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 3 Aug – Whitchurch Hill.

Meet 10:00am, parking by the recreation ground, SU638787, RG8 7PW.  8 miles via Penny Royal and Nuney Green to Mapledurham, returning via Hardwick and Path Hill.
Charles 984 2934, mob on day only 07770 648722.

Sun 04 Aug – Back by popular demand! John's magical mystery tour.

A 'Make it up as you along' walk by John!  Meet 10:00am at Aldworth Village Hall, SU555796.  Approx. 7-8 miles returning to The Bell for drinks and/or lunch.  No route planned but John says he can't get lost in that area so let's all put him to the test!
Di 942 4306 and John , mobs on day only John 07768 825510, Di 07711 847121.

Wed 07 Aug – Blewbury.

Meet 10:30am Boham’s Road (opp. Savages Garden Centre) car park, Blewbury SU525855 for a walk of 6 miles to Blewbury Down, Churn Hill and back to Blewbury.  Some hills.
Sheila 947 3923, mob 07843 228502.

Sat 10 Aug – Summer Walks and Lunch.

Timetable.  Both walks start and finish at The Highwayman, Exlade Street near Checkendon, SU659818, RG8 0UA.  Please park carefully in the car park.
9:45am
– 6 mile walk. 
10:15am
– 4 mile walk.
1:00pm
– Lunch – non walkers may wish to arrive for a pre-lunch natter from 12:00.
Alison 947 5914, mob on day only 07767 836182.

Sun 11 Aug – Blewbury.

Meet 10:00am Boham’s Road (opp. Savages Garden Centre) car park, Blewbury SU525855.  Walk to East Hagbourne, to Upton along the old railway route (now part of Sustrans route 44), then a loop south of the A417 back to Blewbury.  About 7 miles.  Bring snack and drink, optional top-up at the tea shop at the end of the walk.
Tim and Pauline 947 1118, mob on day only 07899 744376.

Wed 14 Aug – Whitchurch Hill.

Meet 10.30am Whitchurch Hill Village Hall car park on B471 opposite the church gate (not the one by the recreation ground), SU636788, RG8 7NZ.  Walk to Little Heath, Blackbird’s Bottom, Elvendon Priory and Great Chalk Wood.  5½ miles, slightly hilly.
Hilary 01491 680261, mob 07747 047078.

Sat 17 Aug – The Silchester Trail.

Meet 10:15am Silchester Roman Town car park, Wall Lane (off Church Lane), SU635629, RG7 2HP.  7-8 miles via Bramley to the Roman Town of Calleva.
Hilary 01491 680261, mob 07747 047078.

Sun 18 Aug – Wickham Elephants.

Meet 10:30am Wickham; park carefully near school in Welford Road, SU396718.  8-9 miles via Wickham Green, Elcot, Clapton, Winding Wood Lane and Elephant Chapel.  Bring packed lunch.
Christabel  926 4134, mob on day only 07514 354500.

Sat 24 Aug – A Farm Shop and Bean House.

Meet at 10:00am at King William 4th car park, Hailey, SU643858, OX10 6AD.  7½-8½ miles that could take in Mongwell Wood, Ipsden Heath, Garsons Farm (Blue Tin Produce for tea/coffee) and Fludgers Wood (Mr Bean House).  Snack break along the way and refreshments at the pub to finish (for use of car park).
Vyv and Buddig 07771877456.

Sun 25 Aug – Peppard Common.

Meet 10:00am Peppard Common near The Red Lion PH, SU709819, RG9 5LB.  7½ miles via Rotherfield Greys, Greys Court Farm, Highmoor Cross, Witheridge Hill, Bear Wood and Kingwood Common.  Pub lunch at finish for those who wish.
Dave and Nicky 947 5074, mob 07972 580232.

Wed 28 Aug – Hambleden.

Meet 10:30am Hambleden village car park (behind Stag and Huntsman), SU785865.  7 miles via Colstrope Farm, Rockwell End, Huttons Farm and Rotten Row.
Terry 954 6120, mob 07984 375135.

Sat 31 Aug – Compton.

Meet 10:00am in Compton SU521801.  Turn by Compton Swan pub – Junction of Wallingford Road and Hockham Rd.  A 10 mile walk up to and along The Ridgeway.
Tom  988 2515, mob 07483 227836, tom.harrison13w@btinternet.com.

Sun 01 Sep – Timeless Villages.

Meet 10:00am, park on roadside beside Ibstone Common, SU752938.  7 miles over rolling countryside with a couple of sustained stiff inclines and descents, passing through the timeless villages of Turville and Fingest, mixed woodlands and taking in some lovely views across the valleys.  Several country pubs nearby.
Clive 07967 309568.

Wed 04 Sep – Late Summer Outing to Polesden Lacey, Dorking. 

We will depart from the back of Reading station (Northern Interchange) with Stewarts of Mortimer at 09:30.  The journey should take approximately 1 hour 15 mins.  We will leave Polesden Lacey at 16:30 and should arrive back in Reading by around 18:00 depending on traffic.
Cost per person NT members = £20.00 (coach + driver’s tip).   A current membership card must be produced on entry to the house and gardens.
Cost per person for non-NT members who wish to visit the house and gardens = £32.50 (coach + driver’s tip + entry to house and gardens).
Pauline 947 1118, mob 07768 923841 on day only.

Sat 07 Sep – The Bells!

Meet 10:30am at the triangle of grass by the Queen’s Oak PH and Finchampstead church, SU793639 (or in church car park if available).  4-5 miles around Finchampstead and, hopefully, climb the church tower for the view and to learn more about bell ringing.  Possible lunch at pub.
Mary 07815 701093.

Sun 08 Sep – Woodcote.

Meet 10:00am Woodcote Village Hall, SU645821 RG8 0QY.  About 7 miles via High Wood, Elvendon Priory, Goring, Great Chalk Wood and Blackbirds Bottom.  Good Views, hilly in parts.Pub lunch at finish for those who wish.
Dave and Nicky 947 5074, mob 07972 580232.

Wed 11 Sep – Virginia Water.

Meet 10:30am at Virginia Water car park, SU980688.  Walk around Windsor Great Park.  5 miles.  Tea in cafe afterwards.  Car park is expensive so suggest park in lay-by on A30, SU975684 whence a quarter mile walk to start.
Tom  988 2515, mob 07483 227836, tom.harrison13w@btinternet.com.

Sat 14 Sep – Goring.

Meet 10:00am in Goring village car park (behind the Catherine Wheel pub, off Station Road) SU599807.  7½ miles partly along the Thames tow path towards Whitchurch, some hills in the rest of the walk.  Bring a drink and a snack.
Alison 947 5914, mob on day only 07767 836182.

Wed 18 Sep – Pangbourne.

Meet 11:00am (note later time) Pangbourne recreation ground car park off Thames Avenue, SU637766.  5 miles via Pangbourne Meadow and Mapledurham Lock.
Jennifer 437 8506, mob 07972 604666.

Sun 22 Sep – Stokenchurch.

Meet 10:00am at SU760963 parish car park on east side of Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch on A40.  A 9 mile walk south-west to Turville returning along The Chiltern Way.  Afternoon tea at Kings Hotel afterwards (if it is not packed with rowdy wedding party).
Tom 988 2515, mob 07483 227836, tom.harrison13w@btinternet.com.

Wed 25 Sep – Windsor Great Park.

Meet 10:30am at FREE car park opposite RANGERS GATE LODGE near to pedestrian crossing lights on A322 Windsor – Ascot road, SU953734.  5½ mile walk in Windsor Great Park.
Brian 947 6942, mob 07813 712984.

Sat 28 Sep to Tue 01 Oct – Club Trip to Cornwall.

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