Walks Programme


As Reading Rambling Club is a small, independent organisation with flexibility and control over activities it is felt the walks programme below can operate in a restricted format provided group numbers are limited to 6.

To achieve this members should:

  1. Contact leaders in advance to book a place on a walk.
  2. While on a walk continue to observe the social distancing rules.
  3. Not attend if feeling unwell (high temperature, persistent cough etc.), have been advised to self-isolate or are shielding, or living with someone who is self-isolating or shielding.
  4. Be aware that if you turn up at the start of a walk without booking a place you may be unable to join the group if the maximum party size of 6 has been reached.

Leaders are requested to:

  1. Ensure party size is limited to 6.  (If 2 leaders are available more members may go in 2 groups.)
  2. Decline to take any member who has not booked if the group limit of 6 has been reached.
  3. If maximum of 6 bookings is reached contact the Programme Secretary, robert.hurn@waitrose.com and I will mark the walk on the website as having “No Vacancies”.
  4. 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.

All members should take hand sanitiser if available.

The wearing of face coverings is optional depending on personal preference.



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 01 July – Woods, Views and Tea, 6 miles.

Meet 10:30am at Old School Cottage, Goring Heath RG8 7RR, SU655796, 300m north of Almshouses entrance on road from Chazey Heath (A4074) 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.

Sat 04 Jul – Dykes, Clumps and Thames, 9 miles.

Walk postponed.
Hilary 01491 680261, mob 07747 047078.

Wed 08 Jul – Henley, 6 miles.   No Vacancies but contact leader in case of late cancellations.

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.

Sat 11 Jul – Wolves And Other Animals, 9 miles.

Meet 10:00am Bucklebury Common crossroads, SU556691.  9 miles via Upper Woolhampton, Beenham (Wolf Conservation Trust), Bucklebury and Bucklebury Farm Park.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs R 07810 364161, C (on day only) 07587 852659.

Wed 15 Jul – Eversley, 5½ miles.

Meet 10:30am Eversley church SU779609.  5½ miles through Heath Warren, Bramshill Plantation and New Mill.  Mostly flat.
Dave 987 6268, mob 07821 539265.

Sun 19 Jul – Into The Chilterns, 9 miles.

Meet 10:00am Hambleden village car park (behind Stag and Huntsman), SU785865 for a 9 mile walk into The Chiltern Hills.
Tom  988 2515, mob 07483 227836.

Wed 22 Jul – Hailey, 5 miles.  No Vacancies.

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

Sun 26 Jul – A Ridgeway Walk, 8 miles.

Meet 10:00am The Harrow pub, West Ilsley, SU470825, RG20 7AR.  Please park carefully on road opposite the pub at side of cricket field.  8 miles primarily on Ridgeway with a number of options for the precise walk.  Snack break along the way.
Vyv and Buddig 07771 877456.

Wed 29 Jul – Stoke Row, 6 miles.

Meet 10:30am Maharajah's Well, Stoke Row, SU679841, RG9 5PS.  About 6 miles around English Farm, Howberrywood and Highmoor.
Tim and Pauline 947 1118, mob 07899 744376.

Sun 02 Aug – Remenham Hill, 7½ miles.

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.  Hilly here and there.  Bring own food.
Dave 947 5074, mob 07972 580232.

Wed 05 Aug – Winter Hill, 5-6 miles.

Meet 10:30am Cookham NT car park, SU892853.  5-6 miles via Winter Hill (taken slowly), Cock Marsh and Thames Path.  Bring packed lunch.
Christabel 926 4134, mob on day only 07514 354500.

Sat 08 Aug – A "Wooded Out" Walk, 9½ or 11½ miles.

Meet 10:00am at Red Lion Pub, Peppard Common, SU709818, RG9 5LB.  9½ or 11½ miles with at least 80% through woodlands via Greys Court Wood, Lambridge Woods, Earls Wood, Scaffold Wood, Highmoor Wood, Swan Wood, Nott Wood, Bear Wood and Kingwood.  Snack break along the way (in a wood).
Vyv and Buddig 07771 877456.

Wed 12 Aug – Goring, 6-7 miles.

Meet 10:30am Goring Station, SU602806.  Circular walk of 6-7 miles.
Janet  01491 873658 mob on day only 07798 770630.

Sun 16 Aug – Around The Hagbournes, 7½ miles.

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.
Dave 947 5074, mob 07972 580232.

Wed 19 AugHurley, 5 miles.

Meet 10:30am Hurley, SU825840.  5 miles via River Thames and B.C.A.
Ian  and Pauline 969 3449, mob on day only 07833 798355.

Sun 23 Aug – Marlow, 9 miles.

Meet 10:00am at Quarry Wood Road on South side of Marlow Bridge, SU853858.  Walk up into the Chiltern Hills returning along the Thames towpath.  9 miles at an octogenarian pace.
Tom  988 2515, mob 07483 227836.

Wed 26 Aug – Checkendon, 5 miles.

Meet 10:30am Checkendon SU664830.  5 miles across Braziers Common and Warren Chase.
Tom 988 2515, mob 07483 227836.

Sun 30 Aug – Maidensgrove, 7 miles.

Meet 10:30am at Maidensgrove Common, SU719887, RG9 6EX, parking freely available on the grass verge.  The walk is 7 miles through mixed meadow and woodland with a few steep, but short, gradients.  Please bring a packed lunch.
Frank 07818 171843.

Wed 02 Sep – South Stoke, 6 miles.

Meet 10:30am by Perch and Pike, South Stoke, SU599833, RG8 0JS (park along road in South Stoke).  About 6 miles around Little Stoke Manor and Watch Folly.
Tim and Pauline 947 1118, mob 07899 744376.

Wed 09 Sep – Beansheaf, 5 miles.

Meet 10:30am The Beansheaf Community Centre off Charrington Rd Calcot, SU660715, RG31 7AW for a 5 mile walk within the confines of Linear Park.
Vyv and Buddig 07771 877456.

Sun 13 Sep – Wootton St. Lawrence, 9 miles.

Meet 10:30am Wootton St Lawrence Church SU592532.  9 miles via Tangier House, Malsanger Park, Shear Down Farm and Whitedown.  Bring lunch pack.
Christabel 926 4134, mob on day only 07514 354500.

Wed 16 Sep – Hoping for less mud and water, 5½ miles.

Meet 10:30am Bucklebury Common crossroads, SU556691.  5½ miles via Beenham and Chapel Row.  Expect some mud.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs R 07810 364161, C (on day only) 07587 852659.

Sun 20 Sep – Leader’s Ancestry, 8 miles.

Meet 10:00am Old Cattle Market car park off New Road, Wallingford SU608892.  8 miles via Mackney, Brightwell cum Sotwell, Shillingford and Benson Marina.  2 mile extension available if desired.
Robert and Christine 950 7696, mobs R 07810 364161, C (on day only) 07587 852659.

Wed 23 Sep – Over The Ridges, 5 miles.

Meet 10:30am at Moor Green car park, Finchamstead SU806627.  Walk over Finchamstead Ridges and then around the lakes at Moor Green Nature Reserve, 5 miles.
Tom 988 2515, mob 07483 227836.

Sat 26 Sep – Over The Downs, 7 miles.

Meet 10:00am Starveall, near Aldworth, SU545809.  Approx 7miles via Compton returning on Ridgeway.
Di 942 4306 and John , mobs on day only Di 07711 847121, John 07768 825510.

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