Saturday Stroll: The Sonning Common Saunter, 5 miles, easy/moderate

July 20, 2024 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Sonning Common Co-op
Wood Ln
Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9SL

This 5 mile circular route takes us north east out of Sonning Common towards Crosscroft Wood and Cowfield Farm. We then head west to Rotherfield Peppard before turning back to Sonning Common.

Advance booking is not required, but if you plan on attending this walk, please indicate this on Meetup if you can, so others can see that there will be plenty of people going.

Pace: gentle.

Walk details

We start our walk in the village of Sonning Common, in the Chiltern Hills. Heading in the direction of Crosscroft Wood we make our way up a slight hill past Blackmore Farm. We then make our way over the open fields with Crowsley Park to the east – Crowsley Park is a 160-acre country estate in South Oxfordshire owned by the BBC. After more open fields we head into the woodlands towards Rotherfield Peppard before turning back to Sonning Common.

There are some hills on this walk but we will take them at a gentle pace and appreciate the views the hills provide!

Travel details

By public transport

From Reading take the Pink 25 arriving at Sedgewell Road (opposite the Co-op) at 10:09.

By car

There is a free car park behind the Co-op.


  • Please note: there is NO lunch stop on this walk.
  • It might be muddy – please wear suitable footwear.
  • Please feel free to contact the leader with queries about the walk, or if you are delayed on the day.