Walks 2018

Nick's 75th Walk, 30 September 2018

Nick's 75th Walk was an AAA walk, (an Autumnal Anniversary Amble in this case), just a few days after the occasion itself. It was celebrated in style with home-baked cake brought by Nick's wife to the afternoon stop at the BBOWT nature reserve viewpoint south of Goring, with a "surprise"…

Surrey Rivers, Commons plus Canal, 11 July 2018

Thanks to Alan Perry for a different-from-usual walk. Cool green shade and tranquillity along the Basingstoke canal, the rare pleasure of a pint of Horsell Gold after lunch, waiting to cross the runway just after a plane took off, and the heather and huge horizons of Chobham Common. Words by…

Hills and River, 27 May 2018

This walk on the late May Bank Holiday Sunday saw an unusual obstacle for the dinghy race on the River Thames near Bourne End. Photos by Chris Lloyd, John Ginty, Nigel Heys

The Lyde Wake Walk

Named rather contrivedly after the Lyde Garden, Bledlow, and the final resting place of Bledda, the village's Anglo-Saxon origin, this walk was an elongated loop from Cadmore End to Bledlow and back. It went out via Horsley's Green and the Yoesden Nature Reserve to Bledlow Great Wood and Chinnor…

Stepping into Spring, 25 March 2018

Mary's walk retracing the 2014 Oxon 20 route was very well attended (27 walkers), and the day was indeed Springlike. The lunch break was just after we had passed Highmoor Memorial Hall and entered the wood, where we all ignored the warning sign (see below). Photo by Chris Lloyd

Berkshire Knobs, 7 March 2018

With the fond belief that the snow of the previous week had melted in our area, 11 walkers set off on a bright Wednesday morning from Blewbury. After a long incline we could see Churn Knob on our left at the end of a permitted path announced by a sign bearing a coat of arms and the motto "numquam…

Tea & Cakes at Fingest, 4 February 2018

Sunday 4th February, Lane End "Tea & Cakes at Fingest" was the title of this Sunday social, and there was a walk as well. It must have posed a particular challenge for the leader, Chris L, to arrange for the group to arrive at Fingest pretty much exactly at a 3pm target time, balancing the…