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SEBR WALK REPORTS

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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.


Sunday 16/12/2018

am

In search of Rudolph


4.5 miles

Leader: Douglas B

Number on walk: 15




SEBR: 13

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

The herd of 500 deer met us in an open area under the milky Wintery sun. An impressive sight and they did not scatter even with 4 dogs in our group. An ideal walk after heavy rains the day before because of the tarmac tracks and the well grassed paths. Did we see Rudolph? That is our secret!


Tuesday 18/12/2018

pm

Walk from Rooks Nest


3.7 miles

Leader: Phil C

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

The weather was moist and the route was modified to reflect this.

Tuesday 23/12/2018

all day

A walk in the park


9.8 miles

Leader: Colin B

Number on walk: 8




SEBR: 8

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

The rain held off for a pleasant walk in the park with lunch in the summer house provided by Her Majesty at Cow Pond.

Monday 31/12/2018

am

Wokingham & Gorrick Wood


4.5 miles

Leader: David H

Number on walk: 10




SEBR: 7

Other groups: 3

Guests: 0

Overcast but a pleasant day for a winter walk. We kept up a brisk pace.

Tuesday 03/01/2019

am

Wildmoor Wander


3.5 miles

Leader: Mike A

Number on walk: 11




SEBR: 8

Other groups: 3

Guests: 0

Relatively easy walk with some slopes from Wildmoor Heath CP to Broadmoor then back via Wildmoor Heath. A good turnout, weather sunny and mild. Two visitors from Loddon and one new member not yet allocated a section who found us on the Web. A jolly crew.


A Happy, healthy and hopefully prosperous New year to all of my readers.


Wednesday 09/01/2019

am

Dorney and the Thames


5 miles

Leader: Brian and Shirley P

Number on walk: 37




SEBR: 37

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

A lovely riverside walk in beautiful sunny weather. Perfect walking conditions. Followed by 33 of us having a good meal in the Palmer Arms.


Sunday 13/01/2019

am

Bramshill Plateau via The South Face


5 miles

Leader: David H

Number on walk: 7




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

Overcast but quite mild with some sunshine later; very pleasant day for a winter walk. When we arrived walkers were also gathering for a Hartley Wintney Village Walk. There were about 30 of them. They set off a few moments before us and we followed them for a while. I chose to do part of the walk in reverse in order to separate from the other group, and we glimpsed them again at the end. 


Sunday 13/01/2019

all day

Voyage to the Valley of the Saints


8.2 miles

Leader: Val and Barry L

Number on walk: 9




SEBR: 9

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Coffee was taken amongst the coffins of the Upper Froyle Church. Lunch site provided some splendid views across the Froyle Valley towards Bentley. We were delighted to see several patches of snowdrops! The effigies of the Saints seem to be standing the test of time - we did not visit all 19, but it is interesting to notice that most of the houses displaying one, are named after their respective saint!


Tuesday 15/01/2019

am

Great Park Gardens in January


4 miles

Leader: Richard M

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Wander through the Valley Gardens, not too cold but lite drizzle towards end


Sunday 20/01/2019

am

Windsor and Eton town walk


4 miles

Leader: Alan H

Number on walk: 10




SEBR: 9

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A flat paved walk taking in interesting parts of both towns. Weather good walk time 2.5 hrs.

Sunday 27/01/2019

am

A Martian Wander


7 miles

Leader: Ed B

Number on walk: 11




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 7

Guests: 0

We had seven visitors joining us from other groups whose interest had been aroused by the walk title and they were not disappointed. We first visited the spot where the cylinder bored it's way into the sand at the sandpit. We walked nearly 3 miles into the now rebuilt Woking to see various monuments to a great event of a previous time.This thoughtful group then wound their way home.


Tuesday 29/01/2019

pm

Winkfield Plain to Whitegrove (linear walk)


5 miles

Leader: Richard M

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Level walk round Winffield, some ice on puddles but not enough for it not to be muddy.  Not too cold and weak sunshine.

Wednesday 30/01/2019

am

Martian Wander


5.8 miles

Leader: Ed B

Number on walk: 27




SEBR: 27

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

"Our walk started from Bleak House pub on a sunny frosty morning.Our first stop was at the Muslim memorial and peace garden at Maybury. Along the canal to the edge of Woking and our first awareness at what Woking had endured from the Martian attack came as we went through the underpass with various snippets of information on the walls.We emerged to marvel at the rebuilt town with statues of H.G.himself and further along a 20 foot high reconstruction of one of the attackers. The human statue in the centre is part of a culture trail around Woking.We carried on out of town to Horsell Common where we were still able to see the sandpit where the first cylinder landed and the still scorched earth of the surrounds.From here we retired to the pub where 25 of us enjoyed our lunch."


Tuesday 29/01/2019

pm

Winkfield Plain to Whitegrove (linear walk)


5 miles

Leader: Richard M

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 5

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Level walk round Winffield, some ice on puddles but not enough for it not to be muddy.  Not too cold and weak sunshine.

Sunday 03/02/2019

am

A Walk Round Bucklers Forest


2.4 miles

Leader: Shirley and Brian

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 0

Guests: 1

"A lovely walk in the snow. The planned walk was shortened from 5 to 2.5 miles because of snow but Bucklers Forest was ok to walk. The 2 dogs that were with us enjoyed playing in the snow."


Tuesday 05/02/2019

am

Wildmoor Heath


3.5 miles

Leader: Mike

Number on walk: 3




SEBR: 3

Other groups: 0

Guests: 0

Good walk although few participants. Bit chilly, some mud and unthawed (hard) snow mounds. Car drivers should note from past and today's sojourns, that this CP thaws very slowly and they should take extra care parking in freezing weather.


Wednesday 06/02/2019

am

Pirbright and Brookwood Cemetery


5.9 miles

Leader: Steve W

Number on walk: 40




SEBR: 38

Other groups: 2

Guests: 0

A Walk to Stanley's grave and then through Bookwood Cemetery to the Military Cemetery.

Sunday 10/02/2019

all day

Knowl Hill to the Thames


10 miles

Leader: Colin B

Number on walk: 5




SEBR: 4

Other groups: 1

Guests: 0

A cold and damp morning but brightened a bit in the afternoon


Wednesday 13/02/2019

am

A Winter Walk in Warfield


5.8 miles

Leader: Heather and Denton

Number on walk: 44




SEBR: 42

Other groups: 0

Guests: 2

Lovely sunny day. Varied walk to Warfield Church Moss End Binfield & a newly landscaped housing estate with woodlands & ponds. Ending with 31 people having lunch at the Plough & Harrow.