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Our Programme of Walks and Events

Coronavirus Epidemic Notice
Following advice from the UK Government and the Ramblers Association, walks are limited to six people and must be pre-booked. Also, contact details must be provided by all those attending a walk. 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.)

July 2020

Sunday 5th July: 7-8½ Mile Walk - North Oakley and Hannington (moderate)
- It is necessary to book in advance to go on this walk.

Under current Ramblers rules and government restrictions, no more than six people (including the leader) may attend this walk. You must book your place in advance to attend the walk.

This is a circular walk that includes open fields and woodlands, with some hills and a TV transmitter mast. It follows the Wayfarer's Walk from White Hill, through East Oakley, to Hannington. After that, we will make our way back via the TV transmitting station on Cottington's Hill. There will be a picnic stop about two-thirds of the way round. There will not be a pub-stop on this walk.

The walk is about 7 miles long, but if everyone on the walk agrees, we can lengthen the walk to about 8.5 miles. I would like to start this walk at 10:00am, but once I know who is going, we can negotiate a later time if necessary. I will need some personal information before we start the walk - your Ramblers membership number will do, or your name and address - in case we need to contact you after the walk.

Please bring a packed lunch and drink, as usual. Also bring a face covering, just in case of emergencies. (It is not possible to administer first aid and maintain social distancing at the same time.) I would also recommend bringing hand sanitiser.

If you wish to come along to this walk, please email me at rob@berksww.org.uk or text/phone me. I will get back to you to let you know whether you have a place on the walk or not, and with the start location and time. (Sorry about the cloak and dagger approach but if anyone turns up without having booked in advance, things could get awkward.)

Leader: Rob C. 07786 116 988

Sunday 12th July: 7 Mile Walk - Hurley Circular Walk (moderate)
- It is necessary to book in advance to go on this walk.

Meeting Point: Hurley Village Car Park, Hurley
Post Code: SL6 5NB, Lat/Long: N51.5497°, W0.8114°, OS Map: SU825840

Under current Ramblers rules and government restrictions, no more than six people (including the leader) may attend this walk. You must book your place in advance to attend the walk.

Meet for a 10:30 start in the Car Park at the end of the village near the church in Hurley.

Walking along the river and up a hill to the former Juddmonte Farms, which belonged to Prince Khalid Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. We'll pass the Dew Drop Pub, but won't go in due to current restrictions and walk back to Hurley through the Berkshire College of Agriculture.

Bring a Picnic and Drink as usual. Also bring a face covering, just in case of emergencies. (It is not possible to administer first aid and maintain social distancing at the same time.) We would also recommend bringing hand sanitiser.

If you wish to come along to this walk, please email us at booking@berksww.org.uk. We will get back to you to let you know whether you have a place on the walk or not. Please do not just turn up to the walk without having successfully booked a place. You will be turned away!

Leader: Lawrence J

Sunday 19th July: 8-10 Mile Walk - Fifield, Thames Path and Jubilee River (moderate)
- It is necessary to book in advance to go on this walk.

Under current Ramblers rules and government restrictions, no more than six people (including the leader) may attend this walk. You must book your place in advance to attend the walk.

It begins with a walk along paths and across fields towards Fifield. Then there is road walking to get to the Thames path. We will follow the Thames before joining the Jubilee river and heading back towards Windsor. I will make it between 8 and 10 miles and use some of the paths which I have discovered during lockdown.

Please bring a packed lunch and drink, as usual. There won't be a pub-stop on this walk.

If you wish to come along to this walk, please email us at booking@berksww.org.uk. We will get back to you to let you know whether you have a place on the walk or not, and if you have, we'll let you know the start location details. (Only contact the walk leader by phone or text if you have a question about the walk. Use the email address to book your place on the walk.)

Leader: Christine F 07514 138 737

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.