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SEBR WALK REPORTS

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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.


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.


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.


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.