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

Wed 03 Apr – Nuffield.

Meet 10:30am Nuffield Church SU668873.  6-7 miles via Harcourt Hill, Ewelme Park and Park Wood.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs on day only R 07810 364161, C 07587 852659.

Sat 06 Apr – Cholsey.

Meet 10:00am at lay-by near old Fairmile Hospital site, Cholsey, SU599863, (approx. 1 mile north of railway bridge and 1 mile south of Wallingford by-pass).  8 miles via Thames Path, Moulsford, Aston Tirrold and Cholsey.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs on day only R 07810 364161, C 07587 852659.

Sun 07 Apr – Remenham Hill.

Meet 10:00am Mill End car park, SU785855.  About 7½ miles via Hambleden Lock, Aston, Culham Court, Remenham Hill and Remenham Court – or possibly the other way round.  Hilly here and there.  Bring own food or pop in to the Flower Pot near the end for lunch.
Dave and Nicky 947 5074, mob 07972 580232.

Wed 10 Apr – Hungerford.

Meet 10:30am large gravelled parking area near Down Gate pub (free parking for 4 hours), SU342683.  6½ miles around Hungerford Common returning through town centre.
Sheila 947 3923, mob 07843 228502.

Wed 10 Apr – Spring Supper at The Cunning Man, Burghfield Bridge.
Sun 14 Apr – Midgham.

Meet 10:30am Midgham Church, SU556671 for a 9 mile figure-of-nine walk through Midgham Park to Beenham, Douai Abbey, Kiff Green and back through Midgham Park; bring packed lunch.
Christabel 926 4134, mob on day only 07514 354500.

Wed 17 Apr – Hurley.

Meet 10:30am car park in Hurley, SU825840.  Walk to Marlow, returning along the Thames river path.  About 6 flat miles.
Tim and Pauline 947 1118, mob on day only 07899 744376.

Sun 21 Apr – An Easter Walk.

Meet 10:00am at The Harrow pub in West Ilsley, SU470825, RG20 7AR.  Please park carefully on road opposite the pub at side of cricket field.  An 8 mile walk primarily on Ridgeway with a number of options for the precise walk.  Snack break (and Easter Egg hunt) along the way with refreshments at the pub or bring your own sandwiches.
Vyv and Buddig 07771 877456.

Wed 24 Apr – East Hendred.

Meet 10:30am East Hendred by church, SU459885.  6 miles via West Hendred, Ginge. Arlington.
Paul and Joan 01235 525057, mob 07906 842020.

Sat 27 Apr – Loddon Linear.

Meet 10:00am The Wagon and Horses in Twyford.
From Reading the No. 128 bus from Friar Street (stop FC) at 9:25am arrives at the Wagon and Horses at 9:57am.  (The bus goes through Earley, Woodley and Charvil.)
From Wokingham the No. 128 bus from Broad Street at 9:23am arrives at the Wagon and Horses at 9:48am. (The bus goes through Emmbrook and Hurst.)
5 mile linear walk along the River Loddon and through two nature reserves finishing at the Showcase Cinema on the A329 for No. 4 bus every 20 mins back to Reading or Wokingham.  Possibility of a drink or refreshment at The George at the end of the walk or a detour to the cafe at Dinton Pastures during the walk.
Mary 07815 701093.

Sun 28 Apr – Aldworth 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.

Mon 29 Apr to Thu 02 May – Club Trip to North Norfolk.
Wed 01 May – Henley.

Meet 10:30am west side of Henley Bridge near Red Lion.  6 miles via Remenham Hill, Culham Court, Remenham and Thames Path.
Janet 01491 873658, mob on day only 07798 770630.

Sun 05 May – Around The Hagbournes.

Meet 10:00am in Boham’s Road car park, Blewbury SU525855. A 7½ mile 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 and Nicky 947 5074, mob 07972 580232.

Wed 08 May – Finchampstead.

Meet 10:30am at Moor Green car park, Finchampstead, SU805627.  Walk over the Finchampstead Ridges and then around Moor Green Nature Reserve, 5 miles.
Tom 988 2515, mob 07843 227836.

Sat 11 May – Nuffield.

Meet 10:00am Nuffield Church, SU668873, RG9 5SR, parking in designated field next to church.  8 miles westward loop via The Crown, Hayden Farm, English Farm, Homer, Hailey, Woodhouse Farm, and Mongewell Woods.  Some hills.
Charles 984 2934, mob on day only 07770 648722.

Sun 12 May – Pangbourne.

Meet 10:00am Pangbourne village car park SU634765.  10 miles via Whitchurch, Path Hill, Whitchurch Hill, Great Chalk Wood, Gatehampton and returning on Thames Path.  Please bring lunchtime food and drink.
Janet 01491 873658, mob on day only 07798 770630.

Wed 15 May – Henley.

Meet 10:45am (note later time) west side of Henley Bridge.  Walk via Remenham Woods, Hambleden Locks and the River Thames, 5-5½ miles.
Pauline 969 3449, mob on day only 07833 798355.

Sat 18 May – A Foodie Walk.

Meet 10:00am at Perch and Pike in South Stoke, SU599835, RG8 0JS.  An 8½ mile walk across White Hill, Icknield Way, Golf Course and the Thames Path before a possible lunch at the excellent Perch and Pike; see menus at www.perchandpike.co.uk (or bring your sandwiches).  Tea/coffee break along the way.
Vyv and Buddig 07771 877456.

Sun 19 May – Marlow.

Meet 10:00am West Street car park, Marlow, SU845863, SL7 2BS.  About 8 miles through Davenport Wood and Rassler Wood to Medmenham, returning to Marlow along Thames river path.  Bring snack and drink.
Tim and Pauline 947 1118, mob on day only 07899 744376.

Wed 22 May – Hungerford.

Meet 10:30am in lay-by opposite Lower Slope End Farm on A338 Salisbury Road, approx. 2 miles south of Hungerford, SU325649.  6 miles via Bagshot, Stype Grange, Long Walk (not so long!) and North Standen Farm; bring packed lunch.
Christabel 926 4134, mob on day only 07514 354500.

Sat 25 May – Rotherfield Peppard.

Meet 10:00am Peppard Common, SU709818, RG9 5LB, parking near Red Lion or around the green on the other side of the B481.  8 miles via Crowsley, Kennylands, Kidmore End, Gallowstree Common and Sonning Common. Hilly in parts.
Charles 984 2934, mob on day only 07770 648722.

Mon 27 May – Bank Holiday in The Chilterns.

Meet 10:00am Hell Fire car park (free), West Wycombe SU825947.  An 8 mile hilly walk at a gentle pace through the best of The Chilterns over Naphill Common and through Bradenham, returning for tea at the Hell Fire cafe.
Tom 988 2515, mob 07843 227836.

Wed 29 May – Woodley.

Meet 10:30am at Ashenbury Park, Woodley, car park (free), SU772741.  A 5 mile walk across Ashenbury Park and on to the Loddon Nature Reserve, returning across Alder Moor.
Tom 988 2515, mob 07843 227836.

Sat 01 Jun – A walk round Avebury’s Archaeological Sites.

9 Miles (drop out at 5 miles possible).  Meet 10:10am (for a 10:20am departure via toilets) at National Trust car park, Avebury, SU099696, on A4361 450 metres west of Junction with B4003.  Parking £4 non NT members, NT members bring cards.  Please contact leader in good time if you want to car share.
Alex 966 6176, mob on day only 078790 40353.

Sun 09 Jun – By Swan and Ridge.

Meet 10:00am Old Cattle Market car park off New Road, Wallingford SU608892.  9½ miles via Little Stoke, Swan’s Way, Drunken Bottom, Ridgeway and Crowmarsh Gifford.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs on day only R 07810 364161, C 07587 852659.

Wed 12 Jun – Pangbourne.

Meet 10:30am Pangbourne recreation ground car park off Thames Avenue, SU637766.  6½ mile round walk via Sulham Woods, Purley and Thames Path back from Mapledurham Lock.
Janet 01491 873658 mob on day only 07798 770630.

Sun 16 Jun – West Wycombe.

Meet 10:30am West Wycombe car park, SU825947, HP14 3AP.  7 miles via Bradenham Manor and Saunderton.  Some hilly bits, bring lunch, possibility of tea and cake at the end in St Lawrence's Church.
Sally 07890 361862.

Wed 19 Jun – Nettlebed.

Meet 10:30am Nettlebed Kiln, SU702868.  6-7 miles via Halfridge Wood, Bix Bottom and Warburg Nature Reserve.
Terry 0118 9546120, mob 07984 375135.

Sat 22 Jun – Midsummer Walk and Tea.

Meet 10:15am Old School Cottage, Goring Heath, SU655796, RG8 7RR, 300m north of Almshouses entrance on road from Chazey Heath to Woodcote and Goring.  Park on grass inside gate.  7½ miles via Oaken Woods, Whitchurch Hill, Straw Hill viewpoint and Nuney Woods.  Short stop for own refreshment and finish with a cup of tea and cake in the garden.
Hilary 01491 680261, mob 07747 047078.

Sun 23 Jun – Along the Thames.

Meet Reading station at 9:45am to catch the 10:00am train to Maidenhead or meet at Maidenhead station 10:16am.  A linear walk of 7 miles along the Thames path to Windsor with plenty of eateries, pubs and shopping opportunities in Windsor.  Please buy return tickets to Windsor as return is via Slough.  Look out for slight change in train times due to summer timetable.
Di 942 4306 and John , mobs on day only John 07768 825510, Di 07711 847121.

Wed 26 Jun – Woods, Views and Tea.

Meet 10:30am at Old School Cottage, Goring Heath, SU655796, RG8 7RR, 300m north of Almshouses entrance on road from Chazey Heath to Woodcote and Goring.  Park on grass inside gate.  6 miles through the woods at a relaxed pace with one or two easy hills and a picnic stop.  Return for tea in the garden.
Peter and Hilary 01491 680261, mob 07747 047078.

Sun 30 Jun – A Long West Reading Circular.

Meet at the bridge over Canal at The Oracle (House of Fraser access) for a long 15½ miles (but the shortest possible) circular route that connects the Kennet and Avon Canal with the Thames path via Purley on Thames.  Bring plenty of drinks.  Plenty of chances of shortening the walk by taking a bus back to Reading Town Centre.  A cool drink for everyone that makes it all the way round.
Vyv and Buddig 07771 877456.

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