My Favourite Walk or Cycle Ride

We are fortunate to live in an area with so much open space and numerous footpaths enabling us to enjoy it to the full.

We are also lucky in having so many readers that are willing to share their favourite walk or cycle ride with us.

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  • David Overbury’s walk is a circular route from All Saint’s Church of 2.5 miles taking about 1 hour with midium difficulty.
  •  Sue Howman’s walk is from the Red Lion PH to Greys Court returning via a different route. It takes about 2.5 hours. Sue also describs a shorter version of this walk.
  • Angela & Eric Davison start from Stoke Row Road towards Blounts Court and across the fields to All Saints Church over the common to Colliers Lane and down towards  the Unicorn PH but turn left before then back to your starting point. In all, about 3 miles
  • Phil Clark enjoys a relatively easy walk of about 5 miles and taking just under 2 hours. The walk is circular starting at the Unicorn PH going down Wyfold Lane past Neal’s Farm and follow the way markers until you reach the Cherry Tree PH. Continue towards the Crooked Billet, past the sports ground on your right and back to the start.
  • Rita Hadgkiss has a walk which is particularly bracing in May when the bluebells are out. It will take about an hour and you will cover some 2.5 miles. It is a circular route starting and finishing at the Unicorn PH. A lot of the walk is along bridlepaths which can be muddy in wet weather. The timings are for a fairly brisk walking pace.
  • Mary Norris’ Walks: One is down Colemore Lane starting from the Unicorn PH and another is through Chiltern Wood and “visiting” the black pig and more…
  • Sylvia Overbury’s walk is a 6.5km circular walk from Cookley Green via Ewelme Park and Swyncombe.
  • June and David Proudler’s Walk is approximately five miles on lanes, footpaths, tracks and through fields and woods. It’s a varied walk including a nature reserve and medieval church
  • Rosemary Dunstan’s walk is exceptional as it was a Trek to Everest Base Camp. 12 hours of walking on one day had completely exhausted Rosemary who admitted she was getting too old for such things
  • Matthew Davis’ walk is 6 miles long and will take about 2¼ – 3 hours through the Chilton’s.

Cycle Rides:

  • Colin Garnham’s ride takes in Sonning Common, Kidmore End, Goring Heath and Goring on to Woodcote, Checkendon, Stoke Row and back to the start in Peppard.
  •  Marcus Troth’s ride is about 17.5 miles and starts in Caversham. From there ride to Mapledurham, Whitchurch, Goring and on to Cray’s Pond. Go on to Goring Heath, Trench Green Chazey Heath and back into Caversham.
  • Colin Garnham’s cycle ride is along a section of Sustrans UK network running from Sonning Common via Horsepond Road,Wyfold Road and Lane on to Busgrove Lane and Garson’s Hill. This section is about 5.5 miles.
  • Matthew Davis’ ride is about 15 miles, and much is off road making use of the bridlepaths. The Mongewell Loop is a circular ride from Peppard to Nuffield and back.
  • Last time Matthew Davis’ ride I sent you off cycling up into the hills along the edge of the Chilterns, this time we are going in the opposite direction, something for everyone, hardly any mud and possible on most sorts of bike. The ride is about 18 kms.