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PAST WALKS

MEDIUM WALK:   19 May 2022   Start: 10:00   Distance: 5.5 miles

Leader: John Cunningham   Contact: johncunningham2@talktalk.net. 07765 692832

Meet outside the Swan pub. at Wilton - SN8 3SS Parking in their car park if staying for lunch or in the road nearby. A circular walk up past the windmill then onto the Bedwyn brail along to the edge of the village and return along the tow path to Crofton then past Wilton waters and back to the pub. No stiles, one long but not steep hill at the start, one steep downhill. Please bring a drink and snack. Optional lunch at the Swan, PLEASE let me know if staying so that I can pre-book.

SHORT WALK:   05 May 2022   Start: 10:30   Distance: 3.0 miles

Leader: Carol Shanahan   Contact: carolshanahan45@gmail.com. 07557550977

Starting at 10.30am – Meet outside The Jack Russell Inn, Faccombe, SP11 0DS Parking in their car park if staying for lunch or in Faccombe Village Hall, SP11 0DS A circular walk following paths and tracks in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty encompassing woodlands, open views of the Downs and a pretty valley. There is one path which leads steeply down (which could be muddy and slippery) and one path with a gentle climb. Optional lunch after the walk at The Jack Russell Inn. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE STAYING FOR LUNCH.

Hungerford U3A walk 05 May 2022

MEDIUM WALK:   21 Apr 2022   Start: 10:00   Distance: 5.5 miles

Leader: John Cunningham   Contact: johncunningham2@talktalk.net. 07765692832

Meet at Chilton Foliat church, parking on the road. 10:00am start We will walk to the end of the village and take the footpath through fairyland across the river and onto Cake wood to see the bluebells (hopefully), then down to the A4 and return via the Brick kiln cottage and return to the village. No stiles. No major hills. Please let me know if you would like lunch at the Wheatsheaf pub, as I need to let them have numbers. (Only park there if staying for food) Please bring a drink/snack (around 5/5.5 miles)

Hungerford U3A walk 21 Apr 2022

SHORT WALK:   07 Apr 2022   Start: 10:15   Distance: 4 miles

Leader: Peter Camfield   Contact: lizandpetercamfield@gmail.com. 07703054751

Starting at 10.15am- Meet outside The Bell. Parking near The Bell, or in their car park if staying for lunch after the walk. A circular walk around Ramsbury starting from The Bell public house. Mainly flat, one incline, passing Ramsbury manor and lake, lovely views. Bring coffee and a snack.

MEDIUM WALK:   24 Mar 2022   Start: 10:00   Distance: 6miles

Leader: John Cunningham   Contact: johncunningham2@talktalk.net. 07765692832

March 24th 10:00am meet at the Down gate pub there is a small council car park. The medium walk will start and finish at the Down gate pub we will head off across the common to the Inkpen Gate across the fields to Templeton around the back of Inglewood to Kintbury returning via the canal towpath Distance around 6/6.5 miles No stiles, could be muddy in places, Fairly level. Optional lunch at the Down Gate. it would be helpful if people could let us know if they are interested in eating there, so that I could let the pub know in advance to how many of us there will be.

SHORT WALK:   10 Mar 2022   Start: 10:00   Distance: 4 miles

Leader: Carol Shanahan   Contact: Email:carolshanahan45@gmail.com. 0755 755 0977

Meet in the visitors’ car park at the Littlecote House Hotel Hungerford RG17 0SU for a 4 mile circular walk via Ramsbury. The first part of the walk is level, the second section comprises of a small climb through woodland and third section is fairly easy as the walk returns to the start via a wide track. Maybe muddy! Please bring a drink or a snack. Optional coffee/lunch at The Pelican at Froxfield afterwards. PLEASE let me know before the day if you plan to stay for lunch by emailing me or phone.

MEDIUM WALK:   24 Feb 2022   Start: 10:00   Distance: 6.8 miles

Leader: Carol Shanahan   Contact: carolshanahan45@gmail.com. 07557550977

Meet in the car park at The Crown and Garter Inkpen Common Inkpen (RG17 9QR) for a circular walk . The walk enjoys wonderful views from Gallows Down, Coombe Gibbet and Walbury Hill and returns through West Woodhay. A moderate walk through woodlands, across fields and tracks with a climb up to the Gibbet. It is muddy in parts. Pease bring a drink and a snack. Optional coffee or lunch at The Crown and Garter.

Hungerford U3A walk 24 Feb 2022

SHORT WALK:   10 Feb 2022   Start: 10:30   Distance: 4 Miles

Leader: Peter Camfield   Contact: lizandpetercamfield@gmail.com. 07703054751

Meet outside the Three Swans Hotel in the Hungerford High Street at 10.30am. Short walk around Hungerford taking in Hungerford common and the Marsh. Park where convenient. Please bring coffee and snack. Optional lunch at the Three Swans.

SHORT WALK:   27 Jan 2022   Start: 10:00   Distance: SHORT Walk 4 miles

Leader: John Cunningham   Contact: johncunningham2@talktalk.net. 07765692832

Starting from Ham village centre near the Crown & Anchor pub the walk will head towards Shalbourne across the fields into the village with a circular route around Shalbourne before heading back to Ham Meet at 10:00 am 27/01/2022 Ham village Centre No stiles and only slight inclines (could be muddy in places) Lunch or coffee at the pub after (optional)

MEDIUM WALK:   13 Jan 2022   Start: 10:00   Distance: 6 miles

Leader: Carol Shanahan   Contact: Mobile: 07557550977. carol@cottages-beer-devon.co.uk

MEDIUM. Walk 6 miles.- A circular walk from Inglewood, Templeton Road, Kintbury to Inkpen Common and return. Meet in the visitors car park at Inglewood at 10.00am. The walk is fairly flat, with a few stiles but can be muddy in parts. Coffee halfway round at the Honesty Cafe, Inkpen Common, or bring a drink and snack. A NEGATIVE TEST RESULT IS REQUIRED IF STAYING FOR COFFEE OR LUNCH AT BLANDY’s BAR and BISTRO at INGLEWOOD, taken on the morning of the walk, thank you.

SHORT WALK:   16 Dec 2021   Start: 10:30   Distance: Approx. 4 miles

Leader: Peter Camfield   Contact: lizandpetercamfield@gmail.com. 07703054751. 01488 685457

Meet at The Hartley Arms pub. car park in Donnington village, Newbury RG14 2JP, parking in their car park or Castle Lane. A circular walk around Bagnor, undulating through fields and woods, through Donnington Grove golf course and lake. Please bring a drink and snack. Optional coffee or lunch in the Honesty cafe behind the pub. at the end of walk.

Hungerford U3A walk 16 Dec 2021

SHORT WALK:   25 Nov 2021   Start: 10:00   Distance: 4 miles

Leader: Peter Camfield   Contact: lizandpetercamfield@gmail.com. 01488 685457. 07703054751

Short walk 4 miles - Chilton foliat to New Hayward farm. Start of walk outside Chilton Foliat Church - gathering point. Parking on the road, or in layby on opposite side of road a little further on. One incline, one field, one stile, tracks and Tarmac. Optional pub lunch at the Wheatsheaf. Is it possible to let me (Peter) know if you think you maybe interested in a snack lunch at the pub? This is for for numbers for landlord. ( could be 5 or 17 ! )

Hungerford U3A walk 25 Nov 2021

SHORT WALK:   28 Oct 2021   Start: 10:00   Distance: About 4 miles - 2hrs

Leader: John Cunningham   Contact: johncunningham2@talktalk.net

Circular walk from Ham to Prosperous farm and return approx. 4 miles Walk starts at the Crown and Anchor pub in Ham, one hill and one stile through fields and woods. Please bring a drink and snack. Park on the roadside or in the pub car park if staying for optional lunch at the Crown and Anchor.

SHORT WALK:   23 Sep 2021   Start: 10:00   Distance: About 4 miles - 1hr 45min to 2 hrs

Leader: John Cunningham   Contact: johncunningham2@talktalk.net

The walk will start at the Pelican at Froxfield walking to Oakhill following the road towards North Standen at the bend in the road follow the footpath to Juggs wood. Then turning right and follow the path to the road, go straight across the road, canal and railway then turn left towards Little Bedwyn along beside the railway track to the church, cross over the footbridge to the canal towpath and return back Froxfield. Lunch optional at the Pelican

SHORT WALK:   26 Aug 2021   Start: 10:00   Distance: Circular walk aprox 4 miles of undulating woods, fields & canal towpath..

Leader: Peter Camfield   Contact: lizandpetercamfield@gmail.com

Updated - again Park in the road outside the Swan pub, or in their carpark if stopping there for lunch. (SN8 3SS) The walk via Wilton Brail to Crofton Pumping station, returning to the Swan Inn via Wilton Water and village. Please bring your own drink and snack. Pub lunch at the Swan Wilton - optional.

Hungerford U3A walk 26 Aug 2021

SHORT WALK:   29 Jul 2021   Start: 10:00   Distance: Circular walk approx. 4 miles

Leader: Peter Camfield   Contact: lizandpetercamfield@gmail.com

Walk moved to 29 July - to avoid heatwave! Park and meet behind the Crown and Garter Pub, Inkpen Common, RG179QR for an optional coffee at the Honesty coffee shop before the start of the walk. From car park to Balsdon farm, the Folly, Northcroft Farm, Swan Inn, woodlands and fields, mainly flat. Pub lunch at the Crown & Garter - optional.

SHORT WALK:   24 Jun 2021   Start: 10:00   Distance: Circular walk approx. 4 miles

Leader: John Cunningham   Contact: johncunningham2@talktalk.net

Park at Cobbs away from the shop cross the A4 walk to Froxfield along the towpath then to North Standen over stiles crossing the railway line over the marsh and back to Cobbs for optional coffee or lunch.

SHORT WALK:   27 May 2021   Start: 10:00   Distance: Circular walk approx. 4.5 miles no stiles undulating

Leader: John Cunningham   Contact: johncunningham2@talktalk.net

Park at the Red House pub in Marsh Benham, walk down to the canal turn left towards Newbury turn right at Benham lock/bridge walking through wooded area to Enbourne road turn right towards the church through Hamstead Marshall estate through the grounds back to the Red house. Bring coffee and a snack, lunch at The Redhouse pub. - optional.

SHORT WALK:   17 Mar 2020   Start: 10:00   Distance: CANCELLED

Leader: John Hills   Contact: jrh.hills@gmail.com

Sorry - but leader has developed a cough and following current guidelines is self-isolating.

SHORT WALK:   18 Feb 2020   Start: 10:00   Distance: Aprox 4 miles

Leader: John Cunningham   Contact: johncunningham2@talktalk.net

Please meet at Cobbs Farm Shop Hungerford RG17 0SP for a 10.00am start. The walk is circular through fields and Cakewood. The walk is slightly uphill and downhill in places and could be muddy and slippery. Please bring a drink and snack. Optional coffee or lunch at end of the walk at Cobbs Farm Shop.

SHORT WALK:   21 Jan 2020   Start: 10:00   Distance: Aprox 4.5miles - elevation gain 440ft!

Leader: Carol Shanahan   Contact: carol@cottages-beer-devon.co.uk

Please meet in the car park at The Dundas Arms in Kintbury (RG17 9UT) at 10.00 am for a circular walk along the towpath then climbing onto Irish Hill for glorious views before looping back through the undulating farmland of rolling fields, pretty copses and quiet lanes. The walk has a few steady gradients and a few stiles to negotiate. Please bring drinks and a snack with you for a break half way round. Optional coffee or lunch at The Dundas Arms at the end of the walk.

SHORT WALK:   17 Dec 2019   Start: 10:30   Distance: Approx 3 miles of paths and views

Leader: Peter Camfield   Contact: lizandpetercamfield@gmail.com

Please meet at the The Jack Russell, Faccombe, Andover SP11 0DS. The walk will start at 10.30 am and will follow paths and tracks in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It encompasses woodlands, open views of the Downs and a pretty valley. Optional snack lunch at the Jack Russell at the end of the walk. If a lift is required please contact Peter or Carol Shanahan (carol@cottages-beer-devon.co.uk)

SHORT WALK:   19 Nov 2019   Start: 10:00   Distance: Aprox 5 miles

Leader: John Cunningham   Contact: johncunningham2@talktalk.net

Please meet at Cobbs Farm Shop Hungerford (RG17 0SP). The walk will start at 10.00 am and will go to Froxfield via the canal tow path and then around to North Standen before coming back to The Marsh and Cobbs Farm Shop. The walk is on undulating footpaths, a small amount of country road, across the railway line and 2 stiles. Optional coffee or lunch at Cobbs Farm Shop afterwards.

SHORT WALK:   15 Oct 2019   Start: 10:00   Distance: Aprox 4.5miles

Leader: Carol Shanahan   Contact: carol@cottages-beer-devon.co.uk

Meet at St Lawrence’s Church Hungerford RG17 0JB for a circular walk around Hungerford taking in the Canal towpath, Freemans Marsh and onto the best view of Hungerford returning via the Pepperpot Cottages at Leverton and Eddington. Please bring a drink and a snack. Optional lunch at end of the walk in one of the pubs in Hungerford.

SHORT WALK:   24 Sep 2019   Start: 10:00   Distance: Aprox 4.5miles

Leader: Colin Honeybone   Contact: colin.honeybone@gmail.com

Please gather in Chieveley Village Car Park RG20 8TE Grid Ref SU 476 744 for a 10.00 start. We walk through interesting farm land and pleasant country lanes, 4.5 miles fairly flat, at a leisurely pace. Optional Pub lunch at the Red Lion Chieveley.

MEDIUM WALK:   20 Aug 2019   Start: 10:00   Distance: about 6 miles of undulating woods and fields

Leader: John Hills   Contact: jrh.hills@gmail.com

Meet in the car park of the Crown and Garter in Inkpen Common (RG17 9QR). The walk will start at 10.00 am and go via Inkpen Common to Inkpen church, returning via Weavers Lane and Gully Copse plantation to the pub. Bring drinks and a snack. Optional lunch at the Crown and Garter at the end of the walk.

SHORT WALK:   23 Jul 2019   Start: 10:00   Distance: about 5 miles of undulating woods and fields

Leader: John Hills   Contact: jrh.hills@gmail.com

Park in the lane outside the Wilton Windmill entrance (SN8 3SW). The walk will start at 10.00 am and go via Bedwyn Brail to Crofton Pumping station where there is a coffee stop. Return to the Windmill via Wilton Water and village. Optional lunch at The Swan in Wilton.

SHORT WALK:   18 Jun 2019   Start: 10:30   Distance: Aprox 5 miles

Leader: Carol Shanahan   Contact: carol@cottages-beer-devon.co.uk

Please meet at visitors car park at Inglewood Templeton Road Kintbury (RG17 9AA) at 10.30 am for a circular walk from Inglewood to Inkpen via St Cassians, Titcomb, Foxhill and The Folly. The walk is quite flat with a few stiles but can be muddy in parts. Optional coffee and lunch half way round at about 12 noon at The Honesty Cafe/ The Crown and Garter or bring a drink and a picnic. Optional cup of tea at Blandy’s at Inglewood after the walk!

SHORT WALK:   28 May 2019   Start: 10:00   Distance: Aprox 5 miles

Leader: Peter Camfield   Contact: lizandpetercamfield@gmail.com

Please meet at the village hall car park at East Garston (RG17 7EX ) at 10.30 am for circular walk from East Garston via Woodland St Mary. The walk has a moderate climb out of Eastbury, but has stunning views of the Lambourn valley. Please bring a a drink and snack with you for a break half way round. Optional lunch at the Queens Arms afterwards.

SHORT WALK:   23 Apr 2019   Start: 10:00   Distance: Aprox 5 miles

Leader: Carol Shanahan   Contact: carol@cottages-beer-devon.co.uk

A circular walk from Littlecote House to Ramsbury and back. We stop half way round for coffee at the Cafe Bella, Ramsbury. The walk is slightly uphill and downhill in places to Ramsbury but then flat back to Littlecote. It could by muddy and slippery in places. Optional lunch at the end of the walk at Littlecote.

SHORT WALK:   12 Mar 2019   Start: 10:00   Distance: 3 - 4 miles

Leader: Carol Shanahan   Contact: carol@cottages-beer-devon.co.uk

Meeting at the Pelican Hotel, Froxfield - for a short walk of much interest, covering 3 to 4 miles - lasting about 2 to 3 hours ending with a possible lunch at the Pelican.

SHORT WALK:   03 Jul 2018   Start: 11:00   Distance: 4 miles

Leader: Jon Hills   Contact: Contact: jrh.hills@gmail.com

Park and meet in the Crofton Beam Engines Car Park at 11:00 am. It is safe paid parking and change will be needed for the pay and display machine. Level walk for the most part with some undulations taking us via the Mill Bridge at Great Bedwyn onto the Wilton Brail to The Swan at Wilton, where it is possible to get lunch and a drink. The walk returns by the side of the feeder lake to Crofton. The Crofton Beam Engine cafe is open for coffee at 10:30 am for anyone who is interested.

SHORT WALK:   24 Apr 2018   Start: 10:00   Distance: 5 Miles

Leader: Jon Hills   Contact: jrh.hills@gmail.com

Meet at Hungerford Town Hall for a circular walk to Eddington Mill, Leverton, Chilton Foliat where we return through the woods to Hopgrass. Here we can make our way to Cobbs to arrive between 11:30 and noon for coffee or an early lunch. Return via Freemans Marsh. A mainly level walk.

SHORT WALK:   27 Mar 2018   Start: 10:30   Distance: 3.5 Miles

Leader: Colin Honeybone   Contact: colin.honeybone@gmail.com

Park and Meet Smithham Bridge Road for a 10.30 am start. An easy flat circular walk using local footpaths to Standen Manor returning past Sanham Green. Maybe muddy!

SHORT WALK:   28 Feb 2018   Start: 10:30   Distance: 3.5 Miles

Leader: Colin Honeybone    Contact: colin.honeybone@gmail.com

SORRY - WALK CANCELLED!

SHORT WALK:   07 Dec 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: 4 Miles

Leader: Peter Camfield   Contact: lizcamfield@talktalk.net

Park and Meet behind the Crown & Garter Pub, Inkpen Common, RG17 9QR for an optional coffee at the Honesty Coffee Shop before the Start of the Walk at 10.30. Circular Walk commencing from the car park to Balsdon Farm, the Folly, Northcroft Farm, Swan Inn, woodlands and fields, mainly flat. Pub Lunch at the Crown & Garter - optional.

MEDIUM WALK:   28 Nov 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: 6 miles

Leader: John Hills   Contact: jrh.hills@gmail.com

Park and meet at the Shalbourne Sports Field Car Park, Rivar Road for a 10 am prompt start. Rivar Road is opposite the Plough Inn, follow it to the end of the village where the Sports Field car park can be found on the left. Grid ref 316625. We will walk along Cox's Lane, crossing the A338 at the bridge over the River Shalbourne where we head for Polesdon, Bagshot, Lower Slope Farm and back across the A338 to Prosperous returning to Shalbourne via Ham. A flat walk - maybe muddy. Mixture of woodland and open country. Take a drink and a snack. Look out for deer !

SHORT WALK:   07 Nov 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: 3.5 Miles

Leader: Pat Honeybone   Contact: pathoneybone@gmail.com

Park and Meet at Cobbs Farm Shop for an optional Coffee before the Start of the Walk at 10.30 - please park considerately away from the Shop Entrance. Circular Walk along Canal Towpath to Oakhill, followed by a short uphill gradient to North Standen returning to Cobbs via Hungerford Marsh. Fingers crossed for good weather to enjoy good views - Easy Pace - suitable footwear.

Hungerford U3A walk 07 Nov 2017

SHORT WALK:   24 Oct 2017   Start: 10:30   Distance: 3.5 miles

Leader: Peter Camfield   Contact: lizcamfield@talktalk.net

Meet and Park in or near the Horseshoe Inn, Mildenhall, SN8 2LR A circular walk along the river, up steps to the disused railway line, a steep gradient, but worth it for the beautiful views across the valley. A couple of stiles, may be muddy, walking boots essential. Optional coffee or lunch at the pub.

MEDIUM WALK:   17 Oct 2017   Start: 10:30   Distance: Approx 7 miles

Leader: Reg Shanahan   Contact: rfshanahan@gmail.com

Park and meet at Whitegates, Hungerford Park, RG17 0UR (about half a mile from the Kintbury Gate, Hungerford Common) - GR SU 358/679 Circular walk from Hungerford Park to Inkpen Common via Templeton, Inglewood, St Cassian's, Titcomb, Foxhill and The Folly. The walk is quite flat but a few stiles and can be muddy in parts. Optional coffee and lunch half way round about 12 noon at The Crown and Garter Inkpen Common or bring a snack.

SHORT WALK:   19 Sep 2017   Start: 10:30   Distance: 3.5 Miles

Leader: Peter Camfield    Contact: lizcamfield@talktalk.net

Short circular walk - Ramsbury to Ramsbury Manor fairly flat. Circling round to Hilldrop Lane and taking in the countryside around Ramsbury.  One steep stretch, mainly flat. Optional coffee or lunch at the Bell. Parking: Back lane, and MEET at the back entrance to Holy Cross Church, Back Lane, Ramsbury.

MEDIUM WALK:   04 Sep 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: Approx 8 Miles

Leader: Jerry Bray   Contact: jerry.bray1@btinternet.com

Park and meet Shalbourne Village Green opposite the Old Bakery GR SU 3137 6280 Circular walk via Ham, Bitham Lane, Sadlers Road, Anvilles, Prosperous, Upper Slope Farm and back alongside the Shalbourne river. Not too much mud but some stinging nettles. Unfortunately the Plough is closed for food on Mondays but coffees and snacks can be available from the village stores.

MEDIUM WALK:   14 Aug 2017   Start: 10:30   Distance: 7 Miles

Leader: Geordie Taylor   Contact: geordietaylor39@gmail.com

Park Gt Bedwyn Wharf and Meet at Gt Bedwyn Railway Station GR SU 2791 6450 - Alternatively catch the 10.20 train from Hungerford to Gt Bedwyn. Walk to The Swan at Wilton via Gt Bedwyn Brail and Wilton Windmill. Take a break at the pub for a drink and/or a lite lunch and walk back to Gt Bedwyn via Crofton. Plenty of scope to adjust the walk , longer or shorter as befits the group on the day. Trains back to Hungerford at 1.35, 2.39, 3.40 and 4.44.

SHORT WALK:   08 Aug 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: 5 Miles

Leader: John Hills   Contact: jrh.hills@gmail.com

Park in Marsh Lane or Smitham Bridge Road and meet at the Childrens playground at the junction next to the river Shalbourne ( GR SU 26/36 331684). Across fields, woods and meadows to Standen House and then via North Standen to Cobbs for coffee or lunch returning via Freemans Marsh and Marsh Lane. Mostly level, about 5 miles taking 2.5 hours including 30 mins for coffee at Cobbs. Shorts not advised because of nettles and brambles.

SHORT WALK:   16 Jul 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: Aprox 4-5miles

Leader: Carol Shanahan   Contact: carol@cottages-beer-devon.co.uk

Meet at the Town Hall for a short circular walk around Hungerford as part of the 2017 Arts Festival (HADCAF). Canal towpath, Freemans Marsh and onto the best view of Hungerford (spot the Town Hall clock) returning via Eddington and the Pepperpot Cottages. Look out for the Stocks! Take a drink and a snack and binoculars if you have them!

Hungerford U3A walk 16 Jul 2017

SHORT WALK:   06 Jun 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: 4 miles

Leader: Peter Camfield   Contact: lizcamfield@talktalk.net

Short circular walk starting from Wickham School. Fairly flat through paths, fields and woods, passing through Clapton hamlet. Take a drink and a snack. Parking: At the cross roads in the middle of Wickham take the minor road off the B4000 leading to Welford and Park and MEET near the school on the lefthand side. Optional pub lunch at the Five Bells.

LONG WALK:   22 May 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: Aprox 11 miles

Leader: John Hills   Contact: jrh.hills@gmail.com

Park alongside Shalbourne village green opposite the old bakery GR SU 3137 6280 Walk to Ham, Ham Hill via Wiltshire nature reserve. Ashley Down, Inkpen Hill and Wilbur Hill, Upper Green Inkpen, Inkpen church, Bitham Lane and Ham to Shalbourne. About 200 m of ascent and 200 m of descent. Bring a packed lunch and drinks. Fine views on the way but with some muddy rutted tracks.

MEDIUM WALK:   15 May 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: 7 Miles - Easy

Leader: John Hills   Contact: jrh.jhills@gmail.com

Park and meet at Hungerford Skate Board Car Park - GR SU 3390 6775 - Circular Walk - 7 miles - Easy Walk via Inkpen Gate, Park Farm Dairy, Templeton Stud, Catmore Copse to Kintbury, returning Kennet & Avon Canal - Bring drink and snack. Pub lunch possible at end.

SHORT WALK:   09 May 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: 4 Miles

Leader: John Hills   Contact: jrh.hills@gmail.com

Park alongside Shalbourne village green opposite the old bakery GR SU 3137 6280. Walk through village to Newtown farm and Folly farm, Castle Copse , Jockey Green, Burridge Heath, Baverstock Copse returning to Shalbourne via the watercress beds. Undulating walk. About 100 m of ascent. Bring a snack and drink. The Plough in Shalbourne may be open for lunch, if not coffees are available at the village store.

MEDIUM WALK:   24 Apr 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: 7 Miles

Leader: Carol & Reg Shanahan   Contact: carol@cottages-beer-devon.co.uk

Meet at the car park behind the Crown and Garter, Inkpen Common - GR SU 3775 6385 - Circular walk via Combe Gibbet. Woodland tracks, field and downland tracks, some road and a stretch of the Wayfarers Way, Bring a drink and snack. Optional Pub Lunch at Crown & Garter

MEDIUM WALK:   11 Apr 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: 6 miles

Leader: Jean Harris   Contact: jeangraceh@hotmail.com

Park and meet at St Mary’s Church Great Bewyn, Church, SU 277 6425 for a very pleasant circular walk via Wilton & Crofton. Bring drink & Snack.

SHORT WALK:   03 Apr 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: 4 Miles

Leader: Pat Williams   Contact: patv.williams@btinternet.com

Gentle circular walk across local field paths and woodlands - optional pub lunch at the Dundas Arms. Park cars and meet in the car park beside the canal, opposite side to the station, GR SU 385672. Alternatively, the Dundas Arms Car Park between canal and railway station but only if you intend eating there.

MEDIUM WALK:   27 Mar 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: Circular 7 miles

Leader: Colin Honeybone   Contact: colin.honeybone@gmail.com

Park and meet at Littlecote House Visitors Car Park - GR SU 3030 7040 - Circular Walk - 7 miles - 80m Ascent A nostalgic walk taking in the WW2 Airfield at Rudge where in 1944 Douglas C47’s flew US Infantry into France, crossing the River Kennet into Ramsbury. Bring a drink and a snack. Optional Pub Lunch at Littlecote.

LONG WALK:   20 Mar 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: Aprox 10 miles

Leader: Jerry Bray   Contact: jerry.bray1@btinternet.com

Park Smitham Bridge Road, Hungerford: Meet St Lawrence Church for a circular walk via canal towpath, taking in Standen Manor, Bagshot, Long Walk, past Stype Stud, Little Bedwyn Church, Froxfield, (lunch stop at Pelican), canal towpath/marsh, back to Hungerford. Undulating, Approx 10 miles.

SHORT WALK:   07 Mar 2017   Start: 10:00   Distance: Approx 4 miles

Leader: Peter Camfield   Contact: lizcamfield@talktalk.net

Park and park and meet at Littlecote House Visitors Car Park, (please do not park in Residents Car Park). Circular walk taking in Ramsbury and The Bell coffee shop. Optional lunch at the end at Littlecote.

LONG WALK:   24 Feb 2017   Start: 09:45   Distance: 18km / 11miles

Leader: Geordie Taylor   Contact: GeordieTaylor39@gmail.com

A circular walk taking in Anvilles, Combe Gibbet, lunch at The Crown & Garter and back via Inkpen Common & Templeton. Distance about 18km / 11m, returning about 4pm. Please fill in the details below and return to GeordieTaylor39@gmail.com or send a text to 07836 330815. Information required by Geordie for his walk. Name. Contact number in case of an emergency. Are you bringing a dog?. Are there any special circumstances that I should be aware of?.

SHORT WALK: Date: Tuesday 7th February 2017 Time:10.30am

Leader: Peter Camfield Email: lizcamfield@talktalk.net (01488 6854570)

Short walk 4 miles - Chilton foliat to New Hayward farm. Start of walk outside Chilton Foliat Church - gathering point.

Parking on the road, or in layby on opposite side of road a little further on. One incline, one field, one stile, tracks and Tarmac. Optional pub lunch at the Wheatsheaf. Is it possible to let me (Peter) know if you think you maybe interested in a snack lunch at the pub? This is for for numbers for landlord. ( could be 5 or 17 ! )


SHORT WALK: Date: Monday 16th January 2017 Time: 10.00 am

Leader: Chris Carlon email: chriscarlon@btinternet.com

Park and meet in the car park of "The Pelican" pub/restaurant (west side car park), Froxfield GR SU 303 680 A circular walk via Oak Hill, The Long Walk through Stype Wood to Bagshot returning past Juggs Wood and Frith Copse. Optional Pub lunch at "The Pelican" or take a picnic.

Two short ascents of ~25-30m (82-98 feet) Walk a total of 6.4kms (~ 4 miles)

Hungerford U3A walk 16 Jan 2017

A very successful 'first walk'.


MEDIUM WALK: Date: Monday 20th February 2017 Time: 10.00 am start

Leader: Colin Honeybone Email: colin.honeybone@gmail.com

Park and meet at Hungerford Memorial Skate Park - GR SU 3390 6775 - for a circular walk to Prosperous and Bagshot - may see Snowdrops. Distance 7 miles - Minimal Ascent. Optional Pub lunch after. Bring a drink and a snack.

Hungerford U3A walk 20 feb 2017


MEDIUM WALK: Date: Monday 23rd January 2017 Time: 10.00 am start

Leader: Colin Honeybone email: colin.honeybone@gmail.com

Park and meet in Great Bedwyn Wharf GR SU 280 644 If unable to park in the Wharf, park opposite in Frog Lane, at Great Bedwyn Community Centre.

We walk Gally Lane, Birch Copse, Bedwyn Brail, Return to cars via canal tow path. Ascent approx. 65 m - 7 miles.

Optional Pub lunch after. Bring a drink and a snack.

Hungerford U3A walk 23 Jan 2017

.... some do short and medium walks .....



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