Walking Groups



Walking Group 1


U3A Walking Group

Walking Group 2



 Long Distance Walking (or sitting!) Group



Grand Union Canal walkers reach Birmingham Jan 2017


There are three Walking Groups - two of which focus on circular walks of 4-5 miles, and a third for long distance walkers.

Group 1 meets on the third Tuesday of each month, and Group 2 meets on the third Friday of the month. In both cases the walks start around 10am (although the timing may vary with the location).

The routes are usually circular and about 4 to 6 miles in length. Group members take it in turns to plan the route and lead the walk. We usually end at a suitable pub or restaurant for lunch. The starting point is announced in advance to group members. Members should share the travel arrangements where convenient.

 Walkers are welcome to join either or both the groups.

The Long Distance Group are committed walkers who prefer a longer walk and embark on a more challenging course in monthly stages. So far they have undertaken the Chiltern Way, the Thames Path, the Grand Union Canal and the Oxford Canal. The current project is to follow the Chiltern Way.

Most years, there is also a walking holiday arranged during the summer months. See the Holidays page for further details.




Walkers pay for their own lunch at the pub.


Next Events 

Group 2 - Swyncombe Snowdrop Walk 16 Feb 2018 10.00 hrs start Meet at Ewelme Recreation Ground car park, OX10 6PG
Group 1 - circular walk from Hailey 20 Feb 2018 10.15 for 10.30 hrs start Meet at The King William IV, Hailey, Ipsden,  OX10 6AD 
Long Distance Group - The Chiltern Way seventh leg (Berkshire Loop) 1 Mar 2018 - NOTE DATE tbc Winter Lodge to nr Remenham Hill
Long Distance Group - The Chiltern Way eighth leg (Berkshire Loop) 29 Mar 2018 tbc Nr Remenham Hill to Chazey Heath
Long Distance Group - The Chiltern Way nineth leg (Southern Ext) 26 Apr 2018 tbc Chazey Heath to Battle House
Long Distance Group - The Chiltern Way tenth leg (Southern Ext.)  31 May 2018 tbc Battle House to nr Ewelme


Group Notice 

Group 2 - 16 Februry 2018 - Swyncombe Snowdrop Walk

Tony and I plan to do the "Swyncombe Snowdrop Walk" on Feb 16th. As this is a very popular walk at this time of year, it would be good to have a show of hands for walk and lunch at the Shepherd's Hut, Ewelme, by 2nd Feb if poss. We will set off from Ewelme Recreation Ground car park, OX10 6PG, grid ref. SU 648 912, at 10 a.m., and drive to the Shepherd's Hut for lunch on our return. No stiles, one steepish climb and one steep descent. Dogs welcome at the pub.


Moira Dlugosz  01296 738131 or madchat@hotmail.co.uk 

Group 1 - 20 February - Circular walk from Hailey

Derek and Daphne Holland have kindly agreed to lead the next walk.
It will be a 4 mile circular walk from The King William IV pub at Hailey, Ipsden,  OX10 6AD . Hailey is 3 miles south east of Wallingford and the pub is signposted off the A4074, just after the A 4130 roundabout and before the A 4074 roundabout. Meet at 10.15 for a 10.30 start.
The pub menu can be found on their website  www.kingwilliamhailey.co.uk
Please let Derek and Daphne know your choice of food in good time.
Their e-mail is   derek.holland4@btinternet.com  or phone 01844 214198, mobile 07548024775

Longer Distance Walkers - Chiltern Way 

There is no walk in December.  The next stage will be on 25th January
The leaders of each stage will be
  • 6th stage - Angela & Eileen
  • 7th stage - Neil & Anne
  • 8th stage - Hilary & Edgar
  • 9th stage - Anne Gatward & Rosanne
  • 10th stage - Brian Bowman
Neil Dury (07940 576088; neil.dury@btinternet.com)

Walking in England

A link to a website giving details of thousands of free walks for downloading has also been added to the Useful Links page


Joining the Group 

If you wish to join us, please contact:

Group 1:     Malcolm White on 01844 291677 or mwhiterudds@gmail.com 

Group 2:     Andrew and Helen Wild on 01296 748679 or wilddinton@waitrose.com 

Long Distance:        Neil Dury on 01844 291809 or neil.dury@btinternet.com