865 Free Public CP adjacent to the Stag and Huntsman Public House Hambleden RG9 6RP. Leader Bill B, 07881 816863.

16th December - 7th January: Festival of Winter Walks. See http://www.ramblers.org.uk/winterwalks.

Sunday 17th December 10:30, 5 miles: Try Roman Mince Pies & Mulled Wine along Foudry Brook into Silchester Amphitheatre. Start: SU655646 Village CP opposite Horse & Groom pub, The Street, Mortimer RG7 3RD. Leader Graham S, 0118 977 6586 or 07966 002016.

Sunday 17th December 10:00, 10 miles: Looking for a White Mark, a Swan, Dame Alice, Christmas Trees (!), Russell and a hospitable Church. Start: SU709935 Hill Road CP, Christmas Common. OX49 5HS. Bring a packed lunch. Please call leader if going directly to start. Meet: 09:15 at SU809687 Car share at Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham, RG40 1BD. Leader John & Bobbi G, 07754 869152.

Tuesday 19th December 09:30, 14 miles: Three Castles, a Horseshoe, Antiques, a Warren, a Lake and options. Start: SU813635 Simons Wood CP, off Wellingtonia Avenue, half mile West of Crowthorne Station. RG45 6AE. Bring a packed lunch. Leader John G, 07754 869152.

Thursday 21st December 10:30, 6½ miles: A pleasant walk skirting Henley & passing through Gillsmithers Wood and Harpsden. Start: SU772817 Mill Lane Free CP Henley, RG9 4HB. Leader John A, 0118 977 4183 or 07780 966598 (on day of walk only).

Sunday 24th December 10:00, 5½ miles: Join us on a Christmas Eve Walk around Windsor Great Park, then you can enjoy that Xmas Pud. Start: SU947726 Cranbourne Tower CP, SL4 2BT. Leader George & Jake, 07703 662747 (Text only please as I am rather deaf).

Sunday 31st December 10:00, 4½ miles: A New Year's Eve Walk from Holyport thro tranquil countryside ranging from meadows to trim polo grounds. Start: SU892778 Careful parking near War Memorial on Holyport Green SL6 2JL. Leader Graham St, 07913 403345 (on day of walk).

Sunday 31st December 10:00, 12 miles: Follow us on a moderately hilly walk through Green Hailey, Redland End, Dunsmore, Coombe. Start: SP822036 Whiteleaf CP near Princes Risborough HP27 0LH. Bring a packed lunch. Please call leader if meeting at the start. Meet: 09:00 at SU809687 Car share at Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham, RG40 1BD. Leader Graham C, 0118 978 2866 or 07719 993787.


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.

David Moffett

0118 978 0994 davidrmoffett@yahoo.co.uk

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