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 View as PDF (N.B. this version may become out of date)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


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

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

Hilly

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.

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

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. 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

SL2 3PS

nearest 4 - 4.5 miles

SU 768 911

RG9 6QU

7 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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