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SEBR WALK REPORTS

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Wednesday 06/09/2017 am


Hayling Billy Trail (Hayling Island)


5.9 miles

Leader: Brian and Shirley

Number on walk: 50




SEBR: 50

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

A great success! Good weather, good food at the Ferryboat Inn and good company. What's not to like?

Tuesday 5 September am


Wildmoor Heath and environs


5 miles

Leader: Mike A

Number on walk: 4




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Small start but hopefully will catch on as more people become aware. Weather held (mild, warm, rain held off ). all participants happy with the walk.

Tuesday 012/09/2017 am


Sandhurst and Finchampstead


3.5 miles

Leader: Phil C

Number on walk: 10




SEBR: 8

Other groups: 1

Guests: 1

The weather was ideal for rambling. There were no incidents and the full complement returned safely to the car park.

Sunday 17/09/2017 am


Deary Deery Me!


4.5 miles

Leader: Douglas B

Number on walk: 6




SEBR: 3

Other groups: 0

Guests: 3

It was a delight to have two young children on the walk - polite and energetic. Luckily we came upon the deer near the very end of the route through the Windsor Park deer park. Coffee and homemade biscuits were well received.

Wednesday 13/09/2017 am


Rotherwick and environs


5.7 miles

Leader: Helen and Ricky

Number on walk: 25




SEBR: 24

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A good turn-out considering the closure of the B3349 and the uncertain weather. The varied walk was much appreciated and the Coach and Horses provided well priced food and friendly prompt service. Four did a shorter walk. Three had an accident and returned home.


Tuesday 19/09/2017 pm


Bagshot Heath and Rapley Lake


5 miles

Leader: Richard M

Number on walk: 9




SEBR: 6

Other groups: 3

Guests: 0

A lovely day for walking but a bit muddy in places


Sunday 24/09/2017
All day


Reading and the Thames Valley


10 miles

Leader: Val and Barry L

Number on walk: 10




SEBR: 7

Other groups: 3

Guests: 0

Clear blue skies and a morning walk by the Thames. Coffee was taken with a superb view right across Reading. Having passed the Lodden Brewery, lunch was taken on Dunsden Green, with plenty of seats. After heading past Sonning Mill and the 3 bridges over the Thames, afternoon tea was taken at Sonning Lock, as we returned back along the Thames.


Sunday 26/09/2017
am


Birchill and Swinley Forest


3.7 miles

Leader: Phil C

Number on walk: 7




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 1

Guests: 1

It was a pleasure to welcome James and Marion, recent joiners of SEBR for whom this was their first SEBR ramble . The weather was again glorious and there were no incidents. The visitor was a member of East Berks ramblers.


Sunday 3/10/2017
am


Wildmoor Heath and Broadmoor


5.4 miles

Leader:Mike A

Number on walk: 12




SEBR: 9

Other groups: 3

Guests: 0

Excellent sunny day for a walk. Visitors from Surrey Heath, Loddon Valley and East Berks. Very pleased to see increased numbers on walk.


Sunday 8/10/2017
all day


Blewbury, the Ridgeway and Blewburton Hill Fort


10 miles

Leader: Colin B

Number on walk: 10




SEBR: 10

Other groups: 0

Guests:

Great open views of the Ridgeway and way beyond. A couple of churches to visit and a superb teashop at the end.


Saturday 7/10/2017
all day


Ambarrow and Wildmoor (pre-AGM walk)


4.7 miles

Leader: David H

Number on walk: 22




SEBR: 22

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

An overcast day but very pleasant for walking. Leader was so eager to get back for the cup of tea at the end he forgot to have a break half way through the walk!


Tuesday 10/10/2017
all day


Sandhurst and Finchampstead


3.5 miles

Leader: Jackie H

Number on walk: 22




SEBR: 17

Other groups: 3

Guests: 2

Delighted to welcome 22 walkers this morning especially as some 'regulars' were missing. 2 visitors (not together) had decided to try us out and I hope they will join us again.


Wednesday 11/10/2017
am


Aldworth and the Ridgeway


5.7 miles

Leader: Andrew J

Number on walk: 30




SEBR: 28

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

A bracing walk on the Berkshire Downs including an historic pub, extensive views, the Ridgeway and the "Aldworth Giants". Everyone seemed to enjoy it, even the tight squeeze of 28 of us in "the Snug" at the Bell Inn.


Sunday 22/10/2017
all day


Warfield and Maidens Green


8.6 miles

Leader: Don B

Number on walk: 6




SEBR: 6

Other groups: 6

Guests: 0

Dry but windy


Sunday 29/10/2017
am


Old Mile Straight and Silwood Park


5.7 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 12




SEBR: 11

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A pleasant walk in dry conditions through a mixture of suburban and wooded areas. Walk time 1 hour 50 minutes.


Wednesday 18/10/2017
am


Holyport and Fifield


5.5 miles

Leader: Andy Y

Number on walk: 28




SEBR: 27

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

Good walk with instruction of cider making thrown in - but no free cider. Good pub with good service - The George on the Green, Holyport- will go back there again.


Tuesday 31/10/2017
am


Sandhurst to Wokingham linear walk


6 miles

Leader: Richard M

Number on walk: 4




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0


Sunday 05/11/2017
am


Knoll Hill Circuit


6 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 8




SEBR: 7

Other groups: 0

Guests: 1

A beautiful Blue sky morning with an Autumn chill in the air, we found some of the paths a little muddy after the previous days rain. Points of interest...........
Electrification of the Great Western Railway, White Waltham Airfield,
Shottesbroke Church and House.


Tuesday 07/11/2017
am


Mike's Wildmoor Walk


5 miles

Leader: Mike A

Number on walk: 10




SEBR: 10

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

A slight rain but of little consequence. A good morning's walk with lots of little laughs on the way (usually at my expense). Enjoyed by all and good to have reasonably stable turnout.


Friday 10/11/2017
am


Windsor Historical Walk


3 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 10




SEBR: 11

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

After a showery start,weather cool but dry. Walk time 2.5 Hours. Some of the interesting places visited.... St Andrews Church ( Norman) The Garrison Church, we were lucky enough to gain access to both. Prince Consort Cottages, Clarence Cresent,, and the first aerial post box. Next town walk is in January.

Sunday 12/11/2017
am


Heath Lake / Kings Mere / Heath Pond


5.5 miles

Leader: David H

Number on walk: 4




SEBR: 3

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

Cold but mostly sunny with autumn colours; a good day for a winters walk. We observed a one minute silence, choosing to stop in a woodland glade a minute or two before 11.00am rather than being by a road at the exact time.

Sunday 12/11/2017
all day


The Devil's Jumps and Thursley Common


12.5 miles

Leader: Richard M

Number on walk: 7




SEBR: 7

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

A lovely day for walking but the walk was longer than anticipated


Sunday 19/11/2017
am


West End and Brentmoor Heath


5.8 miles

Leader: Colin B

Number on walk: 10




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 3

Guests: 3

Mostly sunny. Good to have a couple of enthusiastic children on the walk.


Wednesday 15/11/2017
am


A Wamble Awound Windlesham


5 miles

Leader: Shirley and Brian P

Number on walk: 31




SEBR: 30

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A walk which used to go through Windlesham Arboretum but this is not now possible as it has been closed to the public.


Tuesday 14/11/2017
am


Sandhurst and Finchampstead


3.5 miles

Leader: Jackie H

Number on walk: 13




SEBR: 13

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Unusually, all this morning's walkers were members of SEBR. Missed our friends from SH! Weather cloudy but dry.


Sunday 21/11/2017
pm


Lightwater Country Park & High Curley


4 miles

Leader: Richard M

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0


Wednesday 22/11/2017
am


Colne Brook & Ankerswycke Yew


5 miles

Leader: Richard M

Number on walk: 34




SEBR: 34

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Mostly sunny. Good to have a couple of enthusiastic children on the walk.


Saturday 25/11/2017
am


Caesar's Camp


3.5 miles

Leader: Barry L

Number on walk: 16




SEBR: 6

Other groups: 0

Guests: 10

This walk represented about 60% new for the Saturday group. At the far end of the Camp it was exactly 1.5 miles from South Hill Park. We walked right through the middle of the old camp and then enjoyed the sunlight on the pines as we returned to the Lookout. Denise kindly took 5 visitors on a shorter 2 miles walk.


Sunday 26/11/2017
all day


Chapel Row, Midgham and Beenham


7 miles

Leader: Val and Barry L

Number on walk: 6




SEBR: 6

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Some glorious views over parkland in the wonderful sunshine. Coffee at Midgham Church produced a surprise - a kind warden opened a magnificent loo for our benefit, whilst a lunch time stop at a 2nd Church at Upper Woolhampton found us exchanging memories with a couple formerly of Lily Hill! Kites and even a buzzard kept us company along the spectacular Woolhampton Park.


Wednesday 29/11/2017
am


Barkham from The Bull


6 miles

Leader: Helen and Ricky

Number on walk: 37




SEBR: 35

Other groups: 1

Guests: 1

A bright start encouraged a good turn out and an excellent pub encouraged 5 additional members to join us for lunch. A varied walk through woodland and pasture which lends itself to shorter versions: three 'ambled'.



Wednesday 6/12/2017
am


Ashley and Crazies Hills


5.5 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 21




SEBR: 21

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

A cloudy day with a temperature of around 10 degrees C had us removing a layer or two as we tackled these two hills. Everyone made it though and although a little muddy underfoot and leaves masking the trails, we all enjoyed the morning. walk time 2hrs 20 mins.


Saturday  9/12/2017
am


Short Easy Taster Walk


3 miles

Leader: Brian P

Number on walk: 21




SEBR: 21

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Very cold bright morning but a good attendance for a walk around Mill pond.


Sunday 2/12/2017
am


Winter Hill and Cookham Dean


4.5 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

A dull grey morning with with some drizzle saw five of us set off down Winter Hill towards the Thames,through the colourful Beech woods and then a challenging climb up to the village of Cookham Dean. Walk time 2 hrs.


Tuesday  12/12/2017
am


Sandhurst and Finchampstead


3.5 miles

Leader: Jackie H

Number on walk: 10




SEBR: 9

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A very icy, but sunny, morning. Had been unsure whether or not to cancel walk so delighted when people began to arrive. Nobody, except the leader, slipped on the ice and we were able to enjoy our annual mince pies and mulled punch in sunshine.


Wednesday  13/12/2017
am


An Eversley Wandering


5.5 miles

Leader: Ed B

Number on walk: 23




SEBR: 20

Other groups: 3

Guests: 0

A dull and damp day but no serious rain till light shower near end and a large puddle successfully negotiated. Richard managed to spook a couple of horses with his new hair do but no harm done.