August 2015 to November 2015

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AUGUST 2015

Sunday 2 August 2015

10:00 WIGMORE LANE,THEALE 6.5 miles SU635704
Park in Wigmore Lane(south end) off roundabout at junction of A4 & A34 west of Theale.A varied walk with great views over Kennet Valley. NOTE EARLIER START

Sunday 9 August 2015

10:30 MOULSFORD 5.5 miles SU590839
Start from CP near recreation ground in Moulsford for a walk up to top of Wellbarn Estate & back across large fields which could be muddy. Lovely views.

Wednesday 12 August 2015

12:30 ALDWORTH,TEA & CAKES 5 miles SU554796
Meet on the roadside by The Bell in Aldworth for a five mile walk over the Downs where views are outstanding, finishing at St Mary’s Church for tea & cakes. It is necessary to let the Church have numbers, so let Susan know if you intend coming. SEE NEWSLETTER FOR DETAIL

Sunday 16 August 2015

12:00 SONNING & SHIPLAKE 8 miles SU751759
Park in Spring Lane at entrance to sailing club, off B478 from Playhatch to Sonning Eye.A mostly flat walk via Binfield Heath, crossing fields & woodland, returning along Thames to Sonning. Option to have tea at Sonning Lock (short detour) at end of walk. BRING PACKED LUNCH OR SNACK IF STAYING FOR TEA. NOTE LATER START TIME.

Sunday 23 August 2015

10:00 WHITCHURCH HILL 5 miles SU638787
Park at the recreation ground CP Whitchurch Hill,off B471 in lane signed Goring Heath & Technology Centre. A walk containing several sustained hills. NOTE EARLIER START.

10:00 IPSDEN & NUFFIELD 7.5 miles SU629851
Park in the layby opposite the barn off the A4074 to Ipsden. Start from outside Ipsden, walking up hill to Nuffield on the Ridgeway, returning past Homer Farm & King William PH. Mixed woodland & open country with fine views, & other William Morris’s grave. May be muddy in parts. BRING PACKED LUNCH. NOTE EARLIER START.

Wednesday 26 August 2015

10:30 HENLEY & HARPSDEN 4.5 miles SU771817
Start from CP at bottom of Mill Lane, Henley on Thames on entering Henley on Reading road just after roundabout, for a walk including the Harpsden Valley.

Sunday 30 August 2015

10:30 CAVERSHAM PARK 6 miles SU725767
Park in recreation ground CP at Clayfield Copse on edge of Caversham Park for a walk taking in Chapmans Farm & Chalkhouse Green. Could be muddy in parts if wet.

SEPTEMBER 2015

Sunday 6 September 2015

10:30 MORTIMER 4.5 miles SU672641
Meet at Mortimer Railway Station for a walk on the Berkshire Hampshire boundary. Gently undulating woods, fields & along the Foudry Brook.

Wednesday 9 September 2015

10:30 YATTENDON 5 miles SU552744
Park in the small village CP opposite the Royal Oak in Yattendon or along the roadside for a walk along the footpaths to Ashampstead & return, with the opportunity for a light lunch afterwards in the newly opened Parlour cafe.

Sunday 13 September 2015

10:30 WOODCOTE 5.5 miles SU645821
Start from recreation ground CP in Woodcote for a walk taking in Beech Lane, Elvendon Priory, Park Farm, Great Chalk Wood, Greenmore Hill & back to start.

Saturday 19 September 2015

14:30 THEALE, SHEFFIELD BOTTOM 2.5 miles SU648704
Start from the Picnic Area CP near swing bridge on Station road south of Theale. A short afternoon stroll round Hose Hill Lake & a short stretch of the K&A Canal.

Sunday 20 September 2015

10:30 DORCHESTER ON THAMES 10 miles SU579940
Park in CP off the end of bridge on entering Dorchester, & opposite the Abbey, for a walk taking in the four villages of Dorchester, Wittenham, Brightwell & Warborough. Big contrasts between flat parts of the river & the steep climb from Witttenham to The Clumps, & then rolling landscape back to the river level through Brightwell.BRING PACKED LUNCH. NO DOGS PLEASE.

Sunday 27 September 2015

10:30 PADWORTH & K&A CANAL 6 miles SU627692
Start from Tyle Mill Bridge CP beside the K & A Canal off the A4 at Padworth for a walk up to Padworth House & back along the Canal.

Wednesday 30 September 2015

10:30 ALDWORTH 6 miles SU556796
Park near the Bell Aldworth, for a walk past cricket pitch, down to Thurle Grange before joining Ridgeway & a gentle assent on to Downs, returning via Starveal & Bower Farm for possible lunch at Bell.

OCTOBER 2015

Sunday 4 October 2015

10:00 CHRISTMAS COMMON 6 miles SU713931
Park thoughtfull near the Fox & Hounds PH in Christmas Common for a very varied walk. It includes one lengthy incline but it is planned to take regular stops. NOTE EARLIER START.

10:00 STREATLEY & MOULSFORD 9 miles SU583806
Start from The Holies CP (NT) at the top of Streatley Hill, walking downhill into Streatley, along the Thames to Moulsford, returning via Starveal Farm & The Ridgeway. Some hills, may be muddy in parts. BRING PACKED LUNCH. NOTE EARLIER START.

Sunday 11 October 2015

10:00 HENLEY ON THAMES 8 miles SU758833
Park in the Henley Rugby Club CP in the Marlow Road, Henley, where a fee may be payable. A walk through the fields alongside the Thames.Then via Great Wood to Fawley & back across Henley Park. BRING PACKED LUNCH. NOTE EARLIER START.

Wednesday 14 October 2015

10:30 SWALLOWFIELD 4.5 miles SU735643
Park off road at Cemetery on Nutbean Lane off Church road, Swallowfield for a walk (with 6 stiles) through farmland & woodland, returning along the bank of the River Blackwater. Could be muddy if wet.

Sunday 18 October 2015

10:30 WHITCHURCH HILL 4 miles SU638787
Meet at the recreation ground CP Whitchurch Hill off B471 in lane signed Goring Heath & Technology Centre for a fairly level walk taking in the woods & fields towards Goring Heath & Crays Pond.

Sunday 25 October 2015

10:30 MILL END 8 miles SU785854
Park in the public CP at Mill End, on the road to Hambleden off the Henley to Marlow road, for a walk round the Hambleden and Thames valleys. BRING PACKED LUNCH.

Wednesday 28 October 2015

10:30 SANDFORD ON THAMES 6 miles SP531013
The walk starts from the CP at The Kings Arms, Church Road at Sandford Lock on the Thames at Sandford on Thames. PAYMENT IS NEEDED FOR CP. Turn left from the A4074 north of Nuneham Courtney into Henley Road and Church Road is a turning on the left.A circular walk along the Thames to Radley, passing Radley College & return via Kennington. Kings Arms is a Chef & Brewer & reasonable prices for a pub lunch if required.

NOVEMBER 2015

Sunday 8 November 2015

10:30 WITTENHAM CLUMPS 6 miles SU566935
Start at St Peters Church, Little Wittenham. A walk taking in Round Hill, Castle Hill, Shillingford, Dyke Gilld & Days Lock.

Wednesday 11 November 2015

10:30 NUFFIELD 5 miles SU668873
Park on the verge near Nuffield Church, but not in the church CP field. a walk taking in part of the Ridgeway. There is a prolonged incline at one stage. NO DOGS PLEASE.

Saturday 14 November 2015

10:45 KINGWOOD COMMON 2.5 miles SU693823
Start from the parking area about 100 yards north of Lime Avenue on the road from Peppard to Stoke Row for a short morning ramble around Kingwood Common seeing something of what the Common looked like in the 1940s.

Sunday 15 November 2015

10:30 THEALE 5 miles SU646715
Start from the CP at the east end of Theale High for a walk across the golf course to North Street, then across farmland to Sulham & back via Nunhide Lane. Relatively flat with a few gentle gradients & two or three stiles.

Sunday 22 November 2015

11:15 WINDSOR 5 miles SU966769
Meet at Reading Station at 10:30AM to catch the 10:37AM train to Windsor & Eton Central Station or meet at Windsor & Eton Central Station by the ticket barrier at 11:15AM. The walk is a mainly flat circular walk along the Thames from Windsor to Home Park & Eton, passing Eton College & many historic sights. Bring sandwiches or enjoy the rest of the day shopping or having lunch in Eton or Windsor.

Wednesday 25 November 2015

10:30 CRAZIES HILL 4.5 miles SU801809
Roadside parking in Hatchgate Lane Crazies Hill. A walk to Hurley Chalk Pit, returning via Warren Row & Bowsey Hill. One steepish hill. Two stiles but these can be avoided by taking a short cut.

Sunday 29 November 2015

10:00 NUFFIELD 9 miles SU668873
Park on the verge near Nuffield Church but do not use church CP. A walk across a mix of undulating Chiltern arable & woodland. Outwards via Nettlebed via Wellgrave Wood as far as Bix, returning through Highmoor. NOTE EARLIER START. BRING PACKED LUNCH.