May to August 2013

MAY 2013


Wednesday 8 May 2013

10:30 KNOWL HILL 4 miles SU822794
Park in the lay-by/service road by the former Seven Stars PH at Knowl Hill for a walk to Warren Row via Canhurst Lane, Linden Hall Wood, Bowsey Hill & Cayton Park; on to Hodgedale Lane & return via Hodgedale Farm & Star Lane. Some hilly bits but not steep

Sunday 12 May 2013

10:30 SOUTH MORETON 4.5 miles SU558881
Park very thoughtfully in Church Lane South Moreton for a totally flat walk covering the South Moreton, West Hagbourne & Blewbury circuit.

Sunday 19 May 2013

10:30 UPPER BUCKLEBURY 5 miles SU571697
Start from the Blade Bone PH at the west end of Chapel Row. We go across Bucklebury Common, through the Farm Park to Bushnells Green, & return through King’s Copse. A mix of rough common, open fields & woodland with good views of the Pang Valley. May be m

Sunday 26 May 2013

10:30 GORING 9 miles SU599807
Start from the CP behind the Catherine Wheel PH in Goring for a walk via Wroxhills Wood & Cold Harbour, returning via Whitchurch, the Thames Path & Gatehampton. BRING PACKED LUNCH

Wednesday 29 May 2013

10:30 HAMBLEDEN 5.27 miles SU785866
Park in the public CP behind the Stag & Huntsman PH in Hambleden for a walk south & east to Killdown Bank, Chalkpit Wood, Hatcham’s Wood, Rotten Row, Hutton’s Farm, Pheasants Hill & return.

JUNE 2013

Sunday 2 June 2013

10:30 STANFORD DINGLEY 5 miles SU575716
Park by the church in Stanford Dingley for a mainly flat walk through Tutts Clump to Bradfield & returning partly along the pretty River Pang.

Sunday 9 June 2013

10:30 SONNING EYE 10 miles SU749761
Park in Spring Lane at the entrance to the sailing club, off the roundabout on the road from Playhatch to Sonning.The walk crosses the field to Shiplake, samples the Thames Path, then crosses the field to Dunsden Green, returning to Sonning past the Flowi

Tuesday 11 June 2013

19:00 EVENING PUB WALK 3 miles SU633767
THE SWAN PANGBOURNE. Park in the CP in the middle of Pangbourne, next to the Elephant. The walk joins the Thames towpath, crossing Pangbourne Meadow(NT) with views of the Chiltern Hills. The route then turns “inland”across country,meeting the river Pang b

Wednesday 12 June 2013

10:30 THEALE & DOVECOT 5.5 miles SU637715
Park in the CP of Theale Village Hall in Englefield Road, Theale for a varied walk with one steep section through Beals Copse & three stiles, although the majority of the walk is on the level. Could be muddy if wet.

Sunday 16 June 2013

10:30 PANGBOURNE 5.5 miles SU634765
Start from the CP in the middle of Pangbourne, next to the Elephant. A walk following the River Pang to Tidmarsh & then on to Pangbourne College, returning back along the River Thames past the Seven Deadly Sins.

Wednesday 19 June 2013

19:00 EVENING PUB WALK 3 miles SU556796
THE BELL, ALDWORTH. An evening stroll in & around the attractive village of Aldworth.

Sunday 23 June 2013

10:30 HENLEY ON THAMES 8 miles SU770817
Start from CP at bottom of Mill Lane, Henley on Thames, on the right as you enter Henley on the Reading road, just past the garage. A pleasant walk through woods & countryside in & around the attractive Harpsden Valley. Quite easy going for all abilities.

Wednesday 26 June 2013

10:30 CROOKHAM COMMON 5 miles SU524646
Meet at the Crookham Common CP off the Old Thornford Road, 2 miles south of Thatcham railway station.. A walk between two rivers, good views, some gentle climbs. Could be muddy but might see kingfishers.

Sunday 30 June 2013

10:30 BRADFIELD 4.5 miles SU584724
Meet at Rushall Manor Farm, up the gravel track north of Back Lane & west of Scratchface Lane between Bradfield & Stanford Dingley. A walk along the River Pang & up through Greathouse Wood & the Gravels, returning through a series of copses & fields. May

10:30 SWYNCOMBE 10 miles SU666914
Start from the parking area at the foot of Swyncombe Down off the road from Cookley Green to Ewelme. A walk visiting Ewelme, up hill to Ewelme Park, past Swyncombe Church, then climbing to Swyncombe Down & a steep descent to the CP. Many varieties of wild

JULY 2013

Sunday 7 July 2013

10:30 ALDERMASTON WHARF 6 miles SU602673
Park in Aldermaston Wharf Visitor Centre CP (or if full at railway Pay & Display CP) for walk across Padworth Lock Padworth Mill then Jacobs Gully to Wickham Knights Bridge, returning along the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Wednesday 10 July 2013

10:30 SILCHESTER 5.5 miles SU627621
Start from the CP near sports pavilion opposite the Calleva PH Silchester. A walk through Pamber Forest & the area around Calleva.

Sunday 14 July 2013

10:30 PANGBOURNE 6 miles SU634765
Park in the CP in the centre of Pangbourne, next to the Elephant. A walk visiting the Thames towpath, River Pang, Tidmarsh & Pangbourne College. One steep ascent & one long gradual ascent.

Sunday 21 July 2013

10:30 MAPLEDURHAM 6 miles SU698758
Start for the CP at Mapledurham playing fields off the A4074 in Caversham Heights. A walk on the outskirts of Reading taking in Trench Green, Tinkers Green, Tokers Green & “Bugs Bottom”.

Thursday 25 July 2013

18:30 EVENING PUB WALK 3 miles SU680707
THE CUNNING MAN – Start from the PH CP on the Southcote to Burghfield road just south of the traffic light controlled bridge over the K & A Canal. A 2 hour walk on the Southcote circuit.

Wednesday 31 July 2013

10:30 THATCHAM 6 miles SU503670
Meet in the CP of the Nature Discovery Centre, off Lower Way Thatcham for a circular walk through reed beds & wetlands out to Crookham Common & return along the K & A Canal.

AUGUST 2013

Sunday 4 August 2013

10:30 CAVERSHAM 5.5 miles SU707749
Start from the roadside near Reading Canoe Club in The Warren, Caversham for a walk taking in Trench Green & Chazey Heath.

Sunday 11 August 2013

10:30 COWLEAZE WOOD 8 miles SU726956
Park in Cowleaze Wood picnic area 1.5 miles north east of Christmas Common. a walk taking in the Ridgeway to Watlington Hill & Christmas Common. A steep climb back to ridge but beautiful views. BRING PACKED LUNCH

Wednesday 14 August 2013

10:30 HOSE HILL LAKE 5.5 miles SU648704
Start from Sheffield Bottom Picnic Area CP at south end of Station Road Theale just beyond canal swing bridge. A walk past the sailing club, round part of Hose Hill Lake, on to Sulhampstead & Tyle Mill, returning along the K & A Canal.

Sunday 18 August 2013

10:00 SOUTHCOTE 4 miles SU684715
Start from Brunel Way where there is an excellent CP. Approach Hatford Road from Circuit Lane, Southcote. Brunel Way is off Hatford Road, taking the turning signed “Linear Park”. A 2 hour walk totally flat with a pleasant view of parks & meadows embroider

Sunday 25 August 2013

10:30 INKPEN 10 miles SU359641
Meet at the road triangle adjacent to the Swan PH and at the south west end of Weavers Lane, Lower Green Inkpen. A circular walk, initially a steep climb up onto the chalk ridge leading to Combe Gibbet & through the Iron Age hillfort at Walbury Hill with

Wednesday 28 August 2013

10:30 WOODCOTE 6.25 miles SU646821
Meet in the Recreation Ground CP in Woodcote for a walk taking in Dean Wood, Braziers Park, Ipsden, Well Place, Garsons Farm, Bottom Farm & return.