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Saturday, 17 December 2016

Third Walk

SWC Walk 83 - Crowthorne to Sandhurst
Length: 17.25 km (10.7 miles).
Toughness: 3/10
Extended walk option: 20.5km;
Short options via Eversley Cross 11.75km or extended to Blackwater 15km.

Catch the 9:27 train from London Paddington (changing Reading, arr.9:56, dep: 10:04), arrives Sandhurst Crowthorne 10:18. Return trains from Sandhurst xx:35 (changing Reading, arr.xx:54, dep: xx:03), arrives Paddington xx:31. An earlier train has been scheduled so as not to risk finishing after civil dusk.

The suggested lunchtime pub on the Main Walk is The Queen's Oak (0118-973 4855) in Church Lane at the northern end of Finchampstead, 8 km into the walk; this is very welcoming to walkers and serves a good variety of freshly-cooked food from noon to 21:00 on Saturdays. T=3.83


Colin said...

I think the info above should say " arrives Crowthorne 10.18"

MG said...

Crowthorne to Sandhurst: The posted train to Reading wasn't on the Paddington board when I got there just before 9 so I took another train which should have taken a half hour but it was delayed en route, took twice as long & only just arrived in time to get the planned Crowthorne connection. On arrival not a single other walker emerged from the train. So I got on with the Short Walk extended to Blackwater, evocatively misty at first especially at Heath Pond but it cleared up later, lunched at Frog & Wicket, Eversley Cross which was very friendly & welcoming and finished just after 3.30 without seeing a single other walker all day. I'm sure some of you must have reached the area despite the travel problems and look forward to reading a report.