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 bold, underlined 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 01 Dec – Christmas in Windsor.

Meet Reading station at 9:35am to catch the 9:48am train to Maidenhead or meet at Maidenhead station.  7 miles along the Thames path to Windsor with plenty of eateries, pubs or a chance to do some Christmas Shopping.  Please buy return tickets to Windsor as return is via Slough.  Train time may vary slightly as the timetable only goes up to November!
Di 942 4306, mobs on day only Di 07711 847121, John 07768 825510.

Wed 05 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 in the bar.  Lunch will be served at 1:00pm.  See page Members Only/Club Events for details and menu.
Alison 947 5914.

Sun 09 Dec – No Bluebells this time.

Meet 10:00am Nettlebed Kiln, SU702868.  6½ miles via Westwood Manor Farm, Park Corner, Digberry Lane, Park Wood (of bluebell fame), Hayden Lane and Howberrywood.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs on day only R 07810 364161, C 07587 852659.

Wed 12 Dec – Beansheaf.

Meet 10:30am Beansheaf Community Centre, SU660715, RG31 7AW.  7 miles via Kennet and Avon canal, Sulhamstead, Bottom Lane and Hosehill Lake.
Ron 942 1395, mob 07985 071990 and Paul 945 6277.

Sun 16th Dec – The Commons of Bucklebury. ( NB changed from Sat 15th )

Meet 10:00 am at The Bladebone Inn, Chapel Row, SU571696, RG7 6PD.  Limited parking outside pub or next to café or just across road from telephone kiosk.  7 miles entirely within Lower and Upper Bucklebury Commons.  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.

Sat 22 Dec – Over Ashley Hill.

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. Optional pub lunch at finish.
Dave and Nicky 947 5074, mob 07972 580232.

Tue 25 Dec – Merry Christmas to all members of Reading Rambling Club and walkers everywhere.
Sat 29 Dec – Sonning Common Circular.

Meet 10:30am Peppard Common, SU709818, RG9 5LB.  About 8 miles up Kents Hill, through Crowsley Park, passing the Bird in Hand to Kidmore End, then back via Gallowstree Common and Wyfold Lane.  Optional pub lunch at finish.
Dave and Nicky 947 5074, mob 07972 580232.

Sat 05 Jan – The First of the Year.

Meet 10:00am Peppard Common, SU709818.  6 miles via Wyfold Grange, Neal’s Farm and Greatbottom Wood.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs on day only R 07810 364161, C 07587 852659.

Wed 09 Jan – Knowl Hill.

Meet 10:30am in lay-by at Knowl Hill, SU822794 on A4.  6 miles via Bowsey Hill, Cayton Park, Juddmore Farm Stud and Ashley Wood; bring packed lunch.
Christabel 926 4134, mob on day only 07514 354500.

Sat 12 Jan – Goring.

Meet 10:00am Goring Village car park (charges apply) behind the Catherine Wheel PH, SU599807.  7 miles via Wroxhills Wood, Little Heath and Primrose Hill.  Snack break along the way and possibly a pub lunch at the end.
Vyv and Buddig 07771 877456.

Wed 16 Jan – Dinton Pastures.

Meet 10:30am Dinton Pastures, SU784718; (car park charge).  Walk round one or both lakes.  Lunch by the lake if the weather permits or visit the cafe.  2-3 miles.
Jennifer 437 8506, mob 07972 604666.

Sat 19 Jan – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.

St. Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY
Commencing at 3:00 pm (doors open 2.30pm).

Sun 20 Jan – Purley.

Meet 10:00am at corner of Purley Village/Mapledurham Drive, SU663762.  Circular walk via Westbury Farm, Sulham Woods and Pangbourne; approx 5 miles.  Back to Purley and Cassa Story for belated New Year toast, warming drinks and snacks.
Di  942 4306, mobs on day only Di 07711 847121, John 07768 825510.

Wed 23 Jan – Hailey.

Meet 10:30am King William IV PH, Hailey, SU643858, OX10 6AD; please park in top car park.  About 5 miles via Woodhouse Farm, Grimsditch and Well Place.  Pub lunch optional.Paul and Joan  01235 525057, mob 07906 842020.

Sat 26 Jan – Whitchurch Hill.

Meet 10:00am Whitchurch Hill Recreation Ground, SU638788.  About 7½ miles via Path Hill, Whitchurch, Lower Hartslock Wood, Cold Harbour, Hill Bottom.  Optional pub lunch at finish.
Dave and Nicky 947 5074, mob 07972 580232.

Wed 30 Jan – Beech Hill.

Meet 10:30am on the green next to Elm Tree PH, Beech Hill, SU694640.  6 miles via Devil's Highway and Mortimer.
Dave 987 6268, mob 07821 539265.

Sun 03 Feb – Midgham.

Meet 10:30am Midgham Church, SU556671.  8-9 miles through Midgham Park to Douai Abbey, Beenham and Kiff Green; bring packed lunch.
Christabel 926 4134, mob on day only 07514 354500.

Wed 06 Feb – Peppard.

Meet 10:30am Peppard Common, SU709818, for a 5 mile walk east along The Chiltern Way returning by way of Kent's Hill.
Tom Harrison 988 2515, mob 07843 227836, tom.harrison13w@btinternet.com.

Sun 10 Feb – Vote for your preferred walk from West Ilsley.

Meet 10:00 am at The Harrow pub in West Ilsley, SU470825, RG20 7AR; please park carefully on road opposite the pub at side of cricket field.  8 mile walk, primarily on Ridgeway; could be East or West, clockwise or anticlockwise.  Cast your vote at the start.  Snack break along the way with lunch at the end, either pub or own sandwiches.
Vyv and Buddig 07771 877456.

Wed 13 Feb – St Valentine’s Eve.

Meet 10:30am at the Old King Charles Head pub, SU664787, RG8 7RL, (turn left off A4074 at Chazey Heath past entrance to golf course and continue for 2½ miles), park opposite house.  5½ miles via Nuney Green, Oaken Wood, Whitchurch Hill, Collins End and kissing gates!
Hilary 01491 680261, mob 07747 047078.

Sat 16 Feb – Snowdrops and Tea.

Meet 11:00am at St Botolph’s Church, Swyncombe, SU682901, RG9 6EA; park on one side of road leading to church.  Note later than usual start to fit in with tea time after 2.00pm.  6-7 miles via Russell’s Water, the Chiltern Way and the Ridgeway with coffee/lunch stop en route.  Tea and cakes will be available in the church at the end.  There will also be a sale of plants, cakes, jams etc, to buy.
Hilary 01491 680261, mob 07747 047078.

Wed 20 Feb – Sonning Common.

Meet 10:30am at the Herb Farm, Sonning Common, SU712797, RG4 9NJ; please use lower car park.  Walk about 6 miles passing through Kidmore End.  Option to warm up at the Herb Farm coffee shop after the walk.
Tim and Pauline 947 1118, mob on day only 07899 744376.

Sat 23 Feb to Sat 02 Mar – Club Trip to Portugal.
Sat 23 Feb – On the Downs.

Meet 10:00am at White Hill car park, 1½ miles south of Kingsclere on B3051, SU516565 10 miles via Plantation Hill, Balstone Farm and Walkeridge Farm.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs on day only R 07810 364161, C 07587 852659.

Sun 24 Feb – Henley Linear.

Meet at Henley Station 09:45am to catch 09:53 to Wargrave.  (Plenty of parking at station or free at Mill Lane then walk to station.)  Walk back to Henley via Crazies Hill, Cockpole Green and Remenham Hill; approx 6½ miles.  Bring snack for coffee break.  Plenty of pubs and cafes for lunch in Henley or bring your own packed lunch to have on one of the many benches on the riverside.
Di 942 4306, mobs on day only Di 07711 847121, John 07768 825510.

Wed 27 Feb – Ewelme.

Meet 10:30am Ewelme car park, SU648911.  6 miles via Cow Common, Ladies Walk, Swyncombe, Swyncombe Downs and Huntingland.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs on day only R 07810 364161, C 07587 852659.

Sun 03 Mar – South Stoke.

Meet 10:00 am by Pike and Perch pub, South Stoke, SU599834, RG8 0JS (park along road in South Stoke).  About 8½ miles towards Mongewell Park and Ipsden.  Bring snack and drink.
Tim and Pauline 947 1118, mob on day only 07899 744376.

Wed 6 Mar – Caversham.

Meet 10:30am at 15 Winterberry Way, Caversham RG4 7XA (please park carefully down road) for walk of about 7½ miles around Mapledurham, Cane End, Kidmore End and back.
Sheila 947 3923, mob 07843 228502.

Sun 10 Mar – Whitchurch.

Meet 10:00am at Hope Cottage, High Street, Whitchurch on Thames, RG8 7ET (Linda's house).  SU635772.  From the south (Reading) park in Pangbourne and walk over toll bridge for free; from the north park in Manor Road, opposite Hope Cottage.  6 miles via Hartslock Wood, Coombe End Farm, Whitchurch Hill and Bozedown Farm finishing with a drink in one of the local pubs.
Linda 07884 242855.

Wed 13 Mar – Boveney.

Meet 10:30am Boveney car park, SU939777, for a 5 mile walk across the Thames flood plain to Eton with a pause for coffee and cake in Windsor, returning along the towpath via Boveney Lock.  Flat as a pancake.
Tom Harrison 988 2515, mob 07843 227836, tom.harrison13w@btinternet.com.

Sun 17 Mar – Cookham.

Meet 10:00am at car park on the green 200m after the end of High Street in Cookham, SU892853, SL6 9SB.  7¾ miles via Cookham and the Thames Path, Cookham Reach and Cookham Dean.  Bring lunch.
Sally 07890 361862.

Wed 20 Mar – Nuffield.

Meet 10:30am Nuffield Church, SU667873, RG9 5SR.  6-7 miles via Howberry Wood, Newhamhill Bottom and English Farm.  Nothing steep, but 3 stiles.
Terry 954 6120, mob 07984 375135.

Sat 23 Mar – Whitchurch Hill.

Meet 10:15am Whitchurch Hill Recreation Ground, SU638788.  Morning walk of 5-6 miles.
Janet 01491 873658, mob on day only 07798 770630.

Sun 24 Mar – Hambleden.

Meet 10:00am Hambleden car park, SU785865, for two circular walks.  A morning 6 mile loop to the north-east or join us at 2:00pm for a 5 mile afternoon loop to the west.
Tom Harrison 988 2515, mob 07843 227836, tom.harrison13w@btinternet.com.

Wed 27 Mar – Moulsford.

Meet 10:30am Moulsford car park, A329, SU590838.  6½ miles via Wellbarn Estate and Ridgeway.
Janet 01491 873658, mob on day only 07798 770630.

Sat 30 Mar – Windsor Great Park.

Meet 10:00am at the main car park serving Queen Anne’s Ride, SU962741.  This is on the east side off the A322.  Leave the A322 at SU962747 on to a track and continue for several hundred yards to the only parking area on the left (east) side of the track.  About 8½ miles around Windsor Great Park.
Rex 01628 628628, mob on day only 07484 899454.

Sun 31 Mar – Marlow.

Meet 10:00am Quarry Wood Road on the South side of Marlow Bridge, SU853858.  A double celebratory Clocks Forward and Brexit walk up into The Chiltern Hills returning along the Thames towpath to take tea at the cafe in the park.  10 miles at an octogenarian pace.
Tom Harrison 988 2515, mob 07843 227836, tom.harrison13w@btinternet.com.

Website development Brisbane