Thursday, 21 June 2018 (Group: West Berkshire)
Start time 4:30
5.3 miles / 8.5 km
Meet at Bury Down car park, grid ref SU478841, to watch the sunrise. Then go for a walk along the Ridgeway and to West Ilsley. Bring a drink etc. Please contact the leader the day beforehand if going on the walk. This walk will not happen if it is going to rain as the sunrise will not be visible.
Start time 9:30
10 miles / 16.1 km
Meet at the car park between Walker Hill and Knap Hill, grid ref SU116637. Cross the Pewsey Downs Nature Reserve via the White Horse Trail to Wandsdyke; west then south to Cannings Farm and on to the K&A canal. The start and end of the walk are steep climbs. The start rises 70 meters in the first mile whilst the finish rises 126 meters in the last mile. Due to poor path maintenance I have eliminated a section of the route, which is now down to 7.5 miles to lunch and 2.5 miles to finish. Please bring adequate food and water for the 11.00 a.m. break and for lunch as sadly the Barge Inn at Honeystreet is now closed. Back via Alton Barnes, Alton Priors and Adams grave. Steep climbs. 10 miles
Saturday, 23 June 2018 (Group: West Berkshire)
Start time 10:45
7.6 miles / 12.2 km
Meet at Martingale Chase, Newbury, at 8:15 am, for a car share to Southsea to catch a ferry to Ryde for a 10:45 am start. The walk is from Ryde to Sandown. It will go via Brading, where I propose to stop for lunch. There are a number of places to eat, or bring a picnic. The walk is linear and the return to Ryde will be via the IOW railway. If going directly to the start please contact the leader beforehand. Approx. 7.6 miles
Sunday, 24 June 2018 (Group: West Berkshire)
Start time 10:00
8.5 miles / 13.7 km
Haslemere: Could anyone requiring a lift please contact the Programme Secretary. Please text the leader on the day. Park in the car park at Haslemere War Memorial Rec on Scotland Road, Haslemere, grid ref SU905322 (GU27 3AL) (110 miles round trip from Newbury), and meet the leader for a walk start at 10:00 am. The walk climbs to the National Trust cafe at the Devil's Punchbowl for morning coffee, then descends to the Wheatsheaf PH at Grayswood for lunch. Height gain 1250 feet. 8.5 miles
Monday, 25 June 2018 (Group: West Berkshire)
Start time 13:30
4 miles / 6.4 km
Meet at the lych gate of Baydon Church, grid ref SU281781, for a walk on local paths. There is kerbside parking in residential cul-de-sacs nearby (first choice – Downsmead, off Aldbourne Road; second choice – Ermine Close, off Ermine Street).
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 (Group: West Berkshire)
6.4 miles / 10.3 km
Meet at the Recreation Ground in Frilsham, grid ref SU548733, for a walk via Frilsham Home Farm, Calvesleys Farm, Yattendon Farm and Frilsham Manor Farm.
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 (Group: West Berkshire)
Start time 18:00
5.5 miles / 8.9 km
The pace of this evening pub walk will be brisk to enable us to be back in time to eat
Hinds Head PH, Aldermaston: Meet in the car park, grid ref SU589653, for a walk along the Kennet & Avon canal towpath. Our return route is along the River Kennet, followed by fields and lanes to finish at the pub. 5.5 miles
Thursday, 28 June 2018 (Group: West Berkshire)
10.4 miles / 16.7 km
Park considerately at Great Shefford in or around Station Road, grid ref SU386753. The walk uses the Lambourn Valley Way to Weston, then passes Tullock Farm, Sole Farm and Orpenham Farm to reach Wickham, where a pub stop is available at the Five Bells. We return via Wickfield Farm.
Saturday, 30 June 2018 (Group: West Berkshire)
Start time 10:30
Meet in the public car park next to Hungerford Railway Station, grid ref SU339685, for a walk to Standen Manor.
Sunday, 1 July 2018 (Group: West Berkshire)
11.3 miles / 18.2 km
CHANGE OF WALK LEADER This walk will now be lead by Richard N
Park in the free car park at Bolton’s Bench, Lyndhurst, grid ref SU306082, to explore the beautiful woodland and heath between Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst, where lunch is planned at the Snakecatcher PH. Easy walking without stiles.