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.

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Sunday 2nd August: Join us for a walk through rural scenery in the parishes of Swallowfield and Finchampstead 5 miles 10.30 from entrance to King George’s Field, Castle Rd, Farley Hill SU752644 RG7 1UL. Leader Marianne M 07748 786905.  

Sunday 2nd August: Try this strenuous walk In Search of Views of Goring Gap. 14.7 miles with 1,900 ft climb. It is the summer so we will be taking a fairly leisurely pace on what will probably be the last walk I will be leading for LVR 09.00 from St Crispin’s Centre CP, London Road Wokingham for car share, SU820686 RG40 1SS or 10.00 from CP on B4009 above Streatley SU583806 RG8 9AF Please ring leader if meeting at start of walk. Bring packed lunch. Leader Steve M 07747 600377.

 Tuesday 4th August: 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 13 miles 09.15 from Woodlley 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 August: Join us on this Goring & Streatley circular with great views from Lough Down 6 miles 10.30 from Public CP in Station Road Goring. (If this is full, please use the Station CP (4.60) & allow 15 minutes to walk to the start) SU601808 RG8 9HD Leader John A 07780 966598

 

Sunday 9th August: Ramble along the Thames from Henley to Culham Park 6 miles 10.00 from steps of Henley Town Hall after parking in Henley SU759826 RG9 2AQ. Registered assistance dogs only, please! Leader Caroline L 0118 978 1336.

Wednesday 12th August: Join us for an evening stroll around Finchampstead followed by optional visit to pub afterwards. 3 miles 18.45 to choose food 19.00 to start walk from The Tally Ho pub, Fleet Hill, Eversley SU776625 RG27 0RR Please park in rear section of CP, down side of pub Leaders Graham S & Karen D 0118 977 6586 or 07966 002016 Please advise leaders by Sunday night, 9th August if intending to eat after walk.

Thursday 13th August: Follow us on a challenging walk with some steep ascents and descents over the Chilterns passing through Ewelyme Park and Swyncombe House and Cookley Green 6 miles 10.30 from far end of Russells Waters Common. Maidensgrove nr. Stonor SU709894 RG9 6EU. Registered assistance dogs only, please! Leader Martin D 0118 966 1536 or 07875 283404.

Sunday 16th August: Try this leisurely walk along the Thames towpath via Sonning to St Patrick’s Bridge. Return via Milestone Ave / Broadmoor Lane, Sonning Village and Thames Valley Nature Reserve 6 miles 10.15 after careful parking roadside on Thames Valley Park Drive outside the entrance to Wokingham Waterside Centre SU737740 RG6 1PQ Leader Mary B 0118 926 7208 or 07557432878.

Sunday 16th August: Chequers circular – views of the Prime Minister's official country residence and the spectacular surrounding Chiltern hills 10 miles 09.30 in Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham for car share SU809687 (RG40 1BD) or 10.15 at Whiteleaf Hill CP near Princes Risborough SP823036 (nearest postcode HP27 0LH). Please ring walk leaders with your mobile phone number if going straight to the walk start at Whiteleaf Hill. Bring packed lunch. Leaders John & Bobbi G 07754 869152.

 

Tuesday 18th August: This appealing Hampshire walk over rolling hills has excellent views and much rural charm. There are a number of fine flint churches along the route 12 miles 09.15 for car share at Laurel Park Recreation Ground CP,  Marefield, Lower Earley SU751709  RG6 3DZ or 10.00 after parking opposite Cliddesden Primary School, approx 1 mile SE of the village,  marked “School” on OS map SU634483 (nearest postcode RG25 2QU). Please ring walk leaders with your mobile phone number if going straight to the walk start at Whiteleaf Hill. Bring packed lunch. Leaders Sue H & Sue A 0118 9661291 or 07855 069324.

Thursday 20th August: Join us on a Five Farms Walk – through Castle End, Blueys, West End then Northbury & Southbury Farms 6 miles 10.30 from Hare Hatch Sheeplands Garden Centre London Rd Twyford A4/A3022 use Overflow CP left of entrance, by kind permission, please patronise garden centre SU799778 RG10 9EQ Leader Barbara D 0118 934 5506 or 07895 635001 (on day of walk)

Sunday 23rd August: A leisurely walk along quiet lanes and woods in Farley Hill, with open views in Chill Hill, and along three rivers 5 miles 10.00 after parking carefully at the roadside in Farley Hill near the church SU751644(RG7 1UN). Leaders Silvia & Ricardo S 0118 976 1737 or 07846 434861.

Thursday 27th August: Moderate Chilton walk with fine views passing Medmenham village then alongside the remains of an Iron Age fort then on to Rotten Row and back to Hambleden 5 miles 10.30 from Public CP behind Stag & Huntsman Hambleden SU785865 RG9 6RP Leader Gerry C 07805 356708

Sunday 30th August: Circular walk through undulating rich farmland between Arborfield Cross & Farley Hill 5 miles 10.30 from free CP on Swallowfield Rd, Arborfield Cross SU760670 RG2 9QD Leader Peter D 0118 377 4820.

Sunday 30th August: Leisurely walk via Chazey Heath, Chalkhouse Green, Kidmore End and Mapledurham 12 miles 9.15 in Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham for car share SU809687 (RG40 1BD) or 10.00 from Mapledurham playing fields, off A4074 SU698758 (RG4 7BX) Bring packed lunch. Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Leader Graham C 0118 978 2866 or 07719 993787.

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Tuesday 1st September: Investigate Swinley Woods via Caesar's Camp then The Lookout, Rapley Lake and Bagshot Heath 12 miles 10.00 at Devil's Highway CP off roundabout on Bracknell road, Crowthorne (this is up a track) SU845643 RG45 7DL (approx) Bring packed lunch Leader John G 07754 869152.

Thursday 3rd September: An Oxfordshire woodland walk via Corker's Lane, Hook End, Cane End, Nuney Green and Bensgrove Wood 6 miles 10.30 from The Highwayman at Exlade Street. Please park on roadside verges or use pub CP if lunching there SU659819 RG8 0UA Leader Nigel K 0118 9791740.

Sunday 6thSeptember : Coach Walk to Chichester along another section of the South Downs Way, ending in the Cathedral City of Chichester . Organiser David M 07932 246232. See Flyer

Thursday 10th September: Follow the Romans to their Amphitheatre near Silchester then return along Foudry Brook to Mortimer 5 miles 10.00 from CP opposite Horse & Groom PH Mortimer green SU655646 RG7 3RD Leader Jane T 0118 9784319 or 07899784319.

Sunday 13th September: From Stratfield Mortimer a moderate walk across fields & lanes 6 miles 10.30 from St Mary’s church at Stratfield Mortimer SU668642 RG7 3LQ Leaders Derek and Jenny S 07816 037174.

Tuesday 15th September: Easy walking with a few hills from the River Thames at Marlow through Harley Ford Golf course onto Medmenham towards Hambleden for picnic. Then onto Temple Island and the other side of Regatta course (maybe overgrown) to Phyllis Court and back to Dry Leas.(Rugby Club) 9 miles 09.30 Mill Lane CP SU785854 RG9 6TL for car share to Dry Lees (or walk to Dry Leas and add an extra two miles to your walk) or 10.00 at entrance to Dry Leas CP SU759832.RG9 2JN to catch bus to Marlow. Bring bus passes otherwise 3.40. Parking charges 2.30 all day. Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch. Registered assistance dogs only, please! Leader Martin D 0118 9661536 or 07875 283404.

Thursday 17th September: Moderate walk from Knowl Hill taking in Cayton Park and Ashley Hill, with a mixture of woods and open fields 6 miles 10.30 from Knowl Hill Village Hall car park (permission obtained) SU822794 RG10 9UR Leader Jo F 07979 595043.

Sunday 20th September: A varied walk in the woods surrounding Hambleden 5 miles 10.00 from Public CP behind Stag & Huntsman SU785865 RG9 6RP Leader Chris R 07710 534818.

Sunday 20th September: Enjoy a panoramic view from the Devil’s Jump with heathland and woodland past Frensham Little Pond then Tilford, Hankley Common, Thursley 1000ft ascent 12 miles 09.15 from Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or or 9:55 at Priory Lane car park, by Frensham Little Pond Grid SU853417 GU10 3DW (Use NT car park at SU857418 if this car park is full;  if you are a NT member bring NT car park badge to avoid 4 charge) Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk.Bring packed lunch. Leader Sue R 0118 9788988 or 07966 702349.

Thursday 24th September: Leisurely walk along lanes, through fields and woods around The Coombes and Barkham Church 5 miles 10.30 from Redlands Farm Park, Evendons Lane, Wokingham (Free CP next to Scout Hut) SU797667 RG41 4EH Leader Sue G 0118 3481506 or 07747 771949.

Friday 25th - Sunday 27th September: Isle of Wight weekend.

Sunday 27th September : Try this afternoon stroll through Windlesham Arboretum 4 miles 14.00 from lay-by beside St John the Baptist Church, Windlesham SU930637 GU20 6BL Leader David M 07932 246232 or 0118 9780994.

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Thursday 1st October: 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 at Rushall Manor Farm (permission obtained) SU584723 RG7 6DL(approx) Leader Nick J 07785 257992 or 0118 9328758.

Sunday 4th October: Enjoy the views & climbs in the hills around Hambleden 6 miles 09.10 from Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10.00 at CP (free) behind Stag and Huntsman pub Hambleden, SU784865, RG9 6RP.Leaders Pat & Daphne P 0118 9893860 or 07785 331375.

Sunday 4th October: Join us for strenuous circular walk starting from Hambleden going east of the valley on a route including Little Frieth, Turville Southend & Gussett's Wood 1,850 ft of ascent 14 miles 09.15 Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham for car share, SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10.00 at Stag & Huntsmen car park in Hambleden SU784865 RG9 6RP Please ring leader if meeting at start of walk. Bring packed lunch. Leader Richard H 0118 9884118 or 07884 113491.

Tuesday 6th October: A moderate circular walk from South Stoke along the Thames (through North Stoke), up to Nuffield in the Chilterns, returning via Hailey and Ipsden. Ascent 700 ft 13 miles 09.15 from Berkshire Air Museum, Mohawk Way, Woodley, SU777730 RG5 4UE for car share or 10.15 after careful parking on the road by the Perch and Pike pub in South Stoke SU599835 RG8 0JS Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk.Bring packed lunch. Leader Mary B 0118 9267208 or 07557 432878.

Thursday 8th October: A pleasant walk from Barkham village hall via California Country Park and Finchampstead Church 5 miles 10.30 from Barkham Village Hall SU783664 RG40 4PL Leader John A 0118 9774183.

Sunday 11th October: Join us for a circular walk through fields and lanes of Crazies Hill and Upper Wargrave, returning via Henneton and Penny’s Lane. Marvellous views of the local countryside 4 miles 10.15 Outside Horns PH, Crazies Hill, Nr Wargrave, after careful parking on the side of the road SU800809 RG10 8LY Leader Mary B 0118 9267208 or 07557 432878.

Sunday 11th October: Enjoy this circular walk via Hailey, Checkendon and Stoke Row then to Nuffield 12 miles 09.15 from Woodley Library CP SU762732 RG5 3LX for car share or 10.00 from CP near Nuffield Church SU668873 RG9 5SS. Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk.Bring packed lunch. Registered assistance dogs only, please! Leader Nick P 0118 9697153 or 07837 962126 (only on day of walk).

Friday 16th October: 20th Anniversary Celebration Day simultaneous linear walks along stages of Wokingham Way and evening Dinner See Flyer

Sunday 18th October: Try this easy walk around Finchampstead countryside 4 miles 10.30 from CP behind shops by the double mini-roundabouts at the junction of Finchampstead Road (B3016) and Nine Mile Ride SU797647 RG40 3RJ Leader David T 01189774184 or 07899 938397

Sunday 18th October: Experience this moderate walk via Knotty Green, Forty Green and Winchmore Hill 12 miles 09.00 from Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10.00 at Hodgemoor Woods CP, near Chalfont St Giles SU968938 HP8 4EQ Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch. Leader Graham C 0118 9782866 or 07719 993787

Tuesday 20th October: Enjoy views on this walk from Cadmore End to West Wycombe via Turville 12 miles 09.15 from Cantley Park CP (CP nearest the road), Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share SU 807697RG40 5QQ or 10.15 in CP at Cadmore End SU783926 HP14 3PJ Leader John T 0118 9798070 07982 721114 (only on day of the walk).

Thursday 22nd October: Come and enjoy The Coombes in autumn! 3 miles 10.30 from CP  at Arborfield Pavilion - Swallowfield Road - Arborfield - permission has been requested and 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 9QD. Leaders Ricardo & Silvia S 0118 9761737 or 07846434861.

CLOCKS WENT BACK ONE HOUR OVERNIGHT. Sunday 25th October: Come and enjoy views from Finchampstead Ridges then walk around Moor Green Lakes 4 miles 10.30 from Simons Wood free  NT CP off Wellingtonia Ave SU813635 RG45 6AE Leader Kath P 0118 9780901 or 07775 694011.

Sunday 25th October: Experience the delights of the Hampshire countryside north and west of Sherborne St. John 12 miles 09.30 from Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10.15 at the Recreation Ground, Sherborne St. John SU628556  RG24 9HX Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch Leader Richard K 01276 37313 or 0118 978 0901.

Thursday 29th October: Join us for a pleasant walk from Hambleden up the valley to Pheasant’s Hill, Bushes Wood then Heath Wood and along Shakespeare’s Way 6 miles 10.30 from Public CP behind Stag & Huntsman SU785865 RG9 6RP Leader Alan B 0118 961 6595 or 07818 744756 (only on day of walk).

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Sunday 1st November: From Finchampstead Ridges, a walk to Finchampstead church and on to the Blackwater Lakes and Nature reserve 5 miles 10.00 from NT CP at Finchampstead Ridges SU813635 RG45 6AE Leaders Ricardo & Silvia S 0118 976 1737 or 07846 434861

Sunday 1st November: Join us for a strenuous hilly figure-of-eight walk in the Surrey Hills through Ranmore, Tanners, Box Hill and Denbies with 2200ft 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. Please ring leader if joining at the start of walk. Bring packed lunch. Leader Paul L 07768 585657 or 0118 979 0190.

Tuesday 3rd November: Circumnavigating the Lockinge Estate to see the interesting Millennium Stones. The Hendreds will also be visited 12 miles 10.00 at CP on East Hendred Down SU458850, OX12 8QX Bring packed lunch Leader Linda A 01491 411011 or 07776 126663.

Thursday 5th November: A pleasant walk around Arborfield Cross & Farley Hill 4 miles 10.30 from Arborfield Pavilion - Swallowfield Road - Arborfield - permission has been requested and granted. About 200m down the Swallowfield Road from the Bull Inn at Arborfield. SU760670 RG2 9QD Leader Ellen H 0118 934 1084 or 07715 553979

Sunday 8th November: Enjoy the Thames views after climbing Winter Hill then visit Bourne End 6 miles 10.00 from Spade Oak CP SU883875 SL8 5PT Leader David B 0118 934 1084 or 07927 694134.

Sunday 8th November: Stride the Chiltern Hills at West Wycombe, Studley Green, Wheeler End then Hellbottom Wood 10 miles 09.30 from Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10.15 at CP in West Wycombe next to garden centre on Chorley Road SU826947 HP14 3AP Please ring leader if joining at the start of walk. Bring packed lunch. Leaders John & Bobbi G 07754 869152.

Thursday 12th November: Visit World War One practice trenches in Pullingshill Wood during this circular walk through Harleyford and Marlow then back through Bovingdon Green 5 miles 10.30 after careful edge-of-wood parking around triangle between Hollowhill and Pullingshill Woods SU823861 SL7 2DS (approx) Leader Dougal M 0118 924 1979 or 07719 450283.

Sunday 15th November: Marvel at Brunel’s Maidenhead Bridge & visit Bray village 5 miles 10.00 from small (free) CP in Guards Club Park, accessed via Oldfield Road and Oldacres (Oldfield Road is 200yds before Maidenhead Bridge on the right then turn left into Oldacres and drive to the end) SU900810 SL6 1TU Leader Mary W 0118 977 0746 or 07833 582902 (only on day of walk).

Sunday 15th November: A circular walk around Binfield Heath, Crowsley Park and Harpsden 10 miles 10.00 from Mill Lane CP Henley. New Walkers welcome. SU770817 RG9 4HD Leader David W 0118 377 8251.

Tuesday 17th November: A walk visiting several villages set in wooded countryside, with great views across the Kennet Valley to N. Hampshire Downs 10 miles 09.15 for car share at Laurel Park Recreation Ground CP, Marefield, Lower Earley, SU751709 RG6 3DZ or 10.00 after parking behind village hall at Hermitage SU505730 RG18 9SS Please call leaders if meeting at the start of the walk.. Bring packed lunch Leaders Sue H & Sue A 0118 966 1291 or 07855 069324 (only on day of walk).

Wednesday 18th November: LVR AGM. 7.30pm at Barkham Village Hall, Church Lane (off Barkham Street), Barkham RG40 4PL.

Thursday 19th November: Join us for ‘Military training’ on Bagshot Heath, then distant views of Canary Wharf 6 miles 10.30 from Lightwater Country Park end of The Avenue, Lightwater village SU917619 GU18 5YD Leader David M 07932 246232 or 0118 978 0994.

Sunday 22nd November: A pleasant walk west along the Kennet and Avon canal, then through fields and lanes north east of Sulhamstead then around Hose Hill lake 5 miles 10.00 after parking at Sheffield Bottom Lock CP on the Kennet and Avon canal, south of Theale SU648704 RG7 4AJ Leader Stewart M 07901 514832.

Sunday 22nd November: Follow the gallops on the Berkshire Downs beside Lambourn 13 miles 09.00 Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10.00 at public CP in Hungerford Hill (B4000), Lambourn SU325788 RG17 8NN. Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk.. Bring packed lunch. Leaders Derek & Jenny S 07816 037164.

Thursday 26th November: Try this pleasant walk along the Thames Path to Shiplake church, then return via Hailey woods 5 miles 10.30 after careful roadside parking at Shiplake Lock SU776787 RG9 3NA Leader Gerry C 07805 356708.

Saturday 28th November: Ramblers Berkshire Area AGM. 2pm at Slough Cricket Club, Upton Court Park, Slough SL3 7LT, SU991784. Windsor and District Group is hosting the meeting this year - please come along and support the committee and the speaker. There will be various displays in the hall. 10:15am: A morning walk of about 6 miles taking in a section of the Jubilee River, Eton Wick and Eton. 10:30am: A morning walk of about 5 miles through Eton and Windsor and a section of the Thames Path. Hot & cold drinks will be available after the walk and packed lunches can be eaten at the hall. The AGM will be followed by a talk about Windsor Great Park by Harvey Stephens, Head of the  Savill Gardens. Light refreshments will be available.

Sunday 29th November: Enjoy wide views over the Thames Valley after starting at Caversham Park then through fields towards Binfield Heath 6 miles 10.00 from Caversham Park Recreation Ground CP (Clayfield Copse) SU725768 RG4 6AA Leader Phillip R 0118 969 8771 or 07791 540994 (on day).

Sunday 29th November: Try this lap of Windsor. Start in the Great Park, through the town, along the Thames Path and return through the Old town and Great Park again. Great views if the weather is kind 13 miles 10.15 from the very large car parking area on the east side of the A332 in the Great Park. Meet in the large area to the south SU961741 SL4 2BD (approx) Bring a packed lunch. Christmas shopping in the town will be frowned upon. Leader George S 07703 662747 (by text please).

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Tuesday 1st December: Follow this moderate walk across Hook Common past Poland Mill then Odiham Common and Dogmersfield Park 12 miles 09.30 in Cantley Park CP, Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share, SU807697 RG40 5QQ or 10.15 Odiham Wharf CP SU747517 RG29 1DH Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch. Leader Graham C 0118 978 2866 or 07719 993787.

Thursday 3rd December: Enjoy this walk beside the Holy Brook to Brookmill then through fields to Southcote Lock and Milkmaids Bridge. Returning beside the River Kennet 5 miles 10.30 from Reading Link Retail Park. Rose Kiln Lane Reading. Turn in by BP garage from A33 Park in overflow car park behind Matalan SU712722 RG2 0SN Leader Barbara D 0118 934 5506 or 07895 635001.

Sunday 6th December: Follow this strenuous walk through Bradenham, Bledlow, Saunderton, Loosley Row & Upper North Dean 15 miles 08.45 from St Crispins School Car Park, Wokingham for car share SU820686 RG40 1SS or 09.30 from CP on the LHS of Bradenham Wood Lane about 500m from junction of the A4010 and Bradenham Wood Lane, Bradenham SU826970 HP14 4HF Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch. Registered assistance dogs only, please! Leader David H 07738 067096.

Sunday 6thDecember : Coach Walk to Salisbury Christmas market to visit Old Sarum, the site of the Iron Age Hill Fort and the remains of the original Cathedral & Castle, then see the 'best preserved of the four original Magna Carta manuscripts' in Salisbury Cathedral. Organiser David M 07932 246232. See Flyer

Thursday 10th December: Rambling along the Thames through Roland Wood & Fern 4 miles 10.30 from Spade Oak free CP SU883875 SL8 5PT Leader Judith C 07765 064650.

Sunday 13th December: A pleasant walk around Ascot & Sunninghill 4 miles 10.00 after parking at Eastern End of Ascot High Street SU926688 SL5 7HG Leaders Derek & Jenny S 07816 037164.

Sunday 13th December: Up on the North Downs for a walk from Dummer onto Wayfarers Way, then Oxdrove Way & return via Nutley 13 miles 09.15 from CP at School Green, Shinfield near the Parish Hall SU733678 RG2 9EH for car share or 10.00 at Dummer Golf Club (Just off Junction 7 of the M3. Park in right hand overflow CP). SU590466 RG25 2AD Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Bring packed lunch. Leader Richard H 0118 988 4118 or 07884 113491

Tuesday 15th December: Try this circular walk via Hampstead Norreys, Little Hungerford, Frilsham & back to Yattendon 12 miles 09.00 from Woodley Library CP for car share SU762732 RG5 3LX or 09.45 at Yattendon CP on left beyond The Square SU552745 RG18 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 17th December: 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 (i.e. some steep climbs) 5 miles 10.30 at Stag & Huntsman CP in Hambleden SU784865 RG9 6RP Leader Bill B 07881 816863.

Sunday 20th December: Our traditional Chairman’s Mince Pie & Mulled Wine Walk through Maidenhead Thicket & Pinkney’s Green 5 miles 09.45 Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10:30 at NT CP off Cannon Lane, Maidenhead; East on A4 Bath Road from J9B on A404(M), then 1st right into Cannon Lane, under motorway then immediately sharp right SU859803 SL6 4QQ. Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Leader Graham S 07966 002016.

Sunday 27th December: A gentle walk around Hartley Wintney, mostly through fields and passing by West Green House 6 miles 10.30 from CP in Monachus Lane Hartley Wintney (free on Sundays) SU766570 RG27 8NY Leader Cathy O’N 0118 961 9024 or 07940 801261.

Sunday 27th December: A moderate walk around Reading Golf Course returning via Sonning, mulled wine and mince pies for ‘long’ walkers 11 miles 09.15 from Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10.00 at Meadows Car park (B3345) Reading – North of Reading Bridge SU717741 (RG1 8BQ) Bring a packed lunch. Please phone leader if going directly to the start. Leader John T 0118 979 8070 or 07982 721114 (only on day of the walk).

Thursday 31st December: Prepare for New Year’s Eve with an easy walk and some undulations in Lilly Hill Park. Flat elsewhere and underfoot conditions should be good 5 miles 10.30 from free CP at Longhill Park off Long Hill Road, Bullbrook, Bracknell. There are only 19 spaces so any car sharing would be helpful SU893693 RG12 9UE Leader Ray S 07761 251217 or 0118 969 2735.

Sunday 3rd January 2016: Recover with this walk after the Christmas period & New Year Festivities, through Chapel Green and Luckley Path to Gorrick Plantation 4 miles 10.30 from Wokingham Library CP (free on Sunday) SU809683 RG40 2BQ Leader Peter D 0118 377 4820.

Sunday 3rd January 2016: Join us for a strenuous walk via Wheeler End, Hearnton Wood, Radnage and the Wycliffe Centre 14 miles 09.00 Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham for car share SU809687 RG40 1BD or 10.00 Cadmore End, CP opposite the school SU783927 HP14 3PE Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk.. Bring packed lunch. Leader Graham C 0118 978 2866 or 07719 993787.

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