September to December 2013

SEPTEMBER 2013

Sunday 1 September 2013

10:30 NUFFIELD 6.5 miles SU668873
Park on the verge near Nuffield church but do not use church CP field. A walk taking in Grim’s Ditch, Hailey, Wellplace, Homer & Nuffield circuit.

Sunday 8 September 2013

10:30 ALDERMASTON WHARF 5 miles SU602673
Park in Aldermaston Wharf Visitor Centre CP (or if full at the railway Pay & Display CP) for a gentle walk along the Kennet & Avon Canal, returning via the Knight Hospitaller’s ruined church of Ufton Nervet & the plague village of Padworth. Can be muddy in places.

Wednesday 11 September 2013

10:30 MORTIMER 4.5 miles SU656646
Park in the Mortimer Fairground CP opposite the Horse & Groom PH or on the road outside for a walk taking in Starvale Woods & Pullen’s Pond. Do not arrive too early as the CP tends to be full until around 10:15 or so. a mainly flat walk with 3 stiles & 2 short uphill stretches. Likely to be a few muddy &/or puddly spots.

Sunday 15 September 2013

10:30 HURLEY 5 miles SU825840
Start from the free CP at the far end of Hurley village, opposite the church for a walk taking in Applehouse Hill & Hall Place.

10:30 WEST WYCOMBE 8.5 miles SU826947
Start from the CP at the West Wycombe garden centre just off the A40 for a joint walk with the Didcot & Wallingford Group. A moderate paced walk with hilly sections. BRING PACKED LUNCH

Sunday 22 September 2013

10:30 CAVERSHAM PARK 7.5 miles SU725764
Start from the Caversham Park Community Centre CP in Northbrook Road (off Caversham Park road). A walk via Caversham Lock,the Thames Path to Sonning, & Dunsden Green. Urban & riverside paths, minor hills only, but may be muddy in parts. BRING PACKED LUNCH

Wednesday 25 September 2013

10:30 UPPER BASILDON 4.5 miles SU596761
Start from the CP of the Red Lion PH in Upper Basildon for a walk along Frying Pan Lane to Hill Fields Farm & Hook End Lane. Lovely views along this valley. Then back up to the village hall, returning to the Red Lion for lunch.

Sunday 29 September 2013

10:30 MOULSFORD 8.5 miles SU590839
Start form the Moulsford Recreation Ground CP on the A329 Streatley to Wallingford road for a walk along the Thames to Streatley , then a long gradual ascent up to the Ridgeway & onto the Downs, & back down through Well Barn Estate. TWO STOPS – BRING A LIGHT LUNCH.

OCTOBER 2013

Sunday 6 October 2013

10:00 PANGBOURNE 10 miles SU634765
Park in the CP in the centre of Pangbourne, next to the Elephant.A walk going via Beech Farm, Blackbirds Bottom, Great Chalk Wood, Upper Gatehampton Farm & returning by the Thames Path. NOTE EARLIER START. BRING PACKED LUNCH.

10:30 STOKE ROW 5 miles SU678840
Park by the village hall in Stoke Row(near Maharaja’s well) Park considerately & do not block access to driveways alongside hall. A pleasant walk in open country with modest inclines but could be muddy.

Wednesday 9 October 2013

10:30 CHECKENDON 4.5 miles SU668841
Park opposite The Black Horse PH, Checkendon, up the lane at the bottom of the dip off the Checkendon to Stoke Row road. A walk taking in the village of Stoke Row & the famous Maharaja’s well, followed by a rural walk over fields & through woodland. Could be muddy if wet.

Sunday 13 October 2013

10:30 PADWORTH MILL 6 miles SU602673
Park in Aldermaston Wharf Visitor Centre CP(or if full at railway Pay & display CP) for a walk taking in Aldermaston Village, The Wasing Estate, The Row Barge, & back along the Kennet & Avon Canal.

10:30 HAMBLEDEN 9 miles SU785865
Park in the CP behind the Stag & Huntsman in Hambleden for a walk taking in Shakespeare’s Way to Rotten Row, on to Little Frieth & Skirmett before following the Hamble Brook back. NO DOGS PLEASE. BRING PACKED LUNCH.

Sunday 20 October 2013

10:30 HEATH END BAUGHURST 5 miles SU581621
Start from Heath End village hall CP, Baughurst for a walk with good views of Watership Down & including walking through an attractiive Ashford Hill Meadows National Nature Reserve which should have good autumn colours but may be wet underfoot.

10:30 IPSDEN 7.5 miles SU629851
Park on the verge opposite the barn off the A4074 to Ipsden. Start from just outside Ipsden, walking up the hill to Nuffield on to the Ridgeway, returning past Homer Farm & the King William PH. Mixed woodland & open country with fine views, & the other William Morris’s grave. BRING PACKED LUNCH.

Sunday 27 October 2013

10:30 ALDERMASTON WHARF 7 miles SU602673
Park in Aldermaston Wharf Visitor Centre CP (or if full at railway Pay & Display CP) for a walk which crosses the A4 for a long gradual ascent to Tutts Clump returning back down past the Wolf Conservation Trust.

Wednesday 30 October 2013

10:00 BENSON 6.7 miles SU615915
Park in St Helens Avenue in Benson for a largely flat walk taking in Benson Marina, Shillingford Bridge, Warborough, Berrick Salome, Chequers, Rokemarsh & back.

NOVEMBER 2013

Sunday 10 November 2013

10:30 WHITCHURCH HILL 5 miles SU638787
Park at the recreation ground CP Whitchurch Hill, off the B471 in lane signed Goring Heath & Technology Centre.A walk containing several sustained hills. PLEASE NOTE THAT WHITCHURCH TOLL BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED AND START OF WALK CAN ONLY BE REACHED FROM CRAYS POND TO THE NORTH.

Wednesday 13 November 2013

10:30 ASTON TIRROLD 5 miles SU557861
Park near St Michael’s Church in Aston Tirrold for an easy walk to Cholsey & return.

Sunday 17 November 2013

10:00 ALDWORTH 8 miles SU556796
Park near the Bell in Aldworth for a walk past Starveall Farm, then along the Ridgeway to Aston Upthorpe Downs, returning past Lowbury Hill to the Bell. Glorious views from the Ridgeway. Bring a flask. Lunch at the Bell afterwards.

Wednesday 27 November 2013

10:30 KNOWL HILL 7.2 miles SU822794
Park in the lay-by off the A4 at Knowl Hill for a walk taking in Bowsey Hill, Juddemonte Farm N, Hall Place, Burchett’s Green, Littlewick Green & back.

DECEMBER 2013

Sunday 1 December 2013

10:30 BUCKLEBURY COMMON 5 miles SU571697
Start from the Bladebone PH at Chapel Row for a walk across Bucklebury Common, through the Farm Park to Bushnell’s Green, & return through Kings Copse. A mix of rough common, open fields & woodland with good views of the Pang Valley. Mostly gentle inclines with one steep slope. Can be muddy in places.

Sunday 8 December 2013

10:30 CAVERSHAM OUTSKIRTS 7.5 miles SU725764
Start from Caversham Park Community Centre CP in Northbrook Road(off Caversham Park Rd) for a walk via Dunsden Green, Crowsley Park & Chalkhouse Green. Woodland & open country, minor hills only, may be muddy in parts. BRING PACKED LUNCH

Wednesday 11 December 2013

10:30 NUFFIELD 5 miles SU675876
Park at the Crown PH on the A4130 at Nuffield for a walk along the Chiltern way, Swans Way & passing Ewelme Park, then returning via Nuffield Place. Undulating terrain – one fairly long slow climb.

Sunday 15 December 2013

10:30 MORTIMER 5 miles SU655645
Park in the Fairground CP opposite the Horse & Groom PH in Mortimer for a walk taking in the Roman Amphitheatre & Foudry Brook.

Sunday 22 December 2013

10:30 GORING 6 miles SU601806
Start form the CP behind the Catherine Wheel PH in Station Road, Goring, for the Upper Gatehampton, Cold Harbour, Little Heath, Wroxhills Wood, Goring Circuit walk.

Sunday 29 December 2013

10:30 PEPPARD COMMON 4 miles SU704814
Start from the CP at junction of Stoke Row road & Gallowstree Common Road at Peppard Common for a short post Christmas ramble taking in Stoney Bottom & Kingwood Common. May be muddy in places.