This is a circular walk
The walk heads away from the station along the historic Kennet and Avon Canal, built over 200 years ago back in 1810, for a short time, past Monkey Marsh Lock before heading south towards Greenham Common
Greenham Common is renowned for the Greenham Common Peace Camps and its now long-gone runway used during the Cold War. We may get to spot some of the common’s cows that get to graze freely.
Passing across the long-since disused airfield (now restored back to common land) we will start our walk along the River Enborne. Following the river path for a stretch we will then meander our way back towards Thatcham station, hoping to maybe spot a deer or rabbit or two along the way!
By public transport
If you are coming from Reading, take the 12.35pm which will arrive at Thatcham station for 12.49pm. If you are coming from Newbury, take the 12.12pm which will arrive at Thatcham for 12.18pm (sorry you have to wait so long, but the later train comes in after 1.00pm) If the train is late, the start of the walk will be too.
Parking is available at the station, where charges may apply.
- If you or someone else from your household has COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend.
- Please bring a drink and a snack.
- Please note: there is NO lunch stop on this walk.
- It might be muddy – please wear suitable footwear.
- Please feel free to contact the leader with queries about the walk, or if you are delayed on the day.
- Do not turn up for the walk without booking, else we will have to turn you away.
- Book a place on this walk by completing the form on our website. Booking will open the Wednesday evening before the walk.
- If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.