PLEASE NOTE: This walk is limited to 11 walkers + the walk leader.
Due to Government and Ramblers restrictions, places are limited on all of our walks. Please do not turn up for a walk without prior booking via the Google form, as we will have to turn you away.
Due to COVID-19, we all need to take extra steps to stay safe. Please follow all safety advice given by the walk leader, including the latest guidelines on physical distancing while out walking.
Please follow the latest government guidelines on the use of public transport and car sharing. It is recommended that you bring hand sanitizer or gloves in case you need to touch gates/stiles/etc. It is also recommended that you bring a face covering, in case of emergencies. If you or someone else from your household has COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend.
Meet in the car park outside Cholsey Station for a 11am start. The 10.26 train from Reading arrives in Cholsey at 10.42.
From the station, we will head out east towards the river and join up with the Thames Path. We will follow this up-river towards Wallingford, before turning off into Winterbrook. From Winterbrook we will follow a track adjacent to the Cholsey-Wallingford railway until we reach St Mary’s Church, then continue onwards towards the villages of Aston Upthorpe and Aston Tirrold. Then we will head back towards Cholsey.
This walk has a few extra points of interest for any murder mystery enthusiasts among you. St Mary’s Church cemetery is the final resting place of novelist Agatha Christie, and you may also spot her house in Winterbook. The terrain in this area is relatively flat, so the walk shouldn’t represent a Hercule-an task. You could say this this is a walk you wouldn’t want to Miss (Marple)!
Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. There will be no pub stop on this walk.
Book a place on this walk by completing the Google Form. We will only use the contact information you provide to get in touch about the walk, or to share if requested with NHS Test and Trace. If you wish to bring a friend, then you must BOTH complete the booking form.
If after booking, you need to cancel your place on the walk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make your place available to someone else.
Please only contact the leader with queries about the walk or if you are delayed on the day.