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We welcome visitors on our walks but after two or three walks ask you to join the Ramblers. As well as a regular programme of walks varying in length from 3.5 - 12 miles, we publish local walks guides, organize coach connected walks and long distance walks in stages.


WALKS PROGRAMME: September - December 2017. View as PDF (N.B. this version may become out of date)

In this programme: The Stones Way (click here); and explore Avebury; 73 walks; including 6 Leisurely, 3 Saturday walks and 4 Strollerthons.

If you opt for a Leisurely walk expect to walk more slowly than on a moderate walk.

Pace: Leisurely: walked at about 2 mph Pace: Moderate: walked at 2.5 - 2.9 mph (not including banana stops etc.)

Please ensure that you are fit enough and have suitable footwear, clothing, food and drink for the walk you intend to join. Leaders may refuse to accept participants who in their opinion are inadequately equipped or unfit. For your own safety please abide by the advice and guidelines issued by organisers and the instructions of the walk leader. Be aware that you walk at your own risk, and that it is your responsibility to behave sensibly and minimise the potential for accidents to occur. Please carry an emergency phone number. If the weather is / has been bad, please check the website to see if the walk has been cancelled or amended.


Date

Walk

description

Time and Details


Grid Ref.

Post Code

Distance



Everyone is very welcome in order to get to know East Berks Ramblers.

Wednesday

13 September

Moderate

2 moderate

hills




Moderate

10.15 am. Burnham Beeches Historic Trail.

Meet outside the café end of Burnham Beeches car park.

The walk takes in the middle pond, 700 year old druid oak tree, Hartley Court Moat and many other interesting points of interest (the Historic Trail guide can be obtained from the information office).

Leaders: Anne & Arthur L. 01628 663377


10.15 am. Hailey, Ipsden Heath & Grimms Ditch.

Park in the overflow car park at the King William PH, Hailey, for a walk without stiles or steep inclines and some outstanding views of the Oxfordshire countryside towards Didcot.

Leader: Nigel F. 07721 426768

SU 957 850

SL2 3PS

nearest 4 miles

 

 

SU 642 858

OX10 6AD

6.5 miles

Sunday

17 September

Moderate

Slight hill





Moderate Undulating

10.15 am. Harpsden Wood and Marsh Lock.

Park in the free car park in Mill Lane, Henley, off the A4155 Henley to Reading Road. The walk climbs through Harpsden Wood, through Lower Shiplake and returns along the Thames. Walk 22 in RfP "Along the Thames" (blue book)

Leader: Mary W. 01628 673118 / 07599 295506


10.00 am. (Note time) Caversham Heights, Tinkers Green and Hemdean Bottom. RfP "Around Reading" First Series Yellow Book - Ramble 9. A walk through farmland and woodland with some road walking. Start point: Mapledurham Playing Fields, free CP, Caversham Heights. Leader: Malcolm S. 01628 826210 / 07733 426699 on the day.

SU 771 817

RG9 4HB

nearest 4 miles

 

 SU 698 758

RG4 7LB

6 miles

Wednesday

20 September

Leisurely flat no stiles



 

Moderate

slightly hilly

10.15 am. Thames Path and Little Marlow.

Meet in the car park on the right after the Spade Oak PH Coldmoorholme Lane, Well End, near Bourne End for a leisurely walk covering the Thames Path & Little Marlow.

Leaders: Anne & Arthur L. 01628 663377


10.00am (note time). Aldworth, a bit of the Ridgeway, Compton and Starveall. Meet in car park, or the field beyond, behind the Bell PH in Aldworth village. Leader: David B. 01628 634561 or 07748 574810

SU 883 875

SL8 5PT

nearest 4 miles

 

SU 555 795

RG8 9SE

7 miles

Thursday

21 September

Strollerthon

Very Leisurely

10.00 am (Note time) Visit to Taplow Court.

Park in the car park. Our host and guide will meet us at the front of the house at 10.00 am. We shall be visiting the house, gardens and other sites of interest in the grounds, Bapsey Pond and Tappas Mound. Beautiful floors and carpets- clean footwear please. Refreshments afterwards in the refectory. Leader: John V. 01628 661590 jcvint@aol.com

Will anybody who wishes to come on this event please contact me on 01628 661590 or jcvint @ aol.com so that I can have some idea of attendees. I have a restriction of 25 and a demand is building up. John Vint.

SU 907 822

SL6 0EP

Sunday

24 September

Moderate





Moderate

2 modest hills

3 stiles

10.15 am. Little Marlow and Riverwoods.

Start from Riverside car park in Gossmore Lane, Marlow for a walk through Little Marlow and along the Thames. No. 11 RfP Blue Book, "along the Thames".

Leader: Angela M. 01628 784239 / 07787 181005


10.15 am. Chapman's Farm and Chalkhouse Green. 

RfP "Around Reading" red book ramble 3. Start from the Clayfield Copse & Caversham AFC free car park at top of Caversham Park Road.  A walk in this corner of the Chilterns, much of it across farmland, with good views. [This walk last appeared in the programme in November 2015 and on that occasion one section of footpath was almost impassable due to slurry run-off.  The problem has not been resolved]  as there is no safe way to by-pass the offending section I am going to substitute a different walk from the same start point.  The length (5.75 miles) and feet of ascent are almost identical to the original walk but there are now three stiles.  It starts off on the original route but then heads for Shiplake Row and Binfield Heath and, as of yesterday, there was no mud worth speaking of anywhere.

Also, note that the Henley Road (A4155) down to Playhatch is closed south of Shiplake until November (from Maidenhead I prefer the route via the A4 and Sonning).

Leader: John S. 01628 635564 or 07887 678575.

SU 859 862

SL7 1SZ

4 miles

 

 

SU 726 768

RG4 6AA

5.8 miles

275 ft

ascent

Wednesday 27 September

Moderate

Hilly




Moderate Hilly

10.15 am. Coopers Hill and Runnymede.

Start Memorial (free) car park Coopers Hill Lane, Englefield Green for a walk passing memorials to Second World War airmen, President Kennedy and the Magna Carta then following the Thames Path along the edge of Runnymede. No.1 RfP Blue Book, "Along the Thames"

Leaders: Christine B. 01628 627161 Val S. 01628 639552


10.15am Circular walk from Woodcote, Oxfordshire

Meet in the car park at Woodcote Recreation Ground. A varied walk which passes Elvendon Priory and has some good views across the Thames and Chiltern Valleys. There are two short steep climbs.

Leaders: Caroline & Graham S. 01189 320060 or 07985 139524 (on the day)

SU 996 718

TW20 0LB

4 miles

 

 

SU 646 820

RG8 0QY

6 miles

Sunday

1 October

Moderate

Hilly





Moderate

Hilly

10.15 am.  Happy Valley and Low Grounds Farm.

RfP 14 from "Along the Thames". The walk climbs out of the built up area of Marlow, descending into Happy Valley, returning along the Thames.

Park in Court Garden (pay) car park in Pound Lane, Marlow           

Leader:  Alma R. 01628 781827 or 07817 607261


10.00 am. (Note time) Explore the Hambleden area via Rockwell End.

Meet in CP in Hambleden village behind Stag and Huntsman PH. (bring food & drink for the day)

Leader: Roy G. 01628 637878 / 07450 851884


Boundary walk! See Maidenhead Advertiser for details.

SU 848 862

SL7 2AE

5 miles

 

 

SU 785 866

RG9 6RP

10 miles

780 ft

Wednesday

4 October

Moderate

1 steep hill




Moderate Easy hills

10.15 am.  Rose Lane and Culham Farms.   

Start at north side of Cockpole Green. Parking is easier on lanes to south of green. A walk crossing undulating farmland between Henley and Hurley. No 18 RfP Blue Book "Along the Thames".

Leaders: Roger and Judith E. 01628 672223


8.00am (Note time and coach pick-up) Around Avebury. We completed our Great Stones Way adventure in three parts. Leaving the coach in Avebury, we take a 4-mile circular walk through the village to Windmill Hill. Returning to the village we will have lunch followed by an arranged guided tour of Avebury Henge. In the afternoon, we walk to Overton Hill via Stone Avenue, Waden Hill, Silbury Hill, West Kennet Barrow and The Sanctuary. As we board the coach at Overton Hill we can glance northwards to the Ridgeway disappearing into the distance - a walk we plan to start in the Spring of 2018. Fare is £14 (cheques payable to E.B.R.) to Chris Roper. Start from Braywick Road, (A308) Maidenhead. Please park in public car park (£5 per day), however (only) if you intend to eat in the Toby Carvery you may leave your car in carvery car park.

Leaders: Chris and Nigel Roper 01628 636893 or 07793 739732 (Chris) / 07872 558664 (Nigel) chris.roper79@gmail.com

SU 800 812

RG10 8NT

5 miles

 

 

SU 892 799

SL6 1DX

8 miles

(approx.)

Sunday

8 October


Moderate

Hilly



Moderate 
Hilly

10.15 am. Mill End, Hambleden, Pheasants Hill & Hutton's Farm.

Meet at the car park on left at Mill End, Hambleden (off A4155).

Leader: David B. 01628 634561 or 07748 574810


10:00 am (Note time) Chalfont St. Giles.

Starting at Car park in Chalfont St Giles near Crown PH. This walk goes via river Misbourne and little Chalfont.
Leader: Dave M.01628 673471 / 07484 105250

SU 785 854

RG9 6TL

4.5 miles

 

SU 990 935

HP8 4QY

7.5 miles

Wednesday

11 October

Moderate





Moderate

Very hilly

10.15 am. Hodgedale Lane and Prospect Hill.

Start at Hurley village car park, opposite Church. Walk follows a stretch of the Thames Path and climbs the hills overlooking the river valley. RfP 17 Blue Book "Along the Thames".

Leaders: Jacqui J. 07939 871143. Viv W. 07762 320260


10.00am (note time). Southend, Turville, Fingest and Hanger Wood.

A hilly walk with a number of very steep ascents and descents. Start at Southend parking considerately on the north side of the green. Leader: David B. 01628 634561 or 07748 57481

SU 825 840

SL6 5NB

5 miles

 

SU 753 898

RG9 6JN

6.5 miles

Thursday

12 October

Strollerthon

Very Leisurely

10.15 am Around Braywick

Meet at Stafferton Lodge, Braywick Road, Maidenhead. 

Another very slow paced walk aimed at those who have dropped from walking with the usual Group walks. A two mile walk in the area with shorter options for those who only want a short stroll and get-together. Perhaps just meet old friends and no walk if you wish.

Stafferton Lodge serves Breakfast 7 - 10.30 -11.00; Pub open 11-12am; Lunch from 12.00 onwards. Two car parks available. Park behind the pub if stopping for coffee or lunch otherwise in main car park by entrance.

Leaders: Alex and Janet G   01628 626757

SU 892 799

SL6 1DX

2 miles or shorter if wished

Sunday

15 October


Moderate

One hill 2 stiles



Moderate

Hilly

10.15 am. Aston and Remenham.

Start from small car park on left at Mill End, Hambleden (off A4155) for a walk crossing the weir at Hambleden Lock, passing Aston and Remenham and returning along the river. Walk 19 RfP "Along the Thames" blue book.

Leader: John S. 01628 635564 / 07887 678575

 

10.00 am (Note time) (Another) Mystery walk from Pangbourne.

Park in car park in Pangbourne near Rec. ground (signposted), off Whitchurch road turn right into Thames Avenue, then turn left at end of road, to reach park. Bring food and drink for the day.

Leader: Gail C. 07733 087217

SU 785 854

RG9 6TL

4.25 miles

 

SU 637 766

RG8 7BY

9 - 10 miles

Wednesday

18 October

Moderate





 


Moderate

Undulating

10.15 am Bishop's Gate

Start at Bishop's Gate, Bishopsgate Road, parking on the left approaching the gate. Follow A308 Straight Road through Old Windsor, pass The Bells of Ouzeley P.H., to the mini-roundabout and turn right into A328 Priest Hill. At the top of the hill, turn right into Castle Hill Road and right into Bishopsgate Road. Parking is half a mile on left.

The walk in Windsor Great Park will take in Valley Gardens and hopefully the hydrangeas will be in full bloom.

Leader: Phil S. 07818 443390


10.15 am. Wooburn Green and Dipple Wood.

Meet at Wooburn Park free car park. The walk passes through undulating farmland and woods to the heath of Littleworth Common.

Leader: Juliet 01628 473195 / 07583 694911

SU 978 722

TW20 0XU

5 miles

 

 

 

 

SU 910 877

HP10 0PN

6.5 miles

Sunday

22 October

Moderate

Stiles, one steady hill



Moderate

Hilly

10.15 am. Hedsor Wharf and Woolmans Wood.

Meet in car park beyond the church at Wooburn Green. Some stiles and one steady hill.  Passing St Nicholas Church at Hedsor.

Leaders Sue S. 07748 350283 and Eileen S. 07719 141516


10.15am. Wargrave, Crazies and Bowsey Hills.

Featuring: Scenic views, Hilly bits and rather muddy bits. 

Park : School Lane Car park in Wargrave (£1)

Leaders: Simon & Yvonne C-J. 07930 378837

SU 910 878

HP10 0PN

3.5 miles

 

 

SU 786 785

RG10 8AA

6 miles

Wednesday

25 October

Moderate





Moderate

Mainly flat

2 stiles


10.15 am Great Common and Conker Alley

Park in Service Road opposite Shepherds Hut PH Eton Wick for walk crossing Eton Great Common, following the Thames path for about a mile, returning along the edge of Dorney Common.

Leaders: Viv W. 07762 320260 Doreen W. 07973 273149


10.15 am. Exploring woodlands north of Beaconsfield.

Starting at Harte & Magpies PH, (permission given to park in the pub CP), this mainly flat walk (couple of modest inclines) is a Chiltern Society walk (adapted), which takes us through the fields & woodlands around Beaconsfield.  Woodland paths and field tracks so could be muddy in October.

Leader: Liz R. 01628 625171/07785 953751

SU 947 785

SL4 6LT

4 miles

 

 

SU 955 940

HP7 0LU

6 miles

Saturday 28 October

Moderate Undulating

10.00 am. (Note time) Nettlebed, Park Corner and Nuffield

Chiltern Society Map 2 Walk 2. A walk through woodland, fields and across a golf course. Part Chiltern Way and the Ridgeway. Start Point: Nettlebed Green area. Park considerately along Chapel Lane, by edge of Green and on Old Kiln Road as necessary. Leader: Malcolm S 01628 826210 or 07733 426699 on the day

SU 702 868

RG9 5AX

nearest 6 miles

Sunday

29 October

Leisurely

No stiles

10.15 am. Gentle down and up to Rotherfield Greys.

Start 200 yards beyond Red Lion PH just off B481 at Peppard Common (Rotherfield Peppard) for a gentle stroll.

Leaders: Barbara and Derek J. 01189 694579

SU 706 818

RG9 5LB

nearest 4 miles

Wednesday

1 November

Moderate





Moderate

One very steep hill

10.15 am. The Cut through Winkfield.

Start at playing field car park, junction of Forest Road/Chavey Down Road at Winkfield Row for walk through surrounding meadows. Ramble 16 in Dark Green book "in East Berks".  

Leaders: Roger and Judith E. 01628 672223


10.15 am. Wendover Woods and Cobblers' Pits.

Park considerately in The Orchard, Halton Village, off Chestnut Avenue, off B4009, Tring Road, NE of Wendover. The walk is based on a Chiltern Society walk, and follows the disused Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal to Wendover then climbs steeply through woodland to the highest point in the Chilterns.  The Café in the Woods nearby should be open.  After descending round a golf course, we return to Halton along another part of the canal.

Leader: Peter G. 01628 638847 or 07765 232178

SU 897 711

RG42 6LY

3.5 miles

 

 

SP 872 098

HP22 5NT

6.8 miles

Sunday

5 November

Moderate





Moderate

Hilly

10.15 am. Thames Path and Temple footbridge.  

Start from free car park, Hurley, opposite the church for a circular walk to Marlow and back. RfP 15 "Along the Thames" with different start point.

Leader:  Alma R. 01628 781827 or 07817 607261


10.00 am. (Note time) Henley & Binfield Heath.

Meet at Greys Rd CP in Henley (bring food & drink for the day) Leader: Roy G. 01628 637878 / 07450 851884

SU 825 840

SL6 5NB

5 miles

 

 

SU 760 825

RG9 2AA

10 miles

730 ft

Wednesday

8 November








Leisurely




Moderate

10.15 am. Pitlands Farm and Weycock High-road.

Start from lay-by on A4, Knowl Hill. A pleasant walk through fields to Waltham St Lawrence and back, passing Castle Royale Golf course. No 10 dark green book RFP "in East Berkshire."

Leader: Brenda C-S. 01753 868669

10.00 am. (Note time) Taplow and Dorney.

Meet at Taplow village hall car park. 

The walk goes from Taplow and then along the Jubilee River to Dorney, and then goes along the Thames back to Taplow.

Leader: Juliet W. 01628 473195 / 07583 694911

SU 822 794

RG10 9UR

4.5 miles

 

SU 911 822

SL6 0ET

7 miles

Friday

10 November

AGM &Social evening

7.30 p.m. East Berkshire Group AGM.

Please try to come and support your Committee. A short formal meeting, including question and answer session, followed by Cheese and Wine and time for a social chat.

Venue: Claires Court School, Ray Mill Road East, Maidenhead (details in Newsletter)

SU 898 822

SL6 8TD

Sunday

12 November

Moderate





Moderate

Hilly

10.15 am Ronald Wood and Fern.

Start at the free car park just past the Spade Oak PH in Coldmoorholme Lane, Bourne End for a circular walk along the Thames then up to Flackwell Heath and back through the village of Fern. One busy road to cross - take care. RfP No. 10 "Along the Thames" with a different start point.

Leader: Alma R. 01628 781827 / 07817 607261


10.00 am. (Note time) A Mystery Autumn walk in the glorious Chilterns.

Start from Maidensgrove Common, parking considerately on the grass on the right before the bend in the road as you come up from Stonor. Bring food and drink for the day.

Leader: Gail C. 07733 087217

SU 883 875

SL8 5PT

4.5 miles

 

 

SU 718 887

RG9 6EY

nearest

9-10 miles

Wednesday

15 November

Moderate





Moderate Hilly 

10.15 am. Pinkneys Green and Burchetts Green.

Park in Pinkneys Drive car park for a walk across fields to Burchetts Green village and along to Coopers Wood to view memorial to WW2 crash site. Return via Lee Lane and Darlings Lane.

Leaders: Christine B. 01628 627161 Val S. 01628 639552


10:00 am. Hughenden Manor.
Starting at upper car park at Hughenden Manor. This walk is via 
Hunts and Cryers hill. Parking £4 if not NT member. Or 
alternatively park in Church car park at bottom of hill and meet group 
at NT car park at top for 10:00 start. Optional pub lunch at The Gate Bryant's Bottom. Do not forget NT cards
Leader: Dave M. 01628673471 / 07484105250. This could be Dave's last walk before he moves away!

SU 855 815

SL6 6QE

nearest

 4 miles

 

SU 861 955

HP14 4LA

7 miles

Sunday

19 November

Moderate

Flat




Moderate

10.15 am. Hurley, Shepherds Lane, Frogmill, and Temple Lock.

Start at the free car-park in Hurley village, opposite the church for a walk through fields and along the river Thames. Walk No.16 RfP Blue Book, "along the Thames".

Leader: David B. 01628 634561 or 07748 574810


10.00 am (Note time) West Wycombe, Bradenham, Saunderton Chilterns Society Map 7 Walk 2. Walk through woodland, and across fields, with a high vantage point giving a good view. Start Point ( not as in Map booklet) Chorley Road Free Car Park with Hell Fire Caves Sign

Leader: Malcolm S 01628 826210 / 07733 426699 on the day

SU 824 840

SL6 5NB

4 miles

 

 SU 826 947

HP14 3AP

c 7.5 miles

Wednesday

22 November




Moderate





Moderate

Hilly

10.15 am. Skirmett, Fingest and Turville.

Park in Skirmett village and meet by The Frog (PH). Take A4155 from Marlow towards Henley, through Medmenham.  Right into Mill Lane. Follow signs to Skirmett.

Starring; Lovely Views, Windy Miller, Triple Hills, No stiles at all but Muddy Bits-Likely.
Leaders: Simon & Yvonne C-J. 07930 378837


10.00 am. (Note time) Cadmore End and Chiltern Hills.

Park on the verge near the church or on the approach road. A hilly walk with a few stiles.

Leader: Meg K. 01494 881825 / 07811 149789

SU 774 902

RG9 6TG

4 miles

approx

 

SU 783 925

HP14 3PJ

7 miles

Saturday 25

November


Area AGM at Holyport War Memorial Hall, Moneyrow Green.
Parking will be available all day; specific times may vary on the day, but the walks will aim to leave on time.

A choice of at least two walks from Holyport War Memorial Hall.

10.30 am. Fifield and Gays Lane,

Based on RfP walk 13, across local fields, polo grounds and lanes. The longer walk will not be back until about 13.15 pm.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch at Holyport War Memorial Hall.
12:30 - 14:00 An opportunity to find out about the groups in Berkshire; their events, walks and work.

14:00 - 15:00 Area AGM - agenda to follow closer to the time.
15:00 - 16:00 a talk by Robin Harford, a self-taught ethnobotanist, entitled "Walking with plants: a wild edible journey through the landscape". More details in the Newsletter and on line.

SU 891 774

SL6 2NA

6 miles or 4 miles

Sunday

26 November

Moderate





Moderate

10.15 am. Great Common and Conker Alley

Park in Service Road opposite Shepherds Hut PH Eton Wick for walk crossing Eton Great Common, following the Thames path for about a mile, returning along the edge of Dorney Common.

Leaders Eileen S. 07719 141516 and Sue S. 07748 350283


10.15 am. Moss End, Warfield, Maiden's Green and Hawthorn Hill.

Features: Great views, Shetland ponies, level walking, several stiles and muddy bits.

Parking - Frost Folly car park. From Holyport M4/A308roundabout take A330/ A3095 towards Bracknell.

Straight across Bird Hills roundabout. Next right onto A3095 towards Bracknell. Turn left just by Shepherd's House pub into Bowyers Lane. Right into Weller's Lane where the car park is.

Leaders: Simon & Yvonne C-J. 07930 378837

SU 947 785

SL4 6LT

4 miles

 

 

SU 869 726

RG42 6EN

6.8 miles

Wednesday

29 November


Moderate





Moderate

10.15 am. Coopers Hill and Runnymede

Start Memorial (free) car park Coopers Hill Lane, Englefield Green for a walk passing memorials to Second World War airmen, President Kennedy and the Magna Carta then following the Thames Path along the edge of Runnymede. No.1 RfP Blue Book

Leader: Jacqui J. 07939 871143


10 15 am. Bucklebury Common, the Slade, and Jennettshill Wood. 

A flattish walk in the woods and farms of the Pang Valley, West Berkshire. Bucklebury Common is famous for medieval fishponds and splendid oak trees and ghostly sightings of monks!

Park in Chapel Row near the Blade Bone Inn. Turn off the M4 at Junction 12 Theale and take A4 towards Thatcham. After 3rd round about, turn off right towards Upper Woolhampton and Chapel Row.

Leader: Eve N. 0168 622279 / 07708 049589

SU 996 718

TW20 0LB

4 miles

 

 

SU 571 697

RG7 6PD

7 miles

Sunday

3 December


Leisurely




Moderate.

Mainly flat with one ascent

10.15 am Bishops Gate, Windsor Great Park

Start from Bishops Gate, near Fox & Hounds P.H., for a walk in Windsor Great Park.

Leaders: Don & Jean T. 01753 860708


10.00 am. (Note time) Circular walk from Cookham via Marlow.

Meet in Cookham Moor CP. (bring food & drink for the day) 500 ft.

Leader: Roy G. 01628 637878 / 07450 851884

SU 978 722

TW20 0XU

4 miles

 

SU 892 853

SL6 9SB

nearest 9 miles

Wednesday

6 December




Moderate




Moderate

Hilly


10.15 am. Burnham Beeches.

Park in Lord Mayor's Drive car park, Burnham Beeches for a walk through the woods.

Leader: Margaret W. 01753 648907


10.15 am. Turville and around. A moderately hilly walk around Turville. Park in the car park adjacent to The Bull and Butcher PH.

Leader: Margaret C. 01628 783300/ 07740 283623

SU 957 850

SL2 3PS

nearest 4 - 4.5 miles

SU 768 911

RG9 6QU

6 miles

Sunday

10 December




Moderate





Leisurely

10.15 am Aston and Remenham

Starting at the Mill End car park, Hambleden we go over Hambleden Lock and up through Aston and along to Remenham where we join the Thames Path to return to start.

Leader:  Alma  01628 781827 or 07817 607261


10.15 am. Ockwells, Stud Green and Paley Street.

Walk 38 from the (non - EBR) book "The walks near Maidenhead"

Start from Cox Green at Ockwells Park car park.

Leaders: Mike & Cilla T. 01628 662808 / 07718762469

SU 785 854

RG9 6TL

4.5 miles

 

SU 878 790

SL6 3AA

6 miles

Wednesday

13 December




Moderate





Moderate Hilly

10.15 am. Ockwells Park.
Start from car park in Ockwells Park, Cox Green for a fairly flat walk, some walking on minor roads. There may be some mud.

Leader: Phil S. 07818 443390


10.15 am. Lions of Bledlow.

Parking at rear of Lions PH, Bledlow, for a walk up onto the Ridgeway, returning through Saunderton and Horsenden.

Leaders: Pera & Gordon M. 01628 629155 / 07769 952884

SU 878 790

SL6 3AA

4.5 miles

 

 SP 778 020

HP27 9PE

6.24 miles

Thursday

14 December

Strollerthon

Very Leisurely

10.30 am. Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park. Park at Savill Garden car park, Windsor Great Park - fee payable. The park is very interesting in its winter garb. Excellent café for gossiping! Distance as little or as much as you like - you can't get lost.

Leader: John V. 01628 661590 jcvint@aol.com

SU 977 706

TW20 0UU

0 - 2 miles

Saturday

16 December

Moderate

Hilly

10.00 am. Bowsey Hill meander.

Start at the lay-by off the A4 at Knowl Hill for a walk up through the woods.

Leader: Phil S. 07818 443390

SU 822 794

RG10 9UR

7 miles

Sunday

17 December


Moderate

10.15 am. Harpsden Wood and Marsh Lock.                        

Start at the free car park in Mill Lane, Henley-on-Thames.                

From Henley we go up into the beech woodland and then descend across fields to Lower Shiplake, returning along the Thames Path (can be muddy) to the start. No. 22 RfP Blue Book "along the Thames".

Leader: Alma R.  01628 781827 or 07817 607261

SU 771 817

RG9 4HB

nearest 4 miles

Wednesday

20 December

Moderate





Moderate Hilly Stiles


10.15 am. Dorney Reach and Dorney.

Start from car park in Dorney Reach recreation ground, accessed by lane beside A4 motorway at the end of Meadow Way or Oak Stubbs Lane. A pleasant walk through fields and along the river Thames.

Leaders: Viv W. 07762 320260 Doreen W. 07973 273149


10.00 am. (Note time). EBR Traditional pre-Christmas Walk; Piddington, Bottom Wood, Bledlow Ridge, Hearnton Wood,
Park in Piddington, (A40) in the layby near Dashwood Arms, or in the pub c/p. Panoramic views. Approx. 1,100ft. of ascent including steep hills and stiles..

If you wish to join us at the pub, please let Pera know beforehand (preferably by e-mail). Food will be pre - ordered. Menu published nearer time. Price £18 for 2 courses.

Leader: Keith D. 01628 782959 / 07900 354315

Pera M. 01628 629155 / pera.marrs@btinternet.com

SU 916 795

SL6 0DW

nearest 4 miles

 

SU 807 942

HP14 3BH

1,100 ft.

6.6 miles

Sunday

24 December

Moderate


10.15 am. High Knowl Wood and Penny's Lane.                  

Start at Holly Cross (Hatchgate Lane), parking along the roadside verge.  RfP 7 "in East Berkshire" but slightly different start point. Through woods and fields around Crazies Hill - one slight hill.

Leader:  Alma R. 01628 781827 / 07817 607261.

SU 802 808

RG10 8QD

4 miles

Tuesday

26 December

BOXING DAY

Leisurely

10.15 am Belvedere Arms

Park in car park of Belvedere Arms, Ascot, A329 (permission given by the Manager) for a gentle stroll

Leaders: Don & Jean T. 01753 860708


SU 959 686

SL5 7SB

4 miles

Wednesday

27 December

Moderate

1 hill

10.15 am. Pinkneys Green, Bisham, Hurley, and Burchetts Green.

Start from the car park on Pinkneys Drive just before the junction with the Henley Road. A wooded walk on local footpaths with 1 hill. Could be muddy in the woods

Leader: Eve N. 0168 622279 / 07708 049589.

SU 854 815

SL6 6QE

nearest 6 miles

Sunday

31 December


Moderate

hilly





Leisurely

Flat

No stiles

10.15 am. Ashley Hill and Dewdrop Inn.

A walk through Lot Wood, passing Dewdrop Inn and returning through Ashley Hill Wood. No. 5 RfP "in East Berks" Green Book.

Start from the lay-by on A4 at Knowl Hill.

Leader: Viv W. 01189 342834 07762 320260


10.15 am. Jubilee River and Thames Path.  
Park in the ASDA car park at Cippenham, for an easy walk along the Jubilee River, via a café stop at Windsor Bridge. (Sadly "best chocolate in Windsor" no longer available)
Leaders: Mike + Cilla T. 01628 662808 / 07718 762469 


SU 822 794

RG10 9UR

3.5 miles

 

 

 

SU 952 795

SL1 9LA

6 miles 

Note 1: Dogs are not permitted on walks unless "Registered Assistance Dogs".

Note 2: Walk leaders, please send reports to Alma Richardson alma.richardson@btinternet.com or phone 01628 781827.

Note 3: Where a post code is given it will be as near as the nearest house. Where this is not in sight of the start point, it is marked as "nearest*.

Note 4: Map grid references: When using the web page, click on the grid reference given and a map of the area will be obtained via Streetmap.co.uk.

Note 5: If fewer than 3 members, plus the leader, turn up for a walk, then the official EBR walk is cancelled. The people present may decide to do the walk as a group of friends.

Walk description: Leisurely: walked at about 2 mph. Moderate: walked at about 2.5 - 2.9 mph. flat: no hills: Hilly: at least one steep hill. If no designation; the walk will be undulating. Stiles means at least 5 stiles, other walks may contain a few stiles

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