April 2016 to July 2016


APRIL 2016

Sunday 3 April 2016

10:30 HAILEY 5 miles SU643858
Start from the King William PH in Hailey for an undulating walk which is fine at a sensible pace.

Saturday 9 April 2016

10:30 CALCOT & THEALE 4.3 miles SU661715
Park on CP of Beansheaf Centre off Charrington Rd, leisurely walk through Linear park, along K&A canal return to Theale.

Sunday 10 April 2016

10:30 NUFFIELD 9 miles SU668873
Park on verge opposite church for an undulating walk with some steep inclines. Walk down towards R Thames & return via Ipsden Heath. BRING A PACKED LUNCH. REGISTERED ASSISTANCE DOGS ONLY PLEASE.

Wednesday 13 April 2016

10:30 WALTHAM ST LAWRENCE 5.7 miles SU829769
Park in Neville Close for a level walk with 3 easy stiles, passing Shottesbrooke Park to Shurlock Row return via West End.

Saturday 16 April 2016

10:45 KINGWOOD COMMON 2.5 miles SU693823
Start from parking area about 100 yds north of Lime Ave on road from Peppard to Stoke Row for a short & easy 1.5 hour Sat morning ramble around Kingwood Common to see what it looked like in the 1940’s. Flat terrain, wear sturdy shoes.

Sunday 17 April 2016

10:30 PADWORTH COLLEGE 4.5 miles SU613661
Park thoughtfully on lane outside the Padworth College. Post Code: RG7 4NR. Walk down to K&A canal, walk includes one sustained incline.

Sunday 24 April 2016

10:30 NUNEY GREEN & PATH HILL 4 miles SU664788
Park on verge opposite former ‘King Charles Head’ PH. Post Code: RG8 7RL. Walk to Gutteridge Wood – Nuney Green – Holme Copse – Alnutts Hospital – Goring Heath – Bunces Hill – Path Hill – Collins End & return to start.

Wednesday 27 April 2016

10:30 THURLE GREEN 5 miles SU567813
Circular walk from parking area next to ‘Post Box Cottage’, Thurle Green. Post Code: RG8 9QE. Walk back towards Streatley, past Westridge Copse & Streatley Warren to finish on Ridgeway. Lunch at ‘The Bull’, Streatley after. REGISTERED ASSISTANCE DOGS ONLY PLEASE.

Saturday 30 April 2016

10:30 MORTIMER 4.3 miles SU656646
Park in Mortimer Fairground CP opposite Horse & Groom PH for a leisurely walk towards Goddards Green, through Burghfield Common, return via Wokefield Common.

MAY 2016

Sunday 1 May 2016

10:30 TILEHURST & SULHAM 5 miles SU654728
Park on roadside near recreational ground in Little Heath Rd, Tilehurst near junction with City Road for a walk to Nunhide Lane, Wilders Folly, Horsemoor Wood & Sulham House. Rolling countryside with views.

Saturday 7 May 2016

14:30 THEALE NORTH STREET 2 miles SU646715
Meet in CP at the east end of Theale High Street (Pay & Display) or park in nearby section of the redundant part of the old A4, for an easy Saturday afternoon ramble across the golf course towards the hamlet of North Street & a little known area of Theale. The walk is over flat terrain and should take no more than 1.25 hours. Wear sturdy shoes.

Sunday 8 May 2016

14:30 PANGBOURNE & MAPLEDURHAM 7 miles SU634765
Park in main car park in Pangbourne for a walk along River Thames to Mapledurham Lock for afternoon tea then return via Purley & Tidmarsh & River Pang. Mainly flat. If wet have tea in Pangbourne at finish. NOTE 2:30 PM START TIME.

Wednesday 11 May 2016

10:30 WITHERIDGE HILL 5.6 miles SU696841
Park in the ‘Rising Sun’ CP Post Code/Sat Nav: RG9 5PF, for a walk through woodland (poss Bluebells) via Greys Green & Peppard Common return to Rising Sun for an optional pub lunch.

Saturday 14 May 2016

10:30 CALCOT 4.8 miles SU661715
Park in CP of Beansheaf Centre off Charrington Rd, Calcot for a leisurely linear walk through Linear Park, along K&A canal to Southcote Mill, finish near the Southcote Beefeater for frequent buses back to the start or town centre.

Sunday 15 May 2016

10:00 PANGBOURNE/WOODCOTE 11 miles SU634765
Start from Pangbourne village Car park. A typical Chilterns walk with some ups & downs & many woodland stretches. Outwards up Whitchurch Hill, Coombe Farm, Elvendon Priory to Woodcote for Lunch. Return via Black Lion (Greenmore Hill), Alnutt’s Hospital (Goring Heath), Collins End & Hardwick Rd. BRING A PACKED LUNCH. NOTE EARLIER START.

Sunday 22 May 2016

10:30 HURLEY to MARLOW 5.5 miles SU825840
Start from end of Hurley High St, Car Park is opposite St Mary’s Church, Post Code: SL6 5NB.. Walk is from Hurley to Marlow and back, in a figure of eight type walk. Walk is along the R Thames and is a pretty & easy flat walk.

Wednesday 25 May 2016

10:30 KNOWL HILL 5.3 miles SU822794
Park in lay-by in front of the former Seven Stars pub, on the N side of the A4. For a walk to Knowl Hill (Royal Oak), Chalkpit Bridge, Waltham St Lawrence, Borlasses, Shottesbrooke Farm & return.

Sunday 29 May 2016

10:30 HENLEY 6.8 miles SU762823
Meet at Henley Station CP, Station Rd, Post Code: RG9 1AY , for a walk rising through Remenham Wood to Remenham Hill & then descending through Culham Court & Aston & return along River Thames. 2 stiles.

JUNE 2016

Wednesday 1 June 2016

19:00 ALDERMASTON-PUB WALK 3.5 miles SU602673
Park at Aldermaston Wharf visitor centre or if full in nearby streets. Meet at Wharf for a pleasant evening walk & enjoy a drink at the ‘Butt Inn’ afterwards.

Saturday 4 June 2016

18:15 PANGBOURNE-PUB WALK 4.5 miles SU632761
Meet Reading Station at 18.10 to catch the 18.21 train to Pangbourne or meet at Pangbourne station at 18.35 for a walk across Whitchurch bridge, through Coombe Park & along Thames Path passing Gatehampton Manor on to Goring where a choice of Pubs await. Trains back to Pangbourne or Reading approx every 30 mins.

Sunday 5 June 2016

10:00 LAMBOURN VALLEY 12 miles SU464713
Meet at entrance (LH side) to Snelsmore Country Park. A not particularly hilly scenic walk past Donnington Castle, then views across Lambourn valley & along river to Boxford for lunch. Then across downland to Winterbourne & a final short climb up to the heath of the common. BRING A PACKED LUNCH. NOTE EARLIER START.

Wednesday 8 June 2016

10:30 NORTH STOKE 4.5 miles SU608862
Park with care in Church Lane or The Street, North Stoke for a level walk along the Ridgeway & bridlepath to Wallingford. Retrurning via historic alleyways of Wallingford & Thames Path before crossing bridge on A4130 & retracing steps to North Stoke.

Saturday 11 June 2016

14:30 THEALE, SHEFFIELD BOTTOM 2.5 miles SU648704
Start from the Picnic Area CP near rthe swing bridge on Station Road south of Theale. An easy afternoon stroll round Hose Hill Lake and a short stretch of the K&A canal with the opportunity to view the recently refurbished Sheffield Lock. The walk is totally flat & should take no more than 1.5 hours. Wear sturdy shoes. NOTE START TIME.

Sunday 12 June 2016

10:30 RUSHALL MANOR FARM 5 miles SU584724
Park at Rushall Manor Farm (Post Code: RG7 6DL) off Scratchface Lane, between Bradfield & Stanford Dingley. Walking South over River Pang to Jennets Hill Wood & up to Tutts Clump then down to Nine Elms farm & back via Rotten Row. Fields & streams & not too strenuous.

Sunday 19 June 2016

10:30 GORING 6 miles SU601806
Start from Goring car park (Free on Sunday) behind Catherine Wheel PH, Station Rd. Goring, Upper Gatehampton, Cold Harbour, Little Heath & Wroxhills Wood. The Goring circuit with some hills.

Thursday 23 June 2016

19:00 GORING -PUB WALK 3 miles SU599807
Park in CP behind ‘Catherine Wheel’ in Goring. A walk through Victorian & Georgian Streatley, passing thro’ hidden valleys of grass slopes & wooded hilltops. Dramatic views on return leg & a cluster of Pubs to choose from at the end. Flat tarmac roads in villages, moderate hill climbs & slippery slopes. NOTE START TIME.

Sunday 26 June 2016

10:30 SNELSMORE COMMON 6 miles SU463710
Snelsmore Common CP off B4494 Newbury to Wantage rd N of Donnington (Post Code: RG14 3BQ). To edge of Winterbourne village, Boxford Common, Bagnor Manor & return to CP. An undulating walk.

Wednesday 29 June 2016

10:30 UPPER BASILDON 5 miles SU596761
Park in Red Lion PH Upper Basildon car park (Post Code: RG8 8NG). A walk with some hills with Pub Lunch afterwards.

JULY 2016

Sunday 3 July 2016

10:30 ASHFORD HILL 6.3 miles SU555621
Park in Chapel Lane in Cricket Ground CP for a walk in the River Enborn valley, then rising to Brimpton & on to Wasing Park. On to Brimpton Common, returning via Ashford Hill through Redlands Copse.

Sunday 10 July 2016

10:30 UFTON NERVET 7 miles SU634675
Park on verges near Ufton Nervet School in Church Lane for a circular walk to the C13th church at Sulhampstead Abbots, Grim’s Bank earthworks, Padworth Common & C15th Ufton Court Tudor manor house. Mainly footpaths & bridleways which may be muddy, 6 stiles + some roads where care must be taken. BRING A PACKED LUNCH.

Wednesday 13 July 2016

10:30 ALDWORTH 5 miles SU556796
Park neatly near The Bell at Aldworth, Post Code RG8 9SE . A Ridgeway walk of 5 miles from The Bell at Aldworth. An undulating walk along the Ridgeway with good views across the Downs..

Sunday 17 July 2016

10:30 BLEWBURY 7.5 miles SU526856
Drive through Blewbury on A417, park in recreation Ground CP off Boham’s Rd opp Savages Gdn Centre. Walk consists of a fairly steep climb followed by a walk along the Downs & then descending to Chilton & Upton, along Coffin Way back to Blewbury. BRING A PACKED LUNCH.

Wednesday 20 July 2016

19:00 WOOCOTE – PUB WALK 3.5 miles SU646821
Meet at Woodcote village hall CP for a pleasant evening walk & enjoy a drink at the The Red Lion afterwards. NOTE 7:00PM START.

Sunday 24 July 2016

10:00 FRILSHAM 5 miles SU553731
Parkin the gravelled area beside the ‘Pot Kiln’ PH CP, (Post Code: RG18 0XX) for a walk through High opse, descending to Standord Dingley. Taking in the R Pang we return to the Pot Kiln via Rushdens Farm having walked 5 miles. Exploring Frilsham village and beyond returning to the Pot Kiln via Hawkridge Wood adds an optional 3 miles.

Wednesday 27 July 2016

10:30 KILN POND & SIMMS COPSE 4.8 miles SU635629
Meet Wall Lane CP, Silchester (park for Calleva Roman Town). Post Code: RG7 2HP. Walk through fields & woods around the Mortimer West End area of Hampshire.

Sunday 31 July 2016

10:30 BENSON to WITTENHAM 10 miles SU614915
Park in St Helens Ave, Benson (Post Code: OX10 6RY). Walk across fields to Dorchester, Wittenham Clumps for lunch. Return via Thames Path. teas at Riverside Cafe, Benson if required. BRING A PACKED LUNCH. A joint walk with the Didcot & Wallingford Group.