Walks 2015


Christmas Walk and Party, 6 December 2015

Over 30 members turned up for a very enjoyable but damp 14-mile walk led by Dawn Devine from Hambleden Village. At the end of the walk, the walkers were joined by a further 10 members for a festive party and hospitality laid on by Jan Sambrook and her trusty Elves, Trish, Bridget, Susan and Maureen…

The Lambourn Lollop, 25 October 2015

An eclectic group of 14 people from I think as many as 4 local groups came under starter's orders at 9am on Sunday 25th October 2015 and reached the finishing straight around 4.30pm well before dark. The route was upwards of 22 miles, 23 according to the GPS users on the day. In cool but clear…

Midweek Marlow Meander, 12 August 2015

A clearly popular midweek walk with 19 people (most of the time). From Hambleden village, down the dried-up Hambleden valley to join the Thames Path the other side of the weir, following it all the way to Marlow with the lunchtime stop there in the riverside setting of Court Garden (complete with…

Woods and River Views, 9 August 2015

Our leader (David Norbury) offered a choice in view of the hot weather: hills before or after lunch. We picked the former, which meant he then took us up Lardon Chase and, as a geologist, explained the derivation of the Goring Gap (first picture). Proceeding via Bower Farm and across the Ridgeway…

Mary's Summer Stroll in the Pink, 12 July 2015

19 of us left Pinkney's Drive, Maidenhead on Mary Jones' first walk as a leader. After passing through Littlewick Green to Knowl Hill, and thence to the Thames near Frogmill Farm, we had the morning break. A walk along the crowded Thames Path to Marlow was followed by lunch in a field at the base…

Crossing Contours and 'Buttercup Belles', 10 May 2015

Crossing Contours in Reverse. "A tough hilly walk" from Great Kingshill. The picture was taken mid-afternoon at the top of a short steep slope between Flowers Bottom and Turnip End. The walk itself lived up to its billing, being about 22.5 miles and 3700 feet of ascent (according to Memory-Map) and…

Midweek Middle Assendon, 8 April 2015

or "Quite Country", the official name. A gentle stroll at a relaxed social pace to Bix, Shepherd's Green, Padnell's Wood, Nettlebed, Russell's Water Common, Pishill and Stonor with a couple of very mild short inclines at the end. Photos by Helen Abbott