Walks Programme

CORONAVIRUS 24th September

On 22nd September the Government announced further tightening of Coronavirus restrictions; social gatherings remain limited to a maximum of 6 people with certain exemptions.

Ramblers' website, 23rd September, states:

“Please note that Ramblers and Ramblers Walking for Health group walks are exempt from the restrictions on social gatherings, announced on 22 September."

The full statement can be seen at https://www.ramblers.org.uk/volunteer-zone/coronavirus.aspx

Therefore Reading Rambling Club can continue with group walks following the guidance given below.

However, some leaders may wish to limit the number on their walks – check below.

Leaders:  If you wish to restrict numbers please contact the Programme Secretary, robert.hurn@waitrose.com, and I will add “Please Book” to your walk on this page.

If you reach your desired maximum let me know and I will mark your entry on this page as having “No Vacancies”.

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.

Leaders:

  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.

And remember to KEEP CHECKING THIS WEBSITE PAGE

 

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

Sat 26 Sep – Over The Downs, 7 miles. Walk Moved to Sun 27 Sep.
Sun 27 Sep – Over The Downs, 7 miles.  No Vacancies

Meet 10:00am Starveall, near Aldworth, SU545809.  Approx 7miles via Compton returning on Ridgeway.
Di 942 4306 and John , mobs on day only Di 07711 847121, John 07768 825510.

Sat 03 Oct – Streatley, 9 miles.

Meet 10:00am at NT car park at top of Streatley Hill B4009, SU583807.  Approx 9 miles via Ashampstead and Aldworth.  Optional lunch/snacks stop at The Bell, Aldworth or bring picnic.
Hilary 07747 047078.

Sun 04 Oct – Beware the Highwayman, 5½ miles.  Late Addition.

Meet 10:30am Knowl Hill Common, SU825794, RG10 9YE.  Roadside parking is available opposite the Royal Oak pub.  The 5½ mile walk through mixed meadow and beech woods passes the hidden-away Dew Drop Inn, notorious as a supposed hang-out for Dick Turpin and his horse Black Bess.
Frank and Josefina 07818 171843.

Wed 07 Oct – A Great Park, 5½ miles.

Meet 10:30am at FREE car park opposite RANGERS GATE LODGE near to pedestrian crossing lights on A332 Windsor – Ascot road, SU953734.  Walk in Windsor Great Park.  5½ miles.
Brian 947 6942, mob 07813 712984.

Sat 10 Oct – A King Walk, 6-7 miles.

Meet 10:00am King William IV PH, Hailey, SU643858, OX10 6AD.  6-7 mile round walk.  Optional refreshments afterwards.  Please park carefully in top car park.
Janet 01491 873658, mob on day only 07798 770630.

Wed 14 Oct – Shiplake, 5 miles.

Meet 10:30am at Memorial Hall car park, Memorial Avenue, Shiplake, SU764787.  5 miles via Shiplake Court Farm, Binfield Heath and Harpsden.
Tom 988 2515, mob 07483 227836.

Sun 18 Oct – Hamstead Marshall, 8-9 miles.

Meet 10:30am Hamstead Marshall church, SU420667.  8-9 miles via Hamstead Marshall via Craven House and cottages, Enborne church and Craven Estate.  Bring food and drink.
Christabel 926 4134, mob on day only 07514 354500.

Wed 21 Oct – Mill End, 6 miles. Please Book With Leader

Meet 10:30am at Mill End car park, SU785854.  6 miles via Rotten Row, Chiltern Way, Bottom House, Rockwell End, Pheasants Hill, Hambleden.  Usual ups and downs.
Terry 954 6120, mob 07984 375135.

Sat 24 Oct – Swyncombe, 7½ miles.

Meet 10:00am at Swyncombe Church, SU682902, for a walk of approx. 7½ miles.
Alison 07767 836182.

Wed 28 Oct – Whitchurch Hill, 5-6 miles.

Meet 10:30am at recreation ground, SU638788 for a round walk of 5-6 miles.
Janet 01491 873658, mob on day only 07798 770630.

Sat 31 Oct – The McAlpine Menagerie, 7 miles.

Meet 10:00am outside the Rainbow Inn in Middle Assendon, SU738857 (parking in lay by near pub).  7 hilly miles via Fawley Hill (the home of the late Sir William McAlpine where we may see some interesting animals), Fawley, Roundhouse Farm, Bosmore Farm and Coxlease Farm.  Snack / lunch along the way.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs R 07810 364161, C (on day only) 07587 852659.

Wed 04 Nov – Nuffield, 6 miles.

Meet 10:30am at Nuffield church, SU667873, RG9 5SN.  About 6 miles around Warren Hill and Harcourt Hill; some hills.
Tim and Pauline 947 1118, mob 07899 744376.

Sun 08 Nov – Ewelme, 7 miles.

Meet 10:00am Ewelme car park, SU648912.  About 7 miles around Potter's Farm and Ewelme Park.  Bring snack and drink.
Tim and Pauline 947 1118, mob 07899 744376.

Wed 11 Nov – Henley, 5 miles.

Meet 10:30am west side of Henley Bridge, near Red Lion.  5 miles via Thames Path and Remenham Church.
Jennifer 437 8506, mob 07972 604666.

Sat 14 Nov – Rotherfield Greys, 7½ miles.

Meet 10:00am by Rotherfield Greys church, SU726823, (park on roadside by church) for a walk of approx. 7½ miles.
Alison 07767 836182.

Wed 18 Nov – Downs and Ups, 5 miles.

Meet 10:30am Nettlebed Kiln, SU702868.  5 hilly miles via Bix Bottom, Lodge Farm and Soundess.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs R 07810 364161, C (on day only) 07587 852659.

Sat 21 Nov – Ridgeway, 10 miles.

Meet 10:00am at The Barn car park, SU393850.  West along The Ridgeway past Segbury Castle and across The Lambourne Downs.  10 miles.
Tom 988 2515, mob 07483 227836.

Wed 25 Nov – Sonning Common, 5-6 miles.

Meet 10:30 a.m. at Bird in Hand PH, Sonning Common, SU716793.  5-6 miles through Crowsley Park, Old Place House and Upper House Farm.  Bring packed lunch.
Christabel 9264134, mob on day only 07514 34500.

Sat 28 Nov – Gluhwein in the Woods.

Due to Coronavirus the exact details are not yet available – check the website nearer the time.

As a guide:  Meet in Pangbourne approx.10:00am.  Walk via River Pang then Sulham Woods for lunch picnic, Gluhwein supplied, bring own cup and food.  Return to Pangbourne, probably via Thames Path, depending on light.  Distance between 8 and 11 miles.
Contact Jacky 0118 984 2989 for details and to book.

Sun 29 Nov – Peppard Common, 8 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.  8 miles via Old Place, Highlands Farm, Lower Hernes and Rotherfield Greys.
Robert and Christine  950 7696, mobs R 07810 364161, C (on day only) 07587 852659.

Wed 02 Dec – Christmas Walks and Lunch

At Badgemore Park Golf Club, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4NR, SU747831.  Meet 10:15am at the Golf Club car park for 5 mile walk and 10:30am for 3 mile walk.  Non-walkers may like to arrive around 12:30pm for a pre-lunch drink and chat.  Lunch will be served at 1:00pm.  Menus will be emailed to members when available.  Please note advance bookings required, maximum of 30 seated at tables of 6.
Alison  947 5914.

Sun 06 Dec – Up the Clumps, 8 miles.

Meet 10:00am in public car park on north side of Dorchester Bridge, SU579940.  8 miles via Little Wittenham, Wittenham Clumps, Shillingford, Warborough.  No cooling towers in sight.
Dave 947 5074, mob 07972 580232.

Wed 09 Dec – Wokefield Common, 5 miles.

Meet 10:30am at Mortimer village car park SU655646.  Warm mulled wine and mince pies to alert the Christmas spirit; then a 5 mile walk over Wokefield Common.
Tom 988 2515, mob 07483 227836.

Sun 13 Dec – Over Ashley Hill, 8 miles.

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

Sat 19 Dec – The Almshouses, 7 miles.

Meet at 10:00am at Goring Heath Almshouses, SU656794, RG8 7RR.  Turn left off A4074 at Chazey Heath and follow road for 3½ miles, Almshouses are signed to the right up the drive, park on tarmac car park.  Approx 7 mile walk through woods and open spaces.  Picnic lunch or snack en route or at the end where a glass of mulled wine will await you.
Hilary 07747 047078.

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