PROGRAMME OF WALKS
You are advised to check times of public transport before use.
New members: we always stop for a picnic lunch on Wednesday walks.
Sun 01 Dec – Figure of 8 walk. Meet 10:00 am or 1:30 pm at west end of Memorial Avenue, Shiplake (by school) [SU760786]. Morning: 7 miles via Binfield Heath,Upper Bolney, Lower Shiplake and the Thames. Afternoon: 5 miles via Binfield Heath, Bones Wood, Bellehatch Park and Harpsden Wood. Tel: 978 7703, mob: 07752 785411.
Wed 4 Dec – Christmas Walks and Lunch at Badgemore Park Golf Club, Nr Henley on Thames [RG9 4NR]. Meet 10:00 am at Badgemore Club car park for a 5 mile walk. Meet 10:30 am at Peppard Common [SU709818] for 3 mile fairly flat walk. Tel: 954 6333 regarding a 3 mile walk. Non-walkers may like to arrive around 12:30 pm for a pre-lunch drink and chat in the bar. Lunch will be served at 1:15 pm. Tel: 947 3923.
Sun 08 Dec – Meet 10:30 am Henley Town Hall. 6 miles via Remenham Woods and Thames Path. Tel: 986 8915, mob: 07972 604666.
Wed 11 Dec – Meet 10:30 am Mapledurham playing fields [SU698758]. 4 miles via Newells Lane and Chazey Woods – no lunch stop. Tel: 954 6333.
Sun 15 Dec – Meet 10:00 am Goring Village car park behind the Catherine Wheel PH [SU599807]. 7 miles via Cleeve, Crays Pond and Cold Harbour. Tel: 962 1710, mob: 07919 90162.
Wed 18 Dec – Meet 10:30 am at Mortimer village car park [SU655646]. Warm mulled wine and mince pies to alert that Christmas spirit and then a 5 mile walk at an unsteady pace over Wokefield Common. Tel: 988 2515, mob: 07530 454221.
Sat 21 Dec – Meet 10:00am Woodcote Village Hall [SU645821, RG8 0QY]. About 7 miles via Whitchurch Hill, Coombe End Farm, Cold Harbour and Crays Pond. Optional pub lunch at finish. Tel: 947 5074, mob: 07972 580232.
Sun 29 Dec – Meet 10:00am in car park one kilometre of Chapel Row. (There are two car parks at this location; meet in the car park to the south of the road) [SU560692, RG7 6QD]. 11 miles round route via Beenham and Stanford Dingley. This is a combined walk with Loddon Valley Ramblers. Mulled wine and mince pies provided. Bring a packed lunch. Tel: 979 8070.
Wed 01 Jan – Happy New Year. Something a bit different. Amble through Reading’s Local and Social History guided by one of our members in her own style! Meet at Reading Town Hall (Queen Victoria Statue) at 10:30am for a very slow stroll of about 90 minutes. Wear warm clothes. Tel: 959 9108, mob: 07779 252326 on the day only.
Sun 05 Jan – Figure of 8 walk. Meet 10:00am or 1:30pm at Henley Town Hall [SU759826]. Morning: 6 miles via Lower Hernes, Lambridge Woods, Lower Assendon and Henley Deer Park. Afternoon: 5 miles via Pack and Prime Lane, Cowfields and Upper House Farms and back to Henley. Tel: 978 7703, mob: 07752 785411.
Wed 08 Jan – Meet 10:30am Dinton Pastures [SU784718]. Meander round one or both lakes. Lunch by the lake if the weather permits or visit the cafe. 2-3 miles. Tel: 986 8915, mob: 07972 604666.
Sat 11 Jan – Meet 10:00am at the Butchers Arms, Blountscourt Road, Sonning Common [SU713806, RG4 9RS]. About 6 miles around Blackmore Farm, Crowsley Park and Rotherfield Peppard. Optional pub stop after walk. Tel: 947 1118, mob: 07768 923841.
Wed 15 Jan – Meet 10:30am. Limited parking at Bishopswood School or further down on verge on left of Horsepond Rd, Sonning Common [SU698807]. Circular walk around Sonning Common, Peppard Common and Kidmore End. Approx 7½ miles. Tel: 947 3923, mob: 07843 228502.
Sun 19 Jan – Meet at 10:00am at The Harrow pub in West Illsley [SU470825, RG20 7AR]. Please park carefully on road opposite the pub at side of cricket field. 8 mile walk, primarily on Ridgeway, could be East or West dependent on wind direction! Perfect for a cold winter’s morning. Snack break along the way with lunch at the end, either pub or own sandwiches. Tel: 0777 1877456.
Wed 22 Jan – Meet 11:00am Pangbourne recreation ground car park off Thames Avenue [SU637766]. Walk via Pangbourne Meadow and Mapledurham Lock. 5 miles. Tel: 986 8915, mob: 07972 604666.
Sun 26 Jan – Meet 10:30am at the Recreation Ground car park adjacent to Bishopswood School, Sonning Common [SU698807]. About 7½ miles over mainly level ground, covering Gallowstree Common, Rotherfield Peppard and Kidmore End. Tel: 941 0069.
Wed 29 Jan – Meet 10:30am Snelsmore Common Country Park car park [SU463710, RG14 3BH]. 6½ miles via Winterbourne, Borough Hill, Boxford Common and Bagnor. Tel: 950 7696, mob: 07587 852659.
Sat 01 Feb – Meet 10:00 am Peppard Common near The Red Lion PH [SU709819, RG9 5LB]. 7½ miles via Rotherfield Greys,Greys Court Farm, Highmoor Cross, Witheridge Hill, Bear Wood, Kingwood Common. Optional pub lunch at finish. Tel: 9475074, mob: 07972 580232.
Sun 02 Feb – Meet 10:00am Goring Village car park behind the Catherine Wheel PH [SU599807]. 10½ miles via Cleeve, Woodcote, Crays Pond, Cold Harbour, Combe End and Upper Gatehampton. Bring lunchtime food and drink. Tel: 962 1710, mob: 07919 90162.
Wed 05 Feb – Meet 10:30am Ashmansworth Village in centre of village [SU415575]. 6½ miles via Wayfarers Walk, Woodcott, Crux Easton. Tel: 962 1710, mob: 07919 901622.
Sun 09 Feb – Meet 10:30am Bourne End in lay-by on A4094 [SU896863]. 8-9 miles via Hedsor, Woolman's Wood, Beeches Way, Berghers Hill and Wooburn. Bring packed lunch. Tel: 926 4134, mob: on day only 07957 737155.
Wed 12 Feb – Meet 10:30am at car park on east side of Crowthorne [SU847644]. 5 miles along The Devil's Highway and around to Caesar's Camp. Tel: 988 2515, mob: 07530 454221.
Sun 16 Feb – Meet 10:00am at the bus shelter Cookley Green [SU697902, RG9 6EP]. 10 miles via Pishill, Watlington Park, The Ridgeway and Swyncombe (hopefully for tea and snowdrops). Tel: 950 7696, mob: 07810 364161.
Wed 19 Feb – 10:10am Vitality bus, No 2, stop EL, Forbury Road, (leader will be on bus), or cars park in side road by the Bird in Hand PH, Sonning Common. Walk starts at 10:30am, via Crowsley Park, Cowfields Farm, Peppard Church, returning to Sonning Common. Bus back to cars or Reading. 6 miles. Tel: 954 6333.
Sun 23 Feb – Meet 10:00am at The Crown, Pishill [SU724899]. 7½ miles via Hollandridge Farm, Northend, Ibstone and Turville Heath. Optional pub lunch at finish. Tel: 924 2667, mob: 07749 493356.
Wed 26 Feb – Meet 10:30am Wargrave public car park in School Lane [SU786785]. 6 miles of road, field and woodland paths via Crouch End. Worleys Farm, Crazies Hill, Bowsey Hill. Tel: 947 6942, mob: 07813 712984.
Sat 01 Mar – Annual Dinner. Details in Newsletter.
Sun 02 Mar – Figure of 8 walk. Meet 10:00am or 1:45pm at Hurley Village car park, near big barn and church [SU825841]. Morning: 7½ miles, incorporating part of the Millennium Walk, going via Prospect Hill, Temple Golf Course, Cookhamdean Common, Quarry Woods and Bisham. (At one point we have to cross the busy A404 but it is manageable.) Afternoon: 5 miles via Frogmill Farm, South Lodge, Culham Court Lodge and back along the Thames. Tel: 978 7703, mob: 07752 785411.
Wed 05 Mar – Meet 10:30am Mill End car park [SU785855]. 5 miles via Hambleden Lock, Aston and Remenham. Tel: 01491 873658, mob 07798 770630 or tel:926 8035, mob: 07982 048387.
Sat 08 to Tue 11 Mar – Mountain Section to Clovelly.
Sat 08 Mar – Meet 10:00am Hampstead Norreys village car park [SU526763]. 6 miles via Ashampstead, Yattendon and Upper Pang Valley. Tel: 962 1710, mob: 07919 90162.
Sun 09 Mar – Meet 10:30am Cookham NT car park [SU893853]. 6 miles via Cliveden Reach and Widbrook Common. Tel: 986 8915, mob: 07972 604666.
Wed 12 Mar – Meet 10:30am Mill Lane car park Henley [SU771817]. 6 miles via Hambleden. Tel: 947 7463, mob: 07949 169287.
Sat 15 Mar – Meet 10:00am Bix Common [SU728854]. About 11½-12 miles via Stonor, Turville Grange and Maidensgrove Common. This is similar to an old favourite, first walked by the Club on 10th June 1934 (date certain, exact route uncertain). Hilly. Please bring food and drink. Tel: 987 2496.
Sun 16 Mar – Meet 10:00am public car park to the right of The Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch [SU760963, HP14 3TA]. 10½ miles in the Wormsley Valley via Wormsley Estate, Christmas Common, Ibstone Common. Bring lunch. Tel: 07890 361862.
Wed 19 Mar – Meet 10:30am car park by Ewelme playing fields [SU647912]. 5-6 miles via Swyncombe Down, Swyncombe Church and the Ridgeway. Two hills. Tel: 969 3449, mob 07833 798355 or tel: 926 8035, mob: 07982 048387.
Sun 23 Mar – Meet 10:00am Pangbourne village car park [SU634765]. 10 miles via Whitchurch (should see new bridge in place), Whitchurch Hill, Blackbirds Bottom, Great Chalk Wood, Gatehampton & returning by the Thames Path. Please bring lunchtime food and drink. Tel: 01491 873658, mob 07798 770630.
Wed 26 Mar – Meet at Reading Station near the ticket office to take the first Paddington train after 9:30am. Walk around Kensington. 3 miles. Tel: 959 4373.
Sun 30 Mar – BST begins. Meet 10:00am Old Cattle Market car park off New Road, Wallingford [SU608892]. 13 miles via Mongewell Woods, Hailey and North Stoke. Bring lunch. Tel: 950 7696, mob: 07810 364161.