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August - December 2019

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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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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.

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Sunday 1st September 10:30, 5 miles: Exploring Arborfield. A very easy walk taking in the most iconic parts of Arborfield: The Coombes, Carters Hill, the ruins of an old church, and the playing fields. Start: SU763666 Royal British Legion, Eversley Rd, Arborfield, RG2 9PR. Leader Ricardo S, 07816 095144 or 07816 095144.

Sunday 1st September 10:00, 12 miles: The woods near Wendover. Redland End, Hampden Common, Hotley Bottom, Wendover Dean, Pulpit Wood. Start: SP823036 Whiteleaf Cross CP, Peters Lane, Princes Risborough HP27 0LH. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:00 at SU809687 Wokingham Borough Council Offices CP, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BD for car share. Leader Graham C, 07719 993787.

Tuesday 3rd September 10:15, 14 miles: Meandering around Henley, Shiplake and Crowsley. A leisurely walk along an interesting part of the Thames and the neighbouring countryside. Start: SU770817 Henley-on-Thames, Mill Lane CP, RG9 4HB. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:30 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader John G, 07754 869152.

Thursday 5th September 10:30, 4 miles: Shiplake, Shiplake Lock and Thames Path. An unspoilt stretch of the Thames with a stop at Shiplake Lock to watch the boats going through. One gentle ascent. Start: SU764787 Playing field car park, Memorial Hall, Memorial Avenue, Shiplake. Leader Kath P, 0118 978 0901 or 07775 694011.

Thursday 5th September 10:30, 6 miles: Join a local walk through Gorrick Plantation and Ambarrow woods. Start: SU813635 Simon's Wood CP RG45 6AE. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740 or 07512 880414.

Sunday 8th September 10:30, 6 miles: Roman Bracknell - Caesar's Camp and The Devil's Highway. Start: SU852663 Car Park by Great Hollands Recreation Ground (opposite Easthampstead Crematorium) RG40 3DW. Leader Derek & Jenny S, 0118 978 5447 or 07816 037164.

Sunday 8th September: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Tuesday 10th September 10:15, 12 miles: The walk is circular, passing `The Royal Standard in Forty Green' a 900 year old pub with lots of nooks and crannies. There are a couple of steepish inclines, but not of long duration. Start: SU911877 Starting at Wooburn Recreation ground CP, Wash Hill; nearest postcode HP10 0PN. Bring packed lunch. Leader Bill D, 07887 627885.

Thursday 12th September 10:30, 4 miles: An easy walk round Finchampstead with the possibility of an extension. Start: SU793639 Triangle near Queens Oak, Finchampstead RG40 4LS. Leader Mary E, 07815 701093 or 0118 989 2132.

Thursday 12th September 10:30, 5 miles: The fields to the east of Silchester. Start: SU635628 Wall Lane CP, Silchester RG7 2HJ. Leader Graham C, 07719 993787.


Friday 13th September. Kingcombe weekend.


Sunday 15th September 10:00, 5 miles: West along the Kennet and Avon canal, then through fields and lanes north east of Sulhamstead, return via Hose Hill lake. Start: SU648704 From Sheffield Bottom Lock Picnic Area Car Park, by the SwingBridge, on the Kennet and Avon canal, south of Theale. Post code RG7 4AJ. Leader Stewart M, 07901 514832.

Sunday 15th September: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Tuesday 17th September 10:15, 12 miles: Peppard. Nicely circular walk less than 1000ft ascent through mixed woodlands and cattle meadows on the south flank of the Chilterns enclosing Sonning Common, Peppard Common and Rotherfield Peppard. Start: SU706799 SW end on SE side of Grove Road, Sonning Common (51.51370,-0.98315) RG4 9LD. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:30 at SU776730 Woodley Airfield Museum CP (51.45112,-0.88340) about RG5 4UD for car share. Leader Martin L, 07860 254249.

Thursday 19th September 10:30, 5 miles: Maidenhead Thicket & Pinkneys Green. Start: SU858809 Butterfly Trail Car Park on Henley Road just North of A4 at Maidenhead Thicket. Leader Derek S, 0118 978 5447 or 07816 037164.

Sunday 22nd September 10:00, 6 miles: A varied, undulating walk over Chobham Common with extensive views: purple heather, pine covered hillocks, an enchanting pool and open meadows. Start: SU964642 Chobham Place Woods small car park on Valley End Road, close to junction with B383 Windsor Rd. Nearest postcode GU24 8TL. Leader Chris R, 07710 534818.

Sunday 22nd September: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Tuesday 24th September 10:15, 14 miles: Kingsclere & Watership Down. Look for Hazel, Holly, Blackberry and Dandelion! Enjoy beautiful views from White Hill through Hannington, Kingsclere and Ecchinswell: then back up to the escarpment and along Wayfarer's Walk over Nuthanger and Watership Downs. Start: SU516565 White Hill Car Park (51.30542, -1.26114) on B3051 approx 1 mile south of Kingsclere. (Postcode useless). Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Tywford Rd, Wokingham, RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Keith B, 07780 464115.

Thursday 26th September 10:30, 5 miles: Walk through the Pang valley through beech woods then across rolling countryside with views across Oxfordshire and Berkshire followed by a short stretch along the Thames side path to Pangbourne. Start: SU636767 Car park on the left hand side of the B471 road out of Pangbourne before the Whitchurch toll bridge. RG8 7BS. Leader Gerry C, 07805 356708.

Sunday 29th September 10:00, 6 miles: A varied undulating walk along the lanes and through the glades around the village of Woodcote. Start: SU645820 Car park (free) at Recreation Ground, Woodcote, at junction Reading Rd/Goring Rd. RG8 0SD What3words: expensive.carry.belonged. Leader Pat & Daphne P, 07785 331375.

Sunday 29th September 10:00, 10 miles: A varied walk from Pangbourne incorporating The Pang, Moor Copse Nature Reserve and Sulham Woods. Not much in the way of hills but still some nice views finishing besides the Thames. Start: SU634765 Station Road Pay and Display car park (free on Sunday) Pangbourne RG8 7AN. Bring packed lunch. Leader Christine H, 07775 860169.

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Tuesday 1st October 10:00, 13.8 miles: St Martha's Hill, Wey Valley and Guildford Circular. Join us for an undulating walk with 1300 ft of ascent in the Surrey Hills and along the Wey Valley with fine views, visiting a hilltop church, crossing Blackheath to Shamley Green, and then along the Wey valley via Bramley to explore Guildford Castle, before returning over Pewley Down. Start: TQ021484 St Martha's free car park, Halfpenny Lane, near Guildford GU4 8PZ. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Cantley Park CP, Twyford Road, Wokingham (RG40 5QQ) for car share. Leader Paul L, 07768 585657 or 0118 979 0190.

Thursday 3rd October 10:30, 5 miles: Join us for a stroll in the Chiltern countryside. The attraction of this walk is the enchanting Royal Standard of England Public House. The oldest Freehouse in England where your leader will be sampling ale and having a leisurely meal in the amazing atmosphere of this historic Alehouse. Start: SU911919 Pub car park HP9 1XS. Leader Roger C, 0118 978 0235.

Thursday 3rd October 10:30, 5 miles: Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester) a flattish walk across fields to the east of Silchester. Start: SU635628 Main Calleva car park RG7 2HP. Leader Nick P, 07837 962126 or 0118 969 7153.

Sunday 6th October 10:30, 5.6 miles: A pleasant, mostly flat walk along the River Blackwater and through the woods on the edge of the Ridges. Start: SU820620 Horseshoe Lake car park GU47 8JW. Leader Margaret T, 0118 978 8540 or 07917 002202.

Sunday 6th October 10:00 10.5 miles:Additional Walk - not in printed programme.The Coombes from Lower Earley, Crossing to the fields and woods south of the M4, our flatis, pretty route takes in the Reading Uni farm, Bearwood Lake and the Coombes, returning via Aborfield, the Black Boy roundabout and Pearmans Copse. Start: SU741700 Chalfont Park CP (51.42416, -0.9350) next to Suttons Bowling Club, Chalfont Way, Earley, RG6 5HQLeader: Keith B 0778046415

Tuesday 8th October 10:15, 15 miles: Lunch with Students! Walking to Burchetts Green College for probably a 3/4-hour lunch (which is at student prices!). Packed lunch can be eaten in the grounds as well. Sandwiches etc available. Undulating countryside which will take in the new footpath adjacent to Temple Golf Club. Good views so some easy climbs. Start: SU786845 The riverside car park beyond the Flower Pot pub. Bring packed lunch. Leader Linda A, 07776 126663 or 01491 411011.

Thursday 10th October 10:30, 3.4 miles: A pleasant flat walk, at a gentle pace, through the woodlands of Warren Heath and Heath Warren. Start: SU779609 The green in front of Eversley Church RG27OPX. Leader Margaret T, 0118 978 8540 or 07917 002202.

Thursday 10th October 10:30, 6 miles: A circular walk from Barkham via California Country Park, Fleet Hill and Finchampstead Church. Fairly flat walk. Start: SU784664 Barkham Village hall car park RG40 4PL. Leader John A, 07780 966598 on day of walk or 0118 977 4183.

Sunday 13th October 10:00, 6 miles: Remenham Hill & Mill End. Chiltern views, a picturesque mill & the West Bank of the Thames. Start: SU759828 Car park in Kings Road, Henley behind Waitrose, free on Sundays; RG9 2BA. Leader Graham S & Karen D, 07966 002016 or 0118 977 6586.

Sunday 13th October 10:00, 12 miles: Circular walk (not too hilly!) through Chiltern fields and woods from Christmas Common via Oxfordshire Way, Swans Way and Chiltern Way to Pishill for lunch. Return is via Hollandridge and Northend. Start: SU709935 Hill Road car park, Christmas Common, Oxon OX49 5HS. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mary B, 0118 926 7208 or 07557 432878.

Tuesday 15th October 10:00, 15 miles: Lovely circular walk in north Hampshire to the west of Basingstoke, taking in the village of Overton, before heading north to Hannington. Undulating countryside, but no more than 1000ft of ascent. Start: SU570509 Car park on B3400 west of Oakley RG23 7HD. Bring packed lunch. Leader John D, 07713 233089.

Thursday 17th October 10:30, 6 miles: Ascot Heath and Great Pond, passing through Ascot Racecourse (though no race on the above date) and Paddock Wood. Start: SU926688 Car park No 6 at eastern end of Ascot High St (A329) SL5 7HB. Leader Carmel H, 0118 926 9612 or 07961 790398.

Sunday 20th October 10:30, 6.4 miles: A circular walk with breathtaking views over the undulating Chiltern hills. Starting in Maidensgrove we will drop down to Stonor and up through the deer park at Stonor house and on to Turville Heath for a coffee stop at the cafe. We will then head back down via Pishill and across to the start point at Maidensgrove. Approx 600 feet of easy climb, and a few stiles en route. Start: SU720887 Maidensgrove, between the 30mph signs on Russell's Water Common. Leader Bill D, 07887 627885.

Sunday 20th October 10:00, 11 miles: Follow the Greensand Way from Crooksbury Common. Start: SU904456 CP at Crooksbury Common GU10 1JJ. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:00 at SU809687 Shute End East Car Park RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader John T, 0118 979 8070 or 07982 721114.

Tuesday 22nd October 10:00, 14 miles: Circular walk, climbing from Goring along the Chiltern Way through woods and fields to Path Hill and then the Hardwick estate. Return will be via Whitchurch-on-Thames and the Thames Path. Start: SU601800 Far end of Manor Rd, Goring RG8 9EP. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mary B, 0118 926 7208 or 07557 432878.

Thursday 24th October 10:30, 6 miles: Enjoy the Autumn colours of Yateley, Hawley & Minley. A circular walk over the local common lands & woods, passing the rear of the 19th-century Minley Manor before heading back. Start: SU595821 Yateley Country Park - car park off Cricket Hill Lane. GU46 6BB. Leader Mike & Zena S, 01344 761815 or 07979 060925.

CLOCKS WENT BACK ONE HOUR OVERNIGHT. Sunday 27th October 10:30, 5 miles: A pleasant riverside walk along the Thames then past the Olympic rowing lakes and return via Dorney Common. Start: SU937777 The free CP at Boveney (provided by Eton College) SL4 6QG. Leader David T, 0118 977 4184 or 07899 938397.

Sunday 27th October: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Tuesday 29th October 10:00, 11 miles: An opportunity to celebrate a big '0' birthday with familiar walk around Odiham and to be treated to a tipple of your choice afterwards. Start: SU747516 CP NW of Odiham on 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, 0118 988 4118 or 07884 113491.


Wednesday 30th October: LVR AGM. 7.30pm at Barkham Village Hall, Church Lane (off Barkham Street), Barkham RG40 4PL.


Thursday 31st October 10:30, 6 miles: Circular walk through Pinkneys Green and Cookham Dean Common with views towards Cliveden and Windsor Castle. Start: SU854815 NT car park on Pinkneys Drive, SL6 6QD. Leader Jo F, 07979 595043.

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Sunday 3rd November 10:00, 5 miles: Shottesbrooke environs - a flat walk through the Shottesbrooke Estate and surrounding area. Starting at Waltham St Lawrence and reaching the outskirts of Knowl Hill. Total ascent just 100ft. Start: SU829768 Outside the Bell Inn RG10 0JJ. Leader Mark P, 07788 824121 or 0118 979 5615.

Sunday 3rd November 10:00, 10 miles: Bledlow Ridge from West Wycombe. Breathtaking views as we go up and down the ridges and across the valleys in this beautiful corner of the Chilterns. Start: SU826947 West Wycombe Car Park (51.645427, -0.807062) Chorley Road HP14 3AP. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Tywford Rd, Wokingham, RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Keith B, 07780 464115.

Tuesday 5th November 10:15, 11 miles: A lap of Silchester through fantastic Hampshire farmland and forest. We will be going through working farms so assistance dogs only please. Start: SU636629 Car park at Calleva Roman Town. Post Code RG7 2HP. (or RGVII IIHP). Bring packed lunch. Leader George S, 07703 662747 Text only please as I am almost deaf.

Thursday 7th November 10:30, 6 miles: A late autumn ramble across Cockmarsh, over Winter Hill, through Quarry Wood, returning via pictureque Cookham Dean, with maybe a chance to talk turkey. No stiles and a couple of moderate climbs. Start: SU893854 Cookham Moor National Trust Car Park SL6 9SA (2 charge for non-NT members). Leader Steve V, 07740 406869 or 0118 987 3901.

Sunday 10th November 10:00, 5 miles: Hawley Lake and Minley Manor. A walk mainly on heath and woods which is mostly on military land that is open to the public. Start: SU822596 Wyndham's Pool small car park off Cricket Hill Lane Yateley Common GU46 6BE. Leader Graham St, 07913 403345.

Sunday 10th November: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Tuesday 12th November 10:00, 10 miles: A delightful walk through Chilterns beechwood, green meadows and great views. Start: SU702813 Roadside parking in Chiltern Road near Greyhound Restaurant, Peppard Common RG9 5JS. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Tywford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Elaine H & Shirley C, 07899 798221.

Thursday 14th November 10:30, 4 miles: A mainly flat walk with no stiles. Parking at cross-roads almost opposite Peppard Stores and at cricket club, if available. More parking at the Unicorn pub, 100 yards further on, on the right, if taking lunch there. Start: SU702815 Rotherfield Peppard cricket club, Stoke Row Road RG9 5LX. Leader Ian H, 0118 947 1524 or 07815 415427.

Thursday 14th November 10:30, 5 miles: A mainly flat circular walk through fields and woods from Mattingley to Rotherwick and back. Start: SU736580 Mattingley Church RG27 8LA. Leader John R, 0118 979 8703 or 07969 592394.

Sunday 17th November 10:30, 6.2 miles: A walk in Swinley Forest up to the Look Out for coffee, returning via Caesars Camp and the Devils Highway with a final section around Broadmoor Hospital, to check out the status of the new buildings. Mostly Forestry Commission and woodland. Start: SU845643 Broadmoor car park at Crowthorne (on Devils Highway). Nearest postcode RG45 7DU (off the roundabout and along the road by the side of the Swim, Snorkel & Dive Centre.) NOTE: The track up to the car park has some deep potholes. Leader Nick J, 07785 257992 or 0118 932 8758.

Sunday 17th November 10:00, 12 miles: Circular walk taking in the Hampshire countryside via Kingsclere and Hannington. Start: SU516565 Car park on B3051 approximately 1 mile south of Kingsclere. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:10 at SU809687 Wokingham BC CP Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN for car share. Leader Sue R, 07966 702349 or 07966 702349.

Tuesday 19th November 10:00, 11 miles: Ashley Hill, Waltham St Lawrence and Shottesbrooke Park, returning to Knowl Hill. Not too many hills, but great views. Start: SU822794 Lay-by at the former Seven Stars pub on the A4 at Knowl Hill. RG10 9UR. Bring packed lunch. Leader Jenny N & Heather C, 07899 772055 or 07717 765880.

Thursday 21st November 10:30, 6 miles: From Silchester around Iron Age & Roman fortifications and Mortimer West End. Start: SU626622 Silchester Recreation Ground CP RG7 2PH. Leader David M, 07932 246232.

Sunday 24th November 10:00, 5 miles: Byways and bridleways around Witheridge Hill. A mix of woodlands and open fields with views over Nettlebed. Mostly flat, some slight inclines, possibly muddy underfoot. Join us for a drink in the Rising Sun afterwards (limited parking-please carpool if possible). Start: SU697841 Rising Sun car park RG9 5PF. Leader Sheila & Adrian G, 07342 642690 or 07968 554423.

Sunday 24th November 10:00, 13 miles: A circular route in horse and hill fort country through West Berkshire over the Lambourn Downs and returning via the Ridgeway. Start: SU418841 CP at the top of Middle Down on the Ridgeway. OX12 8PA. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU733678 Shinfield car park at School Green near the Parish Hall RG2 9EH for car share. Leader Richard H, 0118 988 4118 or 07884 113491.

Tuesday 26th November 10:15, 12 miles: Commons and Canal. Greenham and Crookham Commons, Mill Green, Goose Hill, Crookham and back along canal. Start: SU507671 Nature Discovery Centre, Muddy Lane, Thatcham RG19 3FU. 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.

Thursday 28th November 10:30, 5.8 miles: Medmenham Ramblings. Circular woody walk to Medmenham Ferry via Hill Fort and return via Danesfield. Start: SU823861 Triangle between Hollowhill and Pullingshill Woods. SL7 2DS (approx). Leader Dougal M, 0118 924 1979 or 07719 450283.


Saturday 30th November: Ramblers Berkshire Area AGM, hosted by the West Berks Group at 2pm at Woolhampton Village Hall, Bath Road RG7 5RE. There will be the choice of a 4-mile or a 6-mile walk from the Hall at 10:30am. See https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-finder/areas/berkshire/area-agm.aspx.


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Sunday 1st December 10:00, 5 miles: From Knowl Hill Lay by (the old Seven Stars Pub) up Linden Hill across to Crazies Hill then to Juddmonte Farm on to Warren Row and back to Knowl Hill. Start: SU822794 Knowl Hill Layby RG19 9UX. Leader Peter D, 0118 377 4820.

Sunday 1st December 10:00, 10 miles: Gentle ramble on the low hills north of the Thames. Start: SU698758 Free CP at Mapledurham playing fields on A4074, RG4 7EZ. Bring packed lunch. Leader John L, 0118 987 2496.

Tuesday 3rd December 10:15, 11 miles: A flat walk along the Brenda Parker way returning through Mattingley and Webs Hill. Start: SU716564 Falcon Inn Rotherwick RG27 9BL. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park CP, Wokingham, RG40 5QQ for car share. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740.

Thursday 5th December 10:30, 4 miles: Join us for another of our historical walks - this time looking at Cookham from 700BC to C20 in a couple of hours! This walk takes in Cookham's ancient past as a settlement, seat of Government, a Saxon Fortification, important trading area and more. Start: SU893853 The National Trust car park off The Causeway in Cookham SL6 9TJ - please note there is now a charge if you don't have a National Trust card to scan. Leader Sally B, 01344 774468 or On Day 07876 141817.

Thursday 5th December 10:30, 6 miles: Exploring the delightful countryside around Bisham. Little Marlow and Cookham. Start: SU884876 The Spade Oak car park, Coldmoorholme Lane, Bourne End, Bucks, SL8 5PS. Leader David B, 07738 016588 or 0118 934 1084.

Sunday 8th December 10:00, 14 miles: 2 for 1 offer: Kennet & Avon canal from Woolhampton to Theale or Reading. Easy walking on towpath, at a steady pace, mixture of rural and urban landscapes. Linear walk taking 09:46 train from Reading to Midgham, arrives 10:02 (Wokingham 09:19). Walk will leave Rowbarge car park after the arrival of this train. Choice of either 14 miles Woolhampton to Reading or 6.5 miles Woolhampton to Theale. Ring the walk leader if you want/need more info. Reading-Midgham 5.20 (3.45 railcard) return, Wokingham-Midgham 8.10 (5.35 railcard) return. Railcard prices are also available to groups of 3+ travelling together - GroupSave. Start: SU572664 RG7 5SH, public car park next to Rowbarge pub. Bring packed lunch. Leader Jo F, 07979 595043.

Tuesday 10th December 10:00, 14 miles: Woods and fields. Swans way and Chiltern way. Start: SU725956 Cowleaze car park OX49 5HX (approx). Bring packed lunch. Leader Mike E, 07833 646908 or 0118 944 1400.

Thursday 12th December 10:30, 6 miles: A challenging and hilly walk with fantastic views, walking from the Hellfire Caves to Hughenden Manor and back. Assistance dogs only please. Start: SU826947 The car park for the Hellfire Caves and old garden centre just north of the A40 and quarter of a mile west of the caves themselves. Post Code for Hellfire Caves is HP14 3AH. Leader George S, 07703 662747 - Text only please as I am almost deaf.

Sunday 15th December 10:30, 5 miles: Hodgedale Lane and Prospect Hill. Circular walk begins along the Thames Path and then climbs gently to the hills overlooking the river, passing across land farmed by the Berkshire College of Agriculture . Start: SU825840 Hurley village free car park , opposite Church. Leader Marianne & Ian M, 07429 337369.

Sunday 15th December: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Tuesday 17th December 10:15, 14 miles: This North Wessex Downs ridge walk includes the highest points in Hampshire and Berkshire and outstanding views along the way. The return is through some attractive rural villages nestling on the chalk downs. The outward leg makes much use of the Wayfarer's Walk, whilst the return leg uses some of the Test Way. Start: SU380615 Car park on Wayfarers Walk on Walbury Hill 51.351868, -1.455376 (NOTE: Not the second car park closer to Coombe Gibbet). Bring packed lunch. Leader Nick J, 07785 257992 or 0118 932 8758.

Thursday 19th December 10:30, 6 miles: A festive opportunity to wear your most outrageous Christmas hat and your funniest Christmas jumper. This walk around Mapledurham will take in views of the Thames and some lovely countryside and allow you to burn off a few calories before the celebrations begin. Start: SU691781 The Packhorse pub on A4074, Reading RG4 7UG. Leader Nick J, 07785 257992 or 0118 932 8758.

Friday 20th December - Sunday 5th January: Festival of Winter Walks. See http://www.ramblers.org.uk/winterwalks.

Sunday 22nd December 10:00, 6 miles: Chairman's Mince Pie Walk around Barkham Parish & The Coombes. Start: SU797668 Randall's Farm Park CP Evendon's Lane Wokingham RG41 4DX. Leader David M, 07932 246232.

Sunday 22nd December: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.

Sunday 29th December 10:30, 5 miles: Walk off a few pounds before the New Year! Hopefully dry underfoot as mainly among pine trees: Crowthorne, Bracknell Forest, returning via Wildmoor Heath. Start: SU841637 Morgan Centre CP, Lower Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne, RG45 7LA. Leader Jane T, 07899 734799 or 0118 978 4319.

Sunday 29th December: For a longer walk see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking.aspx.



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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