Walks

Walks and Events Programme ... MIKE'S WALK ON TUESDAY 16TH AUGUST CANCELLED (RICHARD'S WALK STILL GOING AHEAD)...

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  • Most Thursday walks start at 10:30am but there are a few exceptions so please check!
  • Walks are colour coded depending on length, see key in left margin
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  • Here is a spreadsheet of walk start locations, this will give you OS grid reference, postcode, what3words location and nearest bus stops and train stations where appropriateWalk Starts
  • 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 (Please note it is not updated with programme changes)here

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August 2022 Walks and Events

Tuesday 2nd August 10:00, 12 miles: Scenic summertime walk in the Chilterns from Maidensgrove to Watlington Hill via Park Corner and Cookley Green, returning through Northend and Pishill. 1,400 feet of ascent. Start: SU720887 Parking at the side of the road at Maidensgrove. Nearest post code RG9 6HA ///condense.direction.minder. Bring packed lunch. Leader John R, 0118 979 8703 or 0796 959 2394.

Thursday 4th August 10:30, 6 miles: Caversham to Crowsley. Via Littlestead Green and Chalkhouse Green. Start: SU725767 Car park at top of Caversham Park Road, next to tennis club RG4 6QN. Leader Graham C, 0771 999 3787.


Sunday 7th August 10:00, 7 miles: Stretch your legs from Cookley Green to Ewelme with open views along the Chiltern Way and the undulating Swyncombe Downs. Start: SU692902 After careful verge parking along Church Lane, Cookley Green RG9 6EE. Leader Peter D, 0735 918 9429 or 0118 377 4820.

Sunday 7th August 10:00, 10 miles: Lace up for Lane End. Hilly scenic walk via Mundaydean, Moor Wood and Lower Woodend. Start: SU807918 Free village car park, Lane End, HP14 3ER (please park at rear end of car park). Bring packed lunch. Leader Sarah H, 0798 618 9081.

Tuesday 9th August 10:15, 12½ miles: Woods, fields and the river Thames from Woodcote. Tramp the fields and woods of your leader's boyhood haunts (again). A repeat of a walk I led in 2018. The River Rapids X40 bus (www.oxfordbus.co.uk) Woodcote War Memorial Stop is 100m from the start. A bus is timetabled to depart from Reading Town Centre, Station Road (stop SB) at 9.45 and reach Woodcote at 10:07. Text leader if catching the bus. Buses depart Woodcote to Reading at 15:03, 15:49 & 17:00 but I'm sure someone will give you a ride back to Reading. Start: SU645820 Woodcote Village Hall Car Park, junction Reading/Goring Roads. RG8 0SD (51.533947, -1.070891). ///hydrant.pulls.cries. Bring packed lunch. Leader Keith B, 0778 046 4115.

Thursday 11th August 10:30, 5½ miles: A delightful walk along the Thames Path and then up through the deer park to Remenham Hill. Walking through Remenham Woods and then finishing with a flat walk back to the pub. No stiles. Start: SU783843 For those having lunch you are able to use the car park of the FLOWER POT pub otherwise street parking ///drips.fulfilled.condiment. Leader Linda A, 0777 612 6663 or 0149 141 1011.

Thursday 11th August 10:30, 3½ miles: Join me for a closer look at Odiham Town Centre. We will take the southern footpath into Odiham before stopping at several of the historic sites that make up this hugely interesting town. We will do a circular tour with some history sound bites, leaving by way of the ancient deer park before following the canal back to the start. Start: SU747517 Colt Hill Canal Car Park Odiham RG29 1FR. Leader Sally B, H 01344 774468 or M 07876141817.

Tuesday 16th August 10:00, 13½ miles: A route in horse and hill fort country through West Berkshire over the Lambourn Downs and returning via the Ridgeway. Undulating but no big climbs. 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: 09:00 at SU716670 Clares Green Road by Spencers Wood Pavilion. RG7 1DY for car share. Leader Richard H, 0118 988 4118 or 0788 411 3491.

Tuesday 16th August 10:00, 16 miles:CANCELLED My Pension day Walk. Bury Down, East and West Hendred, Steventon, Ardington, West Ginge and return. Start: SU479840 Bury Down c.p. Bring packed lunch. Leader Mike E, 0783 364 6908 or 0118 944 1400.

Thursday 18th August 10:30, 6 miles: Moderate walk from Knowl Hill taking in Cayton Park and Ashley Hill. Mixture of woods and open fields, and hopefully views to Windsor. Start: SU822794 Knowl Hill Village CP (permission received) RG10 9UR. Leader Jo F, 0797 959 5043.

Sunday 21st August 10:00, 6 miles: A flattish walk crossing the M4 to STUD GREEN and continuing via walk and bridle ways to TOUCHEN END and PALEY STREET. The walk then crosses the M4 to return via flat farm tracks to Ockwells Park where we can look out for the Chieftan tank and Hawker hunter aircraft that might still be there. Start: SU878790 Ockwells Park car park at Cox Green. Leader Graham St, 0791 340 3345.

Tuesday 23rd August 10:15, 11½ miles: Strolling in South Oxfordshire. A flat walk to Rokemarsh, Newington, Drayton St Leonard and Warborough. Start: SU615915 Roadside parking along St Helen's Avenue, Benson OX10 6RZ. 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, 0771 999 3787.

Thursday 25th August 10:30, 5½ miles: Over the greens and commons in the area of Maidenhead Thicket and Pinkney's Green. Start: SU859803 National Trust parking area off Cannon Lane SL6 4QQ. Leader Carmel H, 0796 179 0398.

Sunday 28th August 10:15, 6 miles: Silchester Roman Walls to West End Green. Start: SU635628 Silchester: Roman Town CP in Wall Lane; height 1.8m.RG7 2HJ. ///lurching.giants.letters. Leader Mark C, 0790 500 8551.

Sunday 28th August 10:00, 11 miles: Walk amongst heather-clad commons, a variety of woodlands and fields, starting from Tilford via Hankley Common, the Devil's Punchbowl at Hindhead and Little Frensham Pond. Start: SU875430 Car Park by the road that's south of Tilford and north of Hankley Golf Club, GU10 2DD. Bring packed lunch. Leader Susan R, 0796 670 2349.

Tuesday 30th August 10:00, 11 miles: Starting from Wittenham Clumps with some panoramic views heading on through the historic town of Dorchester-on-Thames returning along the riverside path to the car park via the village of Long Wittenham with its famous model railway museum. Start: SU567924 OX14 4QZ. ///openly.foil.gear. Bring packed lunch. Leader Shirley C & Elaine H, 0789 979 8221 or 0776 881 2124.

September 2022 Walks and Events

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

April 2023 Walks and Events

Clovelly Weekend 21st to 24th April 2023

June 2023 Walks and Events

Catalan Pyrenees Holiday 25th June to 2nd July 2023Flyer


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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