Walks Programme

CORONAVIRUS 1st December

Throughout the Coronavirus crisis Reading Rambling Club has been following the lead set by Ramblers.  Their website now states that “Covid-secure walks can restart from Wednesday 2 December – our walks are exempt from the ‘rule of six’ in all local restriction tiers”.  Therefore RRC walks will recommence on Sunday 6th December following the guidance given below.

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. 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.


  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.




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

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.

To all members of Reading Rambling Club.

Sun 03 Jan – Through the Deer Park, 6 miles.

Meet 10:00am Henley Town Hall, SU759826.  6 miles via Lower Hernes, Lambridge Woods, Lower Assendon and Henley Deer Park.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs R 07810 364161, C (on day only) 07587 852659.

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