Walks and Events Programme ... Earlier start for Mike E's walk on 16th November .. .

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November 2021 Walks and Events

Tuesday 9th November 10:00, 12 miles: A walk round Swinley Forest taking in Caesar's Camp and Saddleback Hill. Start: SU853662 Car park to Great Hollands Recreation Ground on South Road, off B3430 (signed for Downshire Golf Complex and Crematorium). RG40 3EE. Bring packed lunch. Leader Jenny N and Heather C, 0789 977 2055 or 0771 776 5880.

Thursday 11th November 10:30, 5.8 miles: A figure of eight walk from Mapledurham Church. Exploring the hills to the north of the Thanes between Mapledurham and Caversham, via Chazey Heath, Chazey Wood and Park Wood, with a visit to Old Palm. A few climbs but not too demanding. Start: SU670767 Mapledurham Church car park (permission obtained) RG4 7TR ///acted.star,caves. Leader Steve V, 0774 040 6869 or 0118 987 3901.

Sunday 14th November 10:00, 5½ miles: Pleasant Chilterns walk, across commons and woodlands. Start: SU709818 Verge parking opposite former Red Lion pub, Colliers Lane, Peppard Common. RG9 5LB. Leader Colin R, 0773 891 1507.

Sunday 14th November 10:30, 12 miles: Come on a Walk Around Swinley Forest (More Fun Than Watching the Football!). Start: SU852663 Great Hollands Recreation Ground Car Park on South Road (RG40 3EE). Bring packed lunch. Leader George S, 07703662747 (Text only please as I am deaf.).

Tuesday 16th November 10:00 09:30, 15 miles: A walk to Moulsford, Aston Tirrold, Blewbury and Streatley. Start: SU566813 post box cottage Streatley. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mike E, 0783 364 6908.

Thursday 18th November 10:30, 6.8 miles: A walk round the lanes & byways of North Bracknell. Start: SU873726 Frost Folly Car Park, Wellers Lane, RG42 6EN. Leader Mike S, 0797 906 0925.

Sunday 21st November 10:00, 6 miles: A varied autumn walk to the north of Pangbourne: Whitchurch, Great Chalk Wood and Cold Harbour. Along the River Thames then up through woods and fields with some views along the way. Start: SU634765 Village Hall Car Park (free) Station Road, Pangbourne. RG8 7AN. Leader Chris R, 0771 053 4818.

Tuesday 23rd November 10:00, 12½ miles: Hampstead Norreys & Hermitage. South from HN to cross the M4 then a loop through fields and forest passing near Grimsbury Castle to Hermitage. After recrossing the motorway we go north through open countryside before turning east to return to the start on bridleways. Start: SU526763 Hampstead Norreys Village Hall CP, Newbury Hill, RG18 0TR (51.482813, -1.242636). ///yourself.outsmart.relaxing. Bring packed lunch. Leader Keith B, 0778 046 4115.

Thursday 25th November 10:30, 5 miles: A walk through the fields and woods around the charming village of Rotherwick, home to a church, village school and 2 PUBS. Start: SU712563 Rotherwick Church RG27 9BG. Leader Richard K, 0773 334 3307 or 012 763 7313.

Thursday 25th November 10:30, 6 miles: Pleasant walk exploring woodlands and scenery around Checkendon. Start: SU659819 Roadside parking at the Highway Inn, Exlade Street RG8 0UA (parking allowed in pub car park if using after walk) ///goats.building.scrubbing. Leader Shirley C & Elaine H, 0776 881 2124.

Sunday 28th November 10:00, 5.6 miles: An undulating walk to enjoy late autumn in the Chilterns. From Maidensgrove Common, along the Oxfordshire Way to Crocker End and back through Warburg Nature Reserve, stopping for coffee at Bix old church. Start: SU718887 By the side of the road at the eastern end of the common. Leader Margaret T, 0118 978 8540 or 0791 700 2202.

Sunday 28th November 10:15, 10 miles: Rotherfield Peppard circular. Taking in Greys Green, Crowsley Park and Gallowstree Common. Woods, fields and quiet lanes (4 stiles) Start: SU709818 Rotherfield Peppard: Side road opposite "Red Lion" PH,RG9 5LB ///march.every.competing. Bring packed lunch. Leader Jo F, 0797 959 5043.

Tuesday 30th November 10:15, 12 miles: Walk in the Chilterns through autumn fields, woods and ancient lanes. The walk consists of 2 loops - the first of 8 miles before lunch at Peppard Church, the second of an additional 4 miles. Walkers have the option of joining for the first 8 miles only if they wish. Start: SU709818 Side road opposite Red Lion PH at Peppard Common, near Henley on Thames, RG9 5LB. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mary B, 0118 926 7208 or 0755 743 2878.

December 2021 Walks and Events

Thursday 2nd December 10:30, 6½ miles: Thames Path to Bourne End then return through Marlow. Start: SU883875 Spade Oak CP Coldmoorholme Lane off A4155 SL8 5PT ///vampire.retailing.emulated. Leader David M, 0793 224 6232.

Sunday 5th December 10:00, 6 miles: To the Thames path passing Shiplake church where Tennyson married and on to Lower Shiplake; take Bolney Lane then north to Harpden Wood before turning south towards Binfield Heath and back woods and open country. Start: SU764786 Memorial car park in Memorial Avenue RG9 4DF. Leader Nick P, 0118 969 7153 or 0783 796 2126.

Tuesday 7th December 10:00, 11 miles: A delightful mainly flat walk through fields and woodlands in North Hampshire. Starting at Mattingley the walk passes through West Green, Rotherwick, Hartley Wespall and Lyde Green. Start: SU736581 Mattingley Church RG27 8LA. Bring packed lunch. Leader John R, 0796 959 2394 or 0118 979 8703.

Thursday 9th December 10:30, 6 miles: Rotherfield, Lambridge Wood and Greys Green. Fields lanes, woods, and a couple of short hills. Start: SU709818 Rotherfield Peppard: Side road opposite "Red Lion" PH, RG9 5LB ///march.every.competing. Leader Jo F, 0797 959 5043.

Sunday 12th December 10:00, 4½ miles: A brisk walk to get you in form for the feasting ahead! Stratfield Mortimer, Foudry Brook and Berks/Hants border. Start: SU671640 Mortimer station car park, Stratfield Mortimer RG7 3NY ///balancing.rattler.impose. NB car park charges £2.30 (cash/phone (Apcoa app) or possible free street parking in The Street nearby. Trains from Reading. Leader Pat & Daphne P, 0778 533 1375.

Tuesday 14th December 09:30, 15 miles: Henley, Rotherfield Greys, Bix, Hambleden, Remenham. Start: SU770817 Mill lane car park Henley. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mike E, 0783 364 6908.

Thursday 16th December 10:30, 6.2 miles: Wearing your most flamboyant Christmas attire, join us for a festive walk from the Packhorse pub down to Maple Durham. A fabulous view of the Thames as we descend into Maple Durham followed by a climb back out of the village to the pub for a well deserved lunch. Start: SU691781 The Packhorse, Woodcote Road, Chazey Heath, Mapledurham, RG4 7UG ///truth.race.vote. Leader Nick J, 0778 525 7992 or 0118 932 8758.

Sunday 19th December 10:15, 5½ miles: Home-made mince pies and mulled wine after the annual Chairman's walk, an easy walk along the lanes of Warfield. Start: SU873726 Frost's Folly car park (free) RG42 6EN. Leader Christine H, 0777 586 0169.

Tuesday 21st December 10:15, 11½ miles: Enjoy a winter's walk covering villages just north of the River Wey with a looping return along the North Downs Way. Start: SU935477 Car Park opposite the Jolly Farmer GU13 1AJ. Bring packed lunch. Leader Richard H, 0118 988 4118 or 0788 411 3491.

Thursday 23rd December 10:30, 5 miles: A pre Christmas ramble around Finchampstead, California Country Park & Finchampstead Village. Start: SU793638 Careful roadside parking around the green at Finchampstead Church. Leader John A, 0118 977 4183 or 0778 096 6598.

Tuesday 28th December 10:00, 10 miles: Woodland, moorland, Heath and historic house. Start: SU619648 Padworth Common car park. ///voucher.lied.dozens. Bring packed lunch. Leader Sue H and Sue A, 0785 506 9324.

Thursday 30th December 10:30, 5 miles: Walk on the wild side of Sandhurst. This route takes you alongside the river Blackwater, through parkland, meadows, heathland and bog, showing the variety of habitats present along the valley. Start: SU841613 Sandhurst Memorial Park, Yorktown Road GU47 9BS. Leader Graham C, 0771 999 3787.


April 2022 Walks and Events

Weekend to Hope Cove, Devon Friday 22nd April to Monday 25th April 2022 (Full)

June 2022 Walks and Events

Lake District Holiday 17th to 24th June 2022- All HF allocated places now taken

September 2022 Walks and Events

Ilkley Weekend 23rd to 26th September 2022 - Flyer (Full)

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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