Monday 1st April
18.5 miles, Circular Strenuous 10:00 Paul RG20 5PQ
Meeting point: Car park on Anchor Road
We start in the village of Kingsclere and head south over Freemantle Park Down, onto the Wayfarer’s Walk and across open countryside into North Oakley. From here we continue heading south on the Wayfarer’s Walk stopping for a picnic lunch before heading into Oakley for a drink stop. After this we continue across countryside and wooded areas and head over to Deane and onto our afternoon pub stop in the little village of Hannington. We head back into the countryside for the last section of the walk and back to Kingsclere.
The carpark is small with very limited on street parking so please could you all car share as much as possible. There is a shop near the car park if you need food or drink, but please remember to bring your packed lunch as this is a very rural walk and nowhere to buy food on the walk.
Easy Walks are for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.
Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.
Moderate Walks are for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are highly recommended.
Strenuous Walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rought country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the walk leader in advance.
Non-members are welcome to join us for 3 "trial" walks before deciding to join us. You don't need to book in advance - just turn up on the day.
All our walks are graded to give you an idea of what each one will be like. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short, easy walk first. It's better to find a walk too easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.
All our walks are led by SYW members. Please follow their instructions, don't walk ahead of them, and let them know if you decide to leave the walk before the end.