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Walks and Events Programme ... 2 double/twin rooms left for Isle of Wight weekend October 2025 ... ... NGS (National Garden Scheme) 20th June and 18th July - see below ...

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  • If you would like a printed copy of the programme for yourself or to give to someone who isn't online, you can download one here:(Please note it is not updated with programme changes) Walks Program May to August 2024

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Note: our all-volunteer walk leaders generally provide distances measured during a recce or pre-walk. Accuracy is both technically and practically limited and distances should be taken as a best estimate.

May 2024 Walks and Events

Sunday 19th May 10:00, 7.3 miles: A lovely Spring walk starting along Grim's Ditch. Then passes through Oakley Woods, Ewelme Downs and park, before returning to Nuffield along the Ridgeway. Start: SU668873 Nuffield Church RG9 5SR (51.58113,-1.03732) ///cowering.sheep.pose. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Margaret T, 0118 978 8540 or 0791 700 2202.

Tuesday 21st May 10:00, 11.8 miles: Puttenham Commons and ponds, North Downs Way, Compton and Shackleford. Join us for an undulating walk over attractive commons and parkland, and along the North Downs Way below the Hogs Back. Lowland heath with woodland, rolling hills and good views. 1100 ft of ascent. Bring packed lunch. Dogs on leads. Start: SU920460 Free Puttenham Common Top Car Park, Suffield Lane, Puttenham, Guildford. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start GU3 1BE (51.20647,-0.68350) ///unwell.recorder.health. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Cantley Park CP (CP nearest the road), Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share RG40 5TU (51.42126,-0.84048) ///necks.judge.dreams. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Paul L, 0776 858 5657 or 0118 979 0190.

Tuesday 21st May 10:00, 15 miles: Middle Assendon Meander. Bix to Badgemore Park Golf Course, a Beatle, some Oxfordshire Way, past the Roundhouse, towards the river then back via Coxlease Farm and Paradise Wood. The route is mostly on tracks which can be muddy so wear appropriate boots. Start: SU739856 Layby on side of the road. Bring packed lunch RG9 6AS (51.56541,-0.93528) ///suiting.nosedive.racked. Difficulty Strenuous. Leader Peter C, 0771 468 3067.

Thursday 23rd May 10:30, 3.8 miles: Pinewood Sanatorium. Join me for a historical stroll looking at the countries first dedicated TB hospital, which opened in Crowthorne's lovely pine forests in 1901. It's worth coming along just to hear how I string together The Alps, Besom Makers, War Graves, The Queen Mother, Nissen Huts, oh and Noel Coward in bathing trunks. Start: SU839659 Pinewood Centre Car Park - south end/far left as you turn in RG40 3AQ (51.38640,-0.79497) ///often.global.shack. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Sally B, 0134 477 4468 or 0787 614 1817.

Thursday 23rd May 10:30, 5½ miles: Dinton Pastures Country Park from Museum of Berkshire Aviation. A nearly level walk, first to Sandford Mill then meandering around the lakes in the country park. Mostly on surfaced paths. No stiles. Suitable for dogs on leads. Car park is small, so please share if possible. Start is also served by buses: Reading Buses Services 13,14,19c Herald Way stop. Start: SU777730 Woodley: Museum of Berkshire Aviation CP, Mohawk Way. Height 1.98m RG5 4PA (51.45066,-0.88322) ///detect.maybe.hosts. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Mark C, 0790 500 8551.

Sunday 26th May 10:00, 6.9 miles: Pleasant walk taking in parts of the Thames Path, Windsor Home Park and the playing fields of Eton. Start: SU937777 Ramblers car park at Boveney SL4 6QG (51.49109,-0.65079) ///herb.sadly.worry. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Colin R, 0773 891 1507.

Tuesday 28th May 10:00, 11 miles: Enjoy a stroll beside the Thames and through Windsor Great Park. From Runnymede follow Thames Path to Windsor and return along the Long Walk to Cumberland Lodge. Start: SU996718 Coopers Hill Lane CP. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start TW20 0LB (51.43717,-0.56859) ///ramp.appeal.fans. Meet: 09:10 at SU807697 Cantley CP, Twyford Rd, Wokingham for car share RG40 5TU (51.42126,-0.84048) ///necks.judge.dreams. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Nigel K, 0118 979 1740 or 0751 288 0414.

Thursday 30th May 10:30, 6 miles: Visit Moor Copse Nature Reserve. Return using dog walkers paths. Start: SU645714 Theale Main High Street Car Park RG7 5AL (51.43827,-1.07256) ///voted.honest.shot. Difficulty Moderate. Leader John T, 0118 979 8070 or 0754 897 2170.

June 2024 Walks and Events

Saturday 1st June 14:00, 8½ miles: Hills and Views and Woods in this walk from Christmas Common. Takes in Watlington Hill, Cowleaze Wood, glimpses of the Wormsley Estate and the Chiltern Way. Start: SU715931 Verge parking at junction of Hollandridge Lane and North End OX49 5HN (51.63309,-0.96813) ///sunflower.refreshed.mailing. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Christine H, 0777 586 0169.


Sunday 2nd June 10:00, 5½ miles
: Wyndham's Pool, Hawley Lake and Minley. A pleasant walk mostly on military land that passes Minley Manor after which there is a fairly long uphill section before returning to the car park. Start: SU822596 Yateley Common (Wyndham's Pool) car park GU46 6BE (51.33030,-0.82213) ///greed.breathing.lobbed. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Graham St, 0791 340 3345.

Tuesday 4th June 10:45, 11 miles: SPECIAL TRIP - Avebury, Wilts. A Stone Age Perambulation. Lots of fascinating history to see including West Kennet Barrow, The Sanctuary, Avebury Henge, Avebury Manor, a Moated Farmhouse, Windmill Hill and various ancient standing stones and sarsen stones. Total ascent 600ft. NOTE TIMES. The journey there is just over 50 miles, and 1 hour, via the M4 and A4 so it is suggested that car-share passengers make a contribution to fuel costs which will be about £10 per car depending on car type and fuel prices. Start: SU096686 Silbury Hill car park on A4 near Beckhampton. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start SN8 1QJ (51.41635,-1.86271) ///napped.wired.workers. Meet: 09:30 at SU839690 Former London Road cul-de-sac off B3408 for car share RG42 4BT (51.41428,-0.79490) ///closed.motel.gives. Difficulty Moderate. Leader John G, 0775 486 9152.

Tuesday 4th June 10:15, 15 miles: Woods and Commons. Briefly over the M40 to Booker Common, then back to Marlow Common, Rockwell End and Moor End. Start: SU807918 Lane End: car park by the traffic lights. Bring packed lunch HP14 3ER (51.61919,-0.83600) ///clustered.fries.pulp. Difficulty Strenuous. Leader Graham C, 0771 999 3787.

Thursday 6th June 10:30, 6 miles: Arborfield Cross circular walk. From Arborfield Cross we will head north towards the Coombes, then we will get west to Carter's Hill, cross the footbridge towards Hall Farm and the remains of the old church. We will then head towards Farley Hill crossing the new road, and get to the path back where we use the Observer's Bridge and finish in Arborfield Cross. Start: SU760669 Arborfield Recreation Ground Car Park RG2 9JR (51.39651,-0.90874) ///crazy.alike.fines. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Marc C, 0776 463 2899.


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Sunday 9th June 10:00, 6½ miles: Maidensgrove, Stonor Park and Pishill. A favourite walk in the Chilterns with some open views of rolling countryside and a challenging hill. Start: SU720887 Maidensgrove, where Park Lane meets the Common RG9 6EX (51.59299,-0.96204) ///shadowed.scariest.factory. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Chris R, 0771 053 4818.

Tuesday 11th June 10:15, 11½ (12½ miles if flood tunnels impassable): Summer walk from Pinkneys Green taking in Cookham Dean, Bisham and Hurley. 800ft ascent. Start: SU854815 Maidenhead: Pinkney's Green car park, Pinkneys Drive near Henley Road, NOT on Pinkneys Green. Bring packed lunch SL6 6QG (51.52610,-0.76922) ///upset.issue.prefect. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Jo F, 0797 959 5043.

Thursday 13th June 10:30, 4.3 miles: From Knowl Hill thro' woods to Bowsey Hill then via Warren Row to Ashley Hill. Start: SU822794 Knowl Hill Layby off A4 Bath Road RG10 9UR (51.50774,-0.81642) ///remedy.prefect.appeal. Difficulty Easy. Leader David M, 0793 224 6232.

Thursday 13th June 10:30, 5.3 miles: Checkendon, Well Place, Hailey and Ipsden Heath. An early summer ramble through the attractive woods and undulating South Oxfordshire countryside, starting and ending at a very traditional pub. 663 feet of ascent. Start: SU665841 Overflow car park at the Black Horse pub, Checkendon RG8 0TE (51.55179,-1.04000) ///await.glass.newspaper. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Steve V, 0774 040 6869 or 0118 975 1770.

Sunday 16th June 10:00, 6.3 miles: A route through the rolling Hampshire countryside. Starts from near Tylney Park Golf Club and walking past the upper reaches of the Loddon, taking in part of the Brenda Parker Way and by the unspoilt village of Rotherwick. Start: SU709558 Lane to Tylney Park Golf Club near cricket ground RG27 9AY (51.29770,-0.98318) ///tumblers.pioneered.bland. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Richard H, 0788 411 3491 or 0118 988 4118.

Tuesday 18th June 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. Bring packed lunch RG27 8LA (51.31694,-0.94531) ///messaging.range.harmonica. Difficulty Moderate. Leader John R, 0796 959 2394 or 0118 979 8703.

Tuesday 18th June 10:15, 15 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 across Nuthanger and Watership Downs. Registered assistance dogs only. Start: SU516565 White Hill Car Park on B3051 approx 1 mile south of Kingsclere. (Postcode useless). Bring packed lunch RG25 3EJ (51.30540,-1.26122) ///custodian.flopping.delved. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Keith B, 0778 046 4115.

Thursday 20th June 10:00, 6½ miles: A walk from Swallowfield Parish Hall through Swallowfield Park. Over the 18th century Pitt bridge then onto the fields and woods near Farley Hill before following the Blackwater and over the Whitewater and return. There will be no formal pub meal organised as the walk is a precursor, for those who wish to go, to a visit at 2:00 pm to the Handpost Country Garden on the Basingstoke Road (RG7 1PU) https://ngs.org.uk/gardens/handpost-rg7/. The viewing will cost £12 and includes a cream tea. Christine H will be organising this aspect of the day. Obviously, anyone who wants to can bring a packed lunch for the middle of the day. Start: SU726651 Swallowfield Parish Hall CP, Swallowfield Street RG7 1QX (51.37949,-0.95730) ///pumps.flying.donor. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Richard H, 0788 411 3491 or 0118 988 4118. Info and Booking Form

Sunday 23rd June 10:00, 6.4 miles: A local walk from Arborfield going over the splendid new Observer way footbridge and up towards Farley Hill. We then head north towards the River Loddon and walk over meadows to the University Farm. We walk by both the ruins of the old Arborfield church and then past the Victorian replacement Parish Church. Start: SU760669 Arborfield Cross: Car Park at pavilion, Swallowfield Road RG2 9JR (51.39651,-0.90874) ///crazy.alike.fines. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Nick J, 0778 525 7992.

Tuesday 25th June 10:15, 12 miles: St Martha's Church, Blackheath, Shamley Green, Wey South Path, North Downs Way, The Chantries. Join us for a summertime Surrey Hills walk with fine views in parkland, woods and on downland ridges and watersides, with 1100ft of ascent. Bring packed lunch. Start: TQ021484 St Martha's Hill Halfpenny Lane car park, Guildford. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start GU4 8PZ (51.22600,-0.53875) ///sheets.firmly.fancy. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Cantley Park CP (CP nearest the road), Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share RG40 5TU (51.42126,-0.84048) ///necks.judge.dreams. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Paul L, 0776 858 5657 or 0118 979 0190.

Thursday 27th June 10:30, 6.3 miles: A circular Summer walk from Checkendon Village. A mix of open countryside and woodland towards Ipsden passing Checkendon Court on final stage. Start: SU664830 Checkendon: Recreation Ground CP near church RG8 0SS (51.54233,-1.04356) ///prom.unsightly.bead. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Carmel H, 0796 179 0398.

Sunday 30th June 10:15, 6 miles: Great Bedwyn to Crofton Beam Engines and return along Kennet and Avon canal. A leisurely walk up through woods before descending to the Kennet and Avon canal through the village of Wilton. A chance to see the Crofton Beam Engines in steam and working. The return along the Kennet and Avon canal to Great Bedwyn will not be led to accommodate both those that wish to visit the beam engines and those that only want to do the walk. Those who wish to visit the beam engines should purchase a ticket on the website https://www.croftonbeamengines.org/plan-your-visit/opening-dates-and-times/. Please purchase a ticket for the 12.30 entry and bring a packed lunch. Start: SU279645 Great Bedwyn station. Note that parking in the station car park is only for rail users. There is parking on the road beyond the station. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start SN8 3PA (51.37917,-1.59949) ///housework.woods.mystery. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Cantley recreation ground car park, Wokingham for car share RG40 5TU (51.42126,-0.84048) ///necks.judge.dreams. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Jenny S, 0747 966 3256 or 0118 978 5447.

July 2024 Walks and Events

Tuesday 2nd July 10:00, 12 miles: A circular walk from Sonning Eye towards Harpsden and Crowsley Park. Return via Dunsden Green. Approx 700 feet of ascent. Start: SU751759 Roadside parking off B478 at Sonning Eye near Reading Sailing Club entrance. Bring packed lunch RG4 6TR (51.47798,-0.92042) ///period.admits.debate. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Mike S & Zena S, 0797 906 0925.


Tuesday 2nd July 10:00, 15 miles: Sonning Common to Stoke Row and Hook End. A bimble along mostly country lanes and paths which can get muddy with rain so wear appropriate boots. Start: SU703813 The patch of land at the crossroads. Bring packed lunch RG9 5JA (51.52636,-0.98658) ///absorb.stream.clerics. Difficulty Strenuous. Leader Peter C, 0771 468 3067.

Thursday 4th July 10:30, 4 miles: Cookham Dean Common and Village. Explore the lovely valley between the Cookham hamlets and the scarp overlooking Bisham as well as views towards Maidenhead. Some gentle slopes, no stiles. Start: SU861843 Small Cookham Dean Common roadside cp SL6 6PJ (51.54599,-0.75771) ///dumpling.tokens.moisture. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Martin L, 0786 025 4249.

Thursday 4th July 10:30, 6 miles: A walk around the leafy lanes of Waltham St Lawrence and Shottesbrooke. Start: SU829769 Waltham St Lawrence Church. Parking in Nevill Close or around the Church RG10 0JN (51.48471,-0.80633) ///obviously.cupboards.busters. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Sue T, 0780 185 4700 or 0118 934 2204.

Saturday 6th July 14:00, 7½ miles: Woodland walk with Thames views. Starting from Long Toll we drop down Path Hill and walk through the Hardwick estate, then back up (steep, but short, climb - we'll pause at a lovely vantage point) and through woodland back to our start point. Could be warm so bring your sun hats and plenty of water. Start: SU650804 Roadside parking at start point RG8 7SB (51.51890,-1.06367) ///dynasties.pony.because. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Alison B, 0789 179 3290.

Sunday 7th July 10:00, 6½ miles: A pleasant walk for a hopefully hot summer's day! Starting in Rotherfield Peppard and heading towards Henley along leafy footpaths, before returning along a valley to Greys Green and back to the start. There are several stiles on the route but no major hills. Start: SU709818 Side road opposite the Red Lion, Rotherfield Peppard RG9 5LB (51.53126,-0.97887) ///march.every.competing. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Margaret T, 0118 978 8540 or 0791 700 2202.

Sunday 7th July 10:00, 11 miles: Gentle ramble in the Chiltern countryside, via Nuffield, Russells Water, Maidensgrove and back to Nettlebed. Start: SU702868 Nettlebed, The Green, on the side road near the bus shelter. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start RG9 5AX (51.57561,-0.98858) ///faster.youths.soup. Meet: 09:15 at SU807697 Cantley Park, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5QQ for car share RG40 5TU (51.42126,-0.84048) ///necks.judge.dreams. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Susan R, 0796 670 2349 or 0118 978 8988.

Tuesday 9th July 10:00, 11½ miles: Nothing to do with Harry Potter. Visiting Christmas Common, Dumble Dore and meeting a Swan on the Way, 1225 feet of ascent. Start: SU725956 Cowleaze Wood c.p. Bring packed lunch OX49 5HX (51.65466,-0.95266) ///deliver.selection.equity. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Anushka H, 0779 223 7977.

Thursday 11th July 10:30, 6 miles: Fawns in Culham deer park. Start: SU786845 Riverside car park beyond the Flower Pot pub RG9 3DH (51.55367,-0.86693) ///oaks.hampers.overruns. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Linda A, 0777 612 6663 or 0149 141 1011.

Sunday 14th July 10:30, 6 miles: A circular walk from Ibstone taking in Wormsley Manor and Garsington Opera owned by Paul Getty Jr. We head north towards Stokenchurch then come round and down past Wormsley Manor with its own lake, cricket ground and Opera tucked in at the top of the Hambleden Valley, before heading back up to Ibstone. Start: SU752936 Roadside parking on Ibstone Road, near the cricket pavilion HP14 3XY (51.63666,-0.91336) ///blip.pure.back. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Bill D, 0788 762 7885 or 0162 852 9015.

Tuesday 16th July 10:15, 11 miles: Circular Walk from Clayfield Copse Recreation Ground through woods, fields and parkland, via Binfield Heath, Shiplake Row, Crowsley Park and Chalk House Green. 700 ft ascent. Start: SU725767 Clayfield Copse Recreation Ground car park (next to the tennis club), Caversham Park Road, Caversham Park Village, Reading. Bring packed lunch RG4 6AA (51.48498,-0.95630) ///stream.secret.drama. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Mary B, 0755 743 2878 or 0118 926 7208.

Tuesday 16th July 10:15, 15 miles: West Berks Downs. Through East Ilsley, Chilton, Harwell, West Hagbourne, Upton. Start: SU807697 Recreation ground CP, Boham's Road, Blewbury. Bring packed lunch RG40 5TU (51.42126,-0.84048) ///necks.judge.dreams. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Graham C, 0771 999 3787.

Thursday 18th July 10:00, 6 miles: Woods and Commons dominate this walk. First Carpenters Wood with the memorial to a Halifax Bomber, Dungrovehill Wood, then Goulding's and Park Woods. Through Park Farm then onto Cookhamdean Common finishing with the common at Pinkneys Green This walk will be followed by a visit to a garden on the National Garden Scheme, a flyer will be sent out in early May. Start: SU854815 Car park on Pinkneys Drive SL6 6QG (51.52610,-0.76922) ///upset.issue.prefect. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Christine H, 0777 586 0169.Info and Booking Form

Sunday 21st July 10:30, 6½ miles: A local walk from Beech Hill over pleasant farmland towards Stratfield Mortimer and then down to the "Devils Highway". We walk along this ancient Roman road, that used to link Silchester to Londinium, to the hamlet of Faircross where we turn North back to Beech Hill. Start: SU697644 Beech Hill Memorial Hall Car Park. (Permission obtained) RG7 2BB (51.37390,-0.99794) ///surreal.global.confronts. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Nick J, 0778 525 7992 or 0118 932 8758.

Tuesday 23rd July 10:15, 12½ miles: A circumnavigation of Windsor Great Park. From the Coopers Hill car park we will walk travel south to the Obelisk Lake and then on to Virginia Water for a coffee / banana break. We will then walk around the lake and head up to the Polo Grounds. From there we will walk to the mound of King George III & His Horse Statue where we will have lunch. We will then follow the Long Walk towards the Castle before turning off and returning to the car park. Start: SU996718 Cooper's Hill Lane, Englefield Green, Surrey. Bring packed lunch TW20 0LB (51.43717,-0.56859) ///ramp.appeal.fans. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Nick J, 0778 525 7992.

Thursday 25th July 10:30, 3½ miles: A level walk at a leisurely pace with beautiful views of Windsor Castle. Takes in a section of the Thames Path, Datchet Golf Course, Eton College and Eton High Street before returning to the car park along the Thames Path. Start: SU970774 Home Park P&R, Romney Lock Road, Windsor SL4 6HX (Beyond the Riverside CP). Drive to the far end of the CP beyond the tennis courts. Parking charges apply SL4 6HX (51.49076,-0.60324) ///first.given.crops. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Kath P, 0777 569 4011.

Thursday 25th July 10:30, 6.2 miles: Part of the Forest of Eversley from Mattingley thro' Hazeley Heath. Start: SU736581 Small car park next to Mattingley church RG27 8LA (51.31694,-0.94531) ///messaging.range.harmonica. Difficulty Moderate. Leader David M, 0793 224 6232.

Sunday 28th July 10:00, 6.7 miles: From Southend through the charming villages of Turville, Fingest, Little Frieth and Skirmett. Some ups and downs in woods and fields of the Chilterns. Start: SU753898 Considerate laneside parking at Southend Common RG9 6JN (51.60206,-0.91528) ///statement.played.caked. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Chris R, 0771 053 4818.

Tuesday 30th July 10:00, 11.7 miles: Stokenchurch, Radnage, Bledlow Ridge and Chinnor Nature Reserve. Chiltern Hills AONB all the way with some steepish climbs and spectacular views. 1075ft of ascent. Start: SU760964 Longburrow Hall car park, Park Lane, Stokenchurch. Bring packed lunch HP14 3TQ (51.66152,-0.90058) ///initial.bullion.roaring. Difficulty Strenuous. Leader Steve V, 0774 040 6869 or 0118 975 1770.

Tuesday 30th July 10:00, 15.4 miles: "A Mid summer night's Dream". We head east , along Shakespeare's Way towards Marlow and along the Thames path to Danesfield school, continuing on to Hambleden. we then return via Pheasant Hill and Rotten Row, finally passing the WW1 practice trenches at Pullingshill Wood. This completes "Marlow Donkey" Ear 2. Start: SU823861 Marlow: Triangle between Hollowhill and Pullingshill Woods. Bring packed lunch SL7 2DS (51.56825,-0.81337) ///central.invent.unafraid. Difficulty Strenuous. Leader Anushka H, 0779 223 7977.

August 2024 Walks and Events

Thursday 1st August 10:30, 6½ miles: South Hill Park to Swinley Forest via The Lookout. Park on the right of the car park. We will walk to the Lookout and make a loop in the Swinley Forrest, returning to South Hill Park to see the trees in the park. Start: SU869668 Bracknell South Hill Park car park RG12 7AL (51.39404,-0.75127) ///double.storms.natively. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Marc C, 0776 463 2899.

Saturday 3rd August 14:00, 8.2 miles: A walk from Taplow along the banks of the Jubilee River, the Thames, the cut and back up through Bray park. A circular walk mainly flat with nice views along the rivers, taking in a walk alongside a lake then back through Bray and Bray Park back to Taplow. Start: SU911822 Taplow village car park, just of the High Street SL6 0EX (51.53149,-0.68808) ///bits.plant.relax. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Bill D, 0788 762 7885 or 0162 852 9015.

Sunday 4th August 09:30, 6 miles: From Frost Folly Car Park to Warfield Church onto Maidens Green to Hawthorn Lane past Fernygrove Farm Shop down Pendry Lane and Hazelwood Lane back to the Car Park. Start: SU873726 Folly Frost Car Park RG42 6EN (51.44567,-0.74520) ///undulation.sends.water. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Peter D, 0118 377 4820 or 0735 918 9429.

Tuesday 6th August 10:00, 12½ miles: Henley, Harpsden, Sonning, Shiplake and the Thames. Join us for a walk in parkland, woods and farmland, with Thames valley views, and along the Thames Path, with 600ft of ascent. Bring packed lunch. Start: SU770817 Mill Lane car park (Marsh Meadows), Henley-on-Thames. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start RG9 4HD (51.52878,-0.89077) ///drawn.welcome.driven. Meet: 09:00 at SU807697 Cantley Park CP (CP nearest the road), Twyford Road, Wokingham for car share RG40 5TU (51.42126,-0.84048) ///necks.judge.dreams. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Paul L, 0776 858 5657 or 0118 979 0190.

Thursday 8th August 10:30, 5 miles: A gentle ramble along the Chiltern Way & Swyncombe Downs. Start: SU692902 Careful verge parking along Church Lane, Cookley Green RG9 6EE (51.60658,-0.99946) ///soft.parkway.shrug. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Gerry C, 0780 535 6708.

Sunday 11th August 10:30, 5½ miles: Widbrook Common and Cliveden Reach. A leisurely walk inland to Cookham, returning along the Thames Path to Boulters Lock. Start: SU902825 Pay & display car park (£3 for 3 hours) in the Lower Cookham Road SL6 8TL (51.53465,-0.70023) ///little.wants.rested. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader David T, 0789 993 8397 or 0118 977 4184.

Sunday 11th August 10:00, 11 miles: A ramble in the ridges, by Blackwater River and Finchampstead. Start: SU812635 Simon's Wood National Trust car park, by Wellingtonia Road. Bring packed lunch RG45 6AE (51.36470,-0.83324) ///smug.signal.deeper. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Susan R, 0796 670 2349 or 0118 978 8988.

Tuesday 13th August 10:15, 10 miles: Kingsclere, Watership Down and Cottington. Long views on rolling farmland high on the chalk. Start: SU516565 White Hill Car park, B3051 hilltop, south of Kingsclere. Bring packed lunch RG25 3EJ (51.30540,-1.26122) ///custodian.flopping.delved. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Sue A & Sue H, 0785 506 9324 or 0785 428 6890.

Tuesday 13th August 10:00, 15 miles: Watership Down and Kingsclere. Wander in some of the locations in Richard Adams' famous book, including Nuthanger Farm, which plays a major role in the story, and visit the final warren of Hazel and friends on top of the Down. Start: SU516565 Kingsclere: White Hill CP, B3501. Bring packed lunch RG25 3EJ (51.30540,-1.26122) ///custodian.flopping.delved. Difficulty Strenuous. Leader John G, 0775 486 9152.

Thursday 15th August 10:30, 3.4 miles: East Woodley and Charvil Wildlife Park. Very, very flat woodland and lakeside walk as the Loddon makes its way to the Thames. One avoidable stile. Start: SU771740 Ashenbury cp (entrance just off Tippings Lane on Denmark Avenue) RG5 4RX (51.46034,-0.89058) ///paddocks.bravery.contrived. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Martin L, 0786 025 4249.

Thursday 15th August 10:30, 5 miles: A fairly easy summer walk through forestry plantations and fields via Warren Heath, New Mill, Eversley and Warbrook. Start: SU779609 The green at Eversley Church RG27 0PX (51.34211,-0.88173) ///ruffle.relatives.flats. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader John R, 0796 959 2394 or 0118 979 8703.

Sunday 18th August 10:30, 5.8 miles: Wargrave and Bowsey Hill. Leafy lanes and across rolling fields and farmland criss-crossed by lines of trees and hedgerows. Start: SU786785 Pay Car Park Wargrave Village Centre near main road junction RG10 8DD (51.50065,-0.86963) ///decoded.petulant.burying. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Ian M, 0742 933 7369.

Tuesday 20th August 10:15, 11 miles: Magnificent views from North Downs Way and other Surrey Hills. Enjoy coffee and cake mid afternoon at Abinger Hammer Tearooms. Start: TQ111480 Abinger Roughs CP. Bring packed lunch. Please call leader(s) if meeting at the walk start RH5 6BF (51.22032,-0.41048) ///vines.debate.lies. Meet: 09:00 at SU851662 Great Holland Recreation CP for car share RG40 3DN (51.38835,-0.77803) ///lanes.paints.starts. Difficulty Moderate. Leader John T, 0118 979 8070 or 0754 897 2170.

Tuesday 20th August 10:15, 14½ miles: Roughing it at Abinger. Follow part of the North Downs Way before turning south to pick up the Greensand Way and through Wotton Common to Leith Hill Tower, returning past Sutton Abinger. Start: TQ111480 Abinger: Car park in Whitedown Lane, Abinger Roughs. Bring packed lunch RH5 6BF (51.22032,-0.41048) ///vines.debate.lies. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Graham C, 0771 999 3787.

Thursday 22nd August 10:30, 6½ miles: Shiplake Bottom and Kingwood Common. Plenty of woodland shade. Beautiful Chiltern countryside. Start: SU709818 Rotherfield Peppard: Side road opposite "Red Lion" PH RG9 5LB (51.53126,-0.97887) ///march.every.competing. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Mark C, 0790 500 8551.

Sunday 25th August 10:00, 6 miles: Pleasant walk through wood and fields of Wood Street Village, Flexford and Normandy. Start: SU926516 Car park at junction of Hunts Hill Road and A323, Normandy village GU3 2DB (51.25593,-0.67342) ///sheepish.advice.mincing. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Colin R, 0773 891 1507.

Tuesday 27th August 10:15, 12½ miles: Byways around West Ilsley. Enjoy wonderful views on this gently rolling walk on, and mainly off, the Ridgeway. Registered assistance dogs only. Start: SU479840 Bury Down Car Park approx. 800m along Bury Lane from the A34 jct for West Ilsley. CP on west/right hand side. Bring packed lunch RG20 7AZ (51.55324,-1.30968) ///station.choice.incursion. Difficulty Moderate. Leader Keith B, 0778 046 4115.

Thursday 29th August 10:30, 6½ miles: A summer walk from Ascot with grandstand views. Crossing Ascot Heath and the race course - without a horse in sight, we see the two "sides" of Ascot - Brookside & Cheapside. A mix of walk surfaces and views of The Great Pond & Silwood Lake will be encountered of our walk today. Start: SU926688 Car Park 6 - Ascot High Street SL5 7HB (51.41048,-0.67050) ///index.flying.tooth. Difficulty Leisurely. Leader Mike S & Zena S, 0797 906 0925.

September 2024 Walks and Events

Lake District Holiday, 13th to 19th September 2024(FULL, contact Peter C-J to be added to waiting list)

June 2025 Walks and Events

Holiday to Aragonese Pyrenees, Spain, 22nd to 29th June 2025 Flyer

October 2025 Walks and Events

Freshwater, Isle of Wight, 4th to 7th October 2025 Flyer


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.

Martin L Email

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