May to August 2014


MAY 2014

Sunday 4 May 2014

10:30 NEWBURY 6 miles SU474667
Meet at Newbury Wharf for a walk along the K & A Canal up to Wash Common.

Sunday 11 May 2014

10:30 UPPER WOOLHAMPTON 5 miles SU576675
Starting from the layby near Elstree School, Upper Woolhampton,a walk through open fields & along ancient tracks, circle Douai Abbey & pass two venerable churches & large schools en route. Can be muddy.

Wednesday 14 May 2014

10:30 THE HOLIES 5 miles SU583807
Park in the free NT CP at Lardon Chase at the top of Streatley Hill. A ramble through the woods opposite The Holies. Lunch at The Four Points, Aldworth afterwards.

Sunday 18 May 2014

10:00 IPSDEN/HAILEY 4 miles SU643859
Start from the CP of King William PH in Hailey, there is ample parking, off the A4074 Caversham/ Oxford road. A walk in the area – nowhere very steep but several lengths of sustained slope. NOTE EARLIER START.

10:30 SONNING EYE TO HENLEY 10 miles SU749761
Park in Spring Lane at entrance to sailing club, off road from Playhatch to Sonning. Outward route over hills via Binfield Heath & Harpsden to riverside at Henley for lunch break, returning to Sonning via Thames Path & Shiplake. Moderate hills only,may be muddy. BRING PACKED LUNCH

Thursday 22 May 2014

19:00 EVENING PUB WALK NO 1 3 miles SU601806
THE CATHERINE WHEEL GORING. Start from CP behind PH off Station Road. Walk along Thames Path for half walk, return via Gatehampton Farm. Flat easy walking.

Sunday 25 May 2014

10:30 MOULSFORD 5 miles SU590839
Start from CP near recreation ground in Moulsford for a walk taking in Wellbarn Estate, returning by Moulsford/Cholsey Downs.

Wednesday 28 May 2014

10:30 PEPPARD COMMON 5 miles SU709818
Start from edge of Peppard Common near Red Lion PH for a walk taking in Kings Farm, Greys & return. One short climb.

JUNE 2014

Sunday 1 June 2014

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 via Aldermaston & Canal.

10:30 COMPTON & ALDWORTH 10 miles SU522789
Meet in CP of village hall at Compton. a circular walk across open exposed landscapes of eastern Berkshire Downs returning via Aldworth where a short watering stop will be made at “The Bell”. BRING PACKED LUNCH.

Friday 6 June 2014

18:30 EVENING PUB WALK NO 2 3 miles SU544810
THE BELL PH ALDWORTH. Park on grass area just beyond Starveall Farm Aldworth, at the end of Ambury Road. A 3 mile ramble on the Downs with a drink at PH afterwards.

Sunday 8 June 2014

10:30 PANGBOURNE/PURLEY 6.5 miles SU637767
Start from the recreation ground CP at the end of Thames Avenue in Pangbourne north of railway bridge on Whitchurch road .A walk along the Thames to Mapledurham lock , returning via Purley on Thames.

Wednesday 11 June 2014

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

Sunday 15 June 2014

10:30 HURLEY & MARLOW 5.5 miles SU825840
Start from Monks’ Barn on left at north end of Hurley High Street for a walk taking in Temple footbridge, Marlow, Lower Pound Lane, St Mary’s Church.

Tuesday 17 June 2014

19:00 EVENING PUB WALK NO 3 3 miles SU573665
THE ROWBARGE WOOLHAMPTON. Meet in public CP behind PH for a pleasant evening stroll & hopefully sit outside & enjoy a drink in large garden.

Sunday 22 June 2014

10:30 SWYNCOMBE 10 miles SU666914
Start from parking area at foot of Swyncombe Down off Cookley Green to Ewelme road, visiting Ewelme, up hill to Ewelme Park, past Swyncombe Church, then climbing to Swyncombe Down & steep descent to CP. Many varieties of wild flowers, including orchids. BRING PACKED LUNCH.

Wednesday 25 June 2014

10:30 LITTLEWICK GREEN 6 miles SU838800
Park in Littlewick Green off A4 between Knowl Hill & Maidenhead for a walk in area with one hill but the rest mainly flat.

Sunday 29 June 2014

10:30 BINFIELD HEATH 4 miles SU746786
Start from the Binfield Heath recreation ground CP where there is limited parking or verge parking in village. A walk taking in Upper Bolney House & Shiplake Woods.

JULY 2014

Sunday 6 July 2014

10:30 PANGBOURNE 3 miles SU634765
Park in CP in centre of Pangbourne, next to Elephant. A short & easy morning walk taking in Pangbourne Hill & then down to Pangbourne Meadows.

Wednesday 9 July 2014

10:00 WOODCOTE 5.8 miles SU646821
Start from recreation ground CP in Woodcote. a walk taking in Beech Farm, Elvendon Priory, Blackbird’s Bottom, Great Oaks, Greenmoor Hill & back. NOTE EARLIER START.

Sunday 13 July 2014

10:00 PANGBOURNE 6.5 miles SU643763
Park in Bourne Road, on right when entering Pangbourne from Purley on Thames. A walk taking in Pangbourne, River Thames & Sulham. NOTE EARLIER START

10:30 WIGMORE LANE, THEALE 8.5 miles SU635704
Meet in designated area at south end of Wigmore Lane off roundabout at junction of A4 & A340 west of Theale for a walk following K & A Canal taking in Ufton Green, Padworth House & Aldermaston. Fine views over wide Kennet Valley. Reasonably flat & easy walk suitable for most. BRING PACKED LUNCH. NO DOGS PLEASE.

Thursday 17 July 2014

19:00 EVENING PUB WALK NO4 2.5 miles SU665841
THE BLACK HORSE CHECKENDON. Meet outside the PH on lane at bottom of dip on Checkendon to Stoke Row road for a walk taking in Checkendon & Stoke Row, returning over open fields.

Sunday 20 July 2014

10:30 MILL END 9.5 miles SU785854
Park in the Mill End CP on Hambleden road & off Henley to Marlow road. an easy walk along river towards Hurley. BRING PACKED LUNCH

Wednesday 30 July 2014

10:00 MORTIMER 6.7 miles SU655645
Start from Mortimer Fairground CP opposite Horse & Groom PH for a walk to Tun Bridge, Devil’s Highway, part of Silchester Roman Walls, Nine Acre Copse & back. NOTE EARLIER START.


Sunday 3 August 2014

10:00 BENSON 9 miles SU614915
Start from St Helens Avenue Benson, immediately on right as you turn off the B4074 onto B4009 into Benson. A walk to Wittenham Clumps via Warborough & Dorchester, returning along Thames Path, with tea & refreshments available at Benson. NOTE EARLIER START. BRING PACKED LUNCH.

10:30 REMENHAM 4 miles SU770841
Start from Remenham Church where there are several parking spots. An attractive walk with some climbing & excellent views, returning beside regatta course from Henley. A short walk but you may like to bring a picnic to eat by the river at the end of the walk.

Thursday 7 August 2014

18:30 EVENING PUB WALK NO 5 3 miles SU635771
THE GREYHOUND, WHITCHURCH ON THAMES. For those living in Reading, park in Pangbourne & walk across the bridge. A walk taking in Whitchurch, Hartslock, Combe End & return.

Sunday 10 August 2014

10:30 PADWORTH. 5 miles SU601671
Park in the Kennet & Avon Visitor Centre CP. at Aldermaston Wharf, for a steady climb up to Padworth College & descend more gently via Ufton Green with wide views across countryside to the north. Return along K & A Canal. Can be muddy in places.

10:30 STONOR 10 miles SU736889
Park on verge opposite entrance to Stonor Park. A steep hill to start walk, then stunning Chiltern scenery using Shakespeare & Chiltern Ways for a circular walk to Turville Village.BRING PACKED LUNCH. NO DOGS PLEASE.

Wednesday 13 August 2014

10:30 ROTHERFIELD GREYS 4.7 miles SU723832
Park at south east end of Rocky Lane near Greys Court off Henley to Greys road. A walk along secluded Hernes Valley bottom towards Henley, returning through woodland via Pack & Prime Lane & Rotherfield Greys Church. Mostly flat with easy stiles.

Sunday 17 August 2014

10:30 BRIMPTON COMMON 6.5 miles SU567629
Park on verge opposite The Pineapple PH on B3051 at Brimpton Common or in nearby lane. Do not park in PH CP. A lovely walk through Wasing Park, Brimpton, Hyde End & Ashford Hill meadows.

Sunday 24 August 2014

10:30 SONNING 7.5 miles SU725764
Start from Caversham Park Community Centre CP in Northbrook Road(off Caversham Park Rd). a walk via Caversham Lock, Thames Path to Sonning, & Dunsden Green. Urban & riverside paths, minor hills only. May be muddy in parts. BRING PACKED LUNCH

Wednesday 27 August 2014

10:30 PANGBOURNE 5 miles SU635767
Park in Pangbourne & meet in the shoppers “short stay” CP just south of toll bridge.This is pay & display CP but there is free CP at recreation ground at end of Thames Avenue. A walk taking in Whitchurch Hill, part of Chiltern Way & Path Hill. Some hills.

Sunday 31 August 2014

10:30 PANG VALLEY 5 miles SU583723
Meet in Rushall Manor Farm up gravel track north of Back Lane from Bradfield to Stanford Dingley to west of Scratchface Lane. Down the river to Bradfield College & back along ridge to Rotten Row. Lovely countryside.