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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: January - April 2018. View as PDF (N.B. this version may become out of date)

In this programme: the Ridgeway See website ; 70 walks (including 13 Leisurely), with 2 Saturday walks, a dawn walk and 4 Strollathons

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. Extra walks, led at short notice, and changes to walks, may be found on the EBR website.

Date

Time
Class

Walk Description and Details

Grid Ref.
Post code
Distance

25 February

Moderate

A walk through Bottom Boles and High Knowl Woods and along Penny's Lane. No. 7 RfP "in East Berks" Dark Green Book.
Start: Park at North End of Crazies Hill Road by school.

RG10 8LY

 

hilly

Leader: Alma R. 01628 781827  or 07817 607261

4.0 miles

10:00 AM

Thames Path & Jubilee River.

SU 939 777

Moderate

A level walk along the Thames downstream, then head north to walk along the Jubilee River, returning south back down the Thames Path.
Start: Meet in the free Ramblers carpark at Boveney (off Lock Path, south of Dorney Common).

SL4 6QQ

nearest

 

flat

Leader: Ann D & Peter C 07724 528082 or 07712 455833

7.8 miles

Wednesday

10:15 AM

Cooper's Hill and Runnymede.

SU 996 718

28 February

Leisurely

A walk down Cooper's Hill and across the Runnymede flood plain. A chance to see the President Kennedy Memorial and the Magna Carta Exhibition. One hill at the end of the walk. Refreshments available at National Trust Cafe (if open).
Start: Meet in Cooper's Hill car park, adjacent to RAF Memorial, Englefield Green.

TW20 0LB

 

hilly

Leader: Norman I. 01753 866651

3.0 miles

 

10:00 AM

Christmas Common, Ibstone Common and Northend.

SU 709 935

Moderate

A mainly woodland walk without stiles, but including 2 steep climbs.
Start: Park in the National Trust car park on Watlington Hill.

OX49 5HS

 

2 steep hills

Leader: Nigel F  07721 426768

7.0 miles

Sunday

10:15 AM

Fifield and Gays Lane.

SU 892 778

04 March

Moderate

A walk around paths and lanes in the parish of Bray and Fifield. Rip 13 "in East Berkshire"
Start:  War Memorial on Holyport Green 

Will be muddy and boggy/waterlogged in places. Waterproof boots essential, shoes not recommended. Wear long gaiters or overtrousers. Diversion will add half a mile to the walk distance.                                          

SL6 2JL

 

 

Leader: Malcolm S. 01628 826210 or 07733 426699 on the day (note changed from printed programme)

6 miles

10:00 AM

Badgemoor, Highmoor & Greys Green.

SU 760 825

Moderate

A walk through Badgemoor, Highmoor & Greys Green. Bring food and drink for the day.
Start: Greys Road CP, Henley

RG9 2AA

 

830 ft

Leader: Roy G. 01628 637878 or 07450 851884

10.0 miles

Wednesday

10:15 AM

Bowsey Hill and Juddmonte Farm.

SU 822 794

07 March

Moderate

A walk through woods and fields passing through Juddmonte Farm. Walk No. 6 RfP "in East Berks".
Start: Park in layby off A4 at Knowl Hill.

RG10 9UR

 

one hill

Leader: Roger & Judith E.   01628 672223

4.5 miles

8.00am

Note time: Ridgeway: Overton Hill / Avebury to Ogbourne St George (Southend)

SU 892 799

Moderate

The first leg of the Ridgeway starts where we completed the Great Stones Way in 2017. We follow a well-defined track, passing the Hackpen White Horse, to the Iron Age hill fort at Barbury Castle, where we plan to have lunch and admire the views across the Marlborough Downs. We continue along Smeathe's Ridge, taking in further views, to Ogbourne St George, for our coach pickup. Fare is £14 (cheques payable to E.B.R.) to Chris Roper.bring food and drink for the day
Start: 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.

FULLY BOOKED!  Waiting List available for any cancellations.

SL6 1DX

 

hilly

Leader: Chris & Nigel R. 07793 739732 or 07872 558664

10.0 miles

Thursday

10:15 AM

Ockwells Park new extension.

SU 878 790

08 March

Easy

Gentle stroll around Ockwells Park and or coffee and a natter in the café.
Start: Meet in Ockwells Park car park.

SL6 3AA

2 miles

 

Strollerthon

Leader: Phil S. 07818 443390

less

Sunday

10:15 AM

Ashley Hill and Dewdrop Inn

SU 822 794

11 March

Leisurely

Ramble 5 from RfP dark green book "in East Berks".

Will be muddy and boggy/waterlogged in will places. Waterproof boots essential, shoes not recommended. Wear long gaiters or overtrousers. Diversion may alter the walk distance.
Start: Meet in layby on A4 at Knowl Hill.

RG10 9UR

 

one hill

Leader: Mike & Cilla T. 01628 662808 or 07718 762469

3.5 miles

10:00 AM

Warfield and Tickleback Row. (Reverse Route)

SU 872 726

Moderate

RfP "In East Berks" (Dark Green booklet) Ramble 14 short version. Crossing fields and following tree lined lanes.
Start: Not as in book. Meet in Frost Folly Free Car Park, Wellers Lane, Warfield.

RG42 6EN

 

flat

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

6.5 miles

Wednesday

10:15 AM

Variation on The Eton Walkway.

SU 979 791

14 March

Moderate

A walk around the Eton area.
Start: Meet in car park in Herschel Park, off Datchet Road (B376, first right after the roundabout)

SL3 7NR

 

flat

Leader: Stella G 01628 602291

4.0 miles

10:00 AM

Pishill, Stonor, Southend.                               

SU 725 900

Moderate

hilly, 1000ft

A moderately hilly walk via Maidensgrove, Stonor and Southend with stunning views over Stonor Park. Optional pub lunch at The Crown Inn.             
Start: Park towards the rear of the pub car park, The Crown Inn.

RG9 6HH

 

of ascent

Leader: Margaret C. 01628 783300 or 07740 283623

7.0 miles

Saturday

10:00 AM

Three Chiltern Villages.                                                                    

SU 751 939

17 March

Moderate

A charming walk through the villages of Ibstone, Turville and Fingest. Much of the route is through woods with some fields, commons and quiet lanes.
Start: Park along the road near the Fox Country Inn.

HP14 3XT

 

hilly

Leader: Andrew J.   07976313970

7.0 miles

Sunday

10:15 AM

Holyport, Mount Skippets and Stud Green.

SU 892 778

18 March

Leisurely

Non-EBR pink book "the walks near Maidenhead" no. 39
Start: Park round Holyport green.

SL6 2JL

 

flat

Leader: Mike & Cilla T. 01628 662808 or 07718 762469

5.0 miles

Wednesday

10:15 AM

Hambleden, Medmenham.

SU 785 854

21 March

Moderate

A walk taking in Hambleden, Medmenham and a stretch along the river.
Start: Start from Mill End car park.

RG9 6TL

 

mainly flat

Leader: Alison H. 01628 822657

5.5 miles

10:15 AM

Box Wood & Grimsbury Castle, Hermitage.

SU 501 729

Moderate

A walk through farmland and woods, climbing up to Grimsby Castle and down to Hermitage village. Optional lunch after at White Horse PH. Publican Graham Marrs.
Start: Leave M4 at Jnc 13 and follow the signs for A34 Oxford. Leaving the M4 use the 3rd lane, then, on the slip road to A34 N, keep left to Hermitage & Chieveley. (Do not join A34) Turn right at T junction, pass Newbury Show ground and Denison Barracks on right, car park on left after bend. Meet in the retail car park to the left of Hillier's Garden Centre CP

RG18 9TG

 

undulating

Leader: Gordon & Pera M. 01628 629155 or 07769 952884

6.5 miles

Sunday

10:15 AM

Hurley Lock and Temple Park.

SU 825 840

25 March

Moderate

A walk between Frogmill Park and Temple and along the River Thames. No.16 Blue Book RfP "Along the Thames".
Start: Meet in the car park at Hurley.

SL6 5NB

 

mainly flat

Leader: John S. 01628 635564 or 07887 678575

4.0 miles

10:15 AM

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

SU 872 726

Moderate

Features: Great views, Shetland ponies, level walking, several stiles and muddy bits.
Start: Start from Frost Folly car park. From Holyport M4/A308 roundabout 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 on left.

RG42 6EN

 

Mainly flat

Leader: Simon & Yvonne C-J. 07930 378837

6.8 miles

Wednesday

10:15 AM

Burnham Beeches.

SU 956 851

28 March

Leisurely

A gentle walk around the beeches with refreshments after at the Glade. One hill in the middle of the walk.
Start: Meet in Lord Mayor's Drive car park in Burnham Beeches.

SL2 3PS

 

one hill

Leader: Norman I. 01753 866651

3.0 miles

9:10 AM

London Excursion.

 

CANCELLED due to Leader's injury.

Leisurely

A flat, street walk, The Bank of England, The Monument, to Tower Bridge, via many iconic buildings. Bring food and some drink for the day.
Start: Meet at Burnham Railway Station at 9.10 am for the 9.26 am train to Ealing Broadway. Currently a Travel card (with Senior Railcard) is £9.70, also with discount of groups 3-4. Parking, at the station is booking by Internet only, or free street parking on Phipps Road (10 mins walk from station). The same train can be taken at any station on this GWR line. Up to date details will be on this website nearer the time.

10:00 AM

Pishill and the Turville area.

SU 718 887

Moderate

A hilly walk, with some steep ascents.
Start: Start at Maidensgrove Common, parking on the verge just before the bend in the road if approaching from Stonor.

RG9 6EY

nearest nearest

 

hilly

Leader: David B. 01628 634561 or 07748 574810

7.5 miles

Thursday

10:45 AM

Note time. Jolly Woodman, Littleworth Common.  

SU 936 864

29 March

Easy

A gentle stroll with usual shortcuts.
Start: Meet at the Jolly Woodman PH.

SL1 8PF

2 miles

 

Strollerthon

Leader: Alex & Janet G. 01628 626757

less

Sunday

10:15 AM

Ambarrow Hill and Finchampstead Ridges.

SU 825 637

01 April

Moderate

A walk around traditional heathland and the beautiful and popular Finchampstead Ridges. No. 24 RfP "in East Berks".
Start: Meet at Wellington Business Park (free parking on Sundays).

RG45 6LS

 

hilly

Leader: Alma R. 01628 781827  or 07817 607261

4.0 miles

10:00 AM

A Mystery walk in the Oxfordshire Countryside from Swyncombe Church.

SU 682 902

Moderate

Oxfordshire countryside, beautiful views, on a clear day.
Start: Park considerately on the road approaching St Boltoph's Church at Swyncombe as likely to be a Sunday service. From Henley take the A4130 to Nettlebed. Turn right onto the B841 towards Watlington. At Cookley Green, just before the war memorial turn left to Swyncombe. The church is on the left hand side approx 1 mile down the hill.

RG9 6EA

 

hilly

Leader: Gail C. 07733 087217

c 10

Wednesday

10:15 AM

Chapel Green and Luckley Path.

SU 811 683

04 April

Moderate

A walk through fields and woods, passing Ludgrove School and the Gorrick Plantation. Walk 21 RfP dark green book, "in East Berks". 
Start: Start at Wokingham library car park off Denmark Street

RG40 2BB

 

 

Leader: Roger & Judith E   01628 672223

4.5 miles

8.00am

Note time: Ridgeway: Ogbourne St George (Southend) to Ashbury Folly

SU 892 799

Moderate

Once past Ogbourne St George we climb up to the crest of the Downs passing over the highest point of 276m to reach Liddington Castle, another Iron Age fort. Shortly afterwards we cross the M4 and leave Wiltshire to enter Oxfordshire. Along this stretch we look down on the hamlets of Bishopstone and Ashbury to reach our coach pickup. With good weather, we can expect to enjoy some fine views on this leg. Fare is £14 (cheques payable to E.B.R.) to Chris Roper.bring food and drink for the day
Start: 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.

SL6 1DX

 

hilly

Leader: Chris & Nigel R. 01628 636893 or 07872 558664

10.5 miles

Sunday

6:15 AM

Note time: The 12th Annual Dawn Walk.

SU 890 811

08 April

Moderate

A walk around Taplow and back with a short stretch along the Thames. Breakfast in Maidenhead.
Start: Meet in St. Ives Road, Maidenhead - near to the Town Hall.

SL6 1QU

 

 

Leader: Mary W 01628 673118 or 07599 295506

5.5 miles

10:00 AM

Nettlebed Common, Warburg Nature Reserve, Stonor, Bix Bottom, and Crocker End.

SU 702 868

Moderate

A hilly walk with at least one long steep ascent.
Start: Park around the green just off the A4130 at Nettlebed.

RG9 5AX

 

hilly

Leader: David B. 07748 574810 or 01628 634561

7.5 miles

Wednesday

10:15 AM

Hurley Lock and Temple Park.

SU 825 840

11 April

Leisurely

A walk between Frogmill Park and Temple and along the River Thames. No. 16 Blue Book RfP "Along the Thames".
Start: Park in car park at Hurley.

SL6 5NB

 

flat

Leader: Brenda C-S. 01753 868669

4.0 miles

10:00 AM

Studley Green, Radnage, Bledlow Ridge.

SU 783 953

Moderate

Excellent views. Some tracks muddy after rain. Approx. 1000 ft. ascent.
Start: Park in Studley Green Garden Centre car park, off A40.

HP14 3UX

 

hilly, stiles

Leader: Keith D. 01628 782959  or 07900 354315

6.0 miles

Sunday

10:15 AM

Great Common & Conker Alley.

SU 947 785

15 April

Moderate

A walk crossing Eton Great Common, following the Thames path for about a mile, returning along the edge of Dorney Common.
Start: Park in Service Road opposite the shops, Eton Wick.

SL4 6LT

 

flat

Leader: Dotty L.  01628 622185 or 07746 858635 (on the day)

4.0 miles

10:00 AM

Mill End, Thames Path & Cockpole Green.

SU 785 855

Moderate

A walk along the Thames and back across the hills. Bring food & drink for the day.
Start: Park at Mill End CP, Hambleden.

RG9 6TL

 

875 ft

Leader: Roy G. 01628 637878 or 07450 851884

10.5 miles

Wednesday

10:15 AM

Aston & Remenham.

SU 785 854

18 April

Moderate

A walk overlooking Greenlands Estate and along the River Thames.
Start: Park at Mill End, Hambleden.

RG9 6TL

 

 

Leader: Viv W. 01189 432834 or 07762 320260

4.5 miles

10:15 AM

Rotherfield Peppard.

SU 708 818

Moderate

A walk from Rotherfield Peppard, which goes through amazing bluebells.
Start: Park opposite the Red Lion PH.

RG9 5LB. 

 

hilly

Leader: Meg K. 01494 881825 or 07811 149789

6.0 miles

Thursday

10:15 AM

Burnham Park, Lent Green, Hitcham.

SU 933 819

19 April

Easy

A circular stroll, featuring undulating footpaths and country lanes. Refreshments available in Burnham afterwards (Burnham Park Hall or St. Peter's Church).
Start: Meet at parking area opposite houses in Priory Road, Burnham.

SL1 6DR

 

Strollerthon

Leader: Stella G. 01628 602991

2.5 miles

Sunday

10:15 AM

Juddmonte Farm and Cayton Park.

SU 802 808

22 April

Moderate

An undulating walk through farm and woodlands from RfP 4, Old Silver Book.
Start: Park along the verge at Holly Cross. 

RG10 8QD

 

 

Leader: Alma R. 01628 781827  or 07817 607261

4.0 miles

10:15 AM

West Wycombe and Bradenham. 

SU 826 947

Moderate

The walk takes in several areas of woodland, crosses part of Naphill Common, visits the quaint village green at Bradenham and skirts West Wycombe Hill. Two stiff ascents.
Start: Meet in the free car park in Chorley Road, West Wycombe next to the defunct garden centre (now called the Hell Fire Caves car park).

HP14 3AP

 

hilly

Leader: John S. 01628 635564 or 07887 678575

6.0 miles

Wednesday

10:15 AM

Pinkneys Green

SU 854 816

25 April

Moderate

A walk across Pinkneys Green cross A308 into Gouldings Wood where we hope to see bluebells returning via Hindhay farm.
Start: Meet in the NT Car Park Pinkneys Drive, Maidenhead.

SL6 6QE

nearest

 

 

Leader: Christine B. & Val S. 01628 627161 or 01628  639552

4.5 miles

10:15 AM

A bluebell walk around Russell's Water.

SU 718 887

Moderate

A hilly and possibly muddy walk in a lovely part of Oxfordshire.
Start: Park near the bend in the road on Maidensgrove Common.

RG9 6EY

nearest

 

 

Leader: Phil S. 07818 443390

5.5 miles

Sunday

10:15 AM

Lambridge Woods and Hernes Valley.

SU 759 828

29 April

Moderate

A picturesque walk taking in much of the area between Henley and Rotherfield Greys.
Start: Park in Waitrose car park in Henley.

RG9 2DG

 

hilly

Leader: David B. 01628 634561 or 07748 574810

5.0 miles

10:00 AM

Marlow, Danesfield and Bovingdon Green.

SU 848 862

Moderate

Chiltern Society Map 1 Walk 3, Along the Thames, through Harleyford Estate and golf course, Woodland walk to Bovingdon Green and back to Marlow.
Start: Meet in Pound Lane CP. (number plate recognition), 4 hrs / £2.00. May be free roadside parking after car park, on Pound Lane.

SL7 2AE

 

hilly

Leader: Malcolm S. 01628 826210 or 07733 426699 on the day

6.3 miles

Wednesday 9 May

8.00 AM

RIDGEWAY: NOTE THIS COACH WALK IS ONE WEEK LATER THAN USUAL. Details in next program.


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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