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West London Group

We are the West London Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

Passing Mortimer's old church, we cross fields to arrive at Calleva's amphitheatre, then walk between the walls of the old Roman city to arrive at Silchester for lunch. Please bring a picnic and only use the pub for drinks as we need to keep the lunch break to about 40 minutes to get the return train.  Afternoon through forest (Englefield Estate), passing the old church at Padmore College to arrive at Aldermaston after crossing the Avon & Kennet Canal. 

Saturday, 23 March 2024
Start time:
10:25 am
Estimated finish time:
4:15 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
16.1km / 10.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

Trains from Paddington 8.46 (Elizabeth Line) stops Ealing Broadway 8.56 to arrive Reading 9.40. Change to Basingstoke line 10.07, arrives Mortimer 10.23. Alternative from Paddington 9.32 GWR arrives Reading 9.55 (not stopping at Ealing Broadway). Trains back from Aldermaston 16.25 and 17.25. Oyster card is valid to West Drayton and Freedom Pass to Reading on the Elizabeth Line. You will need to buy two single extension tickets as Mortimer and Aldermaston are on separate lines. 

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • No car needed

Starting point

Grid reference:
SU 67225 64106
Nearest postcode:
RG7 3NY
what3words:
sizzled.roof.encourage
Start time:
10:25 am

Meet at the station entrance

Finishing point

Grid reference:
SU 60168 67381
Nearest postcode:
RG7 4JR
what3words:
gently.convinced.showcases
Estimated finish time:
4:15 pm

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking