Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Group has been observing the Government’s rules on Social Distancing and other measures. We are currently organising a limited number of events which adhere to the existing rules. Please do contact the Group directly for more information of those events - as some are being organised at short notice by our members  

 

We organise around 80 events each year for our members to enjoy - here is a sample from our current quarterly programme. Contact us for a copy of the full programme


February 2020

Monday 3rd - "Illustrated talk on Badgers"

Ever wondered how these wild animals got their name - come and find out more about them. Meet from 7:30 pm at RISC for 7:45 presentation start

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Thursday 6th - Evening bike ride

Bike ride to a pub in the Chilerns. Details nearer the time

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Wednesday 12th - Bus aided mystery walk

4 mile walk with optional pub lunch. Meet 11.10 at Reading Station Info Desk

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Sunday 16th - Goring walk

5 mile walk and cafe lunch. Meet at Goring Station mid-morning when train from Reading will arrive

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Wednesday 19th - Snowdrop walk

Bus assisted visit to Welford Park. See thousands of snowdrops near Newbury. Coffee stop halfway in Newbury and lunch at Welford Park

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Friday 21st - Hostel Weekend at Exford

Staying a hostel in scenic area of Exmoor National Park

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Friday 28th - Murder Mystery Evening

at Sonning Common Village Hall organised by the Chiltern Players

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March 2020

Monday 2nd - "The Fisherman’s" Trail

Will they also net the mushy peas ? Come and find out more about this adventure in the illustrated talk. Meet from 7:30 pm at RISC for 7:45 presentation start

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Thursday 5th - Evening bike ride

Bike ride to a pub in the Chilerns. Details nearer the time.

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Saturday 14th - Hostel Weekend in Hampshire

Staying at Wetherdown Eco Lodge in a hilly rural area in mid-Hampshire on the South Downs Way

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Thursday 19th - Fun Swim

Late morning fun swim at Coral Reef in Bracknell

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Sunday 29th - Surrey Saunter

13 mile circular walk from Ash railway station - via canal paths, heaths, Blackwater Valley path and urban routes

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April 2020

Sunday 5th - Allotment in the Spring

Come and see what’s happening on one of our members allotments in Earley in the afternoon - social get together

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Monday 6th - "Kent and Canterbury"

Illustrated talk by one of our members on the the most "Plantagenet town in England". Meet from 7:30 pm at RISC for 7:45 presentation start

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Thursday 9th - Hostel trip to Brighton

Sightseeing in this Regency city or walk and cycling in nearby countryside. Staying four nights at YHA Brighton

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Wednesday 15th - Bus aided mystery walk

4 mile walk with optional pub lunch. Meet mid morning at Reading Station information desk to catch bus to start of walk

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Thursday 16th - Evening bike ride

Bike ride to a pub in the Chilerns. Details nearer the time

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Sunday 26th - Bluebell walk

4 mile walk starting with a car share from Caversham

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May 2020

Saturday 2nd - Canal Boat Trip

Midday departure for 40-minute trip around Reading's canals on board the 'Matilda'

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Monday 4th - "Review of last year"

Hear about what the group got up to in the past 12 months. Potential new members particularily welcome. Meet from 7:30 pm at RISC for 7:45 presentation start

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Saturday 9th - Ridgeway Walk

Please come and help at the finish of this walk in Goring, or do the 20 mile or 40 mile walk yourself

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Tuesday 14th - Evening bike ride

Bike ride to a pub in the Chilerns. Details nearer the time

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Sunday 24th - Pangbourne walk

Meet at Pangbourne car park for 7 mile circular walk via Purley and Tidmarsh. Refreshments available at end of walk

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Friday 29th - Hostel Weekend in Peak District

Staying 2 nights at YHA Ilam Hall - a 17th century manor house in National Trust parkland close to Dovedale

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