What we're about

The Berkshire Walkers ( https://www.berkshirewalkers.co.uk/ ) is a walking and social group aimed at people in their 20's and 30's and is part of The Ramblers.

We are based in Berkshire, mainly around Reading, Newbury and Slough, and provide walks at a variety of lengths on weekends and summer evenings. We also have regular socials such as pub meets, meals out, ten-pin bowling and trips to museums and places of interest. All are welcome to join the Berkshire Walkers for a walk, or one of our social events, whether you are already a keen walker, or just starting down the path.

There is no charge to come on our walks, and you are welcome to come on up to 3 walks to 'try' us out. If you decide you want to continue walking with us, all we ask is that you join The Ramblers ( https://www.ramblers.org.uk/become-a-member.aspx ), which currently costs £36.60 per year. Joining The Ramblers brings all the benefits of being part of the UK's largest walking organisation, with discounts available in many walking shops (eg 15% at Cotswold Outdoor). You will also receive a magazine 4 times a year, about walking in the UK and things that affect your rights to walk through our amazing and varied countryside. Your membership fees also contribute to The Ramblers' efforts to promote walking as a healthy pastime, to campaign for access and to fight for maintained access to our rights of way.

Not all our members are on Meetup, so there will be more people on walks than are shown on Meetup. For a general idea, we typically get 10-20 people on our walks. Please note that our social events are not usually listed on Meetup: our socials are for our walkers only (including those new to the group with an interest in joining), and can be found on our website www.berkshirewalkers.co.uk/calendar/.

Upcoming events (2)

Afternoon Meander of Mortimer, 6.5 miles, easy

Mortimer (MOR)

This 6.5 mile easy walk around Mortimer goes across fields and through the woodlands around Mortimer and towards Silchester. The walk will give you chance to visit the ancient Roman town of Calleva and the Amphitheatre.

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Please book a place on this walk by completing the Google Form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVfN1sa1ndRMNFah42tKkGaHFlrkkuytdM739c84oL282v0g/viewform

This walk will be led by Jason. Please see our website for further details: https://www.berkshirewalkers.co.uk/event/afternoon-meander-of-mortimer-6-5-miles-easy/

PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP FOR THIS EVENT WITHOUT BOOKING YOUR SPACE USING THE ABOVE LINK!

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WALK DETAILS

We will meet at Mortimer Station for a 1.00pm start. Leaving the Station we will head towards the beautiful St Mary’s CofE Church and following part of one of the Berkshire Circular Route walks. This will lead us towards the back of Silchester where we have the chance to go and visit the ancient Amphitheatre which is outside the walls of the old Roman City – ‘Calleva’.

Along the walk we will find ourselves with great views across Berkshire (weather permitting). We will be able to see the Hannington Aerial in the distance but turning yourself round you will see the spire of the Church in Mortimer (a different church to the one we walk past at the beginning).

The walk will lead us past Butler’s Lands Copse before joining back up with the Berkshire Circular Route and leading us back to the station in Mortimer.

This is an easy graded walk as it’s mainly flat.

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TRAVEL DETAILS

By public transport: If you are coming from Reading by train, take the 12.38pm which will arrive at Mortimer station for 12.51pm. If the train is late, the start of the walk will be too.

By car: Limited parking is available at Mortimer Station – but charges will apply. There is street parking available within a couple of minutes’ walk of the station.

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NOTES

* If you or someone else from your household has COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend.

* Please be considerate to other path users and step aside to let people past – and don’t forget to say ‘hi’ or 'thanks’!

* Please bring a drink and a snack.

* Please note: there is NO lunch stop on this walk.

* It might be muddy – please wear suitable footwear.

* If it's a rainy day, please bring waterproofs.

* Please contact the leader(s) Jason directly if you are delayed on the day or can't find the group (find contact details on our website https://www.berkshirewalkers.co.uk/event/afternoon-meander-of-mortimer-6-5-miles-easy/). We are unlikely to respond to meetup comments sent on the day of the walk in enough time to be helpful.

The Ramsbury Ramble, 8 miles, moderate

The Square

This is a perfect opportunity for folk working from home to give our cars a good run out as well as tackling an area not frequented that often by the group

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Please book a place on this walk by completing the Google Form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwDzXV0hTIVhMw_zE9TL8juG3t_g_N1TdeeNf5zraeiCQXVw/viewform

This walk will be led by Dan H. Please see our website for further details: https://www.berkshirewalkers.co.uk/event/the-ramsbury-ramble-8-miles-moderate/

PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP FOR THIS EVENT WITHOUT BOOKING YOUR SPACE USING THE ABOVE LINK!

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WALK DETAILS

This hike sets off from the idyllic Wiltshire village of Ramsbury and absorbs some lovely rural countryside that envelops it. We head off from The Bell pub having parked up considerately in the village – we do not have permission to park in the pub – heading in a westerly direction passing Ramsbury Manor House, a 17th century grade 1 listed building. We tackle a gradual incline and then traverse over a number of byways and footpaths for the reminder of the walk, pausing for our lunch stop at a suitable spot. Although we pass Ramsbury Brewery and Distillery on route it sadly is not open on Sundays. However, for those that wish we should have the option of sampling one of their ales at the optional pub at end of the walk, other drinks available.

The terrain on much of the walk is a mixture of tarmac to begin with and then a combination of soft grass fields and well made tracks. Potentially could be muddy, especially if there has been plenty of precipitation leading up to walk but I'm hoping it should not be *too* bad as we do not really go through any woodland.

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TRAVEL DETAILS

By public transport: Not available

By car: Free parking available in village. The walk leader can give up to three people a lift from Reading if required. Please be prepared to wear a facemask.

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NOTES

* If you or someone else from your household has COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend.

* Please be considerate to other path users and step aside to let people past – and don’t forget to say ‘hi’ or 'thanks’!

* Please bring a packed lunch and a drink.

* It might be muddy – please wear suitable footwear.

* Please contact the leader(s) Dan H directly if you are delayed on the day or can't find the group (find contact details on our website https://www.berkshirewalkers.co.uk/event/the-ramsbury-ramble-8-miles-moderate/). We are unlikely to respond to meetup comments sent on the day of the walk in enough time to be helpful.

Past events (171)

A Thames Jubilee, from Taplow via Dorney, 7 miles, easy

Taplow

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