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SEBR WALK REPORTS

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Wednesday 01/08/2018

am

Chobham Place and Albury Bottom


5.6 miles

Leader: Steve W

Number on walk: 33




SEBR: 31

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

Level walk east of Burrow Hill Green. Some footpaths in area are overgrown and not walked regularly.

 

Sunday 05/08/2018

am

Heath and Woodland


6.5 miles

Leader: Maggie H

Number on walk: 6




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

Very pleasant. Mostly protected from heat by trees and breeze.

 

Tuesday 07/08/2018

am

Around Wildmoor Heath


3.5 miles

Leader: Mike A

Number on walk: 6




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

Another small variation on walk. There is much scope for route variation on / from this large site. I am, as they say, working on the case. My crew of 6 were all very pleased with the walk and the weather was dry and warm.

 

Wednesday 08/08/2018

am

Around Beacon Hill to Caesar’s Camp


5.5 miles

Leader: Richard M

Number on walk: 23




SEBR: 23

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Cooler than it had been, some steep slopes on stony ground especially on the climb up to Caesar’s Camp

 

Tuesday 14/08/2018

am

Sandhurst and Finchampstead


3.5 miles

Leader: Jackie H

Number on walk: 13




SEBR: 9

Other groups: 4

Guests: 0

Ideal temperature for walking. Met some SEBR friends, twice, who were walking with local Ranger in opposite direction.

 

Sunday 19/08/2018

am

Sandhurst, Finchampstead and Wellington College


5 miles

Leader: Wendy A

Number on walk: 15




SEBR: 15

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

A very pleasant walk in dry conditions

Wednesday 15/08/2018

am

A delightfully varied walk


6 miles

Leader: Helen and Ricky

Number on walk: 42




SEBR: 40

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

35 did the main walk which had some steep sections. The Thames path provided easy walking for the remainder of the group. The Flower Pot were happy to receive us and served us efficiently.


Tuesday 21/08/2018

am

The Wild West of Bracknell


5.5 miles

Leader: Richard M

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 3

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

Explored some of the corners that have escaped the developers so far.

Wednesday 08/09/2018

am

Dinton Pastures


5 miles

Leader: Brian and Shirley P

Number on walk: 32




SEBR: 31

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

An easy walk in good conditions. The Museum of Berkshire Aviation kindly allowed us to have a quick look inside the display. Good lunch at the Wheelwright Arms.

Saturday 15/09/2018

am

Saturday Morning South Hill Park


3 miles

Leader: Barry L

Number on walk: 22




SEBR: 22

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Walked to Lookout, passed Gravel Hill and then returned via Pudding Hill. 5 walkers did short walk with Denise and Shirley.

Sunday 16/09/2018

am

Waltham St Lawrence


6.1 miles

Leader: Maggie H

Number on walk: 6




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

Lovely walk in ideal conditions around Waltham St Lawrence. Everyone expressed thanks and appreciation.

Wednesday 12/09/2018

am

Bramshill and Blackwater Trail


5.7 miles

Leader: Marian and David B

Number on walk: 20




SEBR: 20

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

A pleasant ramble across several farmers fields, one short incline, several stiles, crossing the Blackwater River,  over a bridge beside a ford, then back to the Tally Ho Pub. Once the tills were back on line the pub was very accommodating and was in pleasant surroundings.


Wednesday 22/09/2018

am

Sonning, Shiplake and the Thames Path


5.7 miles

Leader: Steve W

Number on walk: 30




SEBR: 30

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

An easy walk with excellent views and good weather. Pub did us proud.

Sunday 30/09/2018

am

Row, row, row on Dorney


4 miles

Leader: Douglas B

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

The Windsor half marathon was on so several did want to be caught up with the traffic hence the low turnout. Beautiful day. The lakes and the Thames path were very quiet.

Wednesday 26/09/2018

am

A panoramic view from Crooksby Hill


6 miles

Leader: Helen and Ricky

Number on walk: 19




SEBR: 18

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A beautiful blue sky day meant that the view from Crooksby Hill could be fully appreciated. Track well maintained. The Donkey staff looked after us well but the P.H. is unfortunately for sale.

Wednesday 03/10/2018

am

Chiltern Way and Thames Path


5.7 miles

Leader: Brian and Shirley P

Number on walk: 28




SEBR: 26

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

A good walk with great views. Weather was dry. 22 stayed for lunch at The Bull at Streatley which had a good value menu. We would do this walk again.

Sunday 07/10/2018

am

Shotesbroke Park


5 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 2

Other groups: 3

Guests: 0

A fine cool sunny day saw us complete this circular walk in two and a half hours. Unfortunately apart from myself and Eleanor no other SEBR members joined us !!

Wednesday 10/10/2018

am

From Hill to Blackwater


5.4 miles

Leader: Andy Y

Number on walk: 27




SEBR: 26

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A pleasant walk through the countryside near Finchampstead helped by good weather. Good food and service in The Greyhound pub afterwards. One rambler, accompanied, took separate route back due to minor injury. No other incidents.


Wednesday 17/10/2018

am

Wayfarer's Walk


5.3 miles

Leader: Andrew J

Number on walk: 22




SEBR: 22

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

A very good turnout given the weather and distance to the start. We started the walk in drizzle but the rain soon stopped and although it continued grey we were able to enjoy the extensive views of the Downs.


Saturday 20/10/2018

am

Saturday morning SHP


3.6 miles

Leader: Barry L

Number on walk: 22




SEBR: 0

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

We made our way towards the Roman Town at Wickham Bushes on the Heritage Trail at the Lookout. We stopped at a possible water source for the Town and surmised 'the wrong end of the stick' being the Roman loo brush!!


A 2nd stop was made adjacent to the Roman Camp for an outstanding view across the Lookout. Final point of interest was the stepping stones over the brook, accomplished by all! Thanks to Denise for taking a short walk of 5.


Wednesday 24/10/2018

am

Staines Moor


5.1 miles

Leader: Ed B

Number on walk: 32




SEBR: 31

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A sunny morning took us along the Thames path and across to Staines moor where we followed the meandering River Coln before heading to The Bells pub where 22 of us sat down for an excellent lunch


Sunday 28/10/2018

am

Sherfield


5.5 miles

Leader: Ed B

Number on walk: 11




SEBR: 10

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

The light rain stopped before we started the walk and we enjoyed an excellent walk by the early stages of the Loddon, across fields and through a wood where the leaves took on their autumn colours.


Sunday 04/11/2018

am

Old favourite plus!


8 miles

Leader: Maggie H

Number on walk: 7




SEBR: 7

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Brisk walk in pleasant temperature and no rain! Dry underfoot and lovely autumn colours. Enjoyed by all.


Sunday 12/11/2018

am

Chilterns at their best


9.2 miles

Leader: Val and Barry L

Number on walk: 11




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 3

Guests: 2

We went up the Ridgeway from Streatley and then into a magnificent valley of the Well Barn Estate, where we observed a 2 minute silence. Onward to the placid Thames at Moulesford and the picturesque riverside 'Beetle & Wedge'. The return journey was another spectacular valley, followed by a sharp climb - it was the Chilterns after all - then down to the Ridgeway car park.


Wednesday 07/11/2018

am

A waterside walk with autumn tints


6.8 miles

Leader: Helen and Ricky

Number on walk: 23




SEBR: 22

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

Most of this walk was linear and I was concerned that it would lack interest but it was well received. The autumn colour in the trees along the Basingstoke canal gave a lift to a gloomy morning and many ramblers were unfamiliar with Fleet pond. The Fox and Hounds, Church Crookham was excellent.


Wednesday 14/11/2018

am

An Autumnal Riverside Walk


5.5 miles

Leader: Ed B

Number on walk: 37




SEBR: 36

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

The walk leader just made the start time due to heavy traffic but we were rewarded with a splendid sunny day and the leaves in their Autumnal colours. A steady downhill walk to the Thames and along to Hurley before coming up the steep but manageable hill back to the Dew Drop Inn where 28 of us sat down for lunch.


Tuesday 06/11/2018

am

Wildmoor Wander


3.5 miles

Leader: Mike A

Number on walk: 2




SEBR: 2

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

Good walk. Not muddy. One visitor from Farnham branch, one casual walker. the two dogs have honorary membership of Farnham ramblers!


Sunday 18/11/2018

am

An Autumnal Riverside Walk


5 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 8




SEBR: 8

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Through Windsor Great Park via the York Club, Queen Annes Ride, Cow Pond and Snow Hill. A dry clear day, walk time 2hrs.


Tuesday 20/11/2018

am

From South Hill Park to Savernake Park return please


4 miles

Leader: Tony and Brenda B

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Cold and raining, luckily rain stopped halfway through walk,mostly walked on paths not very muddy otherwise


Wednesday 28/11/2018

am

Hurst


5 miles

Leader: Heather and Denton

Number on walk:33




SEBR: 31

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

From the Greenman in Hurst around the fields


Sunday 02/12/2018

am

Swallowfield


6.8 miles

Leader: Ed B

Number on walk: 6




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

The rain held off and we were rewarded with a dry walk and some sunshine. We enjoyed the flowing waters of the River Blackwater and Whitewater and the fine views. After the walk 5 of us enjoyed lunch at the Crown pub. A slightly shorter walk along this route is booked in for the 12th. Not to be missed.


Tuesday 04/12/2018

am

Wildmoor Heath and Broadmoor


3.5 miles

Leader: Mike A

Number on walk: 6




SEBR: 3

Other groups: 3

Guests: 0

A trifle 'nippy', very little mud and slightly extended walk. Scope for several variations of route for variety. Enjoyed by all.


Wednesday 05/12/2018

am

An Aldermaston Amble


5.7 miles

Leader: Brian and Shirley P

Number on walk: 21




SEBR: 21

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

We had mainly fine weather after a lot of rain for this varied walk. The only issue we had was a flooded section of public footpath near the salmon run. West Berks Council have been informed.


Sunday 09/12/2018

all day

Rotherfield Peppard


7.5 miles

Leader: Janet N

Number on walk: 9




SEBR: 9

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

A reasonably flat pleasant walk


Wednesday 12/12/2018

am

Swallowfield


6 miles

Leader: Ed B

Number on walk: 28




SEBR: 27

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A good walk around Swallowfield which took us to a good viewpoint towards Reading and along the River Blackwater to the confluence with the River Whitewater which then became the Broadwater and back to the pub. 27 sat down for a rather sparse buffet lunch.