Walks and Events Programme

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July - August 2019

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)

It is recommended that you carry an In Case Of Emergency card in an outer pocket of your bag. This asks for (relevant) medical information and emergency contacct details. A link to a .pdf version can be found here

The walks are available on Google Calendar

July August

Ramblers Walks Feed for Loddon Valley

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Tuesday 2nd July 10:00, 13 miles: Exploring the Woods and Byways of Crowthorne and Wokingham Without. Edgbarrow Woods, Ravenswood, Gorrick Woods, Chapel Green, Hatch Ride, Devil's Highway and Three Castles Path. Flat. Start: SU841637 Morgan Recreation Centre CP, Crowthorne. RG45 7LA. (Turn left after mini roundabout at South end of Crowthorne High St.). Bring packed lunch. Leader John G, 07754 869152.

Thursday 4th July 10:30, 6 miles: A figure of eight walk along the River Blackwater, Moulsham Green, Finchampstead Ridges with a gentle climb to Beech Hill. Start: SU820620 Horseshoe Lake CP, Mill Lane, Sandhurst GU47 8JW. Leader Carmel H, 07961 790398 or 07961 790398.

Saturday 6th July: Hog roast. See flyer on NEWSLETTER page.

Sunday 7th July 10:00, 6 miles: Finchampstead Ridges and Yateley Lakes. Pleasant walk from the Finchampstead Ridges, though woodland, farmland, along the Blackwater River and Yateley Lakes. Returning through Finchampstead Village. Total ascent 300'. Start: SU813635 National Trust Car Park on Wellingtonia Avenue RG45 6AE. Lat 51 21' 55" Lon 0 50' 0" . Leader Mark P, 07788 824121 or 0118 979 5615.

Sunday 7th July: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Tuesday 9th July 10:15, 12 miles: Lovely walk over N Hampshire hills with far reaching views and discover the tunnel of the old Basingstoke Canal. Start: SU722513 Greywell Pumping Station, Deptford Road, near RG29 1BS. Bring packed lunch. Leader Sue H, 07855 069324.

Thursday 11th July 10:30, 6.1 miles: A delightful walk from The Horns public house around Crazies Hill and Warren Row. A popular walk with splendid views of the Thames and touching the Chiltern Way. Start: SU800809 The Horns Public House, Crazies Hill, RG10 8LY. Leader Nick J, 07785 257992 or 0118 932 8758.

Sunday 14th July 10:00, 5.6 miles: A stroll in the Chilterns from pretty Hambleden. Start: SU785865 Car park behind Stag and Huntsman, Hambleden RG9 6RP. Leader Daphne & Pat P, 07785 331375.

Sunday 14th July 10:00, 12 miles: A ramble round the Silchester and Mortimer countryside, including the old Roman town, on the Hampshire and Berkshire border. Start: SU626622 Car Park on Silchester Common. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:25 at SU809687 Wokingham BC CP, Shute End, RG40 1BN for car share. Leader Sue R, 0118 978 8988 or 07966 702349.

Tuesday 16th July 10:30, 12 miles: Fancy a walk round Windsor Great Park, or round Virginia Water? Why not come along and do both! Fairly flat with a few gates. Includes walking along paths that ridden horses may also use. Start: SU953734 Rangers' Gate car park on A332. SL4 2JA. Bring packed lunch. Leader George S, 07703 662747 (Text only please as I am rather deaf).

Thursday 18th July 10:30, 4.8 miles: Thames Path from Whitchurch-on-Thames to Goring, THEN RETURN BY TRAIN to Pangbourne. Superb views and two fairly steep hills. Start: SU636774 Take second right after crossing toll bridge from Pangbourne (Hardwick Road) and then next right, Swanston Field. RG8 7HP.. Leader Ian H, 0118 947 1524 or 07815 415427.

Thursday 18th July 10:30, 5.7 miles: Clay Copse, Chalkhouse Green, Bird Wood and Chapman Farm. A pleasant walk on the borders of the Chilterns. Start: SU725767 Clayfield Copse Recreation Ground Caversham Park Road RG46AA. Leader David B, 0118 934 1084 or 07738 016588.

Sunday 21st July 10:30, 5 miles: Bucklebury Common and the Pang Valley, combining the rich and varied delights of West Berkshire. Start: SU556690 Parking area on Bucklebury Common. Leader Ellen H, 07715 553979 or 0118 934 1084.

Sunday 21st July 10:30, 10 miles: North to Woodcote and back around the farms. Depending on the weather and wishes of the group we could have a quick drink at a Woodcote pub. This is a pretty walk through farms, woods, not forgetting the alpacas. A Joint Walk with Mid Berks Group. Start: SU636768 Meet on south side of Whitchurch toll bridge (in small car park) but depending on your route you can park either side of the bridge. Bring packed lunch. Leader Alison M, 07816 191399.

Tuesday 23rd July 10:15, 12 miles: Flattish walk across several commons. Start: SU974619 Chobham Car Park GU24 8LZ Weekday charge #1.60 - cash only. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:30 at SU807697 Cantley Park CP RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader John T, 0118 979 8070 or 07982 721114.

Thursday 25th July 10:30, 4 miles: Brookwood Victorian cemetery with War Graves and destination of the Necropolis Railway. Start: SU946560 Public CP beside Pirbright green GU24 0JE. Leader David M, 07932 246232.

Sunday 28th July: For a shorter walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Sunday 28th July 10:00, 13 miles: Around Lambourn & The Berkshire Downs. A moderately paced gallop around horse racing 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 30th July 10:15, 11 miles: Around Upper Basildon and Ashampstead. Start: SU596773 Basildon Village Hall, Bethesda St, Upper Basildon RG8 8NU. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Graham C, 07719 993787.

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Thursday 1st August 10:30, 5 miles: South Bucks Woods. Davenport W to Bovingdon Green, Marlow Common to Homefield W, Bockmer End to Widefield W, Hog W to Hollowhill W. Start: SU823861 Triangle between Hollowhill and Pullingshill Woods. SL7 2DS (approx). Leader Dougal M, 0118 924 1979 or 07719 450283.

Sunday 4th August 10:00, 5 miles: A trip from Englefield Green to the Air Force Memorial; the River Thames via the Magna Carta Memorial to John F. Kennedy's Memorial to Windsor Great Park Saville Gardens and return to Cooper Hill Lane car park. Start: SU996718 Cooper Hill Lane car park which is free TW20 0LB. Leader Peter D, 0118 377 4820.

Sunday 4th August: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Tuesday 6th August 10:15, 12 miles: Bucklebury, Bradfield and the river Pang. Pub stop at 9 miles. Start: SU560694 Bucklebury Common CP (N of road from Bucklebury) RG7 6QD. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Twyford Rd, Wokingham RG405QQ for car share. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740.

Thursday 8th August 10:30, 6 miles: Little Marlow, Bloom Wood & Coldmoorholme. Start: SU883875 Car Park in Coldmoorholme Lane (opposite and just past Spade Oak Hotel) SL8 5PS. Leader Derek S, 0118 978 5447 or 07816 037164.

Thursday 8th August 10:30, 4 miles: A scenic stroll through the Walthams and Shottesbrooke Park with a little bit of history along the way. Start: SU830768 The Bell at Waltham St Lawrence RG10 0JJ - only 3 spaces at the pub but plenty of street parking and also around the pound'. Leader Sally B, 01344 774468 or 07876 141817 on day.

Sunday 11th August 10:00, 5 miles: Moated farmhouses by the River Loddon. Start: SU680580 Public CP just North of White Hart PH on old A33. RG27 0AQ. Leader David M, 07932 246232.

Sunday 11th August 10:00, 10 miles: Simon's Wood, Horseshoe Lakes and Finchampstead Church. Start: SU813635 Simon's Wood NT car park Wellingtonia Avenue, Crowthorne. Bring packed lunch. Leader Steve S, 07776 148720.

Tuesday 13th August 10:15, 12 miles: Loop to the west of Oakley and return via the source of the River Test and Wayfarers Way. Start: SU570509 Car Park on B3400 west of Oakley RG23 7HD. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU716670 Road parking on Clares Green Road just east of Farriers Arms RG7 1DY for car share. Leader Richard H, 07884 113491 or 0118 988 4118.

Wednesday 14th August 19:00, 4 miles: Evening stroll from Arborfield Cross past Arborfield Church, Carter's Hill, by Bearwood Lake and back through the Coombes. Please ring leader beforehand if intending to eat afterwards; arrive at 06:45 in order to give food choices and bring cash so that a collective payment can be made. Start: SU761671 The Bull, Arborfield Cross RG2 0QD. Leader Richard H, 07884 113491 or 0118 988 4118.

Thursday 15th August 10:30, 5 miles: A walk round the lesser-known paths of Bracknell Forest. Start: SU853662 Car park to Great Hollands Recreation Ground (Entrance on B3430) RG40 3EE. Leader George S, 07703 662747 (Text only please as I am rather deaf).

Sunday 18th August 10:30, 5 miles: Widbrook Common and Cliveden Reach. Walking near Sheephouse Farm ,then crossing Widbrook Common (N.T.),then N to Cookham Village and returning via Cliveden Reach. Start: SU902825 Pay Car Park in Lower Cookham Road A4094 near Boulters Lock SL6 8JN. Leader Ian & Marianne M, 07429 337369.

Sunday 18th August: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Tuesday 20th August 10:00, 14 miles: Henley and surrounding areas. Start: SU771817 Mill Lane car park. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mike E, 07833 646908 or 0118 944 1400.

Thursday 22nd August 10:30, 5.8 miles: The Thames Path, Goring, Streatley, Holies Hanging, Lardon Chase and Lough Down, with stunning views of the famous Goring Gap. No stiles, but one steep climb. Start: SU601800 Southern end of Manor Road, Goring, RG8 9ED. Leader Steve V, 07740 406869 or 0118 987 3901.

Sunday 25th August 10:30, 6 miles: Aldworth circular. Ancient yews and Stone giants. Start: SU555796 Park in the field behind The Bell Inn RG8 9TL. Enjoy a pint afterwards. Leader Adrian G, 07968 554423 or 07342 642690.

Sunday 25th August 10:00, 10 miles: Gentle hilly ramble in the south Chilterns. Start: SU702868 Nettlebed roadside parking near the green. Bring packed lunch. Leader John L, 0118 987 2496.

Tuesday 27th August 09:30, 12 miles: Summer Special - A walk AND a boat trip. Walk of 8 miles avoiding the Thames Path so includes hills, woods and quiet lanes in order to catch Salters boat at 1pm in Marlow. Fare #11.90 each. Beverages and drinks available on boat. Suggest packed lunch. Boat arrives Henley at 3.15pm and then 4-mile walk back to cars across fields with good views down to the Thames and Temple Island. Start: SU785855 Park free at MILL END car park near Hambleden RG9 6TL. Bring packed lunch. Leader Linda A, 07776 126663 or 01491 411011.

Thursday 29th August 10:30, 5.8 miles: A circular walk from Beech Hill via Stratfield Mortimer finishing with a march along the Devils Highway. Start: SU697644 Parking at Beech Hill Memorial car park or in Wood lane Beech Hill. Leader John A, 0118 977 4183 or 07780 966598.

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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