Thursday, 23 January 2020 (Group: West Berkshire)
Start time 9:30
12 miles / 19.3 km
A circular route of 12 miles Meeting at small Moor Copse nature reserve car park on A340 south of Tidmarsh and north of M4, Exp OS map 159 grid ref SU634737. No pub stop included, route passes through Sulham, Purley-on-Thames and Pangbourne. Please bring own provisions for the day. Little assent, as we walk the river flood plain.
Thursday, 23 January 2020 (Group: East Berkshire)
Start time 10:15
A walk along the York Stream path towards Braywick. Pleasnty of places for a coffee stop. This walk is for EBR members and friends.
Thursday, 23 January 2020 (Group: Mid Berkshire)
Start time 10:30
5 miles / 8 km
Walk from Ruscombe to West End around disappeared Stan Lake.
3.9 miles / 6.3 km
Newtown Common: Meet in the free public car park at Newtown Common (Jonathan Hill), about one mile south of Newbury, grid ref SU477633, postcode RG20 9AT. The walk goes to Wheatlands Farm and Cedarwood. There are no significant climbs. Bring a drink and a snack.
Thursday, 23 January 2020 (Group: Loddon Valley)
4 miles / 6.4 km
An easy walk with no stiles through the Coombes and past Arborfield Church.
5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Simon's Wood & The Blackwater River
Friday, 24 January 2020 (Group: Windsor & District)
Start time 10:00
5 miles / 8.1 km
(Estimated finish time: 12:45)
Staring from one of East Berkshires unspoilt villages the walk climbs the quiet woodland path to enjoy the panoramic view from Prospect Hill, overlooking the Thames at Hurley to the Buckinghamshire Chilterns. Some gentle hills. Bring a drink and snack. Optional refreshments in the Cricketers pub at the end of the walk.
Saturday, 25 January 2020 (Group: West Berkshire)
6 miles / 9.7 km
Meet at the Crookham Common car park (grid ref SU523645) for a walk via Headley Ford, Georges Farm, Chamberhouse Mill, Monkey Marsh Bridge and Greenham Common.
Saturday, 25 January 2020 (Group: Berkshire Walkers)
Start time 10:20
10 miles / 16.1 km
(Estimated finish time: 15:00)
This walk will start at Theale Station at 10.20 am. We will head along the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath for a short way before beginning our circular route around Sulhampstead. The route heads out towards Whitehouse Green and then through the Boarmoor Wood to Sulhampstead Abbots. We will continue past Ufton Nervet and alongside the Ashen Wood and Normoor Copse before climbing the hill to Old Farm. The route then heads in the direction of Aldermaston Wharf before returning to Theale across fields and then finally rejoining the towpath. This is a nice varied route with paths along the canal, through woodland and across fields, with 180 m total ascent (not bad for Berkshire)!
Please make sure that you bring a packed lunch with you and plenty of water. Parts of the route are muddy and were a bit waterlogged in places when I walked it two weeks ago so good waterproof boots are essential!
If you are coming by train, please take the 10.09 from Reading arriving at 10.16 or the 10.01 from Newbury arriving at 10.13. The walk will start at 10.20 and there is parking available at the station, although charges do apply.
Sunday, 26 January 2020 (Group: West Berkshire)
10.5 miles / 16.9 km
Meet at the car park in the centre of Hungerford Common (grid ref: SU345680) for a walk via the K&A canal, North Standen, Totterdown House and Templeton. Please bring sufficient food and drink for the day.