Walks and Events Programme

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November 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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November December

Ramblers Walks Feed for Loddon Valley

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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 milesCHANGE OF WALK LEADER: Circular walk from Lane End across to West Wycombe through both grassy and wooded commons with extensive and varied views. Due to injury the walk leader has changed and the walk will now be a circular towards Turville 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 9024John T, 0118 979 8070 or 07982 721114.

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 milesCHANGE OF WALK START Walk the lake and then heath, pine and woodland. Fairly flat and no stiles. Start: SU827654The Pinewood Activity Centre Old wokingham Road Wokingham RG40 3AQ. Parking is in the last parking bays at the left hand end of the carpark past the Cafe. Also use the grass area opposite the bays if required. 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 246232There is additional public parking adjacent the White Swan Public House, leaving the roundabout on A33 turn right onto the old A33 and find parking on right after 100m..

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 make own lift sharing arrangements - parking restricted in Wokingahm due to Winter Carnival. 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, .

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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