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We need your email address! Very occasionally we need to cancel or amend a walk at short notice,
It has proved very useful for us to have an email distribution list for our members, so we can let you know of such changes.
We may also on occasions let you have other information that could be helpful to you.
This is required even if you supplied an email address when you joined Ramblers, since no permission for us to use it was given then. We promise to keep your details confidential, and not to share them with anyone else. Add me to LVR distribution list. Thank you!
Loddon Valley are offering group walks based on guidance from Ramblers Head Office. All walkers must book onto a walk in advance. See the Walks and Events page for more detail.
For the latest information on Ramblers GB response to the COVID-19 virus click here
Subject to government advice and restrictions about those who are in households with symptoms or pre-existing health conditions: independent walks can continue and are an excellent way to maintain health and wellbeing - provided independent walkers can keep their distance from others.
2020 AGM was held online on 5th November. Minutes can be found here
We still need a Social Secretary to organise and co-ordinate the various social events that we put on for the membership.
Anyone who volunteers for this key position can rest assured that there is always a willing band of committee members and other members who weigh in with support and help.
Safety Notice - Defibrillators Henley Area We have been advised that all defibrillators in the Henley area use the code C159 to open the box. The default position if you do not have this number to hand, or if you are in a different area, is to ring 999 and the operator will give you the code. You will have to give your location and, ideally, the post code.
Shinfield Gates Project See our brave Loddon Valley Ramblers volunteers carrying out the Shinfield Gates Project - no more stiles!!
Just click here
Loddon Valley Ramblers Facebook page is now available for news of walks, week ends etc. Follow Loddon Valley Facebook to access it.
Corporate Membership of HF : David Moffett has organised corporate membership of HF for Loddon Valley Ramblers. That means that members who participate in HF holidays with the Group do not need to pay the non-members fee for that holiday.
New footpath problems reporting form There is a new form in the Berkshire Ramblers website which enables you to report a footpath problem directly online. Access their fault reporting form here. Your report will be transmitted directly to our Footpath secretary.
Lost Paths Project Before a January 2026 deadline, the Government has given an opportunity to resurrect historic paths that existed before 1949 but are no longer shown as a right of way on the definitive map. To avoid these foot paths being lost forever, Ramblers have set up a project called “Don’t Lose Your Way”. For the Berkshire Area, this project is being led by Heather Brown who is seeking Foot Path detectives to identify historic paths that are not currently on the definitive map in their own area. Anyone who volunteers will be able to attend a free course called “Right of Way: Restoring the Record”. If you are interested in becoming a lost paths researcher, please contact Heather Brown