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Our Programme of Walks and Events

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.

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.
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
Map 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!

December 2023

Meeting Point: Long Stay car park on Monachus Lane, Hartley Wintney
Post Code: RG27 8NP, Lat/Long: N51.3067°, W0.9006°, OS Map: SU767569

Meet for a 10:30 start at the long-stay car park on Monachus Lane in Hartley Wintney. This pay-and-display car park is free on Sundays.

From Hartley Wintney, we will enter Hazeley Heath, head up to the entrance to the old police college, and then across to Mattingley. Here we will stop for lunch by the 15th century timber-framed church. We will pass Dipley Mill on our way to West Green. Then we will then head back into Hazeley Heath before returning to the car park.

The walk has a few gentle inclines, but nothing difficult. It will be quite muddy in places. Please bring a packed lunch and drink.

Leader: Rob C. 07786 116 988

Meeting Point: Far end of the Rowbarge car park, Station Road, Woolhampton
Post Code: RG7 5SH, Lat/Long: N51.3941°, W1.1785°, OS Map: SU572664

Meet for a 10:30am start at the far end of The Rowbarge pub car park.

We will walk past the lake and through fields to Brimpton. We will then pass the church and head to Holdaway's Farm while enjoying views of the Berkshire countryside. Finally, we will head north to join the Kennet and Avon Canal and walk along the towpath back to The Rowbarge pub.

Leaders: Petrina and Richard 07484 227557

Meeting Point: The Rowbarge, Station Road, Woolhampton
Post Code: RG7 5SH, Lat/Long: N51.3942°, W1.1786°

We look forward to welcoming you to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season with a full festive lunch at The Rowbarge country pub in Woolhampton. A table is booked for 1:30pm.

Update: This event is now fully booked.

If you just want to join the walk then, as usual, you can just turn up on the day.

Organiser: Richard S. 07484 227557

Meeting Point: Running Horse car park, Lily Hill Drive, Bracknell
Post Code: RG12 2UG, Lat/Long: N51.4141°, W0.7308°, OS Map: SU883691

Meet for an 11am start at the free car park by the Running Horse roundabout adjacent to Bracknell Rugby Club. (What3Words: author-flags-metals.) Parking also available on Lily Hill Road and surrounding roads.

This is an urban though varied flat walk from Lily Hill park one of Bracknell's many Wildlife Heritage Sites, comprising of mixed woodland and parkland, wooden sculptures and boasts the longest picnic table in England. We will pass behind Martin Herons station on into Swinley Park part of Windsor Great Forest, then to Englemere Nature Reserve and Longhill Park.

Notes: There will be a short stop for snacks and drink at Englemere pond. Suitable footwear and clothing recommended for winter walking. New and prospective members are welcome to join us and find out more about BWW and Ramblers.

Leader: Kathy 0779 440 6438

January 2024

Meeting Point: Wheel Orchard car park, Station Road, Goring
Post Code: RG8 9HB, Lat/Long: N51.5218°, W1.137°, OS Map: SU599806

Park in the Wheel Orchard car park in Goring behind the Catherine Wheel pub. (What 3 words: Car parking charge is £2.80 for 5 hours.

Starting at 10:30 this is a scenic walk along the Thames Path to Whitchurch Hill, then uphill to war memorial, returning over farmland and Great Chalk Wood to Goring. Some steep hills, may be muddy.

Please bring a packed lunch and drink, as usual.

Led by the Pang Valley Ramblers

February 2024

Meeting Point: Layby on B450 in Middle Assendon, Henley-on-Thames
Post Code: RG9 6AU, Lat/Long: N51.5646°, W0.9351°, OS Map: SU739856

Park in the lay-by about 150 yards south of the Rainbow Inn, Middle Assendon (nearest Post Code: RG9 6AU), which is 2.5 miles NW of Henley on the B480.

Starting at 10:30, the walk climbs fairly steeply through the Warburg Nature reserve then along the Bix valley and through Stonor House and deer park, returning via the Assendon valley. Overall ascent 850 feet.

Please bring a packed lunch, as usual.

Led by the Pang Valley Ramblers

Meeting Point: Pangbourne Village Hall car park, Station Road, Pangbourne
Post Code: RG8 7AN, Lat/Long: N51.4842°, E1.0884°, OS Map: SU633765

Meet for a 10:40 start in the car park outside Pangbourne Village Hall on Station Road. This Pay-and-Display car park is free on Sundays. By train from Reading take the 10:25 Didcot Parkway service, which stops at Pangbourne at 10:33. It is a three minute walk from the station to the car park. (Turn right out of the station office and right again onto Station Road.)

Starting from Pangbourne, we cross Whitchurch Bride into Whitchurch-on-Thame. Then we will follow the Thame Path before heading up to Great Chalk Wood and Cold Harbour, returning to Pangbourne via Whitchurch Bridge again.

This hilly walk includes 750 feet of ascent in total. Please bring a packed lunch and drink, as usual.

Leader: Rob C. 07786 116 988

Meeting Point: Snelsmore Common car park, B4494, north of Newbury
Post Code: RG14 3BQ, Lat/Long: N51.4362°, W1.3339°, OS Map: SU463710

Meet at The Snug café in Snelsmore Common car park off the B4494 about 6 miles north of Newbury.

Starting at 10:30, this walk taks in Winterbourne, Boxford Common and Bagnor before returning to Snelsmore. Beautiful countryside and lovely views.

Please bring a packed lunch and drink, as usual.

Led by the Pang Valley Ramblers

March 2024

Meeting Point: White Hill car park, B3051 south of Kingsclere, near Newbury
Post Code: RG20 5PY, Lat/Long: N51.3054°, W1.2611°, OS Map: SU516565

Meet for a 10:30 start at the White Hill (free) car park on the B3051 just south of Kingsclere. Kingsclere in on the A339 between Newbury and Basingstoke. Drive south through the village on Swan Street and then follow the B3051 up White Hill. The car park is on the left at the top of the hill, and there is plenty of extra parking in a long lay-by opposite the entrance. (Note that the postcode RG20 5PY is for the stables, which you pass on the way up to the car park.)

From White Hill, we ascend Watership Down before descending to Kinsgclere and ascending to Hannington. The walk includes a section of the Wayfarer's Walk.

This hilly walk includes 850 feet of ascent in total. 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.

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.