April 2015 to July 2015


APRIL 2015

Sunday 5 April 2015

10:30 WHITCHURCH HILL 10 miles SU634765
Meet in Pangbourne village CP for a walk through scenic undulating south western tip of Chiltern hills. This walk will pass through Hardwick estate, Goring Heath, Cold Harbour, Great Chalk Wood, & return via Combe End farm & Whitchurch on Thames for a watering stop at “The Greyhound”. BRING PACKED LUNCH

Wednesday 8 April 2015

10:30 KNOWL HILL 4 miles SU822794
Park in lay-by/service road by 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 Hodgedale Farm, Star Lane.Some hilly bits but not steep

Sunday 12 April 2015

11:15 WINDSOR 5 miles SU966769
Meet at Windsor & Eton Central Station in Windsor (by the Royal Replica Train near exit at train station barrier). Suggest we meet either at Reading Station at 10:15AM to catch train with change at Slough, or make own way & meet at start point. A circular walk taking in Thames & Eton College. Flat easy walk with lots to see on route. Bring sandwiches or several eating places to visit after the walk, to explore & make the most of rest of day.


Sunday 19 April 2015

11:00 TILEHURST 3 miles SU678734
Start from Pottery road off Norcot Hill in Tilehurst near the Tylers Rest PH for an easy walk including 4 of Tilehurst’s parks & woodlands .NOTE LATER START.

Saturday 25 April 2015

10:45 ASHAMPSTEAD COMMON 2 miles SU586750
Start from small CP at T junction on Yattendon road from Pangbourne for short stroll.

Sunday 26 April 2015

10:00 MAIDENSGROVE COMMON 8 miles SU718886
Meet on bends at Maidensgrove Common for a joint BLUEBELL WALK walk with Didcot & Wallingford Ramblers via Green Wood & Pishill. This is a moderate walk, being hilly and there could be some mud. BRING PACKED LUNCH. NOTE EARLIER START.

Wednesday 29 April 2015

10:00 HAMBLEDEN 5.2 miles SU785866
Park in the CP behind the Stag & Huntsman PH in Hambleden for a walk to Rotten Row,Heath Wd, Rockwell End,Pheasants Hill & back. NOTE EARLIER START

MAY 2015

Sunday 3 May 2015

10:30 SHEFFIELD BOTTOM,THEALE 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 K & A Canal.

Thursday 7 May 2015

18:30 EVENING PUB WALK 3 miles SU635748
THE GREYHOUND, TIDMARSH. Park at the PH CP for a short evening walk up through Sulham Woods and back.

Sunday 10 May 2015

10:00 GORING HEATH 5 miles SU657792
Meet at what was Goring Heath Post Office,parking on the grass verges, for a walk taking in Haw Farm, Holme Copse, Nuney Green,Whittles Farm, Bottom Farm, Bottom Wood, & Collins End. NOTE EARLIER START.

Wednesday 13 May 2015

10:30 YATTENDON 5 miles SU552744
Park in the free CP in Yattendon or along the road near The Royal Oak for a walk across fields to Ashampstead & back for bistro lunch if wished.

Sunday 17 May 2015

10:00 HAMBLEDEN 10 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. NOTE EARLIER START. BRING PACKED LUNCH, NO DOGS PLEASE.

Saturday 23 May 2015

14:30 KINGWOOD COMMON 2.5 miles SU703813
Start from CP at junction of Stoke Row road & Gallowstree Common road at Peppard for short afternoon stroll round Kingwood Common.

Sunday 24 May 2015

10:00 SWYNCOMBE 10 miles SU666914
Start from car parking area at foot of Swyncombe Down for a walk visiting Ewelme, up to Ewelme Park, past Swyncombe Church,climbing to Swyncombe Down & steep descent to CP. Many varieties of wild flowers in 2011, including orchids. NOTE EARLIER START. BRING PACKED LUNCH.

Wednesday 27 May 2015

10:30 BUCKLEBURY COMMON 5.5 miles SU571697
Park opposite Blade Bone Inn, Chapel Row for a walk taking in Bucklebury Common, Bucklebury Farm Park , Bushnells Green & Jennets Hill, returning along avenue of oaks.

Sunday 31 May 2015

10:00 STOKE ROW 11 miles SU645821
Start from Woocote Recreation Ground CP. A traverse across partly wooded Chilterns as far as PH at Witheridge Hill & return.NOTE EARLIER START. BRING PACKED LUNCH

10:30 PANGBOURNE 6 miles SU634765
Meet in Pangbourne Village Hall CP for a walk to Mapledurham Lock returning by the Thames Path

JUNE 2015

Wednesday 3 June 2015

19:00 EVENING PUB WALK 3 miles SU634765
THE SWAN, PANGBOURNE. Park in the CP in middle of Pangbourne for a walk along the Thames & across Pangbourne Meadow to enjoy a drink at The Swan.

Sunday 7 June 2015

10:30 SHIPLAKE & SONNING 6 miles SU765784
Park in Shiplake Village Hall CP almost opposite Plowden Arms(if full there are a few parking spaces in Plough Lane opposite). An undemanding ramble through woods & fields to lovely village of Sonning, returning along bank of Thames.

Wednesday 10 June 2015

10:30 WALTHAM ST LAWRENCE 5 miles SU829769
Park in Neville Close, Waltham St Lawrence for a level walk(with 4 stiles) along lanes & bridlepaths of Waltham St Lawrence, returning through Shottesbrooke Park. Could be muddy if wet.

Sunday 14 June 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, Greenmoor Hill & back to start.

Friday 19 June 2015

19:00 EVENING PUB WALK 3 miles SU598836
THE PERCH & PIKE, SOUTH STOKE.Park in pub CP or along wall by church if not staying for a drink. South Stoke is signposted off B4009 just north of Goring. A short walk visiting the village & a section of Thames Path.

Sunday 21 June 2015

10:00 STREATLEY & MOULSFORD 9 miles SU583806
Start from the Holies CP at top of Streatley Hill for a walk down into Streatley along Thames Path to Moulsford, returning via Starveall Farm & Ridgeway. Some hills may be muddy in parts. NOTE EARLIER START. BRING PACKED LUNCH.

10:30 PURLEY ON THAMES 4 miles SU656761
Meet at barn at the end of Goosecroft Lane, off Beech Road in Purley on Thames, for a walk round familiar fields & Sulham Woods.

Wednesday 24 June 2015

10:30 MILL END 5 miles SU785854
Park in the public CP at Mill End, on road to Hambleden off A4155 Henley to Marlow road for a walk round hills of Hambleden Valley.

Sunday 28 June 2015

10:00 UPPER BASILDON 6.5 miles SU596761
Park at Red Lion CP in Upper Basildon for a walk along footpaths of Upper Basildon. NOTE EARLIER START.

JULY 2015

Wednesday 1 July 2015

19:00 EVENING PUB WALK 4 miles SU643858
KING WILLIAM IV, HAILEY. Park in King William’s PH overflow CP for a circular walk climbing hill to Homer Farm, returning down byway to PH in time for an evening drink. May be muddy in parts.

Sunday 5 July 2015

10:00 GREYS COURT 5 miles SU723832
Park at bottom end of Rocky Lane at bottom of hill from Henley on Thames on west side of Greys Court for a varied walk in the area. NOTE EARLIER START

Wednesday 8 July 2015

10:30 WHITCHURCH HILL 5 miles SU645793
Start from Sun Inn in Hill Bottom. Park in Pub CP if lunching, otherwise in lane. A walk towards Cold Harbour, returning with views of Thames. Some hills. NO DOGS PLEASE.

Thursday 9 July 2015

19:30 EVENING PUB WALK 4 miles SU709818

Saturday 11 July 2015

14:30 PAICES WOOD, ALDERMASTON 2.5 miles SU585637
Start from CP within Paices Wood Country Parkland signed from A340 south of Youngs Industrial Estate at top of hill south of Aldermaston village. A short afternoon stroll round a little known area of woods & lakes.

Sunday 12 July 2015

10:00 SONNING EYE/HENLEY 10 miles SU749761
Park in Spring Lane, Sonning Eye at entrance to sailing club, off roundabout on road from Playhatch to Sonning. Outward route is over hills via Binfield Heath & Harpsden to Henley on Thames for lunch break, returning to Sonning via Thames Path & Shiplake. Moderate hills only, may be muddy. NOTE EARLIER START. BRING PACKED LUNCH.

Wednesday 22 July 2015

19:00 EVENING PUB WALK 3 miles SU602673
THE BUTT INN, ALDERMASTON WHARF. Park in Aldermaston Wharf visitor Centre CP(or if full on nearby streets), for start of the walk to Padworth,returning along The Kennet to enjoy a drink at Butt Inn.

Sunday 26 July 2015

10:00 UPTON & BLEWBURY 12 miles SU554796
Start for Bell PH in Aldworth for a hilly walk across open Berkshire Downs via Compton Gap to Upton, then over to Blewbury, returning via Lowbury Hill. NOTE EARLIER START. BRING PACKED LUNCH.

10:30 GORING 6 miles SU601806
Park in CP behind the Catherine Wheel PH in Station Road, Goring. A walk up to top of Streately Hill via The Holies & Grimms Ditch, returning across Lough Down.

Wednesday 29 July 2015

10:00 SWYNCOMBE 5 miles SU683903
Start from outside Swyncombe Church for a walk to Dean Wood,North Fm,Lys House Fm,Eatonsfield Shaw, Cookley Green & back. NOTE EARLIER START.