Next Walk

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Day & Date of Walk  Friday , 22 October 2021
Start Time & Place                      (Meet 10 mins before start)Meet School car park 9.50 for 10 am departure. Car sharing preferred as parking at start limited.
Leaders Sandy Steele
Leaders’s Contact Details 01256 780849 – home 07789716898 – mobile
Distance of walk6 miles.  A walk from  Brimpton Common via Brimpton and Ashford Hill
Approx Finish Time of walk 1.45 pm (give or take). I’m a bit slow from lack of walking time out.
Walk description / difficulty Field and woodland paths and tracks, parkland drives, meadow, road and riverside. Generally dry but could get muddy near River Enborne if rainy. Good walk overlooking the Kennet Valley and views away to Hannington.
Terrain Probably medium level of difficulty with 150 feet of ascent so not very strenuous.
Number of Stiles 11 stiles and several bridges.
Distance to start 13miles
Where we are parking Roadside opposite the Pineapple Pub as was (about 4 cars if parked carefully). Now Italian restaurant La Capanna.
Map Reference/Post Code SU 567628 – RG7 4RN. Map OS Explorer 159 Reading , Woking and Pangbourne
Directions to start of walk Pack Lane to B3400 (Bridge Closure), Roman Road to ring road following Hospital signs. A340 via Tadley to last MOD Aldermaston roundabout then B3051 straight to Brimpton Common and old Pineapple pub site.
Where we can eat/drink (If applicable) Alas all three pubs on the circuit have now closed because of Covid 19. They all looked a good prospect. However I have booked 8 places at the Swan in Sherbournne St John for around 2pm (8 being the max the pub would reserve) but the landlady assured me that there should be no problem in finding tables if more are needed. Please let me know if you intend to eat so I can let them know final numbers. The Timothy Tylor’s I had was in good nick and the 2 mains that we had £10 – £11) were also good. Swan, 01256 850165
Where walk foundThe AA.
Other notesNote there are NO public toilets on route. I spoke to the owner of the Italian restaurant (Franco !) but he was not willing  to let us use his car park or toilets !
PLEASE NOTE: WALKERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY WHEN WALKING.  SLIPS, FALLS AND OTHER MISHAPS ARE BOUND TO OCCUR OCCASIONALLY.  NEITHER THE OAKLEY RAMBLERS CLUB NOR INDIVIDUAL WALK LEADERS CAN ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ACCIDENTS WHICH MAY OCCUR ON WALKS. 
Please notify the walk leader if you suffer from a condition that may require intervention eg: Angina, or diabetes etc

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