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SEBR WALK REPORTS

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Sunday 03/06/2018

am

Warfield, West End and Tickleback Row


4.7 miles

Leader: Colin B

Number on walk: 10




SEBR: 8

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

A sunny Sunday morning walk. Good attendance for a walk that went into the programme 2 days in advance.


Tuesday 05/06/2018

am

Wildmoor Heath, Crowthorne


3.5 miles

Leader: Mike A

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

Overcast and intimation of rain but it did not rain during the walk and the weather improved later. No mud and the Member who joined us from another Berks section was a long-experienced rambler who we hope to see again. A good walk enjoyed by all. I am finding my way around this area now and look forward to varying the walk for variety in near future.


Sunday 010/06/2018

am

Coopers Hill and the Great Park


5 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 6




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A mild dry morning,which became quite warm towards the end of the walk, saw us set off from Coopers Hill to Bishops Gate where we did a circuit in the Great Park taking in Cow Pond ( Lilies) Snow Hill and the Copper Horse. Walk time 2 hrs.


Tuesday 12/06/2018

am

Sandhurst and Finchampstead


3.5 miles

Leader: Jackie H

Number on walk: 13




SEBR: 10

Other groups: 3

Guests: 0

Excellent walking conditions. Dry underfoot and cooler than past few days.


Wednesday 13/06/2018

am

Coach trip: Chidham Peninsular


5 miles

Leader: Douglas B

Number on walk: 52




SEBR: 52

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Very comfortable coach with an accommodating driver. Beautiful scenery with bird life, large vistas and youngsters in their coloured yachts. The high tide did not help and some scrambling needed to be done. The Bosham Inn's service was reasonable and on the whole the food was very good. (http://www.sebr.org.uk/chidham.html)


Sunday 17/06/2018

am

Another walk in the park !!


4.5 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 6




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

A cool dry sunny morning saw us set off, crossing Long Walk on to Bears Rails and back to the Village for a well earned Coffee via Snow Hill. Walk Time 2hrs 10 mins


Tuesday 19/06/2018

pm

Let's not go to Ascot


4.5 miles

Leader: Tony and Brenda

Number on walk: 6




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

Overcast but warm, turned out a little longer to avoid the cow fields. Good walking weather.


Sunday 24/06/2018

all day

Puttenham, Shackleford, Gatwick & Cutt Mills


7.5 miles

Leader: Barry L

Number on walk: 7




SEBR: 7

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Brilliant sunlight gave enhanced views throughout the walk! Easy track walking mainly with scarcely a hill in sight! Coffee and lunch both high points with views.

Sunday 24/06/2018

am

Brunel Bridge and Bray Village


5 miles

Leader: Kate W

Number on walk: 8




SEBR: 7

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

Lovely walk on a glorious sunny day


Wednesday 27/06/2018

am

Quintessential rural England


5.5 miles

Leader: Helen and Ricky

Number on walk: 30




SEBR: 29

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

This is an almost level walk through delightful woodland and arable land near Rotherwick and Newham with their heritage architecture. The Coach and Horses, usually so obliging, served one inadequate meal: this was resolved but there was a lack of courtesy from the server.


Sunday 01/07/2018

am

Runnymede and boats on the River Thames


4.2 miles

Leader: Kate W

Number on walk: 14




SEBR: 12

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

Lovely walk but rather hot day. Lots of interesting things to see including the new Writ in Water architectural artwork at Runnymede.


Wednesday 04/07/2018

am

West End Walk


5.6 miles

Leader: Ed B

Number on walk: 31




SEBR: 31

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Another hot and sunny day and the walk took us through shady paths dappled with sunlight searching the forest floor, across a public school playing field and across a freshly cut hay meadow. The butterflies danced around us as we crossed streams and overcame the undergrowth which was growing fast. A few larger than your average stiles near the end were challenging and we won't mention the open fence 50 yards along that some of the more sharp eyed spotted when we were all over the last. 26 of us dined at the Hare & Hounds which provided good pub fayre


Saturday 07/07/2018

am

Short, Easy Taster Walk from South Hill Park


5.6 miles

Leader: Barry L

Number on walk: 14




SEBR: 14

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

3 water courses, 2 board walks, some leafy woods shelter, some history and some urbanization. So past a blue plaque (Shelley!), and on to Mill Pond to watch the blue damsel flies. Back via Churchill Park, the board walk and North Lake.


Sunday 08/07/2018

all day

Nettlebed to Nuffield and back


7.5 miles

Leader: Val and Barry

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

Much of this Chiltern Walk was shaded, which was just as well in view of the high temperatures! Lunch was taken at Nuffield Church, just a few feet away from the very simple plaque, marking the resting place of Viscount Nuffield. The highlight of the afternoon was viewing the 2 magnificent John Piper windows in St. Bartholomew's Church at Nettlebed.


Tuesday 03/07/2018

am

Wildmoor Heath Wander


3.5 miles

Leader: Mile A

Number on walk: 7




SEBR: 7

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Good weather, good response, enjoyed by all. If I keep finding my way back on time, members will begin wonder if there is something wrong with me.


Tuesday 10/07/2018

am

Sandhurst and Finchampstead


3.5 miles

Leader: Jackie H

Number on walk: 16




SEBR: 11

Other groups: 5

Guests: 0

All car parks at Horseshoe Lake full at 10 am but, thanks to dog walkers departing, we all managed to park somewhere.


Wednesday 11/07/2018

am

A Walk with Good Intentions


5 miles

Leader: Brian P

Number on walk: 33




SEBR: 32

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A good walk suitable for a hot sunny day. Plenty of shade. The Good Intent could have been better organised but food was good.


Sunday 15/07/2018

am

Come fly with me


4.2 miles

Leader: Douglas B

Number on walk: 4




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 0

1Guests: 0

Beautiful area in Castle Bottom near Blackbushe Airport. Very hot and hard on the feet.

Tuesday 17/07/2018

pm

Pudding Lane and Farley Hill


4.5 miles

Leader: Sophie W

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 0

Guests: 1

A very pleasant and very enjoyable walk on what turned out to be perfect walking weather, particularly for this hot summer. A small number of walkers who were great company.

Sunday 22/07/2018

am

Heathlake Kings Mere and Heath Pond


5 miles

Leader: David H

Number on walk: 7




SEBR: 6

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

Another hot day, but just enough breeze to be pleasant.

Wednesday  18/07/2018

am

Summer in the lower Pang valley


5.7 miles

Leader: Helen and Ricky

Number on walk: 26




SEBR: 24

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

Golden fields of oats and barley, shady woodlands, picturesque Sulham church and the idyllic view of the Thames from Whitchurch bridge what could be better: a welcoming , efficient pub with excellent food ! The Ferryboat delivered again.


Sunday 29/07/2018

am

Deary Deery Me


4.2 miles

Leader: Douglas B

Number on walk: 4




SEBR: 2

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

No rain for six weeks but it attacked us with vengeance this morning. A very  wet walk but the mission was accomplished tracking down the herds of deer with their antlers in "full bloom". Bonus to see a paddock of lEnglish longhorn cattle and minute frogs. The coffee and homemade biscuits were welcomed at the end.

 

Saturday 28/07/2018

am

Walk Leaders BBQ Walk


5.5 miles

Leader: Brian P / Andrew J

Number on walk: 21




SEBR: 21

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

We had fine weather for the walk but quite windy at times. The walk was very enjoyable being alongside the Jubilee River and the Thames for much of the way. The BBQ at the Palmer Arms went very well with everyone enjoying the food as far as I know. Shirley and Doug both made a point of thanking all of the walk leaders for being the reason that SEBR is such a successful group. Keep up the good work everybody!

 

Tuesday 31/07/2018

am

A linear walk along the Loddon


4.2 miles

Leader: Richard M

Number on walk: 6




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

Level walk round lakes and along the river in good weather not too hot

 

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. Unfortunatley apart from myself and Eleanor no other SEBR members joined us !!