Benefits

Walking is good for your heart and lungs, improving cardiovascular fitness.

You can get major health benefits from relatively mild exercise, as long as you do enough and do it regularly.

Regular walking can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis.

Walking will increase your muscle tone and increase the efficiency of your heart and lungs. It will help reduce cholesterol, boost metabolism, and improve the health of bones. Ease stress, raise your energy levels and improve sleep. Combined this can also help you reduce body fat and lose weight.

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Timetable

SCHW LogoWe publish our walks timetable twice a year, one timetable covering April to September the other covering September to April. The start point for the walks (and the timing of the Saturday afternoon walk) change depending on the time of year.

The walks take place every day of the year, except for Bank Holidays and two weeks around Christmas & New Year, see timetable for exact dates.

Click here for advice on Footwear and our policy on Dogs.

Current Timetable
Tuesday 3rd April to Sunday 30th September 2018

DAY

TIME

MEETING PLACE

LINK

MILES

GRADE

MONDAY

10.00

Millennium Field, Sonning Common

 

Map

½-1¾

FS

11.30

Old Copse end of Woodlands Road, Sonning Common

Map

2½

B

TUESDAY

10.00

Kingwood Common

 

Map

1¾

C

WEDNESDAY

14.00

Until 27th June

Greys Court (rear), Rocky Lane

Map

3-3½

B

From 4th July

Kingwood Common

Map

3-3½

B

19.00

No Evening Walk currently

 

 

 

THURSDAY

10.00

April 5th & April 12th

Peppard Cricket Club, Stoke Row Road

Map

2½

B

C

From April 19th to 28th June

Map

2½

B

C

Greys Court Car Park

From 5th July to 9th August

Peppard Cricket Club, Stoke Row Road

Map

2½

B

C

From 16th August to 27th September

Map

2½

B

C

Cricket Ground, The Hamlet, Gallowstree Common

FRIDAY

09.30

Until 29th June

Clayfield Copse, Caversham Park Road, Emmer Green

Map

3½–4

A

From 6th July

Greys Court Car Park

Map

3½–4

A

SATURDAY

 

09.30

All Saints’ Church, Peppard Common

Map

4-5

A

14.00

 

Greys Court (rear), Rocky Lane

Map

2½-3½

B

SUNDAY

10.00

Until 24th June

Kingwood Common

Map

2½-3

B

From 1st July

Greys Court (rear), Rocky Lane

Map

2½-3

B

 


The current timetable is available in hard copy format from any of the Health Walk Leaders, from Sonning Common Health Centre, Sonning Common Library and The Herb Farm in Sonning Common. To download a printable version (pdf) click here.