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News << Not too early to plan walks for 2018!

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 View as PDF (N.B. this version may become out of date)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.




Time and Details

Grid Ref.

Post Code


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


1 November



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


5 November




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


5 miles



SU 760 825


10 miles

730 ft


8 November



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


7 miles


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



12 November




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


4.5 miles



SU 718 887



9-10 miles


15 November


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



 4 miles


SU 861 955

HP14 4LA

7 miles


19 November





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


4 miles


 SU 826 947

HP14 3AP

c 7.5 miles


22 November




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


4 miles



SU 783 925

HP14 3PJ

7 miles

Saturday 25


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


6 miles or 4 miles


26 November



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.

Leader: Malcolm S 01628 826210 / 07733 426699 on the day (Note: changed from printed programme)

SU 947 785


4 miles



SU 869 726

RG42 6EN

6.8 miles


29 November



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


7 miles


3 December



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


nearest 9 miles


6 December




10.15 am. Burnham Beeches.

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

Leader: Margaret W. 01628 661295/07486416275


10.15 am. Turville and around. A moderately hilly walk around Turville. Park in the car park adjacent to The Bull and Butcher PH. (Please note distance change from printed programme)

Leader: Margaret C. 01628 783300/ 07740 283623

SU 957 850


nearest 4 - 4.5 miles

SU 768 911


7 miles


10 December



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


4.5 miles


SU 878 790


6 miles


13 December


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


4.5 miles


 SP 778 020

HP27 9PE

6.24 miles


14 December


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

SU 977 706

TW20 0UU

0 - 2 miles


16 December



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


17 December


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


nearest 4 miles


20 December


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 /

SU 916 795


nearest 4 miles


SU 807 942

HP14 3BH

1,100 ft.

6.6 miles


24 December


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


26 December



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


4 miles


27 December


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


nearest 6 miles


31 December





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


6 miles 

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

Note 2: Walk leaders, please send reports to Alma Richardson 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

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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