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Our Programme of Walks and Events

Coronavirus Epidemic Notice
Following advice from the UK Government and the Ramblers Association, we are sorry to have to tell you that all group walks are currently suspended until further notice. See the Ramblers website for more details.

Our programme of walks and social events is regularly updated. New items are often added, but occasionally existing items have to be changed, so please check before travelling.

Our group has been walking since July 2012 and we've been to all sorts of places in and around Berkshire. Take a look at our Scrapbook to see where we've been so far.

Walks: Our walks are mostly planned and led by volunteers from within our group, but we also have joint walks with our neighbouring Ramblers groups. The walks are open to all members of the Ramblers and to anyone interested in joining our group.

Note: The Ramblers website has a Walk Finder Page where you can find other walks in your area.

Social Events: Our social events are mostly organised by volunteers from within the group and are open to members of the Berkshire Weekend Walkers and to anyone considering joining the group.

Holidays: Our walking holidays are mostly planned and led by volunteers from within our group, but we sometimes use Ramblers approved holiday companies. The holidays led by our group are open to members of other Ramblers groups, but where numbers are limited, priority will be given to members of our own group. (Obviously the holidays run by holiday companies are open to anyone.)

Sat Nav references are given as a post code and as Latitude/Longitude co-ordinates. Ordnance Survey Landranger map references for the start point of walks are also provided for the more traditional map reader.

Please be aware that post codes in the countryside may cover a large area and your Sat Nav device will assume the centre of that area, which may not be where we are! It is much more accurate to put Lat/Long co-ordinates into your Sat Nav if you can. (Most of them can accept Lat/Long input. Have a look in the manual.)

May 2020

Sunday 3rd May: 9½ Mile Walk - Wayfarer's Walk, North Oakley and Hannington (CANCELLED)

Meeting Point: Free car park on White Hill, Kingsclere, near Newbury
Post Code: RG20 5PX, Lat/Long: N51.3054°, W1.2608°, OS Map: SU516565

All of our walks have been suspended until after the Coronavirus has come under control.

Meet at the car park at the top of White Hill, on the B3051 about a mile south of Kingsclere village for a 10:30am start. Please note that the postcode is for the stables between Kingsclere and the car park. Continue past the stables and up the hill to find the car park entrance on the left, opposite a long lay-by on the right. (Use the lay-by if the car park is full.)

This is a circular walk that includes a bluebell wood, some hills, a pub and a TV transmitter mast. It follows the Wayfarer's Walk from White Hill, through East Oakley, to Great Deane Wood. After that, we will make our way back via woodlands (the bluebells should still be in flower) and fields, stopping at Hannington for a drink at the pub and then passing by the TV transmitting station on Cottington's Hill.

Please bring a packed lunch and drink, as usual.

Leader: Rob C. 07786 116 988

Updates to Details

Please note that walks, social events and holidays may be added to this programme at any time. Also we occasionally have to make changes to an item that is already on the programme. If you have printed out this programme, please be aware that it may have changed since you printed it.

If you are unable to check the website before attending a walk, it would be wise to call the walk leader/event organiser to confirm that the details haven't changed.

If you wish to reproduce any of the events from this programme in a local paper, magazine or elsewhere on the Internet, please contact us. Your reproduction could become incorrect and misleading if we update the programme and were not able to alert you of the changes. Also we would like to extend the courtesy of informing our leaders that their walk has been more widely publicised, so that they may expect more attendees than usual.

Booking of Social Events

Please remember that our social events are organised by volunteers, so your co-operation is greatly appreciated. For some events the organisers need to know in advance who is going so they can make the necessary bookings etc. If you wish to attend a social event that specifies a deadline then please contact the organiser before the deadline otherwise you will be putting them to extra trouble and it may not be possible to change the booking anyway.

If there are still some spare places on an event after the specified deadline has passed, a bulletin will be sent out, otherwise you must assume you are too late. (Please don't try to sneak in by contacting the venue and changing the booking without the organisers knowledge or consent!)

Also, if you are booked on an event and then find you are unable to make it after all, please let the organiser know so that they don't wait around for you, and as they may be able to offer the place to someone else.

Thank you very much for your co-operation.