Sonning Common



Date : 25th July

Start Time 10.00am

Starting point / Meeting place - The walk will start from the corner of Westleigh Drive & Peppard Road in Sonning Common. Please park considerately in the large layby just past Westleigh Road on Peppard Road RG4 9LA be careful NOT to block access to peoples driveways and if possible please car share to reduce vehicle numbers. There may not be space for all the cars in the layby but some parking is available in Westleigh Drive as well!


Given that this a local walk for many people I have decided to give directions from the Wee Waif Roundabout on the A4 at Charvil (RG10 9RL) At the roundabout take the B478 to Sonning go through the village and over the river continue on to the roundabout at the junction with the A4155, turn left and at the traffic lights turn right up the hill after about 1.5 miles you will reach a Tee Junction turn left briefly and then turn right onto the B481 Peppard Road. After approx 2.1 miles you will see Westleigh Drive on the left the Layby is just past the junction.

This link will show you the way!
Nearest Post Code RG4 9LA
Lat (WGS84) N51:30:50 (51.514010937841114)
Long (WGS84) W0:58:33 (-0.9758375053498881)
Lat,Long 51.514010937841114,-0.9758375053498881
Nat Grid SU711799 / SU7116679951
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The Walk

The walk is approx 9.5 miles and is a figure of eight the morning being a 5.5 mile loop around Crowsley Park and surrounding farmlands, the afternoon is a 4 mile woodland loop to the north of Sonning Common if it rains in the preceding week it will be muddy in places! There are a couple of short, gentle hills in both sections of the walk.


Lunch will at The Hare & Hounds in Sonning Common 

The Roasts on the day will be Beef or Pork.

After the walk Jill and Dave have invited everyone to their garden (just a short walk from the car parking) for homemade ice cream so lets hope for a sunny day! Please let them know if you would like to stay for ice cream.

If you wish to attend this walk you MUST register in advance with the walk leaders Dave & Jill  along with your menu choices by Tuesday 20th July by E Mail only please. Numbers are limited to 30 in accordance with the Stride Covid-19 Guidance. Follow the link below to read!
Stride Web Site/Nextwalk/covid walk guidance1-06- 2021.pdf
Walk Leaders

Dave & Jill Murray

Mobile 07951720598  (Jill)
Mobile: 07855684037 (Dave)




The start times are all 10:00 am unless otherwise stated. The mileages quoted are a rough guide only and liable to change on the day. In extreme cases the walk may change completely so contacting the walk leader a couple of days in advance is recommended.

In the event of rain please do still meet us at the appointed venue, generally the walk will still take place or we will consider alternative plans.

Though we aim to take a common sense approach to the safety of our members and those present at STRIDE events, all those attending do so at their own risk.