Walks Programme

PROGRAMME OF WALKS

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

Sun 02 Oct – Peppard Common, 7 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 Kent’s Hill, Highlands Farm, Henley and Greys Court.
Robert and Christine  950 7696, mobs R 07810 364161, C (on day only) 07587 852659.

Wed 05 Oct – Visit to Dyrham Park.

The Stewarts coach will depart from the back of Reading Station (Northern Interchange) at 9:30am leaving, Dyrham Park at 4:00pm.  Our return to Reading should be by 6.00pm.
Pauline 947 1118, mob 07768 923841.

Sat 08 Oct – Bag a Castle, 7 miles.

Meet 10:00am in the car park of Snelsmore Common Country Park, SU463710, opposite Mary Hare School, RG14 3BQ.  The walk will take in Donnington Castle, and any two villages of Bagnor, Boxford and Winterbourne.  Snack break along the way with lunch at the end (if cafe open or a local pub).
Vyv and Buddig 07771 877456.

Wed 12 Oct – Beech Hill, 6 miles.

Meet 10:30am on the green by the Elm Tree pub, Beech Hill, SU694640.  Walk via Devil's Highway and Stratfield Mortimer.  Bring packed lunch.
Dave 987 6268, mob 07821 539265.

Sat 15 Oct – The Ridgeway 6½ miles.

Meet 10:00am Warren Farm car park, Rectory Road, Streatley, SU566812.  Walk via Westridge Green, Southridge, Aldworth and The Ridgeway.  Possibility of a drink at the award winning Bell Inn.
Janet 01491 873658, mob on day only 07798 770630.

Wed 19 Oct – Around Littlewick Green, 6 miles.

Meet 10:30am, Littlewick Green, SU839800, SL6 3RA, park carefully around the green near The Cricketers pub.  An easy, mostly flat walk via Waltham St. Lawrence and Knowl Hill.  Bring lunch and/or Cricketers pub at the end where you may be able to get food.
Sally  07890 361862 and Martin  07400 37361.

Sat 22 Oct – Over The Downs, 7½ miles.

Meet 10:00am; park in spaces in Blewbury village off the A417 just past The Blueberry PH.  (Or park Bohams Road (opp. Savages Garden Centre) car park, SU525855, just over ¼ mile walk to The Blueberry).  A walk in open Downland on Oxfordshire/Berkshire borders with views across both counties taking in part of the Berkshire Circular Route.  Bring a snack break.  Pub lunch or drinks at the end in the charming Red Lion public house in the village.
Di 07711 847121.

Sun 23 Oct – A Bit of Old Berks, 10 miles.

Meet 10:00am Moulsford car park A329, SU590838.  Ramble across Cholsey Downs through Unhill Wood to the Ridgeway, then Lowbury Hill to Aston Tirrold, return via Lollingdon Hill – or perhaps the other way round.
Dave 9475074, mob 07972 580232.

Wed 26 Oct – Along The Thames, 6 miles.

Meet 10:30am at Cookham N.T. car park, SU892853.  Walk along Thames River to Cock Marsh, Winter Hill (taken slowly) and down Winter Hill Golf Course to admire the view.  Bring lunch snack.
Christabel 926 4134, mob on day only 07514 354500.

Sat 29 Oct – Warfield and Hawthorn Hill, 7 miles approx.

Meet 10:00am Frost Folly car park SU873726 (Weller's Lane, Warfield, Bracknell RG42 6EN).  Walk via Moss End, Tickleback Row, Hawthorn Hill, Brock Hill, and Warfield.  Some gentle hills, a stile or 2, and maybe a little mud.  Packed lunch stop on way.
Phil 07808 721551.

Wed 02 Nov – Peppard Common, 5½ miles.

Meet 10:30am Peppard Common, SU709818, RG9 5LB; parking near Red Lion PH or around the green on the other side of the B481.  Walk via Cross Lanes, Pack and Prime Lane, Lower Hernes and Rotherfield Greys.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs R 07810 364161, C (on day only) 07587 852659.

Sun 06 Nov – Burnham Beeches, hopefully autumn colours, 9 miles.

Meet 10:00am large car park, road end, Burnham Beeches Way, East Burnham Common, SU956850, SL2 3LB (charges may apply).  Walk via Littleworth Common, Berghers Hill, Egypt Wood returning through Burnham Beeches.  Bring lunch.  Cafe at end but usually busy.
Sally 07890 361862 and Martin 07400 373671.

Wed 09 Nov – Sheffield Bottom, 4½ miles.

Meet 10:30am The Fox and Hounds pub at Sheffield Bottom near Theale, SU649699.  Walk around Hosehill Lake, Bottom Lane Sulhamstead to the Kennet and Avon Canal and back around the West side of Theale Lake to Hosehill Lake and walk around the whole lake back to the pub.
Derek 07765 182306.
Vyv and Buddig 07771 877456.

Sat 12 Nov – The Commons of Bucklebury, 7 miles.

Meet 10:00am at The Bladebone Inn, Chapel Row, SU571696, RG7 6PD; limited parking outside pub or next to café or just across road from telephone kiosk.  Walk entirely within Lower and Upper Bucklebury Common.  Snack break along the way with lunch at the end, probably the excellent tea rooms or the pub next door.
Vyv and Buddig 07771 877456.

Sun 13 Nov – Ashampstead, 8 miles.

Meet 10:30am Ashampstead, SU566769, please park carefully round the Green.  Walk to Stubbles, Yattendon Court, Yattendon Church and Casey Fields Farm Shop.  Bring food and drink.
Christabel 926 4134, mob on day only 07514 354500.

Wed 16 Nov – Dinton Pastures, 5½ miles.

Meet 10:30am Ashenbury Park, Woodley, SU772741.  Walk through local area and Dinton Pastures.
Ian and Pauline 969 0737 mob on day only 07833 798355.

Sat 19 Nov – Along The Thames, 6 miles.

Meet 10:00am Pangbourne recreation ground car park off Thames Avenue, SU637766.  A linear walk to Streatley via the Thames Path return by train from Goring station.  Bring a snack break for along the way.  Pub lunch/drinks available at the Catherine Wheel in Goring or on return to Pangbourne.
Di 07711 847121.

Sun 20 Nov – Sulham Woods, 10 miles.

Meet 10:00am Beansheaf Community Centre car park, SU660715, RG31 7AW.  Walk via Pincents Hill to Sulham Woods, (higher path), Vicarage Wood, Harry Jaw’s wood, Mosshall Wood and back through Sulham Woods, (lower path), visiting Wilder’s Folly and back to Pincents Lane and back to the car park.  Bring lunch.
Derek 07765 182306.

Wed 23 Nov – Whitchurch Hill, 6½ miles.

Meet 10:30am Whitchurch Hill recreation ground, SU638788, RG8 7PW.  Walk via Coombe Farm, Goring and Thames Path, one hill.  Bring picnic to have en route or at end depending on weather.
Peter 07784 912935.

Sat 26 Nov – Peppard, 8½ miles.

Meet at 10:00am at the car park on Peppard Common by the crossroads of Stoke Row Road and Gallowstree Road, SU704813.  Mostly flat, varied walk of 8.3 miles exploring Rotherfield Peppard, Greys Green, Harpsden Bottom and Crowsley Park.  Please bring a packed lunch.
Josefina 07818171843.

Sun 27 Nov – That Christmas Spirit, 5 miles.

Meet 10:30am at Mortimer village car park SU655646.  Warm mulled wine and mince pies to alert the Christmas spirit and then a walk over Wokefield Common.
Tom 07483 227836.

Wed 30 Nov – The Five Hills of Streatley, 5 miles.

Meet 10:30am at National Trust car park, SU583806, RG8 9RB, on B4009 Streatley Hill towards Hampstead Norreys (RHS).  A short but quite hilly walk taking in Lardon Chase, Common Wood and Mutton Copse plus Lough Down if you still have the energy.  Golf Club half-way hut is at the end of walk for bacon rolls and tea/coffee or a short drive to The Four Points Inn for a more traditional beer.
Vyv and Buddig 0777 1877456.

Sun 04 Dec – The Kennet and Avon Canal, 7-8 miles.

Meet 10:00am Beansheaf Community Centre car park, SU660715, RG31 7AW.  Walk through the West and East Holy Brook and Southcote Linear Parks to Southcote Lock and then back along the Kennet Canal path back to Calcot (taking care on the railway crossing) to the West Holy Brook Linear Park back to the car park.
Derek 07765 182306.

Wed 07 Dec – Goring, 6 miles.

Meet 10.30am Goring Station for a circular walk.
Janet 01491 873658, mob on day only 07798 770630.

Sun 11 Dec – Blewbury, 7½ miles.

Meet 10:00am Boham’s Road car park, Blewbury, SU525855.  Ramble via Churn Hill, Gore Hill, Chilton, Upton, Blewbury.  Bring own food or lunch at Savages Nurseries in Blewbury.
Dave 947 5074, mob 07972580232.

Wed 14 Dec – Members Merry Christmas Walk and Lunch

At Badgemore Park Golf Club, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4NR.   See Club Events page for details.

Sat 17 Dec – Ewelme, 7½ miles.

Meet 10:00am Ewelme recreation ground SU647912.  Walk to Swyncombe and back.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs R 07810 364161, C (on day only) 07587 852659.

Wed 21 Dec – Nuffield 6½ miles approx

 Meet 10:30am at Nuffield Church car park, SU667873.  Walk to Nettlebed and back via Devils Hill, Swan Wood, Nettlebed Common, Digberry Lane and Hazel Wood.  Packed lunch stop on way, near Maker Space cafe (if open does very good cheese scones and cakes).  Walk will include hills, and would it surprise you the possibility of some mud depending on the weather.
Phil 07808 721551.

 

Wed 28 Dec – Clayfield Copse 6½ miles approx.

Meet 10:30am at Clayfield Copse car park SU725767.  Walk through Blackhouse Wood, Clayfield Copse, Binfield Heath, Shiplake Copse, Dunsden Green.  Packed lunch stop on way, possible stop at Loddon Valley brewery if it’s open (beer coffee cakes burgers may be available).  Walk will include hills, and would it surprise you the possibility of some mud depending on the weather.
Phil 07808 721551.

Sat 31 Dec – 2022 Finale, 6 miles.

Meet 10:00am at the Cherry Tree Inn, Stoke Row, SU683840, RG9 5QA. Approx 6 miles via Kingwood Common, Hook End and Ipsden Wood.  Own snack/coffee break en route. Optional lunch at the Cherry Tree or just a drink to bring in 2023.
Hilary 07747 047078.