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August to December 2018

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

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Ramblers Walks Feed for Loddon Valley

Thursday 2nd August 10:30, 6 miles: Stratfield Saye and the Devil's Highway. Across fields and country paths , a mild to moderate walk with Historic Interest and a few stiles. Start: SU668641 St Mary's Church at Stratfield Mortimer. RG7 3NU. Leader Ian M, 07429 337369.

Sunday 5th August 10:00, 5 miles: Pangbourne College and the tranquil River Pang. A circular walk following the Thames and then passing under the railway lines at Sot's Hole followed by a gentle woodland ascent to Pangbourne College. After passing through the college the walk descends through farmland to Tidmarsh and then we follow the River Pang back to our start. Start: SU634765 Pangbourne station road car park by the village hall RG8 7AN. No charge on Sundays. Leader Graham St, 07913 403345 (on day of walk).

Sunday 5th August 10:00, 10 miles: Walter's Wellingtonias, Eversley and a happy well trodden path. Start: SU813635 NT car park, Wellingtonia Avenue, Crowthorne. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Meet Cantley car park at 0915 for car share. Leader Stephen S, 07776 148720.

Thursday 9th August 10:30, 5½ miles: Circular walk from busy busy Theale & M4 Berkshire to the the quiet and peaceful countryside, via Whitehouse Green, ending with a walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal. Start: SU648705 Theale Swing Bridge CP RG7 4AJ. Leader John A, 0118 977 4183 or 07780 966598 on day of walk.

Sunday 12th August 10:30, 6 miles: A pleasant summer walk over Finchampstead and down to the Blackwater lake and nature reserves. Start: SU813635 Simons Wood NT CP, Wellingtonia Avenue, Crowthorne RG45 6AE. Leader Ricardo S, 07816 095144.

Tuesday 14th August 10:15, 10½ miles: The Ginge Brook, Ardington and Lord Wantage's Lockinge. Start: SU448882 Holy Trinity Church, 4 Ginge Road, West Hendred, OX12 8RS. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU751709 Laurel Park Car Park, Lower Earley RG6 3DZ for car share. Leader Sue H & Sue A, 07855 069324.The start is now West Hendred village hall, post code OX12 8RG. It’s on the right driving south through the village. Having just pre-walked it, the original parking might well not be sufficient for us and I have got permission to use the village hall.

Wednesday 15th August 18:30, 3½ miles: An evening stroll over Bowsey & Crazies Hill. Start: SU800809 The Horns Crazies Hill CP (if eating in pub after walk) or careful parking around Cockpole Green RG10 8LY. Leader David M, 07932 246232.

Thursday 16th August 10:30, 6 miles: A lovely ramble around Hambleden and the surrounding villages. Walking via Pheasant's Hill, ascent at a modest pace to Parmoor Cottages, Frieth, Little Frieth, then descent to Skirmett and Hambleden Valley. The walk is (hopefully) suitable for all. Start: SU785865 Stag & Huntsman CP, Hambleden RG9 6RP. Leader John L, 0118 987 2496.

Sunday 19th August 10:00, 6½ miles: From Simons Wood Car Park to Ambarrow and Blackwater Lakes on to Finchampstead walking past the cricket club maybe catch a game on to St. James and back to Simons Wood. Start: SU813635 Simons Wood NT Car Park Wellingtonia Avenue Crowthorne RG45 6AE. Leader Peter D, 0118 377 4820.

Sunday 19th August 10:00, 10½ miles: Swinley Forest. Caesar's Camp, The Lookout, Mill Pond, Rapley Lake and Bagshot Heath. Start: SU845643 CP up The Devil's Highway track 100yds off roundabout with diving shop on corner on B3348, Bracknell Road. Nearest postcode RG45 6ST. Due to 'exhaust-bending' deterioration of the track leading to the advertised car park. The new location is at Morgan Centre Car Park at the South end of Crowthorne High Street, grid reference SU841637, nearest useful Post Code RG45 7JY.Bring packed lunch. Leader John & Bobbi G, 07754 869152.

Tuesday 21st August 10:00, 11 miles: A tour of West Berkshire countryside and villages. From Ashampstead green via Hampstead Norreys, Frilsham and Yattendon (Royal Oak pub stop). Start: SU565769 Roadside parking at the green, north of the church RG8 8SL. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740 or 07512 880414.

Thursday 23rd August 10:30, 4 miles: Charvil and Loddon nature reserves. Start: SU777752 Pavilion car park. East Park Farm,Park Lane Charvil RG10 9TY. Next to the school. NOT the village hall. Leader Barbara D, 0118 934 5506 or 07895 635001 day of walk only.

Thursday 23rd August 10:30, 4 miles: Join us for another of our historical walks - this time looking at Cookham from 700BC to C20 in a couple of hours! This 4½-5 mile walk takes in Cookham's ancient past as a settlement, a site of Government, a Saxon Fortification, important trading area and more. Start: SU892853 The National Trust car park off The Causeway in Cookham SL6 9TJ - this is a popular car park and it may be a good idea to car share where we can. Leader Sally B, Home 01344 774468 or on day 07876 141817.

Sunday 26th August 10:00, 5½ miles: A great summer walk from Pangbourne through Sulham woods emerging into open fields with views across the Thames valley. We return along the river stopping at Mapledurham lock for a break (ice-cream if sunny). Start: SU634765 Pangbourne station road car park by the village hall RG8 7AN. Leader Cathy O, 07940 801261 or 0118 961 9024.

Tuesday 28th August 10:00, 10 miles: An undulating walk in the Oxfordshire countryside, skirting the McAlpine estate and enjoying the view of Stonor Park. Start: SU738856 Middle Assendon, layby on B480, opposite road to Fawley Bottom. Bring packed lunch. Leader Christine H, 07775 860169.

Thursday 30th August 10:30, 6.2 miles: A flat watery walk with the chance of spotting damsel flies and maybe even a kingfisher, in Hurst, along the Loddon and around Dinton pastures. No stiles. Start: SU786716 CP of the Wheelwright's Arms if using the pub. Otherwise careful parking on roadside. Space limited so good idea to share cars if possible. RG10 0TR. Leader Margaret T, 0118 978 8540 or 07917 002202.

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Sunday 2nd September 10:00, 5 miles: Circular walk following the Blackwater Valley way and returning via the Basingstoke canal. Flat easy walking passing lakes and through woodland. Start: SU887562 Frimley Lodge Park, Sturt Road, Mytchett GU16 6HY. Leader Cathy O, 07940 801261 or 0118 961 9024.

Sunday 2nd September 10:00, 12½ miles: Normandy and the North Downs. Across the Hog's Back and north of Compton; mostly open fields. Start: SU926516 CP at junction of Hunts Hill Road and Guildford Road (A323), Normandy GU3 2BP. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:00 at SU809687 Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BD for car share. Leader Graham C, 0118 978 2866 or 07719 993787.

Thursday 6th September 10:30, 3.3 miles: An easy ramble beginning with an easy climb to the summit of Ashley Hill with fine views back over Berkshire. A visit to the Dewdrop Inn and a pleasant walk back to the start. Start: SU822794 Lay-by at the former Seven Stars pub on the A4 at Knowl Hill. Leader Barbara C, 07957 9654600118 940 3158.

Thursday 6th September 10:30, 5½ miles: Bowsey Hill and Juddmonte Farm. A walk through hills, woods and meadows. Start: SU822794 Lay-by near former Seven Stars on the A4 at Knowl Hill. RG10 9UR. Leader Carmel H, 07961 790398 or 0118 926 9612.

Sunday 9th September 10:00, 6 miles: Ups and Downs in the Chilterns. A circular walk in undulating countryside around Russell's Water Common. MODERATE. Start: SU720887 Verge parking on Park Lane eastern end of Maidensgrove Common. Nearest Postcode RG9 6HA. Leader Chris R, 07710 534818.

Sunday 9th September 10:00, 12 miles: Jaunty walk partly along Beechers Way from Cookham Moor via Bourne End, Wooburn, Odds End Farm and Burnham Beeches. Start: SU892853 Cookham Moor National Trust CP. Soon parking to be charged £2 per day if no NT car park disc is displayed. Post Code SL6 9SB, (but not accurate). Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU809687 Car share at Wokingham Borough Council CP, Shute End, Wokingham, SU809687 (RG40 1BD). Leader Sue R, 0118 978 8988 or 07966 702349.

Tuesday 11th September 10:00, 11½ miles: A circular walk from the Devil's Punch Bowl in Surrey, taking in Gibbet Hill and Hindhead Common. There are spectacular views into the Punch Bowl and across the Surrey Hills as well as chance to glimpse the resident ponies and discover some chilling history. The walk has some steady climbs and descents throughout. The common is grazed by wild ponies and Highland Cattle. There is a cafe and toilets by the car park at the start. Start: SU890358 National Trust Car Park, London Rd, Hindhead GU26 6AB. FREE parking for National Trust members (bring card) or £4.00 for non-members. Bring packed lunch. Leader Nick J, 07785 257992 or 0118 932 8758.

Thursday 13th September 10:30, 5½ miles: A farmland walk around Ufton Nervet with views of the Pang Valley via Meales, Old, Middle and Ufton Green farms. Start: SU626692 Tyle Mill car park, RG7 4BS. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:30 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740 or 07512 880414.

Sunday 16th September 10:00, 5 miles: Happy Valley & Low Grounds Farm. Concluding with 1½ miles on the Thames Path opposite Bisham Abbey. Start: SU848862 Court Gardens pay car park, Pound Lane, Marlow SL7 2UE. Leader Graham S & Karen D, 07966 002016.

Tuesday 18th September 10:00, 10½ miles: Level walk round woods, fields and villages in north Hampshire. Start: SU767569 Monachus Lane CP, Hartley Wintney, RG27 8NG. £3 charge. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley CP, RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Daphne P, 0118 989 3860.

Thursday 20th September 10:30, 4 miles: A delightful largely riverside walk passing Temple Island, Hambleden Lock and the Flower Pot Inn (opportunity for a coffee stop). One gentle ascent on the return to enjoy superb views. Start: SU770841 Careful parking along the wall of Remenham Church. Leader Kath P, 0118 978 0901 or 07775 694011.

Thursday 20th September 10:30, 6 miles: An easy walk from Hambleden village. Around Ridge Wood, up through the valley to Great Wood, passing Luxters Winery, Jubilee plantation, and back down through the valley. Start: SU785865 Hambleden village car park. Leader Alan B, 0118 961 6595 or 07815 744756 (on day only).

Sunday 23rd September 10:00, 5.3 miles: Along the Thames by Windsor, return through the town. Start: SU952767 Start and parking are at St Edwards School, Parsonage Lane, Windsor. Parking has been arranged with the school. SL4 5EN. Leader Stewart M, 07901 514832.

Sunday 23rd September 10:00, 10 miles: Moderate pace via Watlington Hill. Exact route to be determined on the day according to the prevailing conditions (muddy?). Please bring lunchtime food and drink (no pub). Good views over Watlington and South Oxfordshire. Start: SU695901 Cookley Green. RG9 6EL. Leader John L, 0118 987 2496.

Tuesday 25th September 10:00, 11½ miles: West Berks Downs. Churn Knob and the Downs around West Ilsley and Chilton; open fields with long views. Start: SU525855 Recreation ground CP, Boham's Road, Blewbury OX11 9HB. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Graham C, 0118 978 2866 or 07719 993787.

Thursday 27th September 10:30, 5 miles: Lily Hill and Swinley Forest. Start: SU893693 Car Park at Longhill Road, Bracknell RG12 2RB. Leader Derek S, 0118 978 5447 or 07816 037164.


Friday 28th September. Lulworth Cove weekend.


Sunday 30th September 10:30, 5.9 miles: An undulating walk to enjoy the Chilterns in early autumn. There is a steep descent at the beginning, followed by a visit to a nature reserve, coffee stop at the remains of an ancient church and then along The Oxfordshire Way towards Pishill, returning across Russell's Water Common. Start: SU711890 Russell's Water Common near The Five Horse Shoes pub RG9 6EX. Leader Margaret T, 07917 002202 or 0118 978 8540.

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Tuesday 2nd October 10:15, 13½ miles: Cardiac-conditioning, Cowleaze-commencing, Christmas Common Circumnavigation. A beautiful hilly-hike through woods and fields also taking in a flat part of the Swan's Way. Start: SU725956 OX49 5HX Cowleaze Wood Forestry Commission CP (51.654705, -0.952395) on minor road 2 miles N Christmas Common. Postcode approx. Turn left in CP, go to far end. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Twyford Rd, Wokingham, RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Keith B, 07780 464115.

Thursday 4th October 10:30, 4 miles: EASY walk from Evendons Lane to Barkham Church, the Rooks Nest country park and back via Sand Martins golf course. At a leisurely pace with no hills but 3 stiles. Start: SU797668 Redlands Farm Car Park, Evendons Lane, Wokingham. RG41 4EH. Leader Sue G, 0118 348 1506 or 07747 771949.

Thursday 4th October 10:30, 5½ miles: Gather chestnuts on this delightful, local autumn walk. Crowthorne, Broadmoor, returning via Wildmoor Heath. Start: SU841637 Morgan Centre CP, Lower Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne, RG45 7LA. Leader Jane T, 0118 978 4319 or 07899 734799.

Sunday 7th October 10:00, 5½ miles: A pleasant walk from Henley along the river Thames to Hambleden Lock, returning via Remenham Wood. Start: SU759826 Car Park on the left of Henley Town Hall. (RG9 1UF). Leader David T, 07899 938397 or 0118 977 4184.

Sunday 7th October 10:00, 10 miles: A varied walk, some riverside, some urban and some countryside. Not much in the way of hills but some interesting views, starting and finishing beside the Thames. Start: SU735739 Wokingham Waterside Centre RG6 1PQ, but park on Thames Valley Park Drive, on riverside (allowed at weekend) not in centre car park. Bring packed lunch. Leader Christine H, 07775 860169.

Tuesday 9th October 10:00, 15 miles: Moderate circular walk through woods, fields (some hills) and by the river, taking in Streatley, Ashampstead, Aldworth and Moulsford. Start: SU601800 End of Manor Road, Goring RG8 9EP. Bring packed lunch. Leader John D, 07713 233089.

Thursday 11th October 10:30, 5½ miles: A circular walk encompassing Hurley and Marlow with a glimpse of Budapest! Delightful views and no stiles. Start: SU825840 Free Car Park in Hurley Village SL6 5NB. Leader Bill B, 07881 816863.

Sunday 14th October 10:00, 11 miles: Circular walk SE of Amersham. Start: SU904937 Tylers Green (near pond) HP10 0LA. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU808687 Shute End CP RG40 1BD for car share. Leader John T, 0118 979 8070 or 07982 721114.

Tuesday 16th October 10:00, 15 miles: Donnington and Lambourn valley. Start: SU462690 Donnington Castle CP RG14 2LD. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mike E, 0118 944 1400 or 07833 646908.

Thursday 18th October 10:30, 6.4 miles: Rotherfield Ramble. From Peppard common we head South across rolling countryside towards the North of Henley. Reaching the outskirts of Henley we then head North along a ridge of an escarpment taking in the magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and wildlife. Before returning home we pass the impressive Greys Court manor house and gardens. Start: SU709818 Peppard Common opposite the Red Lion pub RG9 5LB. Leader Gerry C, 07805 356708.

Sunday 21st October 10:15, 5½ miles: A mainly flat walk from Sherfield on Loddon southwards (avoiding Basingstoke Sewage Treatment Works) on some lovely paths through attractive countryside. Start: SU679579 Car Park just off Bramley Road, opposite The Four Horseshoes in Sherfield on Loddon. RG27 0EX. Leader Richard K, 01276 37313 or 07733 343307.

Sunday 21st October 10:00, 11½ miles: Circular walk taking in Marlow Common, Hambleden and River Thames. Start: SU825840 Hurley Village Car Park, SL6 5NB. Bring packed lunch. Leader Jo F, 07979 595043.

Tuesday 23rd October 10:00, 14.4 miles: Crowsley Park, Sonning Eye, Shiplake and the Thames. Join us for a circular walk in parkland, woods and farmland with Thames valley views and along the Thames Path, with 800ft of ascent. Start: SU770816 Mill Lane car park, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4HD. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park CP, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Paul L, 07768 585657 or 0118 979 0190.

Thursday 25th October 10:30, 3.3 miles: Enjoy a gentle stroll between the Blackwater and Moor Green lakes, followed by the autumn colours in the nearby woods. The walk includes some gentle slopes but there are no stiles. Start: SU820622 Horseshoe Lake car park GU47 8JW. Leader Margaret T, 0118 978 8540 or 07917 002202.

Thursday 25th October 10:30, 6 miles: Circular Walk from Pinkneys Green taking in commons, lanes and woods. Start: SU854815 NT Car Park on Pinkneys Drive. Leader Jo F, 07979 595043.

CLOCKS WENT BACK ONE HOUR OVERNIGHT. Sunday 28th October 10:30, 5 miles: Walk around the rural communities of Holyport, Touchen End and Stud Green via the farmlands of Mount Skippet. Start: SU892778 Holyport Village Green near the George or Belgian Arms. Leader Marianne M, 07748 786905.


Wednesday 31st October: LVR AGM. 7.30pm at Barkham Village Hall, Church Lane (off Barkham Street), Barkham RG40 4PL. There is no speaker this year.


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Thursday 1st November 10:15, 6 miles: A brisk walk through the delights of Bracknell Forest. Taking in Gravel Hill, Windsor Ride, Olddean Common and Surrey Hill. Start: SU876661 Discovery Centre. Parking currently £2 for 4 hours, or make own arrangements. RG12 7QW. Leader George S, 07703 662747 (Text only please as I am deaf).

Sunday 4th November 10:00, 6 miles: A pleasant walk west of Reading encompassing Stanford Dingley, Rotten Row and Bradfield. Part of the walk is along the river Pang. Start: SU584723 Rushall Manor Farm (permission obtained) APPROXIMATE postcode RG7 6DL. NO Exact Postcode exists for Rushall Manor Farm so please use grid reference above. Leader Graham St, 07913 403345 on day of walk only please.

Sunday 4th November 10:15, 10 miles: Circular walk from Lane End across to West Wycombe through both grassy and wooded commons with extensive and varied views. Start: SU807917 Lane End car park on the B482 opposite the village hall near pedestrian lights. HP14 3ER. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:30 at SU807698 Meet at Cantley Park RG40 5QG for car share. Leader Cathy O, 07940 801261 or 0118 961 9024.

Tuesday 6th November 10:00, 11 miles: Hambleden Valley and Royal Regatta. Start: SU785854 Mill End Car Park. Bring packed lunch. Leader Martin D, 0118 966 1536 or 07875 283404.

Thursday 8th November 10:30, 5 miles: Walk the lake and then heath, pine and woodland. Fairly flat and no stiles. Start: SU827654 Heathlake Car Park Nine Mile Ride RG45 6TU. Leader Roger C, 0118 978 0235.

Sunday 11th November 10:00, 10 miles: Walter's Wellingtonias, Eversley and a happy well trodden path. Start: SU813635 N.T. car park, Wellingtonia Avenue, Crowthorne. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU807698 Meet Cantley carpark at 0915 for car share. Please ring me 07776148720 on the day if meeting at walk start. Leader Stephen S, 07776 148720.

Tuesday 13th November 10:15, 10 miles: Enjoy a lovely late Autumn walk in South Oxfordshire including Maharajah's Well, Exlade Street and Satwell. Start: SU681840 Main Street, Stoke Row, parking on the roadside near the Stoke Row Stores RG9 5QL. Bring packed lunch. Leader Sue H & Sue A, 07855 069324.

Thursday 15th November 10:30, 5½ miles: Mills and moats near the River Loddon. Start: SU680580 Public CP near White Hart PH in Sherfield on Loddon RG27 0BU. Leader David M, 07932 246232.


Saturday 17th November: Ramblers Berkshire Area AGM, hosted by the Mid Berks Group at 2pm at Mortimer West End Village Hall, Church Road, Mortimer West End, RG7 2HZ. There will be the choice of a 4-mile or a 6-mile walk from the Hall at 10:30am. After the meeting (at about 3pm), John Oversby (Chair of Mid Berks) will give a talk entitled “Air Quality – Does it need improving. Even for Ramblers?”


Sunday 18th November 10:30, 6.3 miles: From Aldworth to Compton, discovering the old railway station, returning via the Ridgeway. Start: SU555796 The Bell Inn (opens at midday) car park in field behind pub. Otherwise limited parking around village. Postcode RG8 9SE. Leader Adrian & Sheila G, 07968 554423.

Sunday 18th November 10:00, 12 miles: Join us for a circular walk from Henley on Thames along the Thames path then through woods and fields to Peppard Common and Greys Green. Returning via Pack and Prime Lane and Henley Town Centre. Start: SU771817 Mill Lane car park, off Reading Road, Henley on Thames, RG9 4HB. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mary B, 07557 432878 or 0118 926 7208.

Tuesday 20th November 10:00, 14 miles: Cookham and Little Marlow. Cookham, Hedsor, Wooburn, Flackwell Heath and Winter Hill. Start: SU892853 Cookham NT car park, SL6 9SG. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park CP. RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader John G, 07754 869152.

Thursday 22nd November 10:30, 4½ miles: A mainly flat walk with no stiles, and possible sightings of alpacas, guinea fowl, etc. Start: SU702815 Rotherfield Peppard cricket club, Stoke Row Road. Parking at cross-roads almost opposite Peppard Stores and at cricket club. More parking at The Unicorn pub, 100 yards further on, on the right, if taking lunch there. RG9 5LX (nearest). Leader Ian H, 07815 415427 or 0118 947 1524.

Thursday 22nd November 10:30, 6 miles: Winter Hill, Marlow and Bourne End. Starting at the Spade Oak we cross the river and Cock Marsh to ascend Winter Hill, a short but steep climb worth it for the view. Through Bisham Woods to Marlow returning via Marlow Lock along the Thames. Start: SU883875 Public car park on the right at the end of Coldmoorholme Lane SL8 5PS. Leader David B, 07738 016588 or 0118 934 1084.

Sunday 25th November 10:30, 5½ miles: Bracing Chilterns and Red Kites; moderately hilly with three stiles. Start: SU734925 Northend Village, near village hall. RG9 6LJ. Leader Ellen H, 0118 934 1084 or 07715 553979.

Sunday 25th November 10:00, 10 miles: Chequers and surroundings. Start: SP823035 Whiteleaf Hill CP, Princes Risborough. HP27 0RP. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:00 at SU809687 Wokingham BC CP, Shute End, Wokingham. RG40 1BN for car share. Leader John & Bobbi G, 07754 869152.

Tuesday 27th November 10:00, 12½ miles: Mouth of the Loddon. How can you resist these familiar places approached from unusual directions? Flat walk from Woodley through Charvil and Borough Marsh to Wargrave then back round Ruscombe, Twyford and Whistley Green. Start: SU776730 Woodley Airfield Museum CP about RG5 4UD (51.45112,-0.88340). Bring packed lunch. Leader Martin L, 07860 254249.

Thursday 29th November 10:30, 5 miles: An enjoyable level circular walk around Gorrick woods and Heathlands including Heath Lake. Start: SU811683 Wokingham Library car park RG40 2BB (cost £2); alternative car parking at Carnival Pool (same charges apply). Leader Cathy O, 07940 801261 or 0118 961 9024.

Thursday 29th November 10:30, 6.3 miles: A gentle walk around Hartley Wintney, Winchfield and West Green. Walking over fields and gently undulating terrain. There are a number of stiles on this route. Start: SU768570 Long stay Car Park at 484 Monachus Lane, Hartley Wintney RG27 8NN. Car Park charges of £3.00 will be required. Leader Nick J, 07785 257992 or 0118 932 8758.

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Sunday 2nd December 10:00, 6 miles: A level country walk via Shottesbrooke Park and Waltham St Lawrence. Start: SU822794 From former 'Seven Stars' lay-by at Knowl Hill RG10 9UR. (We have permission to park in the car park of Knowl Hill village hall, located on the lay-by. Please use this to leave the lay-by free for others.). Leader Pat & Daphne P, 07785 331375.

Sunday 2nd December 10:00, 13 miles: Around Lambourn and The Berkshire Downs. A moderately paced gallop around racehorse training country. Start: SU325788 Public CP in Hungerford Hill (B4001), Lambourn RG17 8NN. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Derek & Jenny S, 0118 978 5447 or 07816 037164.

Tuesday 4th December 10:00, 12 miles: Join us for a moderate walk through fields and winter woodlands from Peppard via Shepherds Green, Lambridge Wood and Henley on Thames. Start: SU709818 Opposite Red Lion pub, Peppard Common, near Henley on Thames, RG9 5LB. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mary B, 07557 432878 or 0118 926 7208.

Thursday 6th December 10:30, 4 miles: Historic Reading - The Three Rivers Walk takes in the history of central Reading away from the Christmas shopping! This is an easy stroll, mainly on towpaths, looking at Holy Brook, Kennet Wharfs, The Abbey, The Prison, Blake's Lock, Brunel's bridge, The Thames, Nature Reserve, the latest Thames crossing & The Forbury Gardens. Start: SU718734 Amphitheatre BEHIND Reading Library RG1 3BQ. Buses 4 & 4X stop right outside - pick up in Wokingham Broad St./St Paul's Parish Centre, FREE with BUS PASS! Nearest c/p Railway Station. Leader Sally B, M 07876 141817 or H 01344 774468.

Thursday 6th December 10:30, 5 miles: Aston, Culham deer park and Remenham woods. Circular route returning on Thames Path. Start: SU770841 Remenham Church RG9 3DB (approx). Leader Dougal M, 0118 924 1979 or 07719 450283.

Sunday 9th December 10:00, 5 miles: Arborfield and Farley Hill - a walk through gently undulating farmland and woodland between Arborfield and Farley Hill. Total ascent 200ft. Potentially muddy in places. Please make your own arrangements to car share if possible. Start: SU759669 Public Car Park at 15A, Swallowfield Road, Arborfield, Arborfield Cross, Reading RG2 9JR. (E475996 N166968) (Lat.51.396668 Lon-0.90902905). Leader Mark P, 0118 979 5615 or 07788 824121.

Sunday 9th December 10:00, 12½ miles: East of Farnham; through Hampshire heathlands and villages via Frensham Little Pond, Lion's Mouth, Elstead and Charleshill. Start: SU870454 CP near Waverley Bridge 2 miles SE of Farnham. GU9 8ES. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU733678 CP at School Green, Shinfield near Parish Hall. RG2 9EH for car share. Leader Richard H, 07884 113491 or 0118 988 4118.

Tuesday 11th December 10:00, 11½ miles: Visit the West Berkshire villages of Heath End, Baughurst, Ashford Hill and Brimpton. Start: SU572664 Rowbarge Car Park, Woolhampton RG7 5SH. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740 or 07512 880414.

Thursday 13th December 10:30, 6 miles: Moderate pace via Sandy Hill, Noke End Shaw, Trench Green, Mapledurham and Chazey Wood. Figure of 8 - exact route to be determined on the day according to the prevailing conditions. Hopefully some good views over the Thames. Start: SU698758 Free CP at Mapledurham playing fields on A4074, RG4 7EZ. Leader John L, 0118 987 2496.


Sunday 16th December 10:30, 5 miles
: Chairman's Mince Pie Walk. Follow River Loddon to Land's End. Start: SU771740 Ashenbury Park off Tippings Lane, Woodley (free parking) RG5 4RX. Leader David M, 07932 246232 or 0118 978 0994.

Tuesday 18th December 10:00, 11½ miles: North Downs circular route via Odiham Castle, Dark Wood, Polecat Corner, the Three Castles path and North Warnborough with mulled wine supplied by John T. Start: SU747517 CP NW of Odiham on the Basingstoke Canal. RG29 1DH. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:30 at SU716670 Clares Green Road, by Spencers Wood Pavilion. RG7 1DY for car share. Leader Richard H, 07884 113491 or 0118 988 4118.

Thursday 20th December 10:30, 4½ miles: Pudding Lane and Farley Hill; walk through undulating countryside and farmland. Start: SU760670 Free car park at Arborfield Cross about 200 yards down Swallowfield Road from Bull at Arborfield . Leader Ian M, 07429 337369.

Sunday 23rd December 10:00, 6½ miles: Follow us on a challenging walk with some steep ascents and descents passing through Ewelme Park , St. Botolph's Swyncombe and Cookley Green. Start: SU713889 Far end of Russells Water Common near the Five Horseshoes pub RG9 6EU. Leader Peter D, 0118 377 4820.

Sunday 30th December 10:30, 6½ miles: A varied walk embracing the wide open spaces of Bramshill Forest, the fascinating remains of an iron age fort and the elegant 18th century landscape of Easthampstead Park. Start: SU851662 Public car park at Great Hollands Recreation Ground, South Road, (opposite Easthampstead Park Cemetery Crematorium). Postcode RG40 3DN. Leader Nick J, 07785 257992 or 0118 932 8758.

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

Nick Johnson

0118 932 8758 nickjohnson@hotmail.co.uk

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