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SEBR WALK REPORTS

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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.


Sunday  17/12/2017
am


Windsor Great Park


5.5 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 7




SEBR: 7

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

A cold (2 Degrees C) morning with some ice about saw us make our way into the park following N Cycle Route 4,on to Queen Annes ride and then the"Village Shop" where we all enjoyed a HOT drink, returned via the whole length of Queen Annes ride. Walk time 2hrs 10 mins. PS We were joined by one well behaved Dog!!


Sunday  24/12/2017
am


Cranbourne Tower and Great Park village


4.5 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 13




SEBR: 13

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

After finding our planned car park start still locked, we all moved to Rangers Gate and made a start around 9-35. The walk took us across Queen Annes ride out as far as the Copper Horse on Snow Hill retuning via the " Village" shop where we all enjoyed a hot drink and a festive Mince Pie supplied by Kate. Weather Dry although cloudy around 10 degrees C. Walk Time 2 hrs 10 mins.


Saturday  23/12/2017
am


Saturday Recuperation


3 miles

Leader: Barry L

Number on walk: 24




SEBR: 24

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

20 brave souls did an Xmas walk to the appropriately named Pudding Hill and then on to the triangulation point of Gravel Hill in the Lookout. Denise kindly led 4 short walkers, with mulled wine, courtesy of Peter. Long walk finished first, can't think why!


Sunday  31/12/2017
am


In Search of Rudolph on holiday


3.5 miles

Leader: Douglas B

Number on walk: 18




SEBR: 16

Other groups: 1

Guests: 1

A great group of people walked on the hard surfaces of the Great Windsor Park telling their war stories about Christmas. Yes, we did see a herd of deer but Rudolph was not in sight. Coffee and homemade biscuits were consumed to end the walk. Happy New Year to all!


Friday  29/12/2017
am


Simon's Wood and Finchampstead Village


4.8 miles

Leader: Douglas B

Number on walk: 3




SEBR: 2

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A pleasant winters walk fitting in between very wet weather earlier in the morning and a shower as we were finishing.


Saturday  30/12/2017
am


Short Easy Taster Walk


3.3 miles

Leader: Brian P

Number on walk: 24




SEBR:

Other groups:

Guests:

Good turnout for our Saturday walk. All walkers did the 3.3 miles.


Wednesday  20/12/2017
am


A Christmas Walk


5 miles

Leader: Brian P

Number on walk: 41




SEBR: 39

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

A very good attendance for this local walk which visited the Bill Hill bronze age barrow to see the new wooden sculptures which many walkers were not aware of. Good meal in the South Hill Park recital room after the walk.


Wednesday  03/01/2018
am

The Eton Walkway


4 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 36




SEBR: 34

Other groups: 0

Guests: 2

After a very stormy night we were lucky to be able to walk in a dry morning,although there was a strong cold wind. We took in such sights as a Grade 2 listed post box,the Burning Bush and the Herschel Observatory. Finishing the walk at the Eton Boathouse. Walk Time 2 hrs 15 mins


Sunday   07/01/2018
am

Wokingham and Gorrick Wood


4.5 miles

Leader: David H

Number on walk: 17




SEBR: 13

Other groups: 4

Guests: 0

Cold but mostly sunny. Cold wind in car park at start.


Tuesday   02/1/2018
am

Mike's Wildmoor Wander


4 miles

Leader: Mike A

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

VERY muddy and coldish but we 5 stalwarts carried on, happy as ever. I expect this walk to be better subscribed when the weather gets better. Seems to be consistent in attendances and I have now made this once-a-month walk a permanent feature unless circumstances change considerably. A Happy New Year to all of my readers.


Tuesday

09/01/2018 am

Sandhurst and Finchampstead


3.5 miles

Leader: Jackie H

Number on walk: 11




SEBR: 11

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

A dull and damp morning with lots of mud but NO ice!


Wednesday

17/01/2018 am

Finchampstead


5.8 miles

Leader: Andrew J

Number on walk: 37




SEBR: 35

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

A varied walk across meadows, through woods and a Nature Reserve on a sunny if chilly day. The last minute's switch from the Queen's Oak (no chef) to the Greyhound worked well.


Sunday

28/01/2018

All day

Ascot, Sunningdale, Cheapside and Brookside


8 miles

Leader: Val and Barry L

Number on walk: 19




SEBR: 15

Other groups: 4

Guests: 0

Walk had to be substantially altered owing to flooding in the Kiln Lane area and adjacent footpath which was impassable! Nevertheless, a very varied and undulating walk of considerable interest! The Ascot environs have much to offer in the way of different scene scapes!


Saturday

27/01/2018 am

Saturday recuperation


2.75 miles

Leader: Barry L

Number on walk: 17




SEBR: 17

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

17 brave souls climbed the steepest slope in the Lookout and then made their way back to South Hill Park. Denise kindly led 4 on the shorter walk.


Tuesday

30/01/2018

am

Cooper Hill and Runnymede


4.5 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 15




SEBR: 14

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A cold crisp morning with the Sun shining saw us set off downhill to Runnymede and the Thames only to find it very muddy and quite flooded in places, once on the Thames path the going was good. Just before the JFK Memorial the mud was very deep again. Walk time 1hr 50 mins.


Sunday

4/02/2018

am

Boveney Lock and Jubilee Way


5.4 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 7




SEBR: 6

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A bright morning with a cold easterly wind saw us set off on a circular walk which included Boveney Lock, Eton Wick, the Jubilee Way and Dorney. Was not to MUDDY for a change !!! Walk time 1hr 50 mins


Sunday

6/02/2018

am

Mike's Wildmoor Manor


5 miles

Leader: Brian P

Number on walk: 6




SEBR: 6

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

This walk was Brian's Wildmoor Wander as Mike was unavailable. A good walk on a very cold but bright morning, we even had a very light snow shower.


Wednesday

7/02/2018

am

Wokingham WIthout


5.2 miles

Leader: Helen and Ricky

Number on walk: 47




SEBR: 47

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

This amazing turn-out was prompted by a bright blue sky and a local start point. A varied walk through Wokingham's rural-urban fringe. The Two Poplars P.H. were expecting 25 diners and coped pretty well with 37. Greene King food uninspiring but positive staff and a can-do attitude that was much appreciated.


Sunday 11/02/2018

all day

Horsell and Chobham Common


10 miles

Leader: Val and Barry L

Number on walk: 10




SEBR: 9

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

Fairoaks Airport did us proud: providing a small biplane landing, whilst a much larger plane took off! Then we coffeed in the magnificent 56 acre Mclaren Park, with its spectacular headquarter building and wildlife lake. The rest of the walk provided us with a most interesting and varied landscape.


Sunday 11/02/2018

am

Sculpture Walk


5 miles

Leader: Brian P

Number on walk: 11




SEBR: 9

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

Beautiful weather, found all the sculptures, nice to see Ted again.


Tuesday 13/02/2018

am

Sandhurst and Finchampstead


3.5 miles

Leader: Jackie H

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

Wet, windy and very muddy! Surprised anyone chose to join me this morning but we chose a slightly different route and, I think,, enjoyed ourselves. Plenty of room in the car park today!


Wednesday 14/02/2018

am

North Ascot Wander


5 miles

Leader: Ed B

Number on walk: 40




SEBR: 37

Other groups: 3

Guests: 0

On pavements and footpaths to Englemere Pond. A pleasant dry walk on foot and in the air. Thirty Five people enjoyed an excellent Lunch at the Old Hatchet in Cranbourne.


Sunday 18/02/2018

am

Ambarrow Court to Yateley


4 miles

Leader: Douglas B

Number on walk: 15




SEBR: 13

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

Pleasant weather. Some muddy patches. Frisky but friendly ponies. The power of the internet: this walk was only published on Thursday. Proof that walkers only look a few days before for a ramble.


Wednesday

31/01/2018

am

West of Maidenhead


5.5 miles

Leader: Ed B

Number on walk: 30




SEBR: 30

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

A shower started us on our way but had relented after half an hour. We soldiered on through mud and puddles and an early marker has been laid for the year's muddiest walk.We did all arrive back safely with only one faller on the slippery surface. The Bridge house provided our lunches and will be marked as "could do butternut" but will not won't deter from a future visit in dryer conditions.


Saturday 17/02/2018

am

Saturday Recuperation


3.5 miles

Leader: Barry L

Number on walk: 23




SEBR: 23

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

A walk round the former RAF Staff College grounds. Most were surprised by the amount of landscaping: scenic ponds, maroon dogwood and even a small snowdrop grove! The roads of course with their aircraft sounding names retain the link with the past. Denise kindly lead a shorter walk for 4.


Tuesday 20/02/2018

pm

Hill, Bog, Pond - No Wet Feet


4.5 miles

Leader: Tony and Brenda B

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Overcast but mild with few sunny periods, ideal walking weather.


Sunday 04/03/2018

am

Sandhurst and Yateley Common


5.3 miles

Leader: David H

Number on walk: 7




SEBR: 7

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

With the temperature about 10 degrees higher than a few days ago it felt warm (well, almost), and it was good to have a normal walk. The snow had almost all gone and there was a section of mud to tackle, but that's not unusual in the corner of the Common. With no trains today it was easy to cross the level crossing. A good day.


Sunday 11/03/2018

all day

Hindhead and The Devil's Punchbowl


6.4 miles

Leader: Val and Barry L

Number on walk: 11




SEBR: 10

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

One of the muddiest walks we have ever encountered! The ground is just absolutely saturated after the snow and the rain. However, the views on this shorter walk made the effort very worthwhile, in spite of the absence of blue sky or sun. The views across the Punchbowl and beyond are absolutely stunning!


Wednesday 14/03/2018

am

Swinley Stroll


5 miles

Leader: Ed B

Number on walk: 37




SEBR: 36

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A dryish walk with sunshine through woods and heathland, passing a lake and a gentle hill midway round before descending back to the delightful Three Mariners pub in Bagshot for a well deserved lunch.


Wednesday 21/03/2018

am

A Common, A Wick, A Jubilee


5 miles

Leader: Andy Y

Number on walk: 32




SEBR: 32

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

A pleasant walk that was flat and with no stiles and good paths. For the first day of spring it was also good weather. Good food and service at the pub so a good day all round.


Sunday 25/03/2018

all day

Kennet & Avon Canal and Sulhampstead


8.5 miles

Leader: Nella and Don

Number on walk: 13




SEBR: 13

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Railway crossing at beginning of walk closed because of engineering work. Alternative start along the Kennet and Avon canal at Tylmill Bridge proved to be a bit shorter than advertised! Ideal walking weather but soft going in places.


Wednesday 28/03/2018

am

Sherfield Wander


5.5 miles

Leader: Ed B

Number on walk: 24




SEBR: 23

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

When we thought it was safe and dry to go for a ramble we received a night and day of rain. 24 ramblers were offered a shorter walk but being foolhardy and stoic as we ramblers are 20 marched on through rain,mud,puddles the size of lakes and stepped over 10 stiles with not a care in the world. We were rewarded with seeing spring lambs,a meandering river, enchanting woodland and ancient church. 23 of us then enjoyed lunch in The White Hart at Sherfield


Sunday 25/03/2018

am

Windsor Great Park


5 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 7




SEBR: 6

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

The route took us across Queen Annes Ride and up to Snow Hill returning via the "Village" relaxing for a coffee at the Post Office, Walk Time 2hrs 20 mins.


Sunday 01/04/2018

am

Windsor Round


6.2 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 8




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 3

Guests: 0

The route took us on Long Walk towards the Castle, through the Town across the Thames into Eton returning via the relief road bridge and Clewer. Walk time 2hrs 15 mins.


Tuesday 03/04/2018

am

Wildmoor Heath, Crowthorne



3.5 miles

Leader: Mike A

Number on walk: 8




SEBR: 3

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Very muddy, as generally expected everywhere. Nevertheless, quite enjoyable. It is expected that numbers will increase when conditions and weather get a little better (answers on a postage stamp)!


Sunday 08/04/2018

all day


Pangbourne, Little Heath, Tidmarsh and the Thames

 



8.4 miles

Leader: Val and Barry L

Number on walk: 10




SEBR: 10

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Rained throughout, especially in the afternoon. Nevertheless, coffeed overlooking a very misty Thames Valley, and actually sat at picnic benches at Tidmarsh for lunch in spite of the weather. Primroses definitely at their best!


Tuesday 10/04/2018

am

Sandhurst and Finchampstead



3.5 miles

Leader: Jackie H

Number on walk: 16




SEBR: 14

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

No rain, plenty of mud and serious fly tipping of bricks etc along centre of Ambarrow Lane. One member had walked from Bracknell which impressed us all!


Sunday 15/04/2018

am

Another Great Park walk



5 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 15




SEBR: 11

Other groups: 4

Guests: 0

A dry morning. Hooray!!!


Wednesday 18/04/2018

am

Virginia and Valley Gardens



4.5 miles

Leader: Andy Y

Number on walk: 18




SEBR: 17

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A pleasant stroll along good paths with wonderful views, especially given the sunny weather. Good food and service appreciated by all. Screen reader support enabled.