Walks

Walks and Events Programme

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February to April 2018

Please read Notes for Walkers before joining us for a walk

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

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Thursday 1st February 10:30, 4 miles: An easy winter walk around Evendons Lane and Sand Martins Golf Club. No hills or stiles and will be taken at a pace to suit those present (under 3 miles an hour!). Start: SU797668 CP at Scout Hut, Redlands Farm Park, Evendons Lane, Wokingham. RG41 4EH. Leader Sue G, 07747 771949 or 0118 348 1506.

Thursday 1st February 10:00, 6.8 miles: Central Windsor Great Park. No stiles; grass and park roads. Toilets and coffee stall available at banana break. Easy walking but at a brisk pace.Savill Garden entry is free this January and February. The walk will now include a circumnavigation of the garden Start: SU953734 Rangers Gate car park, A332 Windsor, SL4 2JA. Leader Jo F, 0118 934 4704 or 07979 595043.

Sunday 4th February 10:30, 5½ miles: Explore the woods and commons of the southern Chilterns from Peppard Common with a hidden hill fort to find. Total ascent/ descent about 300 ft. Start: SU703812 CP at crossroads of Stoke Row Rd and Gallows Tree Rd. RG9 5JB. Leader Phillip R, 0118 969 8771 or 07791 540994 Ellen H, 0118 934 1084 or 07715 553979.

Sunday 4th February 10:00, 11½ miles: Enjoy a North Downs loop from Puttenham near the Hog's Back. North Downs to Brabhoeuf Manor, Orange Grove, Binscombe, Hurtmore, Roker's Lane, Shackleford, Mitchell Hill Plantation, Lydling Farm return to Puttenham. Start: SU935477 Car Park opposite the Jolly Farmer GU3 1AJ. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 9:15 at SU809687 WBC Shute End Car Park, RG40 1BN for car share. Leader Richard H, 0118 988 4118 or 07884 113491.

Tuesday 6th February 10:00, 12½ miles: Flat winter tramp from Maidenhead Thicket to Waltham St Lawrence and back via Burchett's Green. Start: SU854815 NT CP on Pinkneys Drive near Maidenhead about SL6 6QG (51.52614,-0.76928). Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 9:15 at SU776730 Woodley Airfield Museum CP about RG5 4UD (51.45112,-0.88340) for car share. Leader Martin L, 07860 254249.

Thursday 8th February 10:30, 5½ miles: River Loddon and Hurst circular via Sandford Lane, Hurst Lodge and Hogmoor Lane. Start: SU782748 Lands End pub RG10 0UE. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740.

Sunday 11th February 10:30, 5½ miles: Widbrook Common & Cliveden Reach. Including a lake and 1½ miles of the Thames Path. Start: SU902825 CP in Lower Cookham Road (A4094) near Boulters Lock; SL6 8JN (50p up to 3 hours). Leader Graham S & Karen D, 07966 002016 or 07980 759082.

Sunday 11th February 10:00, 13½ miles: Theale and Pangbourne. A fairly flat journey through woods and fields past an over-engineered dovecot, Little Heath, Pangbourne, Bowden Green, Tidmarsh. Start: SU645714 Theale long-term CP at east end of High Street, RG7 5AL. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 9:00 at SU809687 WBC car park, Shute End RG40 1BN for car share. Leader Graham C, 0118 978 2866 or 0771 999 3787.

Thursday 15th February 10:30, 5 miles: A pleasant walk through beech woods and parkland around Shepherds Green. Start: SU710820 Peppard Common RG9 5LB. Leader Gerry C, 07805 356708.

Sunday 18th February 10:00, 5 miles: Visit the unexpected world of Lightwater. This will be a walk around the Country Park and the other woodland areas in the vicinity. Included will be a short climb to the top of High Curley Hill with its excellent views over towards London. Start: SU918620 The furthest Car Parking area into Lightwater Country Park. Beware of the Speed humps on the entrance road. GU18 5RG. Leader George S & Jake, 07703 662747 (text only please as I am deaf).

Sunday 18th February 10:00, 12 miles: Join us for a moderate figure of 8 walk, first north from Henley along the Thames path to Aston, through the deer park to Remenham Hill. Lunch by the river in Henley and then south along the Thames path to the edge of Shiplake, returning to Henley via Harpsden. Walkers may join us for the first loop of the walk only (which is 8 miles) if they prefer a shorter walk. Start: SU771817 Mill Lane CP, off Reading Road, Henley on Thames, RG9 4HB. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mary B, 07557 432878 or 0118 926 7208.

Tuesday 20th February 9:30, 14 miles: A flat ramble around Windsor great park passing all the memorable sights. Start: SU979721 West end of Bishopsgate Road TW20 0XU. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mike E, 0118 944 1400 or 07833 646908.

Thursday 22nd February 10:30, 6.3 miles: Oak trees for Trafalgar & one of the oldest cricket grounds, an undulating walk from Hartley Wintney. 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. (Parking Charge - 3 hours £2.10, over 4 hours £3.00.) RG27 8NN. Leader David M, 07932 246232.

Sunday 25th February 10:00, 5½ miles: Ufton Green and Aldermaston Wharf. A walk across fields to Padworth returning along the Kennet and Avon Canal. Start: SU627692 CP at Tyle Mill Bridge, RG7 4BS. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 9:15 at SU807697 CP at Cantley Park, Wokingham, RG40 5QQ for car share (recommended as there is limited space at Tyle Mill Bridge). Leader David T, 07899 938397 or 0118 977 4184.

Sunday 25th February 10:00, 11 miles: Rambling over the Hampshire countryside from East Worldham via Short Heath Common, Oakhanger and Blackmoor Golf Course. Start: SU750380 East Worldham Church, to park at the layby on the B3004 by East Worldham Village Hall, east of Alton, Hants. GU34 3AS. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 9:10 at SU808687 WBC Offices CP, Shute End, RG40 1BN for car share. Leader Susan R, 07966 702349 or 0118 978 8988.

Tuesday 27th February 10:00, 11 miles: As the days get longer, explore your local area visiting the Beech Hill Church Café, treading the Devil's Highway and then around the Roman Town at Silchester. Mortimer, Wheat's Farm, Great Park Farm, through Beech Hill beyond the church, sharp right to Cannon Bridge, along to Fair Cross, Devil's Highway to beyond Butler's Land's Copse, Brickledon's Farm, Clappers Farm, Manor Farm around fort wall, Stone Hill. Mortimer West End, return. Start: SU655646 Car Park opposite Horse and Groom in Mortimer. RG7 3RD. Bring packed lunch. Leader Richard H, 0118 988 4118 or 07884 113491.

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Thursday 1st March 10:30, 6.3 miles: A scenic walk, beginning with a steep descent, through rolling countryside and woodland from Russell's Water Common and through the nature reserve. Start: SU711890 As close as possible to the Five Horseshoes pub on the south side of Russell's Water Common RG9 6EX. Leader Margaret T, 07917 002202.


Saturday 3rd March: Social evening 7.30pm at Barkham Village Hall, Church Lane (off Barkham Street), Barkham RG40 4PL. See enclosed flyer.


Sunday 4th March 10:00, 6 miles: Hurst Village & Loddon River Walk. A circular 6-mile walk from Hurst, around Dinton Pastures, past Sandford Mill, along the river Loddon to Whistley Bridge and back to Hurst along Hogmore Lane. Start: SU795733 Sawpit Road, Hurst, RG10 0SF, 51°27'12.3" N 0°51'25.6"W, 51.453408, -0.857103 Limited road parking in Hurst so please car share if you can. Leader Mark & Sue P, 07788 824121 or 0118 979 5615.

Sunday 4th March 10:00, 10 miles: An undulating walk in the Oxfordshire countryside. Start: SU738856 Middle Assendon; layby on B480 opposite road to Fawley Bottom. Bring packed lunch. Leader Christine H, 07775 860169.

Tuesday 6th March 10:00, 11 miles: Circumnavigate Stoke Row, then Checkendon, Well Place, Hailey, (Crowmarsh), Nuffield, Howberrywood, Stoke Row, with a mix of Woods and open fields and a few climbs. Start: SU663830 As there is parking for only 3-4 cars at Checkendon, car share essential from Caversham Recreation ground. Only assistance dogs please. Bring packed lunch. Meet: 9:30 at SU725767 Caversham Park Village Recreation Ground car park, RG4 6RU, for car share. Leader Martin D, 0118 966 1536 or 07875 283404.

Thursday 8th March 10:30, 4½ miles: Marlow to Temple lock and back, along the Thames Path. Skirt nice properties to Court Gardens. Inland to Grounds Farm and Temple Lock.Back along the Thames Path. Start: SU859862 Riverside free car park. Gossmore Lane Marlow SL7 1SZ. Turn right before dead end sign.No hills, no stiles. Leader Barbara D, 0118 934 5506 or 07895 635001 Day of walk only.

Thursday 8th March 10:30, 6 miles: Spring is on its way ! Please join me for a walk through ancient woodlands with distant views of the Thames . Circular walk around Crazies Hill with one fairly steep ascent . Start: SU800809 The Horns Public House at Crazies Hill. Permission to use car park if staying for lunch or careful roadside parking on Crazies Hill Rd adjacent to Pub. RG10 8LY. Leader Bill B, 07881 816863.

Sunday 11th March 10:00, 6 miles: A circular walk to the north of Henley. Lambridge Wood, Bix, Middle Assendon and Henley Park. 2 short steep inclines. Start: SU759826 Car park in Henley behind Waitrose. Meet at library end. RG9 2FD. Leader Chris R, 07710 534818.

Sunday 11th March 10:00, 15½ miles: Mostly flat going across the West Berks Downs and taking in some of the Thames and Ridgeway Paths via Aldworth and Ashampstead.churches. Assistance dogs ONLY. Start: SU599806 Goring central CP with toilets. Bring packed lunch. Leader Linda A, 07776 126663 Bill D 07887 627885 .

Thursday 15th March 10:30, 5 miles: Goring Gap, with superb views and river vistas. A linear walk along the Thames Path from Whitchurch to Goring, where we will catch the train back to Pangbourne (fare £2.70). Then across the toll bridge and back to the cars. One or two short steep hills. Start: SU636774 Junction of Hardwick Road and Swanston Field, Whitchurch-on-Thames RG8 7HJ. Leader Ian H, 0118 947 1524 or 07815 415427.

Sunday 18th March 10:00, 6 miles: A lovely walk through Sulham woods, across fields to Tilehurst, past the dovecote tower and into Sulham, returning by the river Pang. Start: SU634765 Pangbourne station road car park by the village hall. No charge on Sunday. RG8 7AN. Leader Cathy O, 07940 801261 or 0118 961 9024.

Tuesday 20th March 10:00, 12½ miles: A local walk exploring the lovely Berkshire and Hampshire countryside. We will proceed through the Finchampstead Ridges and then walk down to the Blackwater river and follow the Three Castles Trail for a while. We will then enter the Bramshill estate and walk through the plantation until arriving back the Blackwater river. From the New Mill ford we will then walk back through the village of Finchampstead and into Simons Wood to be reunited with our cars. Start: SU813635 Simons Wood Car park, Wellingtonia Road, Finchampstead, RG45 6AE. Bring packed lunch. Leader Nick J, 07785 257992 or 0118 932 8758.

Thursday 22nd March 10:30, 6 miles: Thames path, Little Marlow, Bloom Wood and the Spade Oak nature reserve. One fairly gentle ascent rewarded with views across the Thames valley. Start: SU883875 Free car park in Spade Oak at the end of Coldmoorholme Lane, past the pub and on the right. Park in road if car park is full. SL8 4PS. Leader David B, 0118 934 1084 or 07738 016588.

CLOCKS WENT FORWARD OVERNIGHT.

Sunday 25th March 10:30, 4 miles: Along the Thames Path from Hurley between Frogmill Farm and Temple and through the adjacent riverside meadows. Start: SU825840 Free car park in Hurley village, opposite the church. SL6 5NB. Leader Ellen H, 07715 553979 or 0118 934 1084.

Sunday 25th March 10:00, 12½ miles: Join us to see Windsor Great Park landmarks & Valley Gardens spring floral displays, camellias, magnolias. Start: SU947727 Cranbourne Gate CP, Windsor on west side of A332, Sheet Street (SL4 2BT). Dogs on leads. Please ring leader if joining at the start of walk. Some small hills. Bring packed lunch, possible tea in The Village. Meet: 9:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park CP, Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share, RG40 5QQ. Leader Paul L, 07768 585657.

Tuesday 27th March 10:00, 11 miles: See how the country squires live in West Berkshire. Woodland and country walk via Bucklebury, Midgham, Chapel Row and Stanford Dingley. Start: SU552731 Pot Kiln Inn, Frilsham RG18 0XX, with lunch stop at Bull Inn. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 9:00 at SU807697 Cantley Park CP RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740 or 07512 880414.

Thursday 29th March 10:30, 5½ miles: The Green Lanes of Waltham St Lawrence. Fields, lanes, a village church, a country pub, an old yew tree, a few stiles but mostly flat. You will love this one. Start: SU829769 Careful parking in village centre of Waltham St Lawrence RG10 0JJ. Leader Marianne & Ian M, 07429 337369.

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Sunday 1st April 10:00, 4 miles: A pleasant circular walk around Goring Heath, Path Hill, Collins End and Nuney Green with only one fairly steep hill to tackle. Start: SU657792 Verge side parking in Deadmans Lane at the old Post Office Crossroads. RG8 7RX. Leader Graham St, 07913 403345 (on day of walk).

Sunday 1st April 10:00, 13½ miles: Enjoy a circular strenuous but rewarding walk around the Hambleden Valley. Hambleden, Rotten Row, Rockwell End, Russell's Farm, Pheasants, Parmoor, Skirmett, Turville, Hanger Wood, Fingest, Adam's Wood, Elmdown, Poynatt's Wood, Gussett's Wood, Luxter's Farm, Hatchman's, Pheasants Hill & return. Start: SU785865 Public CP behind 'Stag & Huntsman' PH, Hambleden RG9 6RP. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 9:15 at SU809687 WBC Offices CP, Shute End, RG40 1BN for car share. Leader Richard H, 0118 988 4118 or 07884 113491.

Tuesday 3rd April 10:15, 13 miles: Maharaja's Well. Judge, Corker, Oratory, Deadman, Hook, Wyfold, Holly and Crooked. Start: SU680840 Stoke Row Village Hall, RG9 5QN. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 9:30 at SU807697 Cantley Park CP, Twyford Road, RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader John G, 07754 869152.

Thursday 5th April 10:30, 5 miles: Fabulous views across the Chiltern Hills on this undulating walk around the top of Hambleden valley. Start: SU768912 Park on the road side in Turville village RG9 6QU. Leader Gerry C, 07805 356708.

Sunday 8th April 10:30, 5 miles: Rose Lane and Culham Farms. Farm tracks, country lanes, a mausoleum, the Thames, one steep hill, white deer, and to finish off the Horns Public House. This one has it all . Why not come and join us. Start: SU800812 Careful parking on common and around Crazies Hill village RG10 8NT. Leader Marianne & Ian M, 07429 337369.

Thursday 12th April 10:30, 5 miles: Golf course, never knowingly undersold, then Thames views, and Stanley Spencer's house in Cookham. Start: SU892853 CP on the Moor at Cookham SL6 9SB; parking charges apply for non-NT members: £2. Leader David M, 07932 246232.


13th-16th April: Abingworth weekend.


Sunday 15th April 10:00, 5½ miles: A walk from Cookley Green walking above Swyncombe and onto Swyncombe Downs with views looking to Britwell Salome; the pig farm shouldn't smell too bad. Start: SU692902 Careful verge parking in Church Lane Cookley Green RG9 6EE. Leader Peter D, 0118 377 4820.

Tuesday 17th April 10:00, 13 miles: A rolling romp through lovely spring-awakened woodland and fields north from Peppard Common. Passing through Rotherfield Greys, touching Bix and English Farm, then skirting Stoke Row before returning through Greatbottom Wood. Start: SU709818 Careful roadside parking on lane opposite Red Lion pub, Rotherfield Peppard., RG9 5LB. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 9:30 at SU725767 Caversham Park Village Recreation Ground car park. RG4 6QW for car share. Leader Keith B, 07780 464115.

Thursday 19th April 10:30, 5 miles: Pleasant and varied circular walk from Eversley Church via Up Green and Castle Bottom. Start: SU780609 Careful parking around the green at Eversley Church RG27 0PX. Leader John A, 0118 977 4183 or 07780 966598 on day of walk.

Sunday 22nd April 10:30, 5½ miles: Exploring Aldworth. Heading north-west from the Bell Inn, towards Lowbury Hill taking in great views and exploring the paths round about. Fairly steep in parts. Quite exposed; walk may be shortened if weather very poor. 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.

Tuesday 24th April 10:00, 12.9 miles: Enjoy this delightful spring walk from Stoke Row, through Nettlebed, Nuffield and copious bluebell woods. Start: SU684840 Newlands Lane Stoke Row RG9 5PR. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 9:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Elaine H & Shirley C, 07899 798221 or 07768 812124.

Thursday 26th April 10:30, 5 miles: Rose Lane and Culham Farms. Via deer park. Start: SU800809 Park in the Horns Pub car park, at the rear, if eating afterwards. Otherwise at Cockpole Green RG10 8LY. Leader Alan B, 0118 961 6595 or 07815 744756.

Sunday 29th April 10:00, 6 miles: Woods, fields and.........a well. Start: SU822794 Car park behind Flic's cafe - near old Seven Stars pub, Knowl Hill. Leader Mary W, 0118 977 0746 or 07833 582902 on day of walk only.

Sunday 29th April 10:00, 10 miles: Spring colours in Windsor Great Park. Start: SU983699 Wick Road, Englefield Green by Bailiwick Restaurant TW20 0HN. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 9:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Derek & Jenny S, 0118 978 5447 or 07816 037164.

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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