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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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