West Berks Ramblers

Working for Walkers

Printable Walks Programme

DateStartTitleDistanceGradeContact
Saturday, 25th November
10am at
SU521799 / RG20 6QT
Meet at the Swan PH, Compton, grid ref SU521799, for a bracing circular walk climbing to the Ridgeway and Lowbury Hill, returning via Hamilton racing yard and gallops.6mile / 9.7kmModerate
Leader
SK
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07788862812
Sunday, 26th November
10am at Sidney Wood near Dunsfold
TQ028351 / GU6 8HU
Dunsfold Aerodrome: Could anyone requiring a lift please contact the Programme Secretary. Please text the leader before leaving the Newbury area. Park at the car park in Sidney Wood near Dunsfold, grid ref TQ028351, GU6 8HU,(110 miles round trip from Newbury), for walk start at 10:00 am. The walk goes along the disused Wey-Arun Canal to the Onslow Arms at Loxwood for lunch. Height gain only 300 feet. Some stretches may be muddy. 9 miles9mile / 14.5kmModerate
Leader
RN
07909 151153
Tuesday, 28th November
10am at
SU516565 / RG25 3EJ
Meet at the car park on the B3051 at Stubbington Down (White Hill), near Kingsclere, grid ref SU516565, for a walk to Hannington, Plantation Hill and Cottington’s Hill.5.6mile / 9kmModerate
Leader
Eugene F
01635253173
07771857684
Thursday, 30th November
9:30am at
SU596761 / RG8 8PE
Basildon Park and Upper Basildon: Park at the Red Lion PH in Aldworth Road, Upper Basildon, grid ref SU596761, where lunch is planned at the end of the walk. This is a circular walk along a serene stretch of the River Thames through Knapps Wood and Berry Copse.8mile / 12.9kmModerate
Leader
SK
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07788862812
Sunday, 3rd December
.Coach Organiser: Chris R Tel: 07979 804637 or 01635 226826Walk 2 - 5 miles - 0 metres ascent - Itchen Abbas to WinchesterThere will be two linear walks; each with a different starting point, but finishing at the same place. The coach will leave The Wharf, Newbury (grid ref SU473671) at 08:30 am. Price: £10 per person - cheques payable to West Berks Ramblers. Contact the coach organiser, by telephone or email, to check availability and to book seats on the coach: First come first served. The coach will drop people off at the two start points and, pick-up from the end point; note that there is no provision for travel by car.Please remember to bring suitable clothing and footwear, together with a drink and a picnic, together with clean shoes to wear on the return coach journey.It is anticipated that the departure time from the end point will be at 16:00 with arrival back in Newbury around 17:30 depending on the traffic etc.Car Parking near The Wharf, Newbury: Contact Chris R for details of cheaper parking.5mile / 8.1kmModerate
Contact
CR
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07979 804637
01635 226826
Sunday, 3rd December
.Coach Organiser: Chris R Tel: 07979 804637 or 01635 226826Walk 1 - 4 miles - 0 metres ascent - Martyr Worthy to WinchesterThere will be two linear walks; each with a different starting point, but finishing at the same place. The coach will leave The Wharf, Newbury (grid ref SU473671) at 08:30 am. Price: £10 per person - cheques payable to West Berks Ramblers. Contact the coach organiser, by telephone or email, to check availability and to book seats on the coach: First come first served. The coach will drop people off at the two start points and, pick-up from the end point; note that there is no provision for travel by car.Please remember to bring suitable clothing and footwear, together with a drink and a picnic, together with clean shoes to wear on the return coach journey.It is anticipated that the departure time from the end point will be at 16:00 with arrival back in Newbury around 17:30 depending on the traffic etc.Car Parking near The Wharf, Newbury: Contact Chris R for details of cheaper parking.4mile / 6.4kmModerate
Contact
CR
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07979 804637
01635 226826
Tuesday, 5th December
10am at
SU523645 / RG19 8EJ
Meet in the Crookham Common car park at the eastern end of Greenham Common, grid ref SU523645. The walk includes sections of the Rivers Kennet and Enborne.6.3mile / 10.1kmModerate
Leader
RBA
01635 40720
Thursday, 7th December
9:30am at
SU352351 / SO20 6EZ
Meet on the high street near the tea room in Stockbridge, grid ref SU352351. The walk takes us up to Danebury Castle and returns along the Test Way from Testcombe. Pub stop possible, or bring a picnic.11mile / 17.7kmModerate
Leader
DT
07710751199
Saturday, 9th December
10:30am at
SU339685 / RG17 0DX
Meet in the public car park near Hungerford Railway Station, grid ref SU339685. The walk will be across field towards, but not as far as Kintbury. Back along the towpath. Bring a drink.4mile / 6.4kmModerate
Leader
AG
01249 765881
Sunday, 10th December
9:30am at
SU162601 / SN9 5QE
Meet at the North Street free Car Park, Pewsey, grid ref SU162601. This walk takes us along the canal to Stowell Park, then on to Oare and Clench Common. A pub lunch is planned at the Bruce Arms, but check with the leader, or bring a picnic.9.5mile / 15.3kmModerate
Leader
JLC
01672 861359
07709 582477
Tuesday, 12th December
10am at
SU555621 / RG19 8BE
Meet at Ashford Hill in the Recreation Ground car park, grid ref SU555621, which is in Chapel Street. There are two entrances to Chapel Street and it’s best, just after passing the Ship Inn on your left, to take the second entrance. The walk is fairly level in open country encircling the village.6.2mile / 10kmModerate
Leader
CR
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07979 804637
01635 226826
Thursday, 14th December
9:30am at Hackpen White Horse
SU130747 / SN4 9NR
This is a long and fast walk as requested by the group to see if we want to stretch ourselves a bit more! The distance is 15.5 miles and we will be looking to maintain an average speed of greater than 3mph excluding the stops. This is not difficult provided we maintain a consistent pace.The walk begins from the car park near to the Hackpen White Horse on the road north west out of Marlborough called Free’s Avenue, on the way to Broad Hinton and Wootton Bassett, SN4 9NR / SU130747. From there we will walk north east up the Ridgeway to Barbury Castle, before turning south down the gallops to cross the road and then go west at Old Eagle. We will join the Herepath or Green Street towards Avebury, where we will have lunch at the Red Lion PH, a distance of about 10 miles. After lunch we will return east before going north east, crossing the Ridgeway through Wick Down Farm and returning back to the car park. 15.5 miles15.5mile / 24.9kmStrenuous
Leader
JF
07831147588
01189815254
Saturday, 16th December
10am at
SU643792 / RG8 7QP
Meet in the car park at the Sun Inn, Whitchurch Hill, grid ref SU643792. If you are not eating or drinking in the pub please park considerately along the road. Walk to Path Hill, Collins End, Mapledurham and Goring Heath.6.5mile / 10.5kmModerate
Leader
JC
01235 835618
Sunday, 17th December
9:30am at
SU768815 / RG9 4HD
Meet at Marsh Meadows car park in Mill Lane, Henley, grid ref SU768815. The walk takes us along the Thames and into the edge of the Chilterns, taking in Binfield and Harpsden. Please bring food and drink for the day.10mile / 16.1kmModerate
Leader
DT
07710751199
Tuesday, 19th December
10am at
SU462690 / RG14 2LE
Park at Donnington Castle car park, grid ref SU462690, for a walk in the Lambourn Valley to Jannaways. Bring a drink and a snack.5.3mile / 8.5kmModerate
Leader
RBA
01635 40720
Thursday, 21st December
9:30am at
SU400806 / OX12 9NQ
Meet at the monument, Woolley Down, on the A338, grid ref SU400806, for a walk to Brightwalton, Chaddleworth, Whatcombe and Fawley. Pub stop or picnic.10.5mile / 16.9kmModerate
Leader
JC
01235 835618
Tuesday, 26th December
10:45am at
SU465673 / RG14 1RS
Meet at Northcroft Leisure Centre, Newbury, grid ref SU465673, for a leisurely walk to Speen and Shaw, passing Shaw House, then through Victoria Park and back along the canal, to walk off the Christmas excesses.3.4mile / 5.5kmModerate
Leader
RF
01635 230054
Thursday, 28th December
9:30am at
SU451647 / RG14 6SB
Park at the Bowlers Arms PH in Wash Common, grid ref SU451647, post code RG14 6TW. The walk is via Crockham Heath, Bourne Farm, Woolton House Stud and Vanners Farm to the Craven Arms PH for lunch. Returning via Ash Tree Plantation to Enborne Church and the Berkshire Circular Route to Wash Common.11.1mile / 17.9kmModerate
Leader
Eugene F
01635253173
07771857684
Sunday, 31st December
9:30am at
SU590838 / OX10 9JD
Park at Moulsford recreation ground car park, grid ref SU590838, for a walk along the Thames Path to Streatley, up to Aldworth and back through Unhill Wood. Pub stop or picnic.10.5mile / 16.9kmModerate
Leader
JC
01235 835618
Thursday, 4th January
9:30am at
SU335749 / RG17 7SN
Park in the public car park in front of the village hall, which is in a side road south of the B4000 at Woodlands St Mary, grid ref SU335749. The route passes through East Garston, Eastbury and Bockhampton. Lunch will be at the Plough PH, Eastbury, or bring a picnic.9.1mile / 14.6kmModerate
Leader
RBA
01635 40720
Saturday, 6th January
10:30am at
SU339685 / RG17 0DX
Meet in the public car park near Hungerford Railway Station, grid ref SU339685. The walk will take us through Eddington to Leverton. There will be a short stretch of road walking. Bring drink. 3.5 miles3.5mile / 5.6kmModerate
Leader
AG
01249 765881
Sunday, 7th January
9:30am at Hungerford
SU340685 / RG17 0DX
Meet at the public car park in Station Road, Hungerford, grid ref SU340685, for Walk 4 from Walks in the Kennet Valley and Beyond. Pass Balsdon Farm to Little Common, pass Tollerdown House and back to Hungerford for lunch or bring a picnic. 7.5 miles7.5mile / 12.1kmModerate
Leader
HO
0163548326
Tuesday, 9th January
10am at
SU477633 / RG20 9AT
Meet at Newtown Common car park, grid ref SU477633. The route takes us southwards through Newtown Common towards Burghclere, before heading east past Frith Copse to Brock’s Green, returning via Adbury Farm to Newtown Common.6.2mile / 10kmModerate
Leader
Bruce B
0163542664
07770698165
Thursday, 11th January
9:30am at Lardon Chase
SU583806 / RG8 9AF
This is a long and fast walk as requested by the group to see if we want to stretch ourselves a bit more! The distance is 15.7 miles and we will be looking to maintain an average speed of greater than 3mph excluding the stops. This is not difficult provided we maintain a consistent pace.The walk begins from the NT car park at Lardon Chase west of Streatley on the B4009, RG8 9AF/ SU583806. From there we will walk north across the Golf Course to pick up the Ridgeway west. We follow this until we go south near Blewbury Down, through Compton via New Farm turning east towards Aldworth, where we will have lunch at the Bell PH, a distance of about 10 miles. After lunch we will go south east down towards Ashampstead, before turning north up White Hill, Bowler’s Copse, Stitchens Green and returning to the car park. 15.7 miles15.7mile / 25.3kmModerate
Leader
JF
07831147588
01189815254
Saturday, 13th January
10am at
SU636629 / RG7 2HP
Silchester and Mortimer: Park at the Roman Town car park, grid ref SU636629, for a (fairly) New Year ramble around Silchester and Mortimer via Summerlug.5.8mile / 9.3kmModerate
Leader
SK
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07788862812
Sunday, 14th January
9:30am at White Hill
SU516565 / RG25 3EJ
Park in the car park or layby at White Hill, 1.5 miles south of Kingsclere on the Overton road (B3051), grid ref SU516565. The route of the walk is via Plantation Farm, Hannington and North Oakley. Lunch will be at the Vine PH, Hannington, or bring a picnic. 9.0 miles9mile / 14.5kmModerate
Leader
RBA
01635 40720

 

Friday, November 24, 2017