Walks and Events Programme
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May – August 2017
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Monday 1st May: Wokingham May Fayre. Volunteers for stall needed. See newsletter for more details.
Tuesday 2nd May 10:00, 14 miles: Windsor Great Park circumnavigation. Join our leader for lunch at the Leptis Magna ruins in a 14-mile circumnavigation somewhat off the beaten track in Windsor Great Park. No public roads at all, practically no hills, loads of early summer flowers especially in the Valley Gardens and Punch Bowl. Start: SU947727 Ranger's Gate CP . Entrance opposite SL4 2JA on NW side of A332 Sheet Street Road. Meet: 09:15 at SU776729 Woodley Airfield Museum . Entrance on Mohawk Way nearly opposite Beaver Way, RG5 4UE. Please bring packed lunch. Leader Martin L, 07860 254249.
Thursday 4th May 10:30, 4½ miles: A gentle walk from Rotherfield Greys through Pindar's Wood, past Greys Court then Earl's Wood. Start: SU725824 St Nicholas Church, Rotherfield Greys, RG9 4PL or Maltsters Pub nearby if partaking of refreshments afterwards. Leader Barbara C, 0118 940 3158.
Sunday 7th May: Wokingham Walk. See Wokingham.Walk for more details.
Sunday 7th May 10:00, 6½ miles: A leisurely to moderate undulating ramble from Maidensgrove through Stonor Park to Turville Heath and Pishill with plenty of open views of the rolling Chilterns countryside. Start: SU720887 Park SE end of Russell's Water Common near Maidensgrove RG9 6HA. Leader Chris R, 07710 534818.
Sunday 7th May 10:00, 15 miles: Join us for a strenuous circular walk visiting Surrey Hills viewpoints, with 1650ft of ascent. Route includes Albury Heath and Downs, Blackheath, Chinthurst Hill, the Wey, the Chantries and St Martha's Hill. Start: TQ059484 Silent Pool car park, Albury, GU5 9BW, off A25. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for Car Share. Please bring packed lunch. If going directly to start please contact leader. Leader Paul L, 07768 585657 or 0118 979 0190.
Thursday 11th May 10:30, 5 miles: A pleasant walk taking in Pullens Pond and Stratfield Mortimer Church. A mixture of woodland and farmland. Some short sharp inclines. Start: SU652662 Woodland parking area in Goring Lane on Wokefield Common. There is a height barrier of 1.9 metres. There are quite a few spaces but car sharing would help. RG7 3FL. Leader Ray S, 07761 251217 or 0118 969 2735.
Sunday 14th May 10:00, 6 miles: A fairly flat walk from The Ridges, along the Three Castles Path, round Horseshoe Lake, Moor Green Lakes Natural Reserve, Finchampstead and back. Start: SU813635 Simon’s Wood car park off Wellingtonia Avenue, RG45 6AF. Leader Sue P, 0118 979 5615 or 07854 476397.
Tuesday 16th May 10:00, 12¼ miles: A linear walk taking in the first two legs of the Wokingham Way: Shiplake to Mill End and then Mill End to to Knowl Hill. The route follows the Thames Path over the initial 8 miles before heading south towards Warren Row and finally to Knowl Hill. Start: SU772796 Park politely in Crowsley Road Shiplake, RG9 3JS. Meet: 09:30 at SU822794 Lay-by on A4 at Knowl Hill, RG10 9UR. Could all walkers come to the meeting location so that we can calculate the right number of cars for ferrying people. Leader Daphne P, 0118 989 3860.
Thursday 18th May 10:30, 6 miles: A sociable field and Woodland walk via Comp Wood, Crowsley Grange, Gilsmithers wood and High wood. Start: SU746786 Binfield Heath on the roadside of Arch Hill next to the Recreation Ground, RG9 4DU. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740.
Sunday 21st May 10:00, 5½ miles: An enjoyable walk through woods and open country around Peppard and Greys. Start: SU710816 Roadside parking near Peppard Primary School, RG9 5JW. Leader Phillip R, 0118 969 8771 or 07791 540994.
Sunday 21st May 10:00, 12 miles: Check your radio signal walking from Henley, through Crowsley Park and around Shiplake circuit. Start: SU770817 Mill Lane, Henley free CP, RG9 4HB. 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 Nick P, 07837 962126 or 0118 969 7153.
Tuesday 23rd May 10:00, 10 miles: A figure of eight walk around Knowl Hill. In the morning north of the A4 to Juddmonte farm, part hilly. In the afternoon we move South of the A4 towards Waltham St Lawrence, generally flat. Start: SU822794 Lay by on A4 near former Seven Stars Inn. Note limited parking. RG10 9UR. Leader Mike E, 0118 944 1400 or 07833 646908.
Thursday 25th May 10:30, 5 miles: A pleasant, flat walk along country lanes & meadows, past Thatcher's Ford, the gurgling Blackwater river & Swallowfield Park. We pass the grave of local writer Mary Russell Mitford who died 1855. (5 stiles). Start: SU753646 Park carefully by the cricket field, Church Lane (off Castle Rd) Farley Hill RG7 1UL. Leader Jane T, 0118 978 4319 or 07899 734799.
Sunday 28th May 10:00, 6½ miles: Follow us along the woods and lanes around Marlow then return along the Thames Path. Start: SU848862 Court Garden CP, Pound Lane, Marlow - charge 50p per hour. SL7 2UE. Leader Mary W, 0118 977 0746 or 07833 582902.
Thursday 1st June 10:30, 6¼ miles: Take a stroll in the woods and fields around Silchester following part of Brenda Parker Way through Pamber Forest, Latchmere Green and returning via remains of the Roman Town of Calleva Atrebatum. Start: SU635628 Silchester Roman Town CP in Wall Lane. NB: Height limit 1.8M. RG7 2HJ. Leader Sue G, 0118 348 1506 or 07747 771949.
Sunday 4th June 10:30, 4½ miles: A varied walk from Shiplake, along the Thames, a gentle climb to Shiplake Church and then across open fields and through woods with extensive views. Start: SU776797 Shiplake Railway Station CP RG9 3NY. No charge at time of going to press. Leader Kath P & Richard K, 0118 978 0901 or 07775 694011.
Sunday 4th June 10:00, 15¼ miles: A strenuous walk via Bix, Nettlebed and Stonor, taking in a famous copse, a shepherd's green, a dead man's lane, some merry moles, a long wood and a wooden paradise. Start: SU739856 Layby in Middle Assendon near Rainbow PH (RG9 6AS). Bring packed lunch. Please call leader if meeting at the start of the walk. Meet: 09:15 at SU809687 Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BD for car share. Leader Graham C, 0118 978 2866 or 07719 993787.
Tuesday 6th June 10:00, 13 miles: A linear walk taking in the 5th & 6th legs of the Wokingham Way. It goes through parts of ancient Bracknell Forest (which was once part of the royal forest of Windsor) before following the Blackwater Valley Path as it winds its way through Eversley. Start: SU841691 London Road, Binfield RG42 4BS. Meet: 09:30 at SU753632 Well House Lane, Bramshill RG27 0RJ. Could all walkers come to the meeting location so that we can calculate the right number of cars for ferrying people. Leader Graham C, 0118 978 2866 or 07719 993787.
Thursday 8th June 10:30, 5 miles: A beautiful early summer's walk from Russell's Water Common through Shambridge and College Woods. A fairly gentle walk with moderate ascents and fine views. Start: SU720887 Russell's Water Common after careful parking at the Stonor End. RG9 6HA. Leader Bill B, 07881 816863.
Sunday 11th June 10:00, 6 miles: A gentle climb into the hills to the NE of Hambleden. Start: SU784865 CP (free) behind Stag and Huntsman pub Hambleden RG9 6RP. Leader Daphne & Pat P, 07785 331375.
Sunday 11th June 10:30, 10 miles: Join Berkshire Weekend Walkers to follow the Wayfarer's Walk past North Oakley and further south before heading back via Hannington and Cottington's Hill. The walk involves some muddy footpaths and gentle hills. Start: SU516565 CP at the top of White Hill, on the B3051 about a mile south of Kingsclere village. Please note that the nearest postcode RG20 5PX is for the stables between Kingsclere and the car park. The car park is further on and up the hill from there.There will be the opportunity for a pub stop at The Vine before before completing the last leg of the walk. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of drinking water. Leader Rob C, 07786 116988.
Wednesday 14th June 18:00, 3 miles: Easy circular walk from The Bell at Waltham St Lawrence observing things en-route. Quiz and route sheets provided but please bring a pen. Start: SU830769 Park considerately by the church and the pub. Optional pub supper or drinks at end. RG10 0JN. Leader Linda A, 01491 411011 or 07776 126663.
Thursday 15th June 10:30, 5½ miles: A pretty country walk around Lower Shiplake along the Thames Path. Start: SU775788 Park in Mill Lane, Lower Shiplake (Lane to Shiplake Lock). Leader Gerry C, 07805 356708.
Sunday 18th June 10:00, 6 miles: A challenging and hilly walk with fantastic views, walking from the Hellfire Caves to Hughenden Manor and back. Assistance dogs only please. Start: SU826947 CP for the Hellfire Caves and old garden centre just north of the A40 and quarter of a mile west of the caves themselves. HP14 3AH. Leader George S, 07703 662747.
Sunday 18th June 10:00, 13 miles: A seasonal walk through West Berkshire from Bradenham then Speen, followed by afternoon tea. Start: SU825970 Careful parking near Bradenham Church HP14 4HF. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for Car Share. Please bring packed lunch. If going directly to start please contact leader. Leader John T, 07982 721114 or 0118 979 8070.
Tuesday 20th June 10:00, 14 miles: Take the challenge of the Chiltern hills & valleys around Ewelme and Swyncombe. Start: SU648912 CP at recreation ground in Ewelme, OX10 6PG. Meet: 09:00 at SU807698 Cantley Park, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for Car Share. Please bring packed lunch. If going directly to start please contact leader. Leader Elaine H & Shirley C, 07899 798221 or 07768 812124.
Thursday 22nd June 10:30, 6 miles: A walk around Broadmoor Hospital, to check out progress of work on the new buildings, and then up to the Look Out returning via Caesar’s Camp and the Devil’s Highway. Mostly Forestry Commission and woodland. Start: SU845643 Broadmoor Car Park at Crowthorne (on Devils Highway). Nearest postcode RG45 7DU (off the roundabout and along the road by the side of the Swim, Snorkel & Dive Centre). Leader Nick J, 07785 257992.
Sunday 25th June 10:00, 5½ miles: Stroll with us west along the Kennet and Avon canal, then through fields and lanes north east of Sulhamstead, back around Hose Hill lake. Start: SU648704 Sheffield Bottom Lock Picnic Area CP, by the swing bridge, on the Kennet and Avon canal, south of Theale. RG7 4AJ. Leader Stewart Mac, 07901 514832 or 0118 966 3111.
Tuesday 27th June 10:15, 10½ miles: A flat walk starting and finishing along the Basingstoke Canal, via Crookham and Dogmersfield. Start: SU747517 Odiham Wharf CP, RG29 1DH. Meet: 09:15 at SU807698 Cantley Park, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for Car Share. Please bring packed lunch. If going directly to start please contact leader. Leader Graham C, 0118 978 2866 or 07719 993787.
Thursday 29th June 10:30, 6 miles: A pleasant walk over National Trust land from Maidenhead Thicket via Burchett's Green. Start: SU858809 NT CP, 300m along old Henley Road, from A4. SL6 4GL. Leader Jo F, 07979 595043 or 0118 934 4704.
Sunday 2nd July 10:30, 5 miles: A North Hampshire ramble from Hartley Wintney across Warren Heath. Start: SU768570 After entering Hartley Wintney on the A30 going West, turn right into Monachus Lane at the sign for Doctors Surgery and park in the Car Park at the end of this short lane (free on Sunday). RG27 8NN. Leader David T, 0118 977 4184 or 07899 938397.
Sunday 2nd July 10:00, 18 miles: Attempt this challenge from Russell's Water, Pishill, Ibstone, Cadmore End, Turville, Stonor, Nettlebed, Russell's Water, Maidensgrove. Very hilly, over 3000ft of ascent. Start: SU720887 Careful roadside parking at the eastern side of Russell's Water Common, Maidensgrove. RG9 6HA. Meet: 09:00 at SU809687 Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BD for car share. Please bring packed lunch. Leader David H, 07738 067096.
Tuesday 4th July 10:00, 10 miles: Enjoy views over the Chiltern hills & valleys on this walk around Ewelme and Swyncombe. Assistance dogs only please. Start: SU795895 Careful parking on far edge of Russell's Water Common, 200 yards before the Five Horseshoes PH coming from Stonor. RG9 6EX. Leader Martin D, 07875 283404 or 0118 966 1536.
Thursday 6th July 10:30, 5½ miles: A stroll around Hambleden valley across Pheasant's Hill and Heath Wood. Start: SU785865 Free CP behind Stag & Huntsman. RG9 6RP. Leader Alan B, 07815 744756 or 0118 961 6595.
Saturday 8th July: Summer social evening. See flyer on Newsletter page .
Sunday 9th July 13:30, 5 miles: An afternoon walk up to Sulhamstead and returning along Kennet & Avon canal towpath. Start: SU647703 Sheffield Bottom Lock Picnic Area CP, by the swing bridge, on the Kennet and Avon canal, south of Theale. RG7 4AP. Leader David M, 07932 246232.
Wednesday 12th July 19:00, 3½ miles: Evening stroll east of Swallowfield with views across Reading and then returning along the Blackwater and Broadwater. Start: SU736646 Please phone leader beforehand if intending to eat afterwards. Food choices in CP before walk. (If eating, bring cash so that leader can arrange collective payment.) George and Dragon CP Church Rd., Swallowfield. RG7 1TJ. Leader Richard H, 07884 113491.
Thursday 13th July 10:30, 6 miles: A Roman hike from Silchester, through Latchmere Green then Little London. Start: SU626622 Recreation CP in Silchester, RG7 2PH. Leader David M, 07932 246232.
Sunday 16th July 10:30, 6 miles: A stroll over Ascot Heath and round Great Pond. Start: SU919707 Park in New Road, Brookside, North Ascot then meet by shops & bus stops. SL5 7NY. Leader Marianne & Ian M, 07429 337369.
Sunday 16th July: Coach Walk to Marlborough.See See flyer on Newsletter page .
Tuesday 18th July 10:15, 12 miles: Follow our Leader on this Christmas Common circuit via Aston Rowant Nature Reserve and Ibstone Common. Start: SU710935 Hill Road CP, Christmas Common. OX49 5HS. 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 John G, 07754 869152.
Thursday 20th July 10:30, 5 miles: Canal & river views on this local walk along the River Kennet, then past Calcot Mill and Southcote Linear Park. Easy walking, some stiles. Start: SU688703 CP of The Cunning Man, Burghfield Bridge, Burghfield Road RG30 3RB. Leader Ellen H, 0118 934 1084 or 07715 553979.
Sunday 23rd July 10:30, 5 miles: Stretch your limbs over Whitchurch Hill and Boze Down. Fairly steep climb out of Whitchurch and then typical Chilterns farmland with views across the Thames. Start: SU636767 Free CP on the Pangbourne side of Whitchurch bridge. Leader David B, 07738 016588.
Tuesday 25th July 10:00, 12 miles: Tackle this Thames and Southern Chilterns loop. From Hurley, Thames path to Marlow, north to Bluey's Farm, south to Homefield Wood, along Chiltern Way, down to the Thames & return. Start: SU825840 CP just south of Hurley Lock SL6 5NB. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park Car Park. RG40 5QQ. Please bring packed lunch. Inform Leader if going straight to the start. Happy that people bring under-control dogs. Leader Richard H, 07884 113491.
Thursday 27th July 10:30, 5½ miles: A morning meander through the woods via Bovingdon Green, Marlow Common and Bockmer End. Start: SU823861 Careful edge-of-wood parking around the triangle between Hollowhill and Pullingshill Woods (SL7 2DS approx). Leader Dougal M, 0118 924 1979 or 07719 450283.
Sunday 30th July, 10:00, 6 miles: A leisurely stroll from Snelsmore Common through Winterbourne and across Boxford Common. Start: SU464710CP in Snelsmore Common Country Park; off B4494, Wantage Road RG14 3BQ. Leader Graham S & Karen D, 0118 977 6586 or 07966 002016.
Sunday 30th July 10:00, 12 miles: A moderate walk over Snelsmore Common, then through Chieveley & Bagnor. Start: SU464710 Snelsmore Common CP, approx postcode RG14 3BQ. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for Car Share. Please bring packed lunch. If going directly to start please contact leader. Leader Derek & Jenny S, 0118 978 5447 or 07816 037164.
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 064650.
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 Spencer’s Wood. 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 830414.
Thursday 24th August 10:30, 6 miles: A walk through six farms - Castle End, Milleys, Bluey’s, then 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 £1 Sunday 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.
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.
Sunday 3rd September: Coach Walk to Broadway.See See flyer on Newsletter page .
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.
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