Walks Programme

CORONAVIRUS 9th September

Current conditions means the Club can continue with near normal operation although we should, of course, still observe Government advice regarding social distancing and wearing face coverings, especially when visiting pubs or cafés.

It may be advisable to continue to follow the guidance given below.

Guidance for Members While on Walks

All members:

  1. Observe the social distancing rules before, during and after a walk.
  2. Not attend if feeling unwell (high temperature, persistent cough etc.), have been advised to self-isolate or living with someone who is self-isolating or displaying symptoms of Covid 19.
  3. Be prepared to stand aside when encountering anyone coming in the opposite direction.
  4. Not share items such as walking poles and minimize any contact with objects, e.g. gates, stiles etc.
  5. Where possible avoid using public transport and car sharing.
  6. Take hand sanitizer if available.
  7. The wearing of face coverings is optional depending on personal preference.
  8. Be aware your attendance on a walk will be noted and this information kept for 21 days and if necessary passed to NHS Contact Tracing.
  9. If any member becomes unwell within 48 hours of attending a walk they should apply for a Covid 19 test and inform the leader.


  1. Avoid, as far as possible, using narrow enclosed paths.
  2. Keep a note of attendees (this may be by list or photograph) for 21 days after which the information should be destroyed.
  3. If a member subsequently reports feeling unwell the leader should inform the Programme Secretary, robert.hurn@waitrose.com or any committee member who will inform NHS Contact Tracing.
  4. Leaders should carry a face covering in case of the need to approach closely to anyone.
  5. Leaders who are unable, or would prefer not, to lead their walk contact the Programme Secretary, robert.hurn@waitrose.com and I will remove the walk from the website.


You are advised to check times of public transport before use.

For a map showing the start point click on the Grid Reference - the blue letters and numbers.

New members: we usually stop for a picnic lunch on Wednesday walks.

All landline telephone numbers are Reading code (0118) unless stated otherwise

Sat 13 Nov – Hailey, 7 miles.

Meet 10:00am at King William IV pub at Hailey, SU643858, OX10 6AD.  Park in top car park.  Walk via Ipsden Heath, Well Place, Grim’s Ditch and Woodhouse Farm.  Short stop for own refreshment.  Optional lunch/drink in pub at end.
Hilary 01491 680261 mob 07747 047078.

Wed 17 Nov – Around Mortimer, 5½ miles.

Meet 10:30am Mortimer village hall car park, SU655646.  Walk via Stratfield Mortimer, Tanhouse Bridge and Summerlug.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs R 07810 364161, C (on day only) 07587 852659.

Sat 20 Nov – The John Baker Gate, 10 miles.

Meet 10:00am Peppard Common, SU709818, RG9 5LB.  Parking near Red Lion PH or around the green on the other side of the B481.  Walk via Sonning Common, Gallowstree Common, the John Baker gate and Kingwood Common.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs R 07810 364161, C (on day only) 07587 852659.

Wed 24 Nov – Ashenbury, 5 miles.

Meet 10:30am Ashenbury Park, Woodley, car park SU772741.  Walk across Ashenbury Park to the Loddon Nature Reserve, returning across Alder Moor.
Tom  988 2515, mob 07483 227836.

Sun 28 Nov – Hailey, 6 miles.

Meet 10:00am King William IV pub upper car park, SU642858.  A 6 mile walk north-eastwards and return to pub for drink or optional lunch.
Tom 988 2515, mob 07483 227836.

Wed 01 Dec – Grand Anniversary Christmas Walks and Lunch

At Badgemore Park Golf Club, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4NR, SU747831.
See Members Only/Club Events for details.

Sun 05 Dec – Around The Hagbournes, 7½ miles.

Meet 10:00am in Boham’s Road car park, Blewbury, SU525855.  Ramble through Upton, West and East Hagbourne, returning via Mill Brook and Blewbury Mill. Bring own food or visit Savages Nurseries in Blewbury at the end for lunch.
Dave 947 5074, mob 07972 580232.

Wed 08 Dec – Peppard Common, 5 miles.

Meet 10:30am Red Lion, Peppard Common SU709819.  Walk via Sonning Common, Rotherfield Greys.  Some hills.
Ian and Pauline 969 3449.

Sat 11 Dec – Whitchurch Hill, 8 miles.

Meet 10:00am at the Sun Inn, Hill Bottom, Whitchurch Hill, SU642793, RG8 7PU.  Park in pub car park or on road nearby.  Walk to Thames Path, Gatehampton and back via Great Chalk Wood  7½-8 miles.  Short stop for own refreshments en route and finish with pre-Christmas drink and/or lunch in pub.
Note change of leader - Linda 07884 232855.

Sun 12 Dec – Over Ashley Hill, 8 miles.

Meet 10:00am in The Horns pub car park, Crazies Hill, SU800809, RG10 8LY. Walk via Warren Row and Ashley Hill to Hurley, then back on Thames Path and Rose Lane, or possibly the other way round.
Dave 947 5074, mob 07972 580232.

Wed 15 Dec – Knowl Hill 5 miles.

Meet 10:30am at Knowl Hill lay-by, SU822794, for warm mulled wine and mince pies to alert the Christmas spirit.  Then walk north to Lot Wood and Ashley Hill and along the Chiltern Way to Warren Row stopping for coffee & cake at the Velo-Life cafe and return.
Tom  988 2515, mob 07483 227836.

Sun 19 Dec – Third and Final Wooded Out Walk, 11 miles.

Meet 10:00am The Rising Sun at Witheridge Hill, SU696840, RG9 5PF for the full 11 mile woodland walk that combines the previous two (an option to cut short at 7 miles) with at least 10 miles in woodland.  Snack break along the way (in a wood) and an option of refreshments at the end in the pub.
Vyv and Buddig 07771 877456.

Sat 25 Dec           To Ramblers Everywhere.
Wed 29 Dec – Christmas Pudding shake down, 5½ miles.

Meet 10:30am at the Old King Charles Head pub, SU664787, RG8 7RL.  (Turn left off A4074 at Chazey Heath past entrance to Caversham Heath Golf Course and continue for 2½ miles).  Parking opposite house.  Walk via Nuney Green, Oaken Wood, Whitchurch Hill and Collins End.
Peter and Hilary 01491 680261, mob 07747 047078.