Walks into History

Group Description


This group is for all who enjoy researching the history of local areas, sharing others’ research, and/or walking the routes discovered, to see the features for themselves.

For the pasExif_JPEG_PICTUREt three years many of us have been part of the TVN Historic Pathways Project.  Although that Project is now complete, we have had so much pleasure exploring and walking locally, that we thought we would create our own Wokingham group, “Walks into History” and welcome any new members who would like to join us.

We meet once a month, alternating planning meetings, (when we discuss future activities, and share the fruits of our research), with local walks led by our own members.  Walks already completed include Finchampstead, Broadmoor, Swallowfield, Shiplake, Ufton Nervet , Silchester and Hurst, and these may well be repeated.  In the planning system are walks in Binfield, and London.


Most of our walks are around 4 to 5 miles, usually in the morning, finishing at a pub.  Some members prefer a shorter walk, and a sub-group started in February with the aim of scheduling some additional shorter walks – around 1 to 3 miles. To keep happy those who prefer an even longer walk, this year we have two walks of 7 to 8 miles.  These will be all planned to hopefully give everyone some variety in the length of walk that they can handle, throughout the year.

Our planning meetings are held at St Sebastian’s Pavilion, Nine Mile Ride, RG40 3XA (please contact the convenor for the date of the next meeting).  Walks will be organised on the in between months on a day to suit the organisers.

If you have any interest in what we plan please contact the convenor (details of walks planned by the group can also be found on the Group Programmes page; scroll down the page to find the entries for the Walks into History group).

To see more photos and descriptions of many of the walks already explored, do visit the TVN website at www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk   and go to “Historic Pathways”.

I look forward to meeting you.

Here are a list of recent walks (where there are links they are to reports on the walk or photos taken on the day):

Nettlebed – My 2019
Shiplake – May 2019
Maidenhead via Dorney and Bray – April 2019
Royal Holloway College – April 2019
Godalming to Guildford – March 2019
Sunningdale – March 2019
Holme Grange – March 2019
Cookham – February 2019
Kintbury to Hungerford – January 2019
Broadmoor – November 2018
Swallowfield  – November 2018
Aston Rowant – October 2018
Reading Abbey – September 2018

Eton Wick and the Jubilee River – September 2018
Medmenham and Hambleden – September 2018
Silchester – July 2018
Godalming to Guildford – July 2018
Goring and Streatley – June 2018
Cookham – June 2018
Museum of Rural English Life (MERL), Reading – May 2018
Heart of the Park (Windsor Great Park)  – April 2018
Shorter Mary Mitford Walk – March 2018
Visit to The Vine – February 2018
Three Mile Cross – November 2017
Cookham – October 2017

Donnington Castle – August 2017

Sulham – July 2017

Whiteknights – July 2017

Broadmoor – November 2016

Swallowfield – October 2016

Sonning – September 2016

Medmenham and Hambleden – August 2016

Binfield – July 2016

Reading Three Rivers – June 2016

Shiplake – May 2016

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