Final Steps of 2019: Loddon Nature Reserve & Dinton Pastures, 5 miles, easy

When:
December 31, 2019 @ 11:10 am
2019-12-31T11:10:00+00:00
2019-12-31T11:25:00+00:00
Where:
Twyford Station
Contact:
Zak
07810 896288

Come and join us for this short linear walk from Twyford to Winnersh, the final Berkshire Walkers outing of 2019!

We will meet outside the main entrance of Twyford station at 11:10, shortly after the arrival of the 11:00 service from Reading. The walk leader will be on this train, so if it is running late then the start of the walk will be delayed too.

From there we will walk past the site of the old mill and through the pleasant surrounds of Loddon Nature Reserve, continuing along the River Loddon as it passes through farmland until we reach Dinton Pastures Country Park with its lakes, woodland and wildlife. There will be an optional pub stop at the Wheelwright’s Arms as we leave the park, from where it is a short straight walk to Winnersh station with trains back to Reading every half hour.

Please bring a packed lunch and something to drink. The paths are mostly good and the route mostly flat, though some muddy patches can’t be ruled out in the winter!

NOTE: This is a linear walk.

If coming by train:
From Reading: buy a single to Twyford and a single from Winnersh backto Reading.
From Wokingham and beyond: buy a return to Twyford.
From Maidenhead, Henley etc: buy a return to Winnersh.
From Newbury/Basingstoke/Didcot etc: the cheapest option is probably a return to Winnersh plus a single from Reading to Twyford.

If you drive to the start, you’ll need to take a train back at the end of the walk to collect your car. There is parking at Twyford station, where charges probably apply.

Part of the Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks

Sat Nav: RG10 9NA or 51.4756 -0.8636

Grid Ref: SU790757