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. Please travel to the walk start in sufficient time to put on boots & waterproof clothing etc. We aim to start our walks promptly at the time in the programme.

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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Thursday 2nd February: Follow this walk over National Trust land from Pinkneys Green. A varied walk through Dungrovehill, Park and Inkydown Woods, back through Cookhamdean Common and Pinkneys Green. No stiles or steep hills. 6½ miles 10:30 NT Car park on Pinkneys Drive SL6 6QD SU854815 Leader Jo F 0118 934 4704 or 07979 595043.

Sunday 5th February: Enjoy extensive views across and along the Kennet Valley to the west of Burghfield. Mainly undulating farmland from Ufton Nervet along Shootersbrook Lane. 4½ miles 10:30 Sulhamstead & Ufton Nervet (SUN) Village Hall CP (Permission obtained). On east side of Sulhamstead Hill between Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet RG7 4DA SU635683 Leader Kath P 0118 978 0901 or 07775 694011.

Sunday 5th February: Strenuous open walk in West Berkshire including downs, gallops, the Ridgeway, various tumuli and a view of NT Ashdown Park. 15 miles, 1,100 ft of ascent. 09:00 CP at School Green, Shinfield near the Parish Hall RG2 9EH for car share. Inform Leader if going straight to the walk. Bring a packed lunch. Happy that people bring under-control dogs SU733678 or 10:00 Car Park at Ashdown Park, west of Upper Lambourn RG17 8RE approx. SU283823 Leader Richard H 0118 988 4118 or 07884 113491.

Tuesday 7th February: Follow this walk over cultivated chalk downlands with ancient woods and hedgerows with many stunning views to all points of the compass, undulating over a modest 1100 feet of ascent. 14¼ miles 09:10 Aircraft Museum CP, Woodley RG5 4UE for car share. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader if going directly to start. SU776729 or 10:00 CP opposite layby on B3051 Approximate postcode RG25 3EJ SU515565 Leader Martin L 07860 254249.

Thursday 9th February: Upstream walk along the River Loddon through Spencer's Wood, Sheepbridge Farm, Loddon Court then White House Farm. 5½ miles 10:30 Park at far end of CP at “The Swan” at Three Mile Cross RG7 1AU SU717679 Leader Nigel K 0118 979 1740.

Sunday 12th February: A walk of three parks through Longhill Park then Lily Hill Park and finally to Swinley Park. 5 miles 10:00 CP at Longhill Park, Long Hill Road, Bracknell RG12 9UE. Car sharing recommended SU893693 Leader Graham S & Karen D 0118 977 6586 or 07966 002016.

Sunday 12th February: A North Hampshire walk thro' Rotherwick, Lyde Green, Hartley Wespall. 12½ miles 09:00 Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham for car share RG40 1BD. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader if going directly to start. SU809687 or 10:00 CP opposite "Four Horseshoes" PH, Sherfield-on-Loddon RG27 0BX SU679579 Leader Graham C 0118 978 2866 or 0771 999 3787.

Thursday 16th February: Try this country walk from the Roman town to Silchester, through Pamber Forest to Latchmere Green and return along Brenda Parker Way. 6 miles 10:00 Silchester Roman Town CP Wall Lane RG7 2HJ SU635628 Leader Sue G 07747 771949 or 0118 348 1506.

 

Sunday 19th February: A wonderful variety of woodland and river valley scenery all within the parish of Finchampstead. 6½ miles 10:30 CP behind shops at California crossroads RG40 3RB SU797647 Leader George S 07703 662747 (text only please) or 01344 483508.

Tuesday 21st February: Follow the Greensand Way from Crooksbury Common. 11½ miles 09:15 Meet at Cantley Park CP, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader if going directly to start. SU807697 or 10:15 CP at Crooksbury Common GU10 1JJ SU904456 Leader John T 0118 979 8070 or 07982 721114 (only on day of walk).

Thursday 23rd February: A wintry walk through Pirbright & along the Basingstoke Canal, visiting Stanley’s grave (Dr. Livingstone, I presume). 6¼ miles 10:30 CP on Pirbright village green GU24 0JE SU946560 Leader David M 07932 246232.

Sunday 26th February: A royal walk in the western part of Windsor Great Park visiting the Copper Horse and the equestrian statue of the Queen. 5 miles10:00 Parking area off Sheet Street Road (A332) opposite Cranbourne Gate in Windsor Great Park SL4 2BT. SU947727 Leader David T 0118 977 4184 or 07899 938397.

Sunday 26th February: Tackle this mainly woodland walk in the Chilterns starting from Maidensgrove via Warburg Nature Reserve, Cookley Green and Pishill with 1700' ascent. 12 miles 09:15 Car share at Cantley Park CP, Wokingham, RG40 5QQ Bring packed lunch. Please call leader if going directly to start. SU807697 or 10:00 Maidensgrove at the eastern edge of Russell’s Water Common, nearest postcode RG9 6HN SU721887 Leader Sue R 0118 978 8988 or 07966 702349.

Tuesday 28th February: A lovely walk in North Hampshire over undulating farmland with long views and stretches of the Basingstoke Canal. 12½ miles 09:15 Car share at Laurel Park, Marefield, Lower Earley RG6 3DZ Bring packed lunch. Please call leader if going directly to start. SU751709 or 10:00 Beside the drive of the Greywell Pumping Station, Deptford Road, Greywell (nearest postcode RG29 1BS) SU722513 Leader Sue H & Sue A 07855 069324 or 0118 966 1291.

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Thursday 2nd March: A pretty country walk over A404 footbridge fields to Little Marlow. Return along River Thames. 4½ miles 10:30 Riverside free CP off Gosmore Lane Marlow.Turn right before dead end sign SL7 1SZ SU859862 Leader Barbara D 0118 934 5506.

Sunday 5th March: An enjoyable walk through open flat farmland, along footpaths and bridleways from Waltham to Knowl Hill and back via Shottesbrooke. Can be muddy. Total ascent just 36 metres, really quite flat. 6 miles 10:00 Meet outside the Bell Inn; park along The Street, south of the pub, Waltham St Lawrence RG10 0JJ SU829769 Leader Mark P 0118 979 5615 or 07788 824121.

Sunday 5th March: Test yourself on this strenuous walk with 2150ft of ascent to Leith Hill top, Surrey's highest point, over heaths and woods via Ranmore, Holmwood, Coldharbour, Leith Hill and Wotton.. 14½ miles 09:00 Car share at Cantley Park CP, Wokingham RG40 5QQ. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader if going directly to start. SU807697 or 10:00 Ranmore West free car park, Ranmore Common Road RH5 6SY To ascend Leith Hill Tower free, bring NT member card. Please ring leader if joining at the start of walk. Bring packed lunch. Dogs on leads. TQ125501 Leader Paul L 07768 585657 or 0118 979 0190.

Tuesday 7th March: Ambling round Hambleden. Some climbs and ascents. Passing Luxters winery, Skirmett, Frieth, Woodend house and Holywick. 10 miles 10:00 Meet at Mill End CP. Toilets available RG9 6TL SU785854 Leader Martin D 0118 966 1536 or 07875 283404.

Thursday 9th March: Join us for a walk through ancient woodland and distant views of the Thames. A circular walk around Crazies Hill with one fairly steep ascent. 6 miles 10:30 The Horns Public House at Crazies Hill. Permission to use CP if staying for lunch, or careful roadside parking on Crazies Hill Road adjacent to pub RG10 8LY SU800809 Leader Bill B 07881 816863.

Sunday 12th March: Explore the lanes and fields of Littlewick Green and Burchett’s Green with an extensive view of the Thames valley from Prospect Hill. 5 miles 10:00 NE corner of Littlewick Green near lych gate of St John's church SL6 6QS SU840802 Leader Chris R 07710 534818.

Thursday 16th March: Through Hollowhill & Pullingshill Woods via Marlow to Harleyford. 5½ miles 10:30 Careful edge-of-wood parking around triangle between Hollowhill and Pullingshill Woods SL7 2DS approx, SU823861 Leader Dougal M 0118 924 1979 or 07719 450283.

Sunday 19th March: Experience this lovely walk through Sulham woods, across fields to Little Heath, past the dovecote tower and into Sulham, returning by the river Pang. 6 miles 10:00 Pangbourne station road car park by the village hall RG8 7AN. Free on Sunday SU634765 Leader Cathy O'N 0118 961 9024 or 07940 801261.

Sunday 19th March: A spring walk from Henley through Middle Assendon, Bix then Grey's Court. 12 miles 09:15 Meet at Cantley Park CP, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader if going directly to start. SU807697 or 10:00 Public CP at Henley Rugby Club, Marlow Road, Henley RG9 2JA, SU760832 Charge £3 for day SU760832 Leader Derek & Jenny S 0118 978 5447 or 07816 037164.

Tuesday 21st March: River, Railway and Ridgeway - a moderate walk along the Thames through North Stoke then via the Ridgeway to Well Place and Ipsden, returning via Swans Way. 14 miles 09:15 Car share at Woodley Air Museum, RG5 4UE. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader if going directly to start. SU777730 or 10:15 Careful parking on the road by the Perch and Pike Pub, The Street, South Stoke, Oxfordshire, RG8 0JS SU599835 Leader Mary B 0118 926 7208 or 07557 432878.

Thursday 23rd March: A local walk along lanes & byways of St. Nicholas Hurst. 4½ miles 10:30 CP of Wheelwright Arms (if planning to have lunch) or careful parking in nearby lanes RG10 0TR SU786716 Leader Ellen H 07715 553979.

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Sunday 26th March: Follow the Thames Path from Spade Oak towards Little Marlow then Bloom Wood. One longish ascent with a couple of stiles rewarded by splendid views across the Thames towards Marlow. 6 miles 10:30 Free CP in Spade Oak, at the end of Coldmoorholme Lane SL8 4PS SU883875 Leader David B 07738 016588.

Tuesday 28th March: Along the Downs loop west of Basingstoke, going north via Tangier to Ewhurst Park, then west to North Oakley and return on Wayfarer’s Way. 13½ miles 09:15 Car Park at Spencers Wood Pavilion edge of playing field RG7 1DY SU716670 or 10:00 Car Park on B3400 north west of Oakley (west of Basingstoke) RG23 7HD SU570509 Leader Richard H 0118 988 4118 or 07884 113491.

Thursday 30th March: A pleasant stile-free walk taking in Fleet Copse, Rectory Farm and California Country Park. 5½ miles 10:30 Finchampstead Memorial Hall (permission obtained). Please park at the rear of the hall. RG40 4JU SU793633 Leader Ray S 07761 251217 or 0118 969 2735.

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Sunday 2nd April: A local walk thro' Chapel Green into Garrick Plantation, returning to Wokingham via Greys Farm. 4½ miles 10:00 Library CP (£1 on Sundays all day) RG40 2BY SU811683 Leader Graham S 07913 403345.

Sunday 5th March: An enjoyable walk through open flat farmland, along footpaths and bridleways from Waltham to Knowl Hill and back via Shottesbrooke. Can be muddy. Total ascent just 36 metres, really quite flat. 6 miles 10:00 Meet outside the Bell Inn; park along The Street, south of the pub, Waltham St Lawrence RG10 0JJ SU829769 Leader Mark P 0118 979 5615 or 07788 824121.

Sunday 2nd April: Meet the challenge of this walk from Nettlebed thro' Bix Common, then Fawley, Stonor, & Maidensgrove. 14 miles 09:15 Car share at Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End Wokingham RG40 1BD. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader if going directly to start. SU809687 or 09:45 Bus shelter, Nettlebed at the junction of the A4130 and B481. Park by the roadside RG9 5AX. SU702868 Leader David H 07738 067096.

Tuesday 4th April: Roam over hills & dales between Nettlebed, Russell's Water, Turville Heath & Stonor Park. 12 miles 09:00 Cantley Park CP, Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share. RG40 5QQ. Ring walk leader with your mobile phone number if going straight to the walk start at Nettlebed. Bring packed lunch SU807697 or 10:00 Careful on-road parking at “The Green” near the Old Kiln in Nettlebed RG9 5AX SU701868 Leader John G 07754 869152.

Thursday 6th April: Easy parkland and woodland walk around the outskirts of Shepherds Green and Satwell villages. 5½ miles 10:30 Careful parking on Peppard Common near Red Lion RG9 5LB SU710818 Leader Gerry C 07805 356708.

Friday 7th April: Quiz and fish and chips 7.30pm at California Ratepayers Hall.

Sunday 9th April: Local footpaths thro’ gentle wooded hills and fields around Wargrave and up Bowsey Hill. 5¾ miles 10:30 Wargrave Public car park just off B477. RG10 8DX SU786785 Leader Ian & Marianne M 0118 979 1842.

Thursday 13th April: A gentle climb to high ground overlooking Greenlands Estate then through Aston & Remenham. 5 miles 10:30 CP at Mill End, Hambleden RG9 6TL SU785854 Leader Ricardo & Silvia S 0118 976 1737 or 07816 095144.

Sunday 16th April: Take off from Woodley Aircraft Museum, then glide through Ruscombe Shurlock Row and Hurst for a safe landing at Woodley. 13 miles 09:30 Aircraft Museum CP, Woodley RG5 4UE SU777730 Leader Nick P 0118 969 7153 or 07837 962126 (only on day of walk).

Sunday 16th April: Stretch your legs from Cookley Green to Ewelme with open views along the Chiltern Way and the undulating Swyncombe Downs. 7 miles 10:00 After careful verge parking along Church Lane, Cookley Green RG9 6EE SU692902 Leader Peter D 0118 377 4820.

Tuesday 18th April: Follow the old Oxford road, visiting Stoke Row, Nettlebed, Nuffield and Hailey. 13 miles 09:15 Cantley Park CP, Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share. RG40 5QQ Ring walk leader with your mobile phone number if going straight to the walk start at Stoke Row. Bring packed lunch SU807697 or 10:00 Roadside parking near Post Office, Stoke Row RG9 5QL SU682840 Leaders Shirley C & Elaine H 07899 798221.

Thursday 20th April: Stroll along The Thames Path then return along The Oxford way. 6½ miles 10:00 Mill Lane CP, Henley on Thames RG9 4HD SU770816 Leader John A 0118 977 4183.

21st-24th April: Clovelly weekend.

Sunday 23rd April: Visit Lands End, then walk over Whistley Bridge, watch the River Loddon, near Dinton Pastures. Back through Hurst. A level walk with 8 stiles. 5½ miles 10:30 East Park Farm, Charvil Pavilion CP, just past school, not village hall SU775753 Leader Barbara D 0118 934 5506.

Tuesday 25th April: Follow The Thames Path into the Chiltern Hills via Horseshoe Bridge then Balmore walk to Chalkhouse Green & Dunsden Green. 12 miles 09:30 Meet at Cantley Park CP, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader if going directly to start. SU807697 or 10:15 Park at far end of CP at The Mill at Sonning RG4 6TY SU754758 Leader Nigel K 0118 979 1740 or 07512 830414 (on day of walk only).

Thursday 27th April: From Hambleden, walk around Ridge Wood, then up the valley to Great Wood, Luxters Farm, Jubilee Plantation and back down the valley. 6 miles 10:30 Village CP behind Stag & Huntsman RG9 6RP SU786865 Leader Alan B 0118 961 6595.

Sunday 30th April: Join us on a gentle walk through Linden Hill Wood, then Juddmonte Farm and Lot Wood. 5 miles 10:00 Layby in front of old Seven Stars pub, Knowl Hill RG10 9UR SU822794 Leader Mary W 0118 977 0746 or 07833 582902 (on day of walk only).

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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