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

Wed 02 Oct – Henley, 4-5 miles.

Meet 10:30am west side of Henley Bridge, near Red Lion.  4-5 miles via Thames Path and Remenham Church.
Jennifer 437 8506, mob 07972 604666.

Sat 05 Oct – Peppard Common, 8 miles.

Meet 10:00am Peppard Common near The Red Lion PH, SU709818, RG9 5LB.  8 miles via Kingwood Common, Nipper’s Grove, Whitewood Heath, Kate’s Cottage, Wyfold Wood, Gallowstree Common, Bishopswood and Shiplake Bottom.
Charles 984 2934, mob 07770 648722.

Sun 06 Oct – The Black Barn.  Follow the precise directions to the start!  8 miles.

Meet 10:00am at Rushall Manor Farm, SU584723 (NOT Rushall Farm).  It is the turning on the right off Back Lane after Scratchface Lane if you are coming from Bradfield.  Park just above the Black Barn (permission obtained).  8 miles through woodlands and along the river Pang via Bradfield and Stanford Dingley.  Snack break along the way with lunch at the end (either sandwiches or local pub).
Vyv and Buddig 07771 877456.

Wed 09 Oct – Theale, 5¾ miles.

Meet 10:30am Theale Golf Club, North Street, Theale, Reading, RG7 5EX (drive through the main tarmac car park and there is plenty of parking available on the area behind the driving range).  5¾ miles around golf course and surrounding area.  Reasonably flat and no stiles.  I will provide tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards in the clubhouse if anyone is interested.
Steve 07542 241083.

Sat 12 Oct – Mary’s Mystery Walk, 5-6 miles.

Meet 10:00am Simons Wood National Trust car park, Finchampstead Ridges, SU813636.  5-6 miles through varied scenery.
Mary 989 2132.

Sun 13 Oct – What the Romans Did, 6½ miles.

Meet 10:00am Silchester Roman Town North Walls car park, SU635628.  6½ miles via Pamber Heath and Latchmere Green.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs on day only R 07810 364161, C 07587 852659.

Wed 16 Oct – Goring, 6½ miles.

Meet 10:30am Goring Station SU602806 for 6½ mile walk around Streatley and Goring.  Any hills will be taken at gentle pace.
Janet 01491 873658 mob on day only 07798 770630.

Sun 20 Oct – Ashampstead, 7½ miles.

Meet 10:30am Ashampstead.  Park near playing field opposite telephone box, SU566769.  7½ miles via Yattendon, Child's Court Farm, Stubbles, Ashampstead church.  Bring packed lunch.
Christabel 926 4134, mob on day only 07514 354500.

Wed 23 Oct – Mill End, about 6 miles.

Meet 10:30am at the Mill End car park SU785855.  About 6 miles around Rotten Row, Bockmer House and Medmenham.  Lunch by the riverside.
Tim and Pauline 947 1118, mob 07899 744376.

Sat 26 Oct – Peppard Common, 6½ 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.  6½ miles via Rotherfield Greys, Greys Court, Scotland and Satwell.
Janet 01491 873658, mob on day only 07798 770630.

Sun 27 Oct – Hambleden, 8 miles.

Meet 10:00am Hambleden village car park (behind Stag and Huntsman), SU785865, RG9 6RR.  8 miles via Greenlands, Great Wood, Bacres Farm, Colstrope, The Hyde, Beeches Farm and Rockwell End.  Quite hilly.
Charles 984 2934, mob 07770 648722.

Wed 30 Oct – Burchetts Green, 6 miles.

Meet 10:30am Burchetts Green car park, SU838812 (next to school).  6 miles via Pinkneys Green.
Ian and Pauline 969 3449.

Sat 02 Nov – Walbury Hill, 12 miles.

Meet 10:00am at car park on west side of Walbury Hill, SU371619.  A 12 mile walk at a gentle pace to Faccombe (pub) and Linkenholt, returning along the ridge over Inkpen Beacon and Coombe Gibbet.
Tom  988 2515, mob 07483 227836, tom.harrison13w@btinternet.com.

Wed 06 Nov – Who Done It? 5½ or 7 miles.

Meet 10:30am 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).  5½ or 7 miles (decide on the day) via Agatha Christie’s house and grave.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs on day only R 07810 364161, C 07587 852659.

Sun 10 Nov – The John Baker Gate, 10 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.  10 miles via Sonning Common, Gallowstree Common, the John Baker gate and Kingwood Common.  As this is Remembrance Sunday we will pause for the 2 minutes silence along the way.
Robert and Christine Hurn 950 7696, mobs on day only R 07810 364161, C 07587 852659.

Wed 13 Nov – Waltham St Lawrence, 5½ miles.

Meet 10:30am at Waltham St Lawrence church SU829769.  A 5½ mile walk northwards towards Knowl Hill, then to Shottesbrooke Park, returning by way of the Bridleway Circuit.  Flat as a pancake.
Tom 988 2515, mob 07483 227836, tom.harrison13w@btinternet.com.

Sat 16 Nov – Bag a Castle, 7 miles.

Meet 10:00am in the car park of Snelsmore Common Country Park SU463710 and opposite Mary Hare School (RG14 3BQ).  A 7 mile walk that will take in Donnington Castle, and any two villages of Bagnor, Boxford and Winterbourne.  Snack break along the way with lunch at the end (either sandwiches or local pub).
Vyv and Buddig 07771 877456.

Wed 20 Nov – Mattingley, 6 miles.

Meet 10:30am at Mattingley church SU735580.  6 miles round West Green and Rotherwick.  Mostly flat.
Dave 987 6268, mob 07821 539265.

Sat 23 Nov – Walk in the Surrey Hills (yes there will be hills!), 10 miles.

Meet at Reading station at 09:10am to catch the 09:32am train to Guildford, calls at Wokingham 09:40am, buy returns to Guildford.  10 miles via Hogs Back, North Downs Way, Wey Navigation and Chantries.  Bring packed lunch, possibility of short pub stop en-route.
Alex 966 6176, mob on day only 078790 40353.

Wed 27 Nov – Blewbury, about 6 miles.

Meet 10:30am Bohams Road, Blewbury, SU525855, (opposite Savages garden centre).  About 6 miles via Blewbury Down and Churn Hill; some hills.
Paul and Joan 01235 525057, mob 07906 842020.

Sat 30 Nov – Stoke Row, about 7½ miles.

Meet 10:00am in Stoke Row SU684840.  Park along Newlands Lane (small road signposted to the Crooked Billet), close to the junction with the main road through the village and opposite the road coming in from Sonning Common.  About 7½ miles via Howberry, the Ridgeway near Nuffield and English Farm.  Some hills.  Bring a snack and a drink, and the choice of a pub lunch in Stoke Row.
Alison 947 5914, mob 07767 836182.

Sun 01 Dec – Mill End, about 8 miles.

Meet 10:00am Mill End car park SU785855.  About 8 miles around Medmenham, Danesfield, Davenport Wood and Rotten Row.  Bring snack and drink.
Tim and Pauline 947 1118, mob 07899 744376.

Wed 04 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; offers to lead these will be greatly appreciated.  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 2 for details and menu; bookings to Alison Ries by 20th November please using form on page X; bookings may also be made electronically, online payment ref:  XMAS.
Alison 947 5914.

Sat 07 Dec – Gluhwein Walk, 11 miles.

Meet Pangbourne station at 10:05am.  A circular walk via Tidmarsh, Moor Copse nature reserve, Sulham Woods (picnic lunch) to Purley for gluhwein, then back to Pangbourne (route dependent on daylight left!).  Approx. 11 miles.  This is a joint walk with the Austrian Alpine Club.
Jacky  984 2989, mob on day only 07974 813202.

Sun 08 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.  Pub lunch at finish.
Dave and Nicky 947 5074, mob 07972 580232.

Wed 11 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, tom.harrison13w@btinternet.com.

Sat 14 Dec – Whitchurch Hill, 7½-8 miles.

Meet 10:00 am at the Sun Inn, Hill Bottom, Whitchurch Hill, SU642793, RG8 7PU.  Park in pub car park or on road nearby.  Walk to Thames path, Gatehampton and back via Great Chalk Wood, 7½-8 miles.  Short stop for own refreshments en-route and finish with pre-Christmas drink and/or lunch in pub.
Hilary 01491 680261, mob 07747 047078.

Sun 15 Dec – No flat bits! 5 miles.

Meet 10:00am at National Trust car park, SU583806, RG8 9RB, on B4009 Streatley Hill towards Hampstead Norreys (RHS).  A short (5 miles) 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 bring your own).
Vyv and Buddig 0777 1877456.

Wed 18 Dec– The Almshouses, 5-6 miles.

Meet 10:30am at Goring Heath Almshouses, SU656794, RG8 7RS; turn left from A4074 on to B4526 at Chazey Heath, follow road for 3½ miles and look for sign “Goring Heath Almshouses” on right.  Park on tarmac car park.  Easy walk of 5-6 miles through the woods hopefully avoiding mud.  A glass of mulled wine will await your return in the Almshouses Common Room.  Picnic lunch en-route or at the end depending on weather.
Peter and Hilary 01491 680261, mob 07747 047078.

Sun 22 Dec – Up the Clumps, about 8 miles.

Meet 10:00am in public car park on north side of Dorchester bridge, SU579940.  A ramble of about 8 miles via Little Wittenham, Wittenham Clumps, Shillingford and Warborough.  Pub lunch at finish.  Good view of Didcot power station without the cooling towers.
Dave and Nicky 947 5074, mob 07972 580232.

Wed 25 Dec – Happy Christmas to all members of Reading Rambling Club
and ramblers everywhere.
Sat 28 Dec – Ewelme, 10 miles.

Meet 10:30am Ewelme car park, SU648911.  A 10 mile walk east along Potter's Track to Swyncombe and The Ridgeway, returning along the Swan's Way and Chiltern Way.
Tom 988 2515, mob 07483 227836, tom.harrison13w@btinternet.com.

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